Books and Publications

No 8 Recharged

New Zealand is the home of some incredible inventions and stories of overcoming challenges from their inventors.  No. 8 Re-charged takes you on the journeys of 202 kiwi different innovation pathways and is co-written by David Downs and Dr Michelle Dickinson


Selected Academic Publications

  • Loho, T, Dickinson, M (2018) Development of a novel nanoscratch technique for quantitative measurement of ice adhesion strength. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/348/1/012003

  • Grinstaff, Mark & Willmott, Geoff & Colby, Aaron & Dickinson, Michelle & Loho, Thomas & Weatherall, Eva. (2017). Tunable resistive pulse sensing and nanoindentation of pH-responsive expansile nanoparticles. International Journal of Nanotechnology. 14. 1. 10.1504/IJNT.2017.10000603 doi: 10.1504/IJNT.2017.10000603

  • Mervyn J. Merrilees, Ning Zuo, Stephen P. Evanko, Anthony J. Day and Thomas N. Wight, G1 Domain of Versican Regulates Hyaluronan Organization and the Phenotype of Cultured Human Dermal Fibroblasts, Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry, 64, 6, (353), (2016). doi: 10.1002/term.1913

  • Omer Javed Chaudhary, Emilio P. Calius, John V. Kennedy, Michelle Dickinson, Thomas Loho, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, (2016) Poly(dimethylsiloxane) grafted with adhesive polymeric chains provide a route towards cost effective dry adhesives, European Polymer Journal, Volume 84, Pages 13-21,

  • Framil, David & Dickinson, Michelle & Seal, Christopher & Hyland, Margaret. (2016). Induced hydrophobicity in micro- and nanostructured nickel thin films obtained by ultraviolet pulsed laser treatment. physica status solidi (a). 1-5. 10.1002/pssa.201600101.

  • Carol Ann Greene, Colin R. Green, Michelle E. Dickinson, Virginia Johnson, Trevor Sherwin, (2016) Keratocytes are induced to produce collagen type II: A new strategy for in vivo corneal matrix regeneration, Experimental Cell Research, Volume 347, Issue 1, Pages 241-249, doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2016.08.010.

  • Dorit Naot, Maureen Watson, Karen E. Callon, Donna Tuari, David S. Musson, Ally J. Choi, Dharshini Sreenivasan, Justin Fernandez, Pao Ting Tu, Michelle Dickinson, Greg D. Gamble, Andrew Grey, Jillian Cornish, Reduced Bone Density and Cortical Bone Indices in Female Adiponectin-Knockout Mice, Endocrinology, Volume 157, Issue 9, 1 September 2016, Pages 3550–3561,

  • Chuong L. Nguyen, Andrew Preston, Anh T.T. Tran, Michelle Dickinson, James B. Metson, (2016) Adhesion enhancement of titanium nitride coating on aluminum casting alloy by intrinsic microstructures, Applied Surface Science, Volume 377, Pages 174-179, doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.03.117.

  • Komal M. Patil, Michelle E. Dickinson, Thomas Tremlett, Stephen C. Moratti, and Lyall R. Hanton (2016) Synthesis of Diamondoid and Lonsdaleite Networks from the Same Ag(I)–Ligand Combination, with Lonsdaleite the Softer Network, Crystal Growth & Design 16 (2), 1038-1046 DOI:10.1021/acs.cgd.5b01601

  • D. Sreenivasan, P.T. Tu, M. Dickinson, M. Watson, A. Blais, R. Das, J. Cornish, J. Fernandez, (2016) Computer modelling integrated with micro-CT and material testing provides additional insight to evaluate bone treatments: Application to a beta-glycan derived whey protein mice model, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Volume 68, Pages 9-20, doi:10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.10.017.

  • Carpeno D.F., Ohmura T., Zhang L., Leveneur J., Dickinson M., Seal C., Kennedy J., Hyland M., (2015) Nanomechanical and in situ TEM characterization of boron carbide thin films on helium implanted substrates: Delamination, real-time cracking and substrate buckling.  Materials Science and Engineering: A, 639, 54-64 

  • Smith, G. C., Ong, W. K., Costa, J. L., Dickinson, M. E., Watson, M., Cornish, J., . . . Shepherd, P. R. (2013). Extended treatment with selective PI 3-kinase and mTOR inhibitors has effects on metabolism, growth, behaviour and bone strength. FEBS Journal. doi:10.1111/febs.12428

  • Feng, L., Chittenden, M., Jasiuk, I., Schirer, J., & Dickinson, M. (2012). Mechanical properties of porcine femoral cortical bone measured by nanoindentation. Journal of Biomechanics, 45(10), 1775-1782. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2012.05.001

  • Williams, G. A., Callon, K. E., Watson, M., Costa, J. L., Ding, Y., Dickinson, M., . . . Cornish, J. (2011). Skeletal phenotype of the leptin receptor-deficient db/db mouse.. J Bone Miner Res, 26(8), 1698-1709. doi:10.1002/jbmr.367

