Lidka, S., Harsányi, K., Baumgartner, E., Pichler, L., Baiko, D., Wasmuth, K., Heitz, J., Meyer, M., Joel, A.-C., Bonse, J., Baumgartner, W. Laser-processed antiadhesive bionic combs for handling nanofibers inspired by nanostructures on the legs of cribellate spiders. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology

Baumgart, L., Schaa, E.-M., Menzel, F., Joel, A.-C. Change of mechanical characteristics in spider silk capture threads after contact with prey. Acta Biomaterialia

Joel, A.-C., Schmitt, D., Baumgart, L., Menzel, F. Insect cuticular hydrocarbon composition influences their interaction with spider capture threads. Journal of Experimental Biology


Meyer, M., Buchberger, G., Heitz, J., Baiko, D., Joel, A.-C. Ambient Climate Influences Anti-Adhesion between Biomimetic Structured Foil and Nanofibers. Nanomaterials

Weissbach, M., Neugebauer, M., Joel, A.-C. Cribellate thread production as model for spider’s spinneret kinematics. Journal of Comparative Physiology A

Joel, A.-C., Linde, J.R.N., Comanns, P., Emonts, C., Weissbach, M., Flecks, M., Rödder, D. Phylogenetic and morphological influence on habitat choice in moisture-harvesting horned lizards (Phrynosoma spp.). Ecology and Evolution

Lüken, A.; Geiger, M.; Steinbeck, L.; Joel, A.-C.; Lampert, A.; Linkhorst, J.; Wessling, M. Biocompatible micron-scale silk fibers fabricated by microfluidic wet spinning. Advanced healthcare materials

Wolff, J.O.; Liprandi, D.; Bosia, F.; Joel, A.-C.; Pugno, N.M. Robust substrate anchorages of silk lines with extensible nano-fibres. Soft Matter


Piorkowski, D., Liao, C.-P., Joel, A.-C.,Wu, C.-L., Doran, N., Blamires, S.J., Pugno, N.M., Tso, I-M. Adhesion of spider cribellate silk enhanced in high humidity by mechanical plasticization of the underlying fiber. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Material

Stratakis, E., Bonse, J., Heitz, J., Siegel, J., Tsibidis, G.D., Skoulas, E., Papadopoulos, A., Mimidis, A., Joel, A.-C., Comanns, P., Krüger, J., Florian, C., Fuentes-Edfuf, Y., Solis, J., Baumgartner, W. Laser engineering of biomimetc surfaces. Material Science and Engineering: R

Joel, A.-C., Meyer, M., Heitz, J., Heiss, A., Park, D., Adamova, H., Baumgartner, W. Biomimetic combs as anti-adhesive tools to manipulate nanofibers. ACS Applied Nano Materials

Piorkowski, D., Blackledge, T.A., Liao,C.-P., Joel, A.-C., Weissbach, M., Wu, C.-L., Tso, I-M. Uncoiling springs promote mechanical functionality of spider cribellate silkJournal of Experimental Biology


Grannemann, C.C.F., Meyer, M., Reinhardt, M., Ramírez, M.J., Herberstein, M.E., Joel, A.-C. Small behavioral adaptations enable more effective prey capture by producing 3D-structured spider threads. Scientific Reports

Joel, A.-C. & Weissbach, M. Same principles but different purposes: passive fluid handling throughout the animal kingdom. Integrative and Comparative Biology


Heiss, A., Park, D. & Joel, A.-C. The calamistrum of the feather-legged spider Uloborus plumipes investigated by FIB-SEM tomography. Microscopy and Microanalysis

Akdere, M., Comanns, P., Weißbach, M., Gries, T. Microclimate regulation with spacer fabrics. 8th International Istanbul Textile Conference

Joel, A.-C., Buchberger, G. & Comanns, C. Moisture-harvesting reptiles – a review. In: Gorb, S.N.; Gorb, E.V. (ed): Functional Surfaces of Biology III: Diversity of the Physical Phenomena. Springer Science & Business Media

Joel, A.-C. & Foelix, R. Beutebehandlung bei der Kescherspinne Deinopis und anderen cribellaten Spinnen. Arachne

Joel, A.-C., Adamova, H. & Bräunig, P. Mechanoreceptive sensillum fields at the tarsal tip of insect legs. Journal of Morphology


Bott, R. A, Baumgartner, W., Bräunig, P., Menzel, F. & Joel, A.-C. Adhesion enhancement of cribellate capture threads by epicuticular waxes of the insect prey sheds new light on spider web evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Joel, A.-C. & Baumgartner, W. Nanofibre production in spiders without electric charge. Journal of Experimental Biology

Joel, A.-C., Habedank, A. & Mey, J. Vibratory movements in contests between females of the feather-legged spider Uloborus plumipes. Zoology

Joel, A.-C., Habedank, A., Hausen, J. & Mey, J. Fighting for the web: competition between female feather-legged spiders (Uloborus plumipes). Zoology


Joel, A.-C., Scholz, I., Orth, L., Kappel, P. & Baumgartner, W. Morphological adaptation of the calamistrum to the cribellate spinning process in Deinopoidae (Uloboridae, Deinopidae). Royal Society Open Science

Foelix, R.F., Rechenberg, I., Erb, B. & Joel, A.-C. Über den Bau der Wohnröhren bei wüstenlebenden Spinnen. Arachne


Joel, A.-C., Kappel, P., Adamova, H., Baumgartner, W. & Scholz, I. Cribellate thread production in spiders: Complex processing of nano-fibres into a functional capture thread. Arthropod Structure & Development

Krieger, H., Jandrey, S., Joel, A.-C., Comanns, P., Scholz, I., Gries, T. & Baumgartner, W.; Passiver gerichteter Flüssigkeitstransport senkrecht zu einer Oberfläche. DPMA, No. 10 2015 001 461.7 (pending)

Foelix, R.F., Joel, A.-C. & Erb, B. Wie die Kräuselradnetzspinne Uloborus ihre Beute einwickelt und verdaut. Arachne

Foelix, R.F., Rechenberg, I., Erb, B. & Joel, A.-C. Zum Sandtransport der „Radlerspinne“ Cebrennus rechenbergi JÄGER, 2014. Arachne