Publications and Patents

US and International Patents Awarded
  1. United States Patent Number 5,628,824 entitled "High Growth Rate Homoepitaxial Diamond Film Deposition at High Temperatures by Microwave Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapor Deposition, Yogesh. K. Vohra and Thomas. S. McCauley, Date of Patent: May 13, 1997.
  2. United States Patent Number 6,183,818 entitled “Process for Ultra Smooth Diamond Coating on Metals and Uses Thereof”, Yogesh K. Vohra and Shane A. Catledge, Date of Patent: February 6, 2001.
  3. United States Patent Number 6,858,078 entitled “Apparatus and Method for Diamond Production”, Russell Hemley, Ho-Kwang Mao, Chih-Shiue Yan and Yogesh Vohra, Date of Patent: February 22, 2005.
  4. U.S. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/721,697 entitled “Ultra Smooth Nanostructured Diamond Films and Compositions and Methods for Producing Same”, by Valeriy V. Konovalov, Yogesh K. Vohra, and Shane A. Catledge, Filed on September 29th, 2006.
  5. United States Patent Number 7,235,130 entitled “Apparatus and Method for Diamond Production”, Russell J. Hemley, Ho-kwang Mao, Chih-Shiue Yan and Yogesh K. Vohra, Date of Patent: June 26, 2007.
  6. United States Patent Number 7,452,420 entitled “Apparatus and Method for Diamond Production”, Russell J. Hemley, Ho-kwang Mao, Chih-Shiue Yan and Yogesh K. Vohra, Date of Patent: November 18, 2008.
  7. U2013-0088. Articles and methods related to transdermal delivery of a therapeutic agent. Penman, A.; Wick, T.M.; Carmona-Moran, C.A., Kharlampieva, E.
  8. U2013-0008. Multilayer hydrogels of poly(4-vinylpyridene) with pH-triggered swelling and surface wettability. Kharlampieva, E.; Kozlovskaya, V.; Wan, Y.; Cropek, D.; Arcibal, I. PCT/US13/30708
  9. U2011-0057 Biodegradable photocatalytic nanocomposite microsponges of polylactic acid. Kharlampieva, E., Yancey, B., PCT/US2012/42880
  10. U2011-0058. Biomimetic ultrathin hydrogel coatings for pancreatic islet transplantation. Kharlampieva, E, Kozlovskaya, V. Cui, W., Thompson, J. A., PCT/US12/455222

Publications 2006 to present:


Culpepper, BK, Webb, WM, Bellis, SL  (2014) Tunable delivery of bioactive peptides from HA biomaterials and allograft bone using variable length polyglutamate domains.  J. Biomed  Mater  Res, 102: 1008-1016

Bonvallet, PP, Culpepper, BK, Bain, JL,  Thomas, S.J., Bellis, SL.  (2014) Microporous dermal-like electrospun scaffolds promote accelerated skin regeneration.  Tissue Eng, 20:2434-2445

Bain, JL, Culpepper, BK, Reddy, MS, Bellis, SL.   (2014) Comparing variable-length polyglutamate domains to anchor an osteoinductive collagen-mimetic  peptide to diverse bone graft materials.  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants, in press

F. Liu, V. Kozlovskaya, O. Zavgorodnya, C. Martinez-Lopez, S. Catledge, E. Kharlampieva, Encapsulation of anticancer drug with hydrogen-bonded multilayers of tannic acid. Soft Matter 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C4SM01813C.

O. Zavgorodnya, V. Kozlovskaya, X. Liang, N. Kothalawala, S. Catledge, A. Dass, E. Kharlampieva, Temperature-responsive properties of nanothin poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) multilayer hydrogels in the presence of Hofmeister anions. Materials Research Express 2014, 1, 035039.

X. Liang, V. Kozlovskaya, C. P. Cox, Y. Wang, M. Saeed, E. Kharlampieva, Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Thermosensitive Double-hydrophilic Poly(N-vinylcaprolactam)-b-poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) Diblock Copolymers. J. Polym. Sci. A: Polym. Chem. 2014, 52, 2725-2737.

V. Kozlovskaya, J. Alexander, Y. Wang, T. Kuncewicz, X. Liu, B. Godin, E. Kharlampieva, Internalization of Red Blood Cell-mimicking Hydrogel Capsules with pH-triggered Shape Responses. ACS Nano 2014, 8(6), 5725-5737.

E. Kharlampieva, V. Kozlovskaya, 2014, "Cytocompatibility and Toxicity of Functional Coatings Engineered at Cell Surfaces", In Cell Surface Engineering: Fabrication of Functional Nanoshells, R. W. Fakhrullin, I. S. Choi, Y. M. Lvov (Eds), Ch. 6, pp. 98-125. Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), DOI:10.1039/9781782628477-00098

S. Vyazovkin, K. Chrissafis, M. L. Di Lorenzo, N. Koga, M. Pijolat, B. Roduit, N. Sbirrazzuoli, J. J. Suñol, ICTAC Kinetics Committee Recommendations for Collecting Experimental Thermal Analysis Data for Kinetic Computations, Thermochim. Acta, 2014, v. 590, 1-23.

B. Yancey, S. Vyazovkin, Venturing into kinetics and mechanism of nanoconfined solid-state reactions: Trimerization of sodium dicyanamide in nanopores, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, v. 16, N23, 11409-11416.

J. R. Prado, S. Vyazovkin, Melting of gelatin gels containing laponite, montmorillonite, and chitosan particles, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2014, v. 215, N9, 867-872.

S. Vyazovkin, B. Yancey, K. Walker, Polymer melting kinetics appears to be driven by heterogeneous nucleation,       Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2014, v. 215, N2, 205-209. 

