In preparation



  1. K.R. Lennon, G.H. McKinley and J.W. Swan. Medium Amplitude Parallel Superposition (MAPS) Rheology, Part 1: Mathematical Foundations and Theoretical Examples Journal of Rheology, accepted.
  2. K. Silmore and J.W. Swan. A Collective Mode Brownian Dynamics Algorithm for Fast Relaxation of Statistical Ensembles Journal of Chemical Physics, accepted.


  1. Z. Sherman, J. Pallone, R.M. Erb and J.W. Swan. Enhanced diffusion and magnetophoresis of paramagnetic colloidal particles in rotating magnetic fields. Soft Matter, 15, 6677-6689 (2019). (link)
  2. A. Fiore and J.W. Swan. Fast Stokesian Dynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 878, 544-597 (2019). (link)
  3. L. Cheng, Z. Sherman, J.W. Swan and P. Doyle. Colloidal gelation through thermally-triggered surfactant displacement. Langmuir, 35, 9464-9473 (2019). (link)
  4. S.W. Winslow, Y. Liu, J.W. Swan and W.A. Tisdale. Quantification of a PbClx Shell on the Surface of PbS Nanocrystals. ACS Materials Letters, 1(2), 209-216 (2019). (link)
  5. S.W. Winslow, W. Shcherbakov-Wu, Y. Liu, W.A. Tisdale and J.W. Swan. Characterization of Colloidal Nanocrystal Surface Structure Using Small Angle Neutron Scattering and Efficient Bayesian Parameter Estimation. Journal of Chemical Physics, 150, 244702 (2019). (link)
  6. G. Wang and J.W. Swan. Surface heterogeneity affects percolation and gelation of colloids: dynamic simulations with random patchy spheres. Soft Matter, 15, 5094-5108 (2019). (link)
  7. M.N. Ashner, S.W. Winslow, J.W. Swan, W.A. Tisdale. Markov Chain Monte Carlo Sampling for Target Analysis of Transient Absorption Spectra. J. Phys. Chem. A, 123(17), 3893-3902 (2019). (link)
  8. Z. Varga, V. Grenard, S. Pecorario, N. Taberlet, V. Dolique, S. Manneville, T. Divoux, G. McKinley and J.W. Swan. Hydrodynamics control shear-induced pattern formation in attractive suspensions. PNAS, 116, 12193-12198 (2019). (link)
  9. K. Whitaker, L. Hsiao, Zs. Varga, M.J. Solomon, J.W. Swan and E.M. Furst. Colloidal gel elasticity arises from the packing of locally glassy clusters. Nature Communications, 10, 2237 (2019). (link)
  10. K. Silmore, M. Strano, and J.W. Swan. Maximum A Priori Nano-particle Tracking Analysis (MApNTA): A Bayesian method for high resolution sizing of dispersed nanoparticles. ACS Nano, 13(4), 3940-3952 (2019). (link)
  11. G. Wang, A. Fiore, and J.W. Swan. On the viscosity of adhesive hard sphere dispersions: critical scaling and the role of contact mechanics. Journal of Rheology, 63, 229 (2019). (link)
  12. Z. Sherman and J.W. Swan. Transmutable colloidal crystals and active phase separation via dynamic, directed self-assembly with toggled external fields. ACS Nano, 13(1), 764–771 (2019). (link)


