top of page


“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning”

- William Arthur Ward -

Peer-reviewed papers

27. Stable electrospinning of core-functionalized coaxial fibers enabled by the minimum-energy interface given by partial core–sheath miscibility

S. Vats, M. Anyfantakis, L. W. Honaker, F. Basoli and J. P. F. Lagerwall*

Lanmguir 2021, in press, DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01824

26. Exploiting Additives for Directing the Adsorption and Organization of Colloid Particles at Fluid Interfaces (invited Feature Article)

J. Vialetto,* and M. Anyfantakis*

Langmuir 2021, 37, 9302
► Featured as an ACS Editors' Choice. The ACS Editors' Choice initiative highlights one article each day that is chosen from the entire ACS portfolio.

25. Responsive Photonic Liquid Marbles

M. Anyfantakis,* R. Kizhakidathazhath, V. S. R. Jampani, B. P. Binks and J. P. F. Lagerwall*

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 19260

Press release by Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.; ‘results of great general interest with the public’
► Highlighted in several popular science websites, such as and ScienceDaily

Interview in podcast “All Things Photonics” by Photonics Media, a pioneering publisher in photonics, with a global audience of academics, researchers, manufacturers and end-users (
► Article in Europhotonics magazine covering this work (

24. From Equilibrium Liquid Crystal Formation and Kinetic Arrest to Photonic Bandgap Films Using Suspensions of Cellulose Nanocrystals (invited review article)

C. Schütz, J. R. Bruckner, C. Honorato-Rios, Z. Tosheva, M. Anyfantakis* and J. P. F. Lagerwall*

Crystals 2020, 10, 199

23. Elastic sheath–liquid crystal core fibres achieved by microfluidic wet spinning

L. W. Honaker*, S. Vats, M. Anyfantakis and J. P. F. Lagerwall*

J. Mater. Chem. C 2019, 7, 11588

22. Photoswitchable dissipative two-dimensional colloidal crystals 
J. Vialetto, M. Anyfantakis*, S. Rudiuk, M. Morel and D. Baigl*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 9145

► Selected as a hot topic by the journal Adv. Mater. Interfaces

21. Effect of moderate magnetic fields on the surface of aqueous liquids: a reliable assessment
M. Hayakawa, J. Vialetto, M. Anyfantakis, M. Takinoue, S. Rudiuk, M. Morel, D. Baigl*
RSC Advances 2019, 18, 10030

20. Adsorption and crystallization of particles at the air-water interface induced by minute amounts of surfactant
M. Anyfantakis§*, J. Vialetto§, A. Best, G. K. Auernhammer, H.-J. Butt, B. P. Binks & D. Baigl*
Langmuir 2018, 34, 15526


19. Solvent-Dependent Light-Induced Structures in Gem-Dichlorocyclopropanated Polybutadiene Solutions
A. Bogris, J. Wang, M. Anyfantakis, B. Loppinet*, S. L. Craig, H-J. Butt, G. Fytas*
J. Phys. Chem. B 2018, 122, 6995

18. Magnetic actuation of drops and liquid marbles using a deformable paramagnetic liquid substrate

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2017, 56, 16565
J. Vialetto, M. Hayakawa, N. Kavokine, M. Takinoue, S.N. Varanakkottu, S. Rudiuk, M. Anyfantakis, M. Morel, D. Baigl*

► Journal back cover
► Selected as Angewandte ‘Very Important Paper (VIP)’


17. Evaporative Optical Marangoni Assembly: Tailoring the Three-Dimensional Morphology of Individual Deposits of Nanoparticles from Sessile Drops
M. Anyfantakis§, S. N. Varanakkottu§, S. Rudiuk, M. Morel, D. Baigl*
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 37435


16. ​Kinetics of light-induced concentration patterns in transparent polymer solutions
M. Anyfantakis, A. Pamvouxoglou, C. Mantzaridis, S. Pispas, H.-J. Butt, G. Fytas, B. Loppinet*
J. Phys. Chem. B 2017121, 7180

15. Evaporation of drops containing silica nanoparticles of varying hydrophobicity: exploiting particle-particle interactions for additive-free tunable deposit morphology
M. Anyfantakis*, B. P. Binks*, D. Baigl*
Langmuir 2017, 33, 5025

14. Protein adsorption and reorganization on nanoparticles probed by the coffee-ring effect: application to single point mutation detection
S. Devineau, M. Anyfantakis, L. Marichal, L. Kiger, M. Morel, S. Rudiuk, D. Baigl*
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11623

► Research highlight in Nat. Nanotechnol.

