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Journal Publications (by year)


  1. M. Edalatpour, C.L. Colón, and J.B. Boreyko, “Ice quenching for sustained nucleate boiling at large superheats,” Chem9, 1-19 (2023).
  2. J.B. Boreyko, “Freeze In or Breeze Out,” Nature Phys., 19, 609-610 (2023).
  3. N.L. Eyegheleme, V. Umashankar, D.N. Miller, A.K. Kota, and J.B. Boreyko, “Oil-Water Separation using Synthetic Trees,” Langmuir39, 2520-2528 (2023).


  1. A.W. Lowery, A. Ambi, L.M. Miller, and J.B. Boreyko, “Reducing Frost during Cryoimaging Using a Hygroscopic Ice Frame,” ACS Omega 7, 43421-43431 (2022).
  2. N.G. Kowalski and J.B. Boreyko, “Dynamics of fog droplets on a harp wire,” Soft Matter 18, 7148-7158 (2022).
  3. K.R. Murphy and J.B. Boreyko, “Bridging-droplet transfer from solid to porous surfaces,” J. Fluid Mech. 949, A23(2022).
  4. V.Y. Lolla*, S.F. Ahmadi*, H. Park*, A.P. Fugaro*, and J.B. Boreyko, “Arrested Dynamics of Droplet Spreading on Ice,”Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 074502 (2022).  (*Equal contribution)
  5. G.J. Iliff, R. Mukherjee, H.A. Gruszewski, D.G. Schmale III, S. Jung, and J.B. Boreyko, “Phase-change-mediated transport and agglomeration of fungal spores on wheat awns,” J. R. Soc. Interface 19, 20210872 (2022).
    • Highlighted in Nature Reviews PhysicsSpores for effectNat. Rev. Phys. 4, 433 (2022).
  6. G.A. Cornish*, N.L. Eyegheleme*, L.S. Hudson*, K.J. Troy*, M.M. Vollen*, and J.B. Boreyko, “Transpiration-powered desalination water bottle,” Soft Matter18 1287-1293 (2022). (*Equal contribution)
  7. M. Edalatpour, D.T. Cusumano, S. Nath, and J.B. Boreyko, “Three-phase Leidenfrost effect,” Phys. Rev. Fluids 7, 014004 (2022).
  8. N.L. Eyegheleme, K. Peng, and J.B. Boreyko, “Modeling transpiration in synthetic trees,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 183, 122121 (2022).


  1. N.G. Kowalski, W. Shi, B.S. Kennedy, and J.B. Boreyko, “Optimizing Fog Harps,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13, 38826-38834 (2021).
  2. R. Mukherjee, H.A. Gruszewski, L.T. Bilyeu, D.G. Schmale III, and J.B. Boreyko, “Synergistic dispersal of plant pathogen spores by jumping-droplet condensation and wind,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 118, e2106938118 (2021).
  3. H. Zhang, J. De Poorter, R. Mukherjee, J.B. Boreyko, and R. Qiao, “Thermoelectrics in ice slabs: charge dynamics and thermovoltages,” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 23, 16277-16288 (2021).
  4. H. Park, S.F. Ahmadi, and J.B. Boreyko, “Using Frost to Promote Cassie Ice on Hydrophilic Pillars,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 044501 (2021).
  5. N.L. Eyegheleme, W. Shi, L.H. De Koninck, J.L. O’Brien, and J.B. Boreyko, “Synthetic trees for enhanced solar evaporation and water harvesting,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 118, 251601 (2021).
  6. S.F. Ahmadi, V. Umashankar, Z. Dean, B. Chang, S. Jung, and J.B. Boreyko, “How Multilayered Feathers Enhance Underwater Superhydrophobicity,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 13, 27567-27574 (2021).
  7. R. Mukherjee, S.F. Ahmadi, H. Zhang, R. Qiao, and J.B. Boreyko, “Electrostatic Jumping of Frost,” ACS Nano 15, 4669-4677 (2021).


