Journal Publications

  1. C. Tang, A. Yaroshcuk, and M.L. Bruening, “Flow through Negatively Charged, Nanoporous Membranes Separates Li+ and K+”, Chem. Comm. 56, 10954-10957 (2020).
  2. L. Yang, L. Bui, D. Hanjaya-Putra, and M.L. Bruening, “Membrane-Based Affinity Purification to Identify Target Proteins of a Small-Molecule Drug”, Anal. Chem. 92, 11912–11920 (2020).
  3. A. Bickner, M.M. Champion, A.B. Hummon, and M.L. Bruening, “Electroblotting through a Tryptic Membrane for LC-MS/MS Analysis of Proteins Separated in Electrophoretic Gels”, Analyst 145, 7724-7735 (2020).
  4. M. Ahmad, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening, “Moderate pH Changes Alter the Fluxes, Selectivities and Limiting Currents in Ion Transport through Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Deposited on Membranes”, J. Membrane Sci. 116, 118570 (2020).
  5. C. Tang and M.L. Bruening, “Ion Separations with Membranes” J. Polymer Sci. 58, 2831-2856 (2020).
  6. M.P. Bondarenko, M.L. Bruening, and A. Yaroshchuk,  “Current‐Induced Ion Concentration Polarization at a Perfect Ion‐Exchange Patch in an Infinite Insulating Wall” ChemElectroChem 7, 1480-1498 (2020).
  7. E. N. Tummons, C.A. Hejase, Z. Yang, J.W. Chew, M.L. Bruening, and V. V. Tarabara, “Oil Droplet Behavior on Model Nanofiltration Membrane Surfaces under Conditions of Hydrodynamic Shear and Salinity” J. Colloid & Interface Sci. 560, 247-249 (2020).
  8. A. Yaroshchuk, M.P. Bondarenko, C. Tang, and M.L. Bruening, “A Limiting Case of Constant Counterion Electrochemical Potentials in the Membrane for Examining Ion Transfer at Ion-Exchange Membranes and Patches” Langmuir, 35, 13243-13256 (2019).
  9. H. Feroz, J. Meisenhelter, G. Joknadze, M.L. Bruening, and M. Kuma, “Rapid Screening and Scale-up of Ultracentrifugation-free, Membrane-based Procedures for Purification of His-tagged Membrane Proteins” Biotechnol. Prog. e2859 (2019).
  10. A. Yaroshchuk, M.L. Bruening, and E. Zholkovskiy “Modelling Nanofiltration of Electrolyte Solutions” Adv. Colloid & Interface Sci. 268, 39-63 (2019).
  11. M.P. Bondarenko, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening “Highly selective current-induced accumulation of trace ions at micro-/nano-porous interfaces” Adv. Theory & Simulations 1900009 (2019).
  12. M. Ahmad, C. Tang, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening “Layer-by-layer Modification of Aliphatic Polyamide Anion-exchange Membranes to Increase Cl/SO42− Selectivity” J. Membr. Sci. 578, 209-219 (2019).
  13. L. Yang, C. Tang, M. Ahmad, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening “High Selectivities among Monovalent Cations in Dialysis through Cation-Exchange Membranes Coated with Polyelectrolyte Multilayers” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 44134–44143 (2018).
  14. W. Liu, A.L. Bennett, W. Ning, H.-Y. Tan, J. D. Berwanger, X. Zeng, and M.L. Bruening “Monoclonal Antibody Capture and Analysis Using Porous Membranes Containing Immobilized Peptide Mimotopes” Anal. Chem. 90, 12161-12167 (2018).
  15. W. Liu, Y. Pang, H.-Y. Tan, N. Patel, G. Jokhadze, A. Guthals, and M.L. Bruening “Enzyme-containing Spin Membranes for Rapid Digestion and Characterization of Single Proteins” Analyst 143, 3907-3917 (2018).
  16. Z. Yang, S. Zhang, V.V. Tarabara, and M.L. Bruening “Aqueous Swelling of Zwitterionic Poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) Brushes in the Presence of Ionic Surfactants” Macromolecules 51, 1161-1171 (2018).
