• Goodling, A. E., Nagelberg, S., Kolle, M. & Zarzar, L. D. Tunable and Responsive Structural Color from Polymeric Microstructured Surfaces Enabled by Interference of Totally Internally Reflected Light. ACS Materials Lett. 2, 754–763 (2020).
  • Malekovic, M., Urann, M., Steiner, U., Wilts, B. D. & Kolle, M. Soft Photonic Fibers for Colorimetric Solvent Vapor Sensing. Advanced Optical Materials 8, 2000165 (2020).
  • Chazot, C. A. C. et al. Luminescent surfaces with tailored angular emission for compact dark-field imaging devices. Nature Photonics 14, 310–315 (2020).
  • Patil, V. P., Sandt, J. D., Kolle, M. & Dunkel, J. Topological mechanics of knots and tangles. Science 367, 71–75 (2020).


  • Tan, A. T. L. et al. In-Plane Direct-Write Assembly of Iridescent Colloidal Crystals. Small 16, 1905519 (2020).
  • Zeininger, L. et al. Rapid Detection of Salmonella enterica via Directional Emission from Carbohydrate-Functionalized Dynamic Double Emulsions. ACS Cent. Sci. 5, 789–795 (2019).
  • Goodling, A. E. et al. Colouration by total internal reflection and interference at microscale concave interfaces. Nature 566, 523–527 (2019).
  • McDougal, A., Miller, B., Singh, M. & Kolle, M. Biological growth and synthetic fabrication of structurally colored materials. J. Opt. 21, 073001 (2019).
  • Martín-Palma, R. J. & Kolle, M. Biomimetic photonic structures for optical sensing. Opt. Laser Technol. 109, 270–277 (2019).
  • Leber, A., Cholst, B., Sandt, J., Vogel, N. & Kolle, M. Stretchable Thermoplastic Elastomer Optical Fibers for Sensing of Extreme Deformations. Adv. Funct. Mater. 29, 1802629 (2019).


  • Tan, A. T. L., Beroz, J., Kolle, M. & Hart, A. J. Direct-Write Freeform Colloidal Assembly. Adv. Mater. 30, 1803620 (2018).
  • Sandt, J. D. et al. Stretchable Optomechanical Fiber Sensors for Pressure Determination in Compressive Medical Textiles. Adv. Healthcare Mater. 7, 1800293 (2018).
  • S. Kariko, J. V. Timonen, J. C. Weaver, D. Gur, C. Marks, L. Leiserowitz, M. Kolle, L. Li “Structural origins of coloration in the spider Phoroncidia rubroargentea Berland, 1913 (Araneae: Theridiidae) from Madagascar” J. R. Soc. Interface 15, 20170930 (2018).


  • M. Kolle & S. Lee. Progress and Opportunities in Soft Photonics and Biologically Inspired Optics. Adv. Mater. 170266 (2017).
  • T X. Hoang, S. N. Nagelberg, M. Kolle, and G. Barbastathis, “Fano resonances from coupled whispering–gallery modes in photonic molecules,” Opt. Express 25, 13125-13144 (2017).   pdf_label-01
  • S. Nagelberg, L. D. Zarzar, N. Nicolas, K. Subramanian, J. A. Kalow, V. Sresht, D. Blankschtein, G. Barbastathis, M. Kreysing, T. M. Swager, and M. Kolle, “Reconfigurable and Responsive Droplet-based Compound Micro-Lenses”, Nature Communications 8, 14673 (2017).   pdf_label-01
  • A. Sutton, T. Shirman, J. V. Timonen, G. T. England, P. Kim, M. Kolle, T. Ferrante, L. D. Zarzar, E. Strong, and J. Aizenberg, “Photothermally triggered actuation of hybrid materials as a new platform for in vitro cell manipulation”, Nature Communications 8, 14700 (2017).   pdf_label-01