  1. S.F. Ahmadi, C.A. Spohn, S. Nath, and J.B. Boreyko, “Suppressing Condensation Frosting Using an Out-of-Plane Dry Zone,” Langmuir 36, 15603-15609 (2020).                           
  2. V.Y. Lolla, P. Shukla, S.D. Jones, and J.B. Boreyko, “Evaporation-Induced Clogging of an Artificial Sweat Duct,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, 53403-53408 (2020).
  3. W. Shi, L.H. De Koninck, B.J. Hart, N.G. Kowalski, A.P. Fugaro, T.W. van der Sloot, R.S. Ott, B.S. Kennedy, and J.B. Boreyko, “Harps under Heavy Fog Conditions: Superior to Meshes but Prone to Tangling,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12, 48124-48132 (2020).
  4. S.F. Ahmadi and J.B. Boreyko, "Chapter 6: Defrosting Properties of Structured Surfaces," Ice Adhesion: Mechanism, Measurement, and Mitigation," pp. 161-186, Wiley-Scrivener (2020).
  5. S.F. Ahmadi and J.B. Boreyko, "Chapter 4: Condensation Frosting," Ice Adhesion: Mechanism, Measurement, and Mitigation," pp. 111-134, Wiley-Scrivener (2020).  
  6. M. Edalatpour, K.R. Murphy, R. Mukherjee, and J.B. Boreyko, “Bridging-Droplet Thermal Diodes,” Adv. Funct. Mater.2004451 (2020).
  7. H. Park, S. Kim, H.A. Gruszewski, D.G. Schmale III, J.B. Boreyko, and S. Jung, “Dynamics of Splashed Droplets Impacting Wheat Leaves Treated with a Fungicide,” Royal Soc. Interface 17, 20200337 (2020).
  8. W. Shi, T.W. van der Sloot, B.J. Hart, B.S. Kennedy, and J.B. Boreyko, Harps Enable Water Harvesting under Light Fog Conditions,” Adv. Sustainable Syst. 4, 2000040 (2020).
  9. P. Shukla, T. Jagdhari, A.P. Fugaro, and J.B. Boreyko, “Characterizing Hygroscopic Materials via Droplet Evaporation,” Langmuir 36, 1871-1877 (2020).
  10. W. Shi, R.M. Dalrymple*, C.J. McKenny*, D.S. Morrow*, Z.T. Rashed*, D.A. Surinach*, and J.B. Boreyko, “Passive water ascent in a tall, scalable synthetic tree,” Sci. Rep. 10, 230 (2020). (*Equal contribution)
  11. S. Nath, S.F. Ahmadi, and J.B. Boreyko, “How ice bridges the gap,” Soft Matter 16, 1156-1161 (2020).
  12. L.H. De Koninck, S.F. Ahmadi, and J.B. Boreyko, “Passive anti-frosting cables,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 146, 118808 (2020).


  1. S. Nath*, S.F. Ahmadi*, H.A. Gruszewski, S. Budhiraja, C.E. Bisbano, S. Jung, D.G. Schmale III, and J.B. Boreyko, “‘Sneezing’ plants: pathogen transport via jumping-droplet condensation,” J. Royal Soc. Interface 16, 20190243 (2019). (*Equal contribution)
  2. S.F. Ahmadi, S. Nath, C.M. Kingett, P. Yue, and J.B. Boreyko, “How soap bubbles freeze,” Nat. Commun. 10, 2531 (2019).
  3. W. Shi, J.R. Vieitez, A.S. Berrier, M.W. Roseveare, D.A. Surinach, B.R. Srijanto, C.P. Collier, and J.B. Boreyko, "Self-Stabilizing Transpiration in Synthetic Leaves,"ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 11, 13768-13776 (2019).
  4. R. Mukherjee, A.S. Berrier, K.R. Murphy, J.R. Vieitez, and J.B. Boreyko, “How Surface Orientation Affects Jumping-Droplet Condensation,”Joule 3, 1-17 (2019).
  5. K.E. Witt, S.F. Ahmadi, and J.B. Boreyko, “Ice wicking,” Phys. Rev. Fluids 4, 024002 (2019).