  17. W. Liu, S. Witeratne, L. Yang, and M.L. Bruening “Porous Star-Star Polyelectrolyte Multilayers for Protein Binding” Polymer 138, 267-274 (2018).
  18. J. Dong, W. Ning, W. Liu, and M.L. Bruening “Limited Proteolysis in Porous Membrane Reactors Containing Immobilized Trypsin” Analyst 142, 2578-2586 (2017).
  19. Y. Zhu, M. Ahmad, L. Yang, M. Misovich, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening “Adsorption of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers Imparts High Monovalent/Divalent Cation Selectivity to Aliphatic Polyamide Cation-exchange Membranes” J. Membr. Sci. 537, 177–185 (2017).
  20. A. Yaroshchuk and M.L. Bruening, “An Analytical Solution of the Solution-Diffusion-Electromigration Equations Reproduces Trends in Ion Rejections During Nanofiltration of Mixed Electrolytes” J. Membr. Sci. 523, 361-372 (2017).
  21. H. Shi, I. Xagoraraki, K.N. Parent, M.L. Bruening, and V.V. Tarabara, “Elution Is a Critical Step for Recovering Human Adenovirus 40 fromTap Water and Surface Water by Cross-Flow Ultrafiltration” Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82, 4982-4993 (2016).
  22. S. Wijeratne, W. Liu, J. Dong, W. Ning, N.D. Ratnayake, K.D. Walker, and M.L. Bruening “Layer-by-layer Deposition with Polymers Containing Nitrilotriacetate, A Convenient Route to Fabricate Metal- and Protein-Binding Films” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 10164–10173 (2016).
  23. N. White, M. Misovich, E. Alemayehu, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening “Highly Selective Separations of Multivalent and Monovalent Cations in Electrodialysis Through Nafion Membranes Coated with Polyelectrolyte MultilayersPolymer 103, 478-485 (2016).
  24. A. Yaroshchuk, Y. Zhu, M. Bondarenko, and M.L. Bruening “Deviations from Electroneutrality in Membrane Barrier Layers:  A Possible Mechanism Underlying High Salt Rejections” Langmuir 32, 2644–2658 (2016).
  25. P. Ji, A. Motin, W. Shan, A. Bénard, M.L. Bruening, and V.V. Tarabara, “Dynamic crossflow filtration with a rotating tubular membrane:  Using centripetal force to decrease fouling by buoyant particles” Chem. Eng. Res. & Design 106, 101-114 (2016).
  26. W. Ning and M.L. Bruening, “Rapid Protein Digestion and Purification with Membrane-Containing Pipette Tips” Anal. Chem.87, 11984-11989 (2015).
  27. Y. Pang, W.-H. Wang, G.E. Reid, D.F. Hunt, and M.L. Bruening, “Pepsin-Containing Membranes for Controlled Monoclonal Antibody Digestion Prior to Mass Spectrometry Analysis” Anal. Chem. 87, 10942–10949 (2015).
  28. Z. Yang, V.V. Tarabara, and M.L. Bruening, “Adsorption of Anionic or Cationic Surfactants in Polyanionic Brushes and Its Effect on Brush Swelling and Fouling Resistance during Emulsion Filtration” Langmuir 31, 11790–11799 (2015).
  29. P. Ahmadiannamini, M.L. Bruening, and V.V. Tarabara, “Sacrificial polyelectrolyte multilayer coatings as an approach to membrane fouling control: Disassembly and regeneration mechanisms” J. Membrane Sci. doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.04.041 (2015).
  30. J. Dong and M.L. Bruening “Functionalizing Microporous Membranes for Protein Purification and Protein Digestion Prior to Mass Spectrometry Analysis Ann. Rev. Anal. Chem. 8, 5.1-5.20 (2015).
  31. N. White, M. Misovich, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening, “Coating of Nafion Membranes with Polyelectrolyte Multilayers to Achieve High Monovalent/Divalent Cation Electrodialysis Selectivities” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 6620–6628 (2015).
