Marianne Alleyne

Marianne Alleyne
Marianne Alleyne
Assistant Professor

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  • Ph.D. Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
  • M.S. Entomology, University of California, Riverside, 1995
  • B.A. Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 1991

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology

Research Interests

  • Bioinspired Design of Materials and Robotic Systems

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Nonlinear Elasticity and Damping Govern Ultrafast Dynamics in Click Beetles. 2021. Ophelia Bolmin, John J. Socha, Marianne Alleyne, Alison C. Dunn, Kamel Fezzaa, and Aimy A. Wissa. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences of the United States of America DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2014569118
  • Dissolvable Template Nanoimprint Lithography: A Facile and Versatile Nanoscale Replication Technique. 2020. Junho Oh, Jacob Hoffman, Sungmin Hong, Kyoo Jo, Jessica Román-Kustas, Julian Reed, Catherine Dana, Donald Cropek*, Marianne Alleyne* and Nenad Miljkovic. Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01547
  • Analysis of Cicada Wing Surface Constituents by Comprehensive Multidimensional Gas Chromatography for Species Differentiation. 2020. Jessica Román-Kustas, Jacob B. Hoffman, David Alonso, Julian H. Reed, Andrew E. Gonsalves, Junho Oh, Sungmin Hong, Kyoo D. Jo, Catherine E. Dana, Marianne Alleyne, Nenad Miljkovic, Donald M. Cropek. Microchemical Journal. V158 105089, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/j.microc.2020.105089
  • Molecular and Topographical Organization: Influence on Cicada Wing Wettability and Bactericidal Properties. Jessica K. Román, Julian H. Reed, Jacob B. Hoffman, Andrew E. Gonsalves, Junho Oh, Longnan Li, Sungmin Hong, Kyoo D. Jo, Catherine E. Dana, Nenad Miljkovic*, Donald M. Cropek* and Marianne Alleyne*. Advanced Materials Interfaces. Publication Date April 1, 2020. DOI: 10.1002/admi.202000112
  • Bee Inspired Evaluation Algorithm Leads to Improved Decision Making in Groups. Molly Sturgis and Marianne Alleyne*. IEEE Systems Journal. V14(1), pp.  1427-1434. Publication Date May 2019. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2019.2914212.
  • Ultra-scalable Multifunctional Nanoengineered Copper and Aluminum for Anti-Biofouling Applications. Julian H. Reed, Andrew E. Gonsalves, Jessica K. Román, Junho Oh, Hyeongyun Cha, Catherine E. Dana, Marco A. Toc, Sungmin Hong, Jacob B. Hoffman, Juan E. Andrade, Kyoo D. Jo, Marianne Alleyne*, Nenad Miljkovic*, Donald M. Cropek*. ACS Applied Bio Materials. Publication Date May 31, 2019. DOI: 10.1021/acsabm.8b00765.
  • Latching of the click beetle (Coleoptera: Elateridae) thoracic hinge enabled by the morphology and mechanics of conformal structures. Ophelia Bolmin, Lihua Wei, Alexander Hazel, Alison C. Dunn, Aimy A. Wissa* and Marianne Alleyne. Journal of Experimental Biology. V222(Pt 12). pii: jeb196683. Publication Date June 17, 2019. DOI: 10.1242/jeb.196683.
  • Cicada-inspired Self-cleaning Superhydrophobic Surfaces. Junho Oh, Sabrina Yin, Catherine E. Dana, Sungmin Hong, Jessica K. Román, Kyoo Dong Jo, Shreyas Chavan, Donald M. Cropek*, Marianne Alleyne*, Nenad Miljkovic*. ASME. Journal of Heat Transfer. October 2019; 141(10): 100905. DOI: 10.1115/1.4044677
  • Diffraction Gratings Alter the Surface Friction of Iridescent Beetle Cuticle Against Fibrous Surfaces. Lihua Wei, Kristen E. Reiter, Thomas McElrath, Marianne Alleyne and Alison C. Dunn*. Biotribology V20 100108 Publication Date October 21, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.biotri.2019.100108
  • Spatially Resolved Chemical Analysis of Cicada Wings Using Laser-Ablation Electrospray Ionization (LAESI) Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS). Jessica K. Román, Callie M. Walsh, Junho Oh, Catherine E. Dana, Sungmin Hong, Kyoo D. Jo, Marianne Alleyne*, Nenad Miljkovic*, Donald M. Cropek*. Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry V410(7), 2018, pp. 1911-1921. DOI: 10.1007/s00216-018-0855-7
  • Pop! Observing and Modeling the Legless Self-righting Jumping Mechanism of Click Beetles. Ophelia Bolmin, Chengfang Duan, Luis Urrutia, Ahmad. M. Abdulla, Alexander M. Hazel, Marianne Alleyne, Alison C. Dunn, Aimy Wissa*. In: Mangan M., Cutkosky M., Mura A., Verschure P., Prescott T., Lepora N. (eds) Biomimetic and Biohybrid Systems. Living Machines 2017. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, V10384. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-63537-8_4
  • Exploring the Role of Habitat on the Wettability of Cicada Wings. Junho Oh, Catherine E. Dana, Sungmin Hong, Jessica K. Román, Kyoo D. Jo, J. W. Hong, J. Nguyen, Donald M. Cropek*, Marianne Alleyne*, and Nenad Miljkovic*. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces V9(32), 2017, pp. 27173-27184. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07060

Recent Courses Taught

  • IB 199 - Engagement in Biology at Illin
  • IB 411 - Bioinspiration
  • IB 433 (IB 427) - Insect Physiology
  • IB 483 (CPSC 475) - Insect Pathology
  • IB 526 - Structural Materials in Arthro
  • IB 535 - Biology and Tech Innovation
  • ME 475 (IB 480) - Bioinspired Design
  • ME 498 AW3 (ME 498 AW4, IB 496) - Bio-Inspired Design

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