  1. J.L. O’Brien, S.F. Ahmadi, K.C. Failor, C.E. Bisbano, M.D. Mulroe, S. Nath, B.A. Vinatzer, and J.B. Boreyko, “Spatial control of condensation and desublimation using ice nucleating proteins,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 153701 (2018).
  2. S.F. Ahmadi, S. Nath, G.F. Iliff, B.R. Srijanto, C.P. Collier, P. Yue, and J.B. Boreyko, “Passive Antifrosting Surfaces Using Microscopic Ice Patterns,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 32874-32884 (2018).
  3. H. Kang, P.M. Graybill, S. Fleetwood, J.B. Boreyko, and S. Jung, “Seasonal changes in morphology govern wettability of Katsura leaves,” PLoS ONE 13, e0202900 (2018)
  4. R. Mukherjee, M. Habibi, Z.T. Rashed, O. Berbert, X. Shi, and J.B. Boreyko, “Oil-Impregnated Hydrocarbon-Based Polymer Films,” Sci. Rep. 8, 11698 (2018).
  5. S. Nath*, C.E. Bisbano*, P. Yue, and J.B. Boreyko, “Duelling dry zones around hygroscopic droplets,” J. Fluid Mech. 853, 601-620 (2018). (*Equal contribution)
  6. R. Müller, N. Abaid, J.B. Boreyko, C. Fowlkes, A.K. Goel, C. Grimm, S. Jung, B. Kennedy, C. Murphy, N.D. Cushing, and J.P. Han, “Biodiversifying bioinspiration,” Bioinspir. Biomim. 13, 053001 (2018).
  7. W. Shi, M.J. Anderson, J.B. Tulkoff, B.S. Kennedy, and J.B. Boreyko, "Fog Harvesting with Harps,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 11979-11986 (2018).
  8. O.L. Hansen*, A.B. Sheen*, K.M. Swedberg*, K.W. Vitale*, S.M. Wray*, M.D. Fox, and J.B. Boreyko, "Thermally Absorptive Blankets for Highly Efficient Snowbank Melting," Langmuir 34, 2606-2609 (2018).  (*Equal contribution)


  1. S.F. Ahmadi, A.S. Berrier, W.M. Doty, P.G. Greer, M. Habibi, H.A. Morgan, J.H.C. Waterman, N. Abaid, and J.B. Boreyko, “Latent heat of traffic moving from rest,” New J. Phys. 19, 113034 (2017).
  2. M.D. Mulroe, B.R. Srijanto, S.F. Ahmadi, C.P. Collier, and J.B. Boreyko, “Tuning Superhydrophobic Nanostructures to Enhance Jumping-Droplet Condensation,” ACS Nano 11, 8499-8510 (2017).

    •Featured in VT News.

  3. J.B. Boreyko, P.M. Caveney, S.E. Norred, C.W. Chin, S.T. Retterer, M.L. Simpson, and C.P. Collier, “Synthetic Biology in Aqueous Compartments at the Micro- and Nanoscale,” MRS Advances DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.489 (2017).
  4. K.R. Murphy, W.T. McClintic, K.C. Lester, C.P. Collier, and J.B. Boreyko, “Dynamic Defrosting on Scalable Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 24308–24317 (2017).
  5. K.F. Wiedenheft, H.A. Gao, X. Qu, J.B. Boreyko, F. Liu, K. Zhang, F. Eid, A. Choudhury, Z. Li, and C.H. Chen, “Hotspot cooling with jumping-drop vapor chambers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 141601 (2017).
  6. S. Nath, S.F. Ahmadi, and J.B. Boreyko, “A Review of Condensation Frosting,” Nanoscale Microscale Thermophys. Eng. 21, 81–101 (2017).
  7. P.M. Caveney, S.E. Norred, C.W. Chin, J.B. Boreyko, B.S. Razooky, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and M.L. Simpson, “Resource Sharing Controls Gene Expression Bursting,” ACS Synth. Biol. , 334-343 (2017).