  • S. Vignolini, T. Gregory, M. Kolle, A. Lethbridge, E. Moyroud, U. Steiner, B. J. Glover, P. Vukusic, P. J. Rudall, Structural colour from helicoidal cell-wall architecture in fruits of Margaritaria nobilis, J. R. Soc. Interface 13, 20160645 (2016).   pdf_label-01
  • C. Pouya, J. T. B. Overvelde, M. Kolle, J. Aizenberg, K. Bertoldi, J. C. Weaver, and P. Vukusic, Characterization of a Mechanically Tunable Gyroid Photonic Crystal Inspired by the Butterfly Parides Sesostris, Adv. Opt. Mater. 4, 99-105 (2016).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • A. K. Yetisen, A. F. Coskun, G. England, S. Cho, H. Butt, J. Hurwitz, M. Kolle, A. Khademhosseini, A. J. Hart, A. Folch, S. H. Yun, Art on the Nanoscale and Beyond, Adv. Mater. 28, 1724-1742 (2016).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • L. Li, M. J. Connors, M. Kolle, G. T. England, D. Speiser, X. Xiang, J. Aizenberg, and C. Ortiz, Multifunctionality of Chiton Biomineralized Armor with an Integrated Visual System, Science 350, 952-956 (2015).  doi-01 pdf_label-01
  • L. Li, S. Kolle, J. C. Weaver, C. Ortiz, J. Aizenberg, M. Kolle, A highly conspicuous mineralized composite photonic architecture in the translucent shell of the blue-rayed limpet, Nature Commun. 6, 6322 (2015).  doi-01pdf_label-01
  • N. Vogel, S. Utech, G.T. England, T. Shirman, K.R. Phillips, N. Koay, I. B. Burgess, M. Kolle, D. A. Weitz, and J. Aizenberg, Color from hierarchy: Diverse optical properties of micron-sized spherical colloidal assemblies, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 112, 10845-10850 (2015).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • M. Schaffner, G. England, M. Kolle, J. Aizenberg, N. Vogel, Combining Bottom‐Up Self‐Assembly with Top‐Down Microfabrication to Create Hierarchical Inverse Opals with High Structural Order, Small 11, 4334–4340 (2015). doi-01pdf_label-01


  • N. Koay, I.B. Burgess, T.M. Kay, B.A. Nerger, M. Miles-Rossouw, T. Shirman, T. L. Vu, G. England, K. R. Phillips, S. Utech, N. Vogel, M. Kolle, J. Aizenberg, Hierarchical structural control of visual properties in self-assembled photonic-plasmonic pigments, Opt. Express 22, 27750-27768 (2014).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • G. England, M. Kolle, P. Kim, M. Khan, P. Muñoz, E. Mazur, and J. Aizenberg, Bioinspired micrograting arrays mimicking the reverse color diffraction elements evolved by the butterfly Pierella luna, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 111, 15630-15634 (2014).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • M. Burresi, L. Cortese, L. Pattelli, M. Kolle, P. Vukusic, D. S. Wiersma, U. Steiner, and S. Vignolini, Bright-white beetle scales optimise multiple scattering of light, Scientific Reports 4, 6075 (2014).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • K.R. Phillips, N. Vogel, Y. Hu, M. Kolle, C. C. Perry, and J. Aizenberg,
    Tunable anisotropy in inverse opals and emerging optical properties, Chem. Mater. 26, 1622-1628 (2014).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • M. Francke, M. Kreysing, A. Mack, J. Engelmann, A. Karl, F. Makarov, J. Guck, M. Kolle, H. Wolburg, R. Pusch, G. von der Emde, S. Schuster, H.-J. Wagner, and A. Reichenbach, Grouped retinae and tapetal cups in some Teleostian fish: Occurrence, structure, and function, Progr. Retin. Eye Res. 38, 43-69 (2014).   doi-01