13. Influence of surfactants in forced dynamic dewetting
F. Henrich, D. Fell, D. Truszkowska, M. Weirich, M. Anyfantakis, T.-H. Nguyen, M. Wagner, G. K. Auernhammer*, H.-J. Butt
Soft Matter 2016, 12, 7782

12. Light-driven transport of a liquid marble with and against surface flows
N. Kavokine, M. Anyfantakis, M. Morel, S. Rudiuk, T. Bickel, D. Baigl*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 11183

► Selected as Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. ‘Hot Paper’
► Journal inside back cover

11. Light-directed particle patterning by evaporative optical Marangoni assembly
M. Anyfantakis§, S. N. Varanakkottu§, M. Morel, S. Rudiuk, D. Baigl*
Nano Lett 2016, 16, 644


10. Manipulating the Coffee-Ring Effect: interactions at work (invited Concept paper)
M. Anyfantakis*, D. Baigl*
ChemPhysChem 2015, 16, 2726


9. Modulation of the Coffee-Ring Effect in particle/surfactant mixtures: the importance of particle-interface interactions
M. Anyfantakis*§, Z. Geng§, M. Morel, S. Rudiuk, D. Baigl*
Langmuir 2015, 31, 4113


8. Dynamic photocontrol of the Coffee-Ring Effect with optically tunable particle stickiness
M. Anyfantakis, D. Baigl*
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 14077

► Journal inside cover 
► Research highlight in Nature


7. Time-dependent dynamic receding contact angles studied during the flow of dilute aqueous surfactant solutions through fluorinated microtubes
M. Anyfantakis*, D. Fell, H.-J. Butt, G. K. Auernhammer
Chem. Lett. 2012, 41, 1232

6. Self-induced transparency in diblock copolymer dispersions
M. Anyfantakis*, B. Loppinet, G. Fytas, C. Mantzaridis, S. Pispas, H.-J. Butt  
Opt. Lett. 2012, 37, 2487


5. Versatile light actuated matter manipulation in transparent non-dilute polymer solutions
M. Anyfantakis*, A. Königer, S. Pispas, W. Köhler, H.-J. Butt, B. Loppinet*, G. Fytas
Soft Matter 2012, 8, 2382


4. Experimental investigation of long time irradiation in polydiene solutions:  reversibility and instabilities 
M. Anyfantakis*, B. Loppinet*, G. Fytas, C Mantzaridis, S Pispas, H.-J. Butt
J. Opt. 2010, 12, 124013


3. Solvent-mediated pathways to gelation and phase separation in suspensions of grafted nanoparticles
M. Anyfantakis, A. Bourlinos, D. Vlassopoulos*, G. Fytas, E. Giannelis, S. K. Kumar
Soft Matter 2009, 5, 4256


2. Optical spatial solitons and modulation instabilities in transparent entangled polymer solutions
M. Anyfantakis, B. Loppinet*, G. Fytas, S. Pispas 
Opt. Lett. 2008, 33, 2839


1. Polydiene Solutions: A Surprising Versatile Non Linear Optics Material
M. Anyfantakis, B. Loppinet, G. Fytas, C. Mantzaridis, S. Pispas, H.-J. Butt
AIP Conf. Proc. 2010, 1288, 123

Writing mesoscopic structures in polymer solutions using LASER beams:

Conditions and mechanism of the phenomenon

M. Anyfantakis, PhD Thesis, 2010, University of Crete

Conference papers
26. FA_ToC
25. ToC_Angewandte.tif
24. crystals-10-00199-ag.png
23. Toc_wet_spinning.tif
22. Toc_photoswitchable_2Dcrystals.tif
21. ToC_magnetic_surface_tension.tif
20. ToC_2D_crystals.gif
19. ToC_Dichlorocyclopropanated_PB.jpeg
18. Magnetic_manipulation_cover.tif
17. ToC_eOMA_3D_patterning.gif
16. ToC_PI_effect_kinetics.gif
15. ToC_CRE_hydrophobicity.gif
14. ToC_Protein_Particles_CRE.gif
13. ToC_dynamic_dewetting_surfactants.ti
12. anti-Marangoni_cover.jpg
11. ToC_eOMA_patterning.gif
10. myToC_CRE_review_interactions.tif
9. ToC_CRE_suppression_surfactants.gif
8. Photocontrol_CRE_cover.tif
7. ToC_Dynamic_Capillary_Wetting.tif
6. ToC_Self-Induced_Transparency.tif
5. ToC_PI_effect_solvent_dependence.tif
4. ToC_PI_effect_long_time_irradiation.t
3. ToC_Phase_Behavior_Organosilica_NPs.t
2. ToC_Optical_Spatial_Solitons_PI_effec
1. ToC_Polydienes_Nonlinear_Optics_Mater

CD-SMS                                                                                        Curiosity-Driven Soft Materials Science

bottom of page