  1. S. Nath and J.B. Boreyko, “On Localized Vapor Pressure Gradients Governing Condensation and Frost Phenomena,” Langmuir 32, 8350-8365 (2016).
  2. J.B. Boreyko, R.R. Hansen, K.R. Murphy, S. Nath, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Controlling condensation and frost growth with chemical micropatterns,” Sci. Rep. 6, 19131 (2016).


  1. X. Qu, J.B. Boreyko, F. Liu, R.L. Agapov, N.V. Lavrik, S.T. Retterer, J.J. Feng, C.P. Collier, and C.H. Chen, “Self-propelled sweeping removal of dropwise condensate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 221601 (2015).
  2. P. Mruetusatorn, G. Polizos, P.G. Datskos, G. Taylor, S.A. Sarles, J.B. Boreyko, D.G.Hayes, and C.P. Collier, “Control of Membrane Permeability in Air-Stable Droplet Interface Bilayers,” Langmuir 31, 4224-4231 (2015).
  3. S.E. Norred, P.M. Caveney, S.T. Retterer, J.B. Boreyko, J.D. Fowlkes, C.P. Collier, and M.L. Simpson, “Sealable Femtoliter Chamber Arrays for Cell-free Biology,” J. Vis. Exp. (97), e52616, doi:10.3791/52616 (2015). [Video]


  1. R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and N.V. Lavrik, “Length Scale Selects Directionality of Droplets on Vibrating Pillar Ratchet,” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 1, 1400337 (2014).
  2. R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and N.V. Lavrik, “Length scale of Leidenfrost ratchet switches droplet directionality,” Nanoscale 6, 9293–9299 (2014).
  3. J.B. Boreyko, G. Polizos, P.G. Datskos, S.A. Sarles, and C.P. Collier, “Air-stable droplet interface bilayers on oil-infused surfaces,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 7588–7593 (2014).
  4. P. Mruetusatorn, J.B. Boreyko, G.A. Venkatesan, S.A. Sarles, D.G. Hayes, and C.P. Collier, “Dynamics morphologies of microscale droplet interface bilayers,” Soft Matter 10, 2530–2538 (2014).
  5. R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and N.V. Lavrik, “Asymmetric Wettability of Nanostructures Directs Leidenfrost Droplets,” ACS Nano 8, 860–867 (2014).


  1. J.B. Boreyko and C.P. Collier, “Dewetting Transitions on Superhydrophobic Surfaces: When Are Wenzel Drops Reversible?” J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 18084–18090 (2013).
  2. J.B. Boreyko, B.R. Srijanto, T.D. Nguyen, C. Vega, M. Fuentes-Cabrera, and C.P. Collier, “Dynamic Defrosting on Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir 29, 9516–9524 (2013).
    • Featured in Langmuir’s ‘Most Read Articles’ for July 2013.
  3. J.B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatorn, S.A. Sarles, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Evaporation-Induced Buckling and Fission of Microscale Droplet Interface Bilayers,”  J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 135, 5545–5548 (2013).
  4. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Vapor chambers with jumping-drop liquid return from superhydrophobic condensers,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 61, 409–418 (2013).
  5. J.B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatorn, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Aqueous two-phase microdroplets with reversible phase transitions,” Lab Chip 13, 1295–1301 (2013).
  6. J.B. Boreyko and C.P. Collier, “Delayed Frost Growth on Jumping-Drop Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” ACS Nano 7, 1618–1627 (2013).


  1. J.B. Boreyko, Y. Zhao, and C.H. Chen, “Planar jumping-drop thermal diodes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 234105 (2011).
  2. J.B. Boreyko, C.H. Baker, C.R. Poley, and C.H. Chen, “Wetting and Dewetting Transitions on Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir 27, 7502–7509 (2011).


  1. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Self-propelled jumping drops on superhydrophobic surfaces,” Phys. Fluids 22, 091110 (2010).


  1. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Self-Propelled Dropwise Condensate on Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 184501 (2009).
  2. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Restoring Superhydrophobicity of Lotus Leaves with Vibration-Induced Dewetting,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 174502 (2009).