  1. L. Josephson, J.W. Swan and E.M. Furst. In situ measurement of localization error in particle tracking microrheology, Rheologica Acta, 57, 793-800 (2018). (link)
  2. Zs. Varga and J.W. Swan. Modeling a hydrodynamic instability in freely settling colloidal gels, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 856, 1014-1044 (2018). (link)
  3. L. Cheng, P. Godfrin, J. Swan and P. Doyle. Thermal Processing of Thermogelling Nanoemulsions as a Route to Tune Material Properties. Soft Matter, 14, 5604-5614 (2018). (link)
  4. A. Fiore, G. Wang, and J.W. Swan. From hindered to promoted settling in dispersions of attractive colloids: Simulation, modeling, and application to macromolecular characterization. Physical Review Fluids 3, 063302 (2018). (link)
  5. Z. Sherman, D. Ghosh and J.W. Swan. Field-Directed Self-Assembly of Mutually Polarizable Nanoparticles. Langmuir, 34, 7117-7134 (2018). (link)
  6. G. Wang, Zs. Varga, J. Hofmann, I.E. Zarraga, and J.W. Swan. Structure and relaxation in solutions of monoclonal antibodies. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 122 (11), 2867–2880 (2018). (link)
  7. A. Fiore and J.W. Swan. Rapid sampling of stochastic displacements in Brownian Dynamics simulations with stresslet constraints. Journal of Chemical Physics, 148, 044114 (2018). (link)
  8. Zs. Varga and J.W. Swan. Normal modes of weak colloidal gels. Physical Review E, 97, 012608 (2018). (link)
  9. Zs. Varga and J.W. Swan. Large scale anisotropies in sheared colloidal gels. Journal of Rheology, 62, 405-418 (2018). (link)
  10. Z. Sherman, H. Rosenthal and J.W. Swan. Phase Separation Kinetics of Dynamically Self-Assembling Nanoparticles with Toggled Interactions. Langmuir, 34, 1029-1041 (2018). (link)


  1. B. Schroyen, P. Van Puyveldeb, J.W. Swan and J. Vermant. Quantifying the dispersion quality of partially aggregated colloidal dispersions by high frequency rheology. Soft Matter, 13, 7897-7906 (2017). (link)
  2. M. Ramaswamy, N. Lin, B. Leahy, C. Ness, A. Fiore, J. Swan, and I. Cohen. How confinement-induced structures alter the contribution of hydrodynamic and short-ranged repulsion forces to the viscosity of colloidal suspensions. Physical Review X, 7, 041005 (2017). (link)
  3. A. Fiore, F. Balboa Usabiaga, A. Donev and J.W. Swan. Rapid Sampling of Stochastic Displacements in Brownian Dynamics Simulations. Journal of Chemical Physics, 146, 124116 (2017). (link)
  4. Y. Su, J.W. Swan and R.N. Zia. Pair mobility functions for rigid spheres in concentrated colloidal dispersions: Stresslet and straining motion couplings. Journal of Chemical Physics, 146, 124903 (2017). (link)


  1. G. Wang and J.W. Swan. Large amplitude oscillatory shear of hard-sphere colloidal dispersions: Brownian dynamics simulation and Fourier-transform rheology. Journal of Rheology, 60, 1041-1053 (2016). (link)
  2. Zs. Varga and J.W. Swan. Hydrodynamic interactions enhance gelation in dispersions of colloids with short-ranged attraction and long-ranged repulsion. Soft Matter, 12, 7670-7681 (2016). (link)
  3. Z. Sherman and J.W. Swan. Dynamic, directed self-assembly of nanoparticles via toggled interactions. ACS Nano, 10, 5260-5271 (2016). (link)
  4. M.H. Wong, R. Misra, J.P. Giraldo, S.Y. Kwak, Y. Son, M.P. Landry, J.W. Swan, D. Blankstein, M.S. Strano. Lipid Exchange Envelope Penetration (LEEP) of Nanoparticles for Plant Engineering: A Universal Localization Mechanism. Nano Letters, 16, 1161-1172 (2016). (link)
  5. J.W. Swan, A.K. Gurnon and N.J. Wagner. The medium amplitude oscillatory shear of semidilute colloidal dispersions. Part II: Third harmonic stress contribution. Journal of Rheology, 60, 241-255 (2016). (link)
  6. J.W. Swan and G. Wang. Rapid calculation of hydrodynamic and transport properties in concentrated solutions of colloidal particles and macromolecules. Physics of Fluids, 28, 011902 (2016). (link)


  1. R.N. Zia, J.W. Swan and Y. Su. Pair mobility functions for rigid spheres in concentrated colloidal dispersions: Force, torque, translation, and rotation. Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, 224901 (2015). (link)
  2. Zs. Varga, G. Wang and J.W. Swan. The hydrodynamics of colloidal gelation. Soft Matter, 46, 9009-9019 (2015). (link)
  3. Zs. Varga and J.W. Swan. Linear viscoelasticity of attractive colloidal dispersions. Journal of Rheology, 59, 1271-1298 (2015). (link)
  4. J.L. Bauer, Y. Liu, M.J. Kurian, J.W. Swan and E.M.Furst. Coarsening mechanics of a colloidal suspension in toggled fields. Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, 074901 (2015). (link)
  5. S.R. Risbud and J.W. Swan. Dynamic self-assembly of colloids through periodic variation of inter-particle potentials. Soft Matter, 16, 3232-3240 (2015). (link)