  32. W. Ning, S. Wijeratne, J. Dong, and M.L. Bruening, “Immobilization of Carboxymethylated Polyethylenimine–Metal-Ion Complexes in Porous Membranes to Selectively Capture His-Tagged Protein” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 7, 2575–2584 (2015).
  33. E.V. Pasco, H. Shi, I. Xagoraraki, S.A. Hashsham, K.N. Parent, M.L. Bruening, V.V. Tarabara, “Polyelectrolyte Multilayers as Anti-adhesive Membrane Coatings for Virus Concentration and Recovery” J. Membrane Sci. 469, 140-150 (2014).
  34. C. Sheng, S. Wijeratne, C. Cheng, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “Facilitated Ion Transport Through Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Films Containing Metal-Binding Ligands”  J. Membrane Sci. 459, 169-176 (2014).
  35. C. Cheng, N. White, H. Shi, M. Robson, and M.L. Bruening, “Cation Separations in Electrodialysis through Membranes Coated with Polyelectrolyte Multilayers” Polymer 55, 1397-1403 (2014).
  36. S. Wijeratne, M.L. Bruening, and G.L. Baker, “Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Thick, Cu2+-Chelating Films” Langmuir29, 12720-12729 (2013).
  37. J.A. Armstrong, E.E.L. Bernal, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening, “Separation of Ions Using Polyelectrolyte-Modified Nanoporous Track-Etched Membranes” Langmuir 29, 10287-10296 (2013)
  38. A. Yaroshchuk, M.L Bruening, and E.E.L. Bernal, “Solution-Diffusion-Migration Model and its Uses for Analysis of Nanofiltration, Pressure-Retarded Osmosis and Forward Osmosis in Multi-ionic Solutions” J. Membrane Sci.447, 463-476 (2013).
  39. Y.-J. Tan, D. Sui, W-H. Wang, M.-H. Kuo, G. E. Reid, and M.L. Bruening, “Phosphopeptide Enrichment with TiO2-Modified Membranes and Investigation of Tau Protein Phosphorylation” Anal. Chem. 85, 5699-5706 (2013)
  40. Y. Ma, J. Dong, S. Bhattacharjee, S. Wijeratne, M.L. Bruening, and G. L. Baker, “Increased Protein Sorption in Poly(acrylic acid)-Containing Films Through Incorporation of Comb-like Polymers and Film Adsorption at Low pH and High Ionic Strength” Langmuir29, 1946-2954 (2013).
  41. C. Cheng, A. Yaroshchuk, and M.L. Bruening, “Fundamentals of Selective Ion Transport through Multilayer Polyelectrolyte Membranes” Langmuir29, 1885-1892 (2013)
  42. S. Saha, M.L. Bruening, and G.L. Baker, “Surface-Initiated Polymerization of Azidopropyl Methacrylate and Its Film Elaboration via Click Chemistry” Macromolecules 45, 9063-9069 (2012).
  43. Y.-J. Tan, W.-H. Wang, Y. Zheng, J. Dong, G. Stefano, F. Brandizzi, R.M. Garavito, G.E. Reid, and M.L. Bruening, “Limited Proteolysis via Millisecond Digestions in Protease-Modified Membranes” Anal. Chem. 84, 8357–8363 (2012)
  44. S. Bhattacharjee, J.  Dong, Y. Ma, S. Hovde, J.H. Geiger, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “Formation of High-Capacity Protein-Adsorbing Membranes through Simple Adsorption of Poly(acrylic acid)-Containing Films at Low pH” Langmuir 28, 6885–6892 (2012).
  45. S.R. Hogg, S. Muthu, M. O’Callaghan, J.-F. Lahitte, and M.L. Bruening, “Wet-Air Oxidation of Formic Acid Using Nanoparticle-Modified Polysulfone Hollow Fibers as Gas-Liquid Contactors” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 4, 1440-1448 (2012).
  46. N. Anuraj, S. Bhattacharjee, J.H. Geiger, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening “An All-aqueous Route to Polymer Brush-modified Membranes with Remarkable Permeabilites and Protein Capture Rates” J. Membrane Sci. 389, 117-125 (2012).