  • Ding, Y., Dickinson, M., Williams, G. A., Callon, K. E., Watson, M., Naot, D., . . . Cornish, J. (2011). Validation of BioDent TDI as a new clinical diagnostic method. Advanced Materials Research, 275, 151-154. doi:10.4028/

  • Dickinson, M. E., & Brimer, D. (2009). In vivo measurements of the mechanical properties of bone. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. Colorado. doi:10.1002/jbmr.5650241303

  • Donnelly, E., Williams, R. M., Downs, S. A., Dickinson, M. E., Baker, S. P., & van  der  Meulen, M. C. (2006). Quasistatic and dynamic nanomechanical properties of cancellous bone tissue relate to collagen content and organization. Journal of Materials Research, 21(8), 2106-2117. doi:10.1557/jmr.2006.0259

  • Yan, I., Dickinson, M., Gao, W., & Schirer, J. P. (2011). Nanoindentation of individual ZnO nano-/micro-rod. Advanced Materials Research, 275, 147-150. doi:10.4028/ 

  • Yan, X., Dickinson, M., Schirer, J. P., Zou, C., & Gao, W. (2010). Face dependence of mechanical properties of a single ZnO nano/microrod. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 108(5), 3 pages. doi:10.1063/1.3462381 

  • Dickinson, M. E., & Yamada, M. (2010). A new method for measuring shear adhesion strength of ceramic cold spray splats. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, 2(4), 348-351. doi:10.1166/nnl.2010.1106 

  • Dickinson, M. E., & Mann, A. B. (2006). Nanomechanics and Morphology of Salivary Pellicle. Journal of Materials Research, 21(8), 1996-2002. doi:10.1557/jmr.2006.0248 

  • Merrilees M.J., Falk B.A., Zuo N., Dickinson M.E., Barnaby C.H., Wight T.N., (2014) Use of versican variant V3 and versican antisense expression to engineer cultures human skin containing increased content of insoluble elastin, Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine doi: 10.1002/term.1913
    Raos, B. J., Unsworth, C. P., Costa, J. L., Rohde, C. A., Doyle, C. S., Bunting, A. S., . . . Graham, E. S. (2013). Infra-red laser ablative micromachining of parylene-C on SiO2 substrates for rapid prototyping, high yield, human neuronal cell patterning.. Biofabrication, 5(2), 025006. doi:10.1088/1758-5082/5/2/025006

  • Unsworth, C. P., Holloway, H., Delivopoulos, E., Murray, A. F., Simpson, M. C., Dickinson, M. E., . . . Graham, E. S. (2011). Patterning and detailed study of human hNT astrocytes on parylene-C/silicon dioxide substrates to the single cell level. Biomaterials, 32(27), 6541-6550. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.05.041

  • Abdul Rahman, N., Malmström, J., Travas-Sejdic, J., Feisst, V., Dunbar, P. R., & Dickinson, M. E. (2013). Functional polyaniline nanofibre mats for human adipose-derived stem cell proliferation and adhesion. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 138(1), 333-341. doi:10.1016/j.matchemphys.2012.11.065

  • Rahman, A., Dickinson, M. E., & Farid, M. M. (n.d.). Microencapsulation of a PCM through membrane emulsification and nanocompression-based determination of microcapsule strength. Materials for Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 1(1). doi:10.1007/s40243-012-0004-8

  • Yan, X., Dickinson, M. E., Schirer, J. P., Chongwen, Z., & Gao, W. (2010). Face dependence of mechanical properties of a single ZnO nano/microrod. Journal of Applied Physics, 108(5). doi:10.1063/1.3462381

  • Dickinson, M. E., & Schirer, J. P. (2009). Probing more than the surface. Materials Today, 12(7-8), 46-50. doi:10.1016/S1369-7021(09)70202-0

  • Fisher, G. L., Dickinson, M. E., Bryan, S. R., & Moulder, J. (2008). C60 sputtering of organics: A study using TOF-SIMS, XPS and nanoindentation. Applied Surface Science, 255(4), 819-823. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2008.05.182

  • Raman, A., Dickinson, M. E., & Farid, M. (2011). Microindentation of microencapsulated phase change materials. In Advanced Materials Research : Structural Integrity and Failure Vol. 275 (pp. 85-88). Auckland, New Zealand. doi:10.4028/

  • Dickinson, M. E., & Mann, A. (2006). Nanomechanics, Chemistry and Structure at the Enamel Surface. In R. M. Duckworth (Ed.), The teeth and their environment (pp. 105-131). S Karger Pub.

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Kitchen Science Cabinet Projects

International Bestseller, The Kitchen Science Cookbook and Kitchen Science Cabinet Projects (US version) are beautiful books that uses common kitchen ingredients and simple recipes to create educational science experiences for the whole family.

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