  1. J.W. Swan, J.L. Bauer, Y. Liu and E.M. Furst. Directed colloidal self-assembly in toggled magnetic fields. Soft Matter, 10, 1102-1109 (2014). (link)
  2. J.W. Swan, P.A. Vasquez and E.M. Furst. Buckling Instability of Self-Assembled Colloidal Columns. Physical Review Letters, 113, 138301 (2014). (link)
  3. J.W. Swan, E.M. Furst and N.J. Wagner. The medium amplitude oscillatory shear of semi-dilute colloidal dispersions. Part I: Linear response and normal stress differences. Journal of Rheology, 58, 307-337 (2014). (link)
  4. J.W. Swan, R.N. Zia and J.F. Brady. Large amplitude oscillatory micorheology. Journal of Rheology, 58, 1-41 (2014). (link)


  1. V.N. Michailidou, J.W. Swan, J.F. Brady and G. Petekidis. Anisotropic diffusion of concentrated hard-sphere colloids near a hard wall studied by evanescent wave dynamic light scattering. Journal of Chemical Physics, 139(16), 164905 (2013). (link)
  2. J.W. Swan and R.N. Zia. Active microrheology - fixed-velocity versus fixed-force. Physics of Fluids, 25, 083308 (2013). (link)
  3. M.M. Shindel, J.W. Swan and E.M. Furst. Calibration of an optical tweezer microrheometer by sequential impulse response. Rheologica Acta 52(5), 455-465 (2013). (link)
  4. J.W. Swan and E.M. Furst. Nonequilibrium distributions and hydrodynamic coupling distort the measurement of nanoscale forces near interfaces. Biophysical Journal 104(4), 863-872 (2013). (link)
  5. J.W. Swan, M.M. Shindel and E.M. Furst. Measuring thermal rupture force distributions from an ensemble of trajectories. Physical Review Letters 109(19), 198302 (2012). (link)
  6. J.W. Swan, et al. Multi-scale kinetics of a field-directed colloidal phase transition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 109(40), 16023-16028 (2012). (link)
  7. J.W. Swan and E.M. Furst. A simpler expression for Henry’s function describing the electrophoretic mobility of spherical colloids. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 388(1), 92-94 (2012). (link)
  8. J.W. Swan and J.F. Brady. The hydrodynamics of confined dispersions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 687, 254-299 (2011). (link)
  9. J.W. Swan and J.F. Brady. Anisotropic diffusion in concentrated colloidal dispersions: the evanescent diffusivity. Journal of Chemical Physics 135, 014701 (2011). (link)
  10. J.W. Swan, J.F. Brady and R.S. Moore. Modeling hydrodynamic self-propulsion with Stokesian Dynamics. Or teaching Stokesian Dynamics to swim. Physics of Fluids 23(7), 071901 (2011). (link)
  11. J.W. Swan, P.P. Lele, J.F. Brady, E.M Furst and N.J. Wagner. Colloidal diffusion and hydrodynamic screening near boundaries. Soft Matter 7, 6844, (2011). (link)
  12. J.W. Swan and J.F. Brady. Particle motion between parallel walls: hydrodynamics and simulation. Physics of Fluids 22(10), 103301 (2010). (link)
  13. V.N. Michailidou, G. Petekidis, J.W. Swan and J.F. Brady. Dynamics of concentrated hard-sphere colloids near a wall. Physical Review Letters 109, 068302 (2009). (link)
  14. J.W. Swan and A.S. Khair. On the hydrodynamics of ‘slip-stick’ spheres. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 606, 115-132 (2008). (link)
  15. J.W. Swan and J.F. Brady. Simulation of hydrodynamically interacting particles near a no-slip plane wall. Physics of Fluids 19, 113306 (2007). (link)