  47. S. Saha, M.L. Bruening, and G.L. Baker, “Facile Synthesis of Thick Films of Poly(methyl methacrylate), Poly(styrene), and Poly(vinyl pyridine) from Au Surfaces” ACS Appl. Mat. & Interfaces 3, 3042-3048 (2011)
  48. W-H. Wang, J.-L. Dong, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, Bifunctional Polymer Brushes for Low-bias Enrichment of Mono- and Multi-phosphorylated Peptides” Analyst 136, 3595-3598 (2011).
  49. F. Xu, J.H. Geiger, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “Polymer Brush-Modified Magnetic Nanoparticles for His-Tagged Protein Purification” Langmuir 27, 3106-3112 (2011).
  50. F. Xu, W.-H. Wang, Y.-J. Tan, and M.L. Bruening, “Facile Trypsin Immobilization in Polymeric Membranes for Rapid, Efficient Protein Digestion” Anal. Chem. 82, 10045-10051 (2010)
  51. Y. Zheng, M.L. Bruening, and G.L. Baker, “Crystallization Kinetics of Polymer Brushes with Poly(ethylene oxide) Side Chains” J. Polymer Sci. B. Polymer Phys. 48, 1955-1959 (2010).
  52. S.T. Grajales, X. Dong, Y. Zheng, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “Effects of Monomer Composition on CO2-Selective Polymer Brush Membranes” Chem. Mater. 22, 4026–4033 (2010).
  53. W.-H. Wang, A.M. Palumbo, Y.-J. Tan, G.E. Reid, J.J. Tepe, and M.L. Bruening, “Identification of p65-associated Phosphoproteins by Mass Spectrometry after On-plate Phosphopeptide Enrichment Using Polymer-oxotitanium Films” J. Proteome Res. 9, 3005–3015 (2010).
  54. L. Ouyang, D.M. Dotzauer, S.R. Hogg, J. Macanás, J.-F. Lahitte and M.L. Bruening, “Catalytic Hollow-Fiber Membranes Prepared Using Layer-by-Layer Adsorption of Polyelectrolytes and Metal Nanoparticles” Catal. Today 156, 100-106 (2010).
  55. J. Macanás, L. Ouyang, M.L. Bruening; M.Muñoz; J.-C. Remigy, and J.-F.Lahitte, “Development of Polymeric Hollow Fiber Membranes Containing Catalytic Metal Nanoparticles”Catal. Today  156, 181-186 (2010)
  56. P. Jain, M.K. Vyas, J.H. Geiger, G.L. Baker, and M.L. Bruening, “Protein Purification with Polymeric Affinity Membranes Containing Functionalized Poly(acid) Brushes”Biomacromolecules 11, 1019–1026 (2010).
  57. G. Liu, D.M. Dotzauer, and M.L. Bruening, “Ion-Exchange Membranes Prepared Using Layer-by-Layer Polyelectrolyte Deposition” J. Membr. Sci. 354, 198-205 (2010).
  58. W. Shan, P. Bacchin, Pierre Aimar, M.L. Bruening, and V.V. Tarabara, “Polyelectrolyte Multilayer films as Backflushable Nanofiltration Membranes with Tunable Hydrophilicity and Surface Charge” J. Membr. Sci. 349, 268-278 (2010).
  59. J.D. Dunn, G.E. Reid, and M.L. Bruening, “Techniques for Phosphopeptide Enrichment Prior to Analysis by Mass Spectrometry” Mass Spec. Rev. 29, 29-54 (2010).


  1. M.L. Bruening, S. Wijeratne, W. Ning, J. Dong, and W. Liu, “Polyacid-functionalized Porous Membranes, Related Methods, and Related Polyacid Polymers”, U.S. Patent Application No. 62/076,286 filed November 4, 2014.
  2. M.L. Bruening, G.L. Baker, S. Bhattacharjee, and Y. Ma, “Functionalization of a Porous Membrane with an Adsorbed Polyacid”, US Non-Provisional Patent Application 13/799,380 filed March 13, 2013. Allowed 08/03/2016.