  • M. Kolle, A. Lethbridge, M. Kreysing, J. J. Baumberg, J. Aizenberg, and P. Vukusic, Bio‐Inspired Band‐Gap Tunable Elastic Optical Multilayer Fibers, Adv. Mater. 25, 2239-2245 (2013).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • Y. Vasquez, M. .Kolle, L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, and J. Aizenberg, Three-phase co-assembly: in situ incorporation of nanoparticles into tunable, highly ordered, porous silica films, ACS Photonics 1, 53-60 (2013).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • B. D. Hatton, I. Wheeldon, M. J. Hancock, M. Kolle, J. Aizenberg, and D. E. Ingber, An artificial vasculature for adaptive thermal control of windows, Sol. Energ. Mat. Sol. Cells 117, 429-436 (2013).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • M. A. Kats, S. J. Byrnes, R. Blanchard, M. Kolle, P. Genevet, J. Aizenberg, and F. Capasso, Enhancement of absorption and color contrast in ultra-thin highly absorbing optical coatings, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 101104 (2013).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • P. Kim, Y. Hu, J. Alvarenga, M. Kolle, Z. Suo, and J. Aizenberg, Rational Design of Mechano-Responsive Optical Materials by Fine Tuning the Evolution of Strain-Dependent Wrinkling Patterns, Adv. Opt. Mater. 1, 351-351 (2013). doi-01pdf_label-01


  • M. Kolle, and U. Steiner, Structural Color in Animals, in Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology edited by B. Bhushan, Springer, 2514-2527 (2012).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, M. Kolle, and J. Aizenberg, Patterning hierarchy in direct and inverse opal crystals, Small 8, 1904-1911 (2012).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • H. A. Burgoyne, P. Kim, M. Kolle, A. K. Epstein, and J. Aizenberg, Screening conditions for rationally engineered electrodeposition of nanostructures (screen): Electrodeposition and applications of polypyrrole nanofibers using microfluidic gradients, Small 8, 3502-3509 (2012).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • S. Vignolini, M. M. Thomas, M. Kolle, T. Wenzel, A. Rowland, P. J. Rudall, J. J. Baumberg, B. J. Glover, U. Steiner, Directional scattering from the glossy flower of Ranunculus: how the buttercup lights up your chin, J. Roy. Soc. Interface 9, 1295-1301 (2012).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • G. Kamita, M. Kolle, F. Huang, J. J. Baumberg, and U. Steiner, Multilayer mirrored bubbles with spatially-chirped and elastically-tuneable optical bandgaps, Opt. Express 20, 6421-6428 (2012).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • M. Kolle, and U. Steiner, The replication of biophotonic structures, Keesing Journal of Documents and Identity 34, 3-6 (2011).   pdf_label-01
  • I. B. Burgess, N. Koay, K. P. Raymond, M. Kolle, M. Loncar, and J. Aizenberg,
    Wetting in color: Colorimetric differentiation of organic liquids with high selectivity, ACS Nano 6, 1427-1437 (2011).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • L. D. Zarzar, P. Kim, M. Kolle, C. J. Brinker, J. Aizenberg, and B. Kaehr, Direct Writing and Actuation of Three‐Dimensionally Patterned Hydrogel Pads on Micropillar Supports, Angew. Chem. 123, 9528-9532 (2011).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • S. Guldin, M. Kolle, M. Stefik, U. Wiesner, and U. Steiner, Mesoporous Bragg reflectors: block-copolymer self-assembly leads to building blocks with well defined continuous pores and high control over optical properties, SPIE NanoScience + Engineering 80951G-80951G-9 (2011).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • S. Guldin, M. Kolle, M. Stefik, R. Langford, D. Eder, U. Wiesner, U. Steiner, Tunable Mesoporous Bragg Reflectors Based on Block‐Copolymer Self‐Assembly, Adv. Mater. 23, 3664-3668 (2011).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • I. B. Burgess, L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, M. Kolle, M. Loncar, and J. Aizenberg, Encoding complex wettability patterns in chemically functionalized 3D photonic crystals, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 12430-12432 (2011).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • S. Guldin, S. Hüttner, P. Tiwana, M. C. Orilall, B. Ülgüt, M. Stefik, P. Docampo, M. Kolle, G. Divitini, C. Ducati, S. A. T. Redfern, H. J. Snaith, U. Wiesner, D. Eder, U. Steiner, Improved conductivity in dye-sensitised solar cells through block-copolymer confined TiO 2 crystallisation, Energy Environ. Sci. 4, 225-233 (2011).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • M. Kolle, P. M. Salgard-Cunha, M. R. J. Scherer, F. Huang, P. Vukusic, S Mahajan, J. J. Baumberg, and U. Steiner, Mimicking the colourful wing scale structure of the Papilio blumei butterfly, Nature Nanotech. 5, 511-515 (2010).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • M. Kolle, B. Zheng, N. Gibbons, J. J. Baumberg, and U. Steiner, Stretch-tuneable dielectric mirrors and optical microcavities, Opt Express 18, 4356-4364 (2010).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • K. R. Thomas, M. Kolle, H. M. Whitney, B. J. Glover, and U. Steiner, Function of blue iridescence in tropical understorey plants, J. Roy. Soc. Interface 7, 1699-1707 (2010).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • S. Guldin, S. Hüttner, M. Kolle, M. E. Welland, P. Müller-Buschbaum, R. H. Friend, U. Steiner, N. Tétreault, Dye-sensitized solar cell based on a three-dimensional photonic crystal Nano Lett. 10, 2303-2309 (2010).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • N. Gibbons, M. Kolle, J. J. Baumberg, and U. Steiner, Scalable cylindrical metallo-dielectric metamaterials, Quant. Electr. Laser Sci. Conf., JWA3 (2010).   doi-01