U. Sunay, J. Dashdorj, M. E. Zvanut, J. G. Harrison, J. H. Leach, and K. 
Udwary, "Charge transfer in Fe-doped GaN: The role of the donor”,  AIP Conference Proceedings 1583, 297 (2014).


Zheng, Y, McFarland, BC, Drygin, D, Yu, H, Bellis, SL, Kim, H,  Bredel, M, Benveniste, EN (2013) Targeting protein kinase CK2 suppresses pro-survival signaling pathways and growth of glioblastoma.  Clin Cancer Res, 19: 6484-6494

Culpepper, BK, Bonvallet, PP, Reddy, MS, Ponnazhagan, S, Bellis, SL (2013) Polyglutamate directed coupling of bioactive peptides for the delivery of osteoinductive signals on allograft bone.  Biomaterials, 34: 1506-1513

Culpepper, BK, Morris, DS, Prevelige, PE, Bellis, SL (2013) Engineering nanocages with polyglutamate domains for coupling to hydroxyapatite biomaterials and allograft bone. Biomaterials, 34: 2455-2463

Swindall, AF, Londono-Joshi, AI, Schultz, MJ, Fineberg, N, Buchsbaum, DJ, Bellis, SL (2013) ST6Gal-I protein expression is upregulated in human epithelial tumors and correlates with stem cell markers in normal tissues and colon cancer cell lines.  Cancer Res, 73: 2368-2378

Schultz, MJ, Swindall, AF, Wright, JW, Sztul, ES, Landen, CN, Bellis, SL.  (2013) ST6Gal-I sialyltransferase confers cisplatin resistance in ovarian tumor cells.  J Ovarian Res, 6: 25

S. Vyazovkin, B. Yancey, K. Walker, Nucleation driven kinetics of poly(ethylene terephthalate) melting, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2013, v. 214, N22, 2562−2566.

R. Farasat, B. Yancey, S. Vyazovkin, High Temperature Solid-solid Transition in Ammonium Chloride Confined to Nanopores, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013, v. 117, N26, 13713-13721.

J. L. Atkinson, S. Vyazovkin, Dynamic Mechanical Analysis and Hydrolytic Degradation Behavior of Linear and Branched Poly(L-lactide)s and Poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide)s    Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2013, v. 214, N7, 835-843.

R. Farasat, B. Yancey, S. Vyazovkin, Loading salts from solutions into nanopores: model and its test, Chem. Phys. Lett.
, 2013, v. 558, 72-76.

PJ Jency, V Thomas, M Jayabalan, (2013) Synthesis and Evaluation of Carboxy
Terminated Poly (trimethylene propane trifumarate)–Poly (ethylene glycol) as a Biodegradable Mucoadhesive Resin, Advances in Polymer Technology 32 (3). DOI: 10.1002/adv.20200

Sarah Kezar, Haylie Reed, Virginia Aida, Vinoy Thomas, Yogesh Vohra, Candace Floyd (2013) DEVELOPMENT OF AN OBJECTIVE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM OF DORSAL ROOT GANGLION OUTGROWTH, JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA 30 (15), A61-A61.

Reginna E Scarber, Amanee D Salaam, Vinoy Thomas, Gregg M Janowski, Derrick Dean (2013) Direct SolGel Electrospinning of Fibrous Bioglass Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering, Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 3 (4), 440-447.

M Ramalingam, MF Young, V Thomas, L Sun, LC Chow, CK Tison, K Chatterjee, WC Miles, CG Simon . (2013) Nanofiber scaffold gradients for interfacial tissue engineering, Journal of biomaterials applications 27 (6), 695-705

Biliyar N Bhat, Dave L Ellis, Vadim Smelyanskiy, Michael Foygel, Aaron Rape, Jogender Singh, Yogesh K Vohra, Vinoy Thomas, Kyle G Otte, Deyu Li (2013) Copper-Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes and Copper-Diamond Composites for Advanced Rocket Engines, NASA Technical Report 2013, April 29.

J. Chen, V. Kozlovskaya, A. Goins, J. Campos-Gomez, M. Saeed, E. Kharlampieva, Biocompatible shaped particles from dried multilayer polymer capsules. Biomacromolecules 2013, DOI: 10.1021/bm4008666.

Y. Wang, V. Kozlovskaya, I. Arcibal, D. Cropek, E. Kharlampieva, Highly swellable ultrathin poly(4-vinylpyridine) multilayer hydrogels with pH-triggered surface wettability. Soft Matter 2013, 9(39), 9420-9429.

M. Petr, E. Kharlampieva, D. Cropek, S. Grimme, On the origin of the major peak cluster spacing in the mass spectra of copolymers. Macromolecules 2013, 46(15), 6233-6242.

V. Kozlovskaya, O. Zavgorodnya, Y. Wang, J. F. Ankner, E. Kharlampieva, Tailoring Architecture of Nanothin 

Y. Lu, A. Zhuk, L. Xu, X. Liang, E. Kharlampieva, S. A. Sukhishvili, Tunable pH and temperature response of weak polyelectrolyte brushes: Role of hydrogen-bonding and monomer hydrophobicity. Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 5464-5472


Phipps, MC, Clem, WC, Grunda, JM, Clines, GA, and Bellis, SL (2012) Increasing the pore sizes of bone-mimetic electrospun scaffolds comprised of polycaprolactone, collagen I and hydroxyapatite to enhance cell infiltration.  Biomaterials, 33: 524-534.

Phipps MC, Xu Y, and Bellis SL. (2012) Delivery of platelet-derived growth factor as a chemotactic factor for mