Hatton, Benjamin D.

Assistant Professor

Hatton, Benjamin D.
BScEng (Queen’s), MEng (McMaster), PhD (Toronto)

Main Appointments

  • Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

Office: Lassonde Mining Building (MB), 170 College Street, Room 231

+1 416 978-5749 (office)
benjamin.hatton@utoronto.ca (email)
Microstructured Surfaces & Adaptive Materials (web)


Research Themes

Research Areas

  • bio-inspired materials design
  • self-assembly of nanocomposite and nanoporous structure
  • surface microstructure engineering
  • bacterial contamination of surfaces and biofouling
  • organic/inorganic templating
  • adaptive surface structures

Select Publications

M. A. Bucaro, Y. Vasquez, B. D. Hatton, J. Aizenberg, “Fine-Tuning the Degree of Stem Cell Polarization and Alignment on Ordered Arrays of High-Aspect-Ratio Nanopillars”, ACS nano (2012) 6(7), 6222-6230 (cover illustration)

L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, M. Kolle, J. Aizenberg, “Patterning Hierarchy in Direct and Inverse Opal Crystals”, Small (2012) 8(12), 1904-1911

T. S. Wong, S. H. Kang, S. K. Y. Tang, E. J. Smythe, B. D. Hatton, A. Grinthal, J. Aizenberg, “Bioinspired self-repairing slippery surfaces with pressure-stable omniphobicity”, Nature (2011) 477, 443-447.

B. D. Hatton, J. Aizenberg, “Writing on Superhydrophobic Nanopost Arrays – Topological Control for Bottom-up Assembly” Nano Letters (2012)

I. B. Burgess, L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, M. Kolle, M. Lončar, J. Aizenberg, “Patterned wettability in 3D photonic crystals”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2011) 133 (32), 12430–12432

V. Bahadur, L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, J. A. Taylor, J. Aizenberg, T. Krupenkin, “Predictive model for ice formation on superhydrophobic surfaces”, Langmuir (2011) 27(23), 14143-14150

L. Mishchenko, B. D. Hatton, V. Bahadur, J. A. Taylor, T. Krupenkin, J. Aizenberg “Design of ice-free surfaces based on repulsion of impacting water droplets”, ACS Nano (2010) 4 (12), 7699-7707 (cover illustration)

B. D. Hatton, L. Mishchenko, S. Davis, K. Sandhage, J. Aizenberg, “Assembly of large-area, highly ordered, crack-free inverse opal films”, Proc. National Acad. Sciences (2010) 107 (23), 10354-9

B. D. Hatton, V. Kitaev, D. Perovic, G. A Ozin, J. Aizenberg, “Low-temperature synthesis of nanoscale silica multilayers – atomic layer deposition in a test tube”, J. Materials Chemistry (2010) 20, 6009-13

B. D. Hatton, L. Mishchenko, R. Norwood, S. Davis, K. Sandhage, J. Aizenberg, “An Evaporative Co-assembly Method for Highly-Ordered Inverse Opal Films”, Proceedings of SPIE Symposium on MOEMS-MEMS: Micro- and Nanofabrication (2009), SPIE 7205, 72050F

B. D. Hatton, K. Landskron, W. J. Hunks, M. R. Bennett, D. Shukaris, D. D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, “Materials chemistry for low-k materials”, Materials Today (2006) 9 (3), 22-31 (cover illustration).

F. C. Peiris, B. D. Hatton, G. A. Ozin, and D. D. Perovic, “Anisotropy in periodic mesoporous silica and organosilica films studied by generalized ellipsometry”, Appl. Phys. Lett. (2005) 87(24), 241902-5

B. D. Hatton, K. Landskron, W. Whitnal, D.D. Perovic, G.A. Ozin, “Spin-Coated Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica (PMO) Thin Films – Towards a New Generation of Low k Materials”, Advanced Functional Materials, (2005) 15(5) 715-722.

Y. Cohen, K. Landskron, N. Tétreault, S. Fournier-Bidoz, B. D. Hatton, G. A. Ozin, “A Silicon-Silica Nanocomposite Material”, Advanced Functional Materials (2005) 15(4), 593-602.

B. D. Hatton, K. Landskron, W. Whitnal, D. D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, “Past, Present and Future of Periodic Mesoporous Organosilica – The PMOs”, Accounts of Chemical Research (2005) 38, 305-312.

A. Arsenault, S. Fournier-Bidoz, B. D. Hatton, H. Míguez, N. Tétreault, E. Vekris, S. Wong, S. M. Yang, V. Kitaev, G. A. Ozin, “Towards the synthetic all-optical computer: science fiction or reality?”, J. Materials Chemistry (2004) 14(5), 781-794.

K. Landskron, B. D. Hatton, D. D. Perovic, G. A. Ozin, “Periodic Mesoporous Organosilicas Containing Interconnected [Si(CH2)]3 Rings”, Science (2003) 302(5643), 266-269.

See current publications list at PubMed