  • H. M. Whitney*, M. Kolle*, P. Andrew, L. Chittka, U. Steiner, B. J. Glover, Floral iridescence, produced by diffractive optics, acts as a cue for animal pollinators, Science 323, 130-133 (2009).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • H. M. Whitney, M. Kolle, P. Andrew, L. Chittka, U. Steiner, B. J. Glover, Response to Comment on “Floral Iridescence, Produced by Diffractive Optics, Acts As a Cue for Animal Pollinators”, Science 325, 1072-1072 (2009).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • H. M. Whitney, M. Kolle, R. Alvarez-Fernandez, U. Steiner, and B. J. Glover, Contributions of iridescence to floral patterning, Commun. integr. Biol. 2, 230-232 (2009).   doi-01pdf_label-01
  • N. Gibbons, J. J. Baumberg, C. L. Bower, M. Kolle, and U. Steiner, Scalable Cylindrical Metallodielectric Metamaterials, Adv. Mater. 21, 3933–3936 (2009).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • L. Le Brizoual, J. K. Krueger, O. Elmazria, B. Vincent, L. Bouvot, M. Kolle, D. Rouxel and P. Alnot, Mapping of microwave-induced phonons by mu-Brillouin spectroscopy: hypersons in ZnO on silicon, J. Phys. D – Appl. Phys. 41, 105502 (2008).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • J. K. Krueger, P. Alnot, J. Baller, R. Bactavatchalou, S. Dorosz, M. Henkel, M. Kolle, S. P. Krueger, U. Mueller, M. Philipp, W. Possart, R. Sanctuary, C. Vergnat, About the nature of the structural glass transition: An experimental approach, Lect. Notes Phys. 716, 61-159 (2007).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • R. Bactavatchalou, P. Alnot, J. Baller, M. Kolle, U. Mueller, M. Philipp, W. Possart, D. Rouxel, R. Sanctu- ary, A. Tschöpe, C. Vergnat, B. Wetzel and J. K. Krueger, “The generalized Cauchy relation: a probe for local structure in materials with isotropic symmetry” J. Phys. Conf. Ser. 40, 111-117 (2006).   doi-01pdf_label-01


  • B. Vincent, O. Elmazria, L. Le Brizoual, L. Bouvot, D. Rouxel, P. Alnot, J. K. Krüger, M. Kolle, Microwave induced phonons imaging by Brillouin microscopy, Ultrason. 2, 1015-1018 (2005).   doi-01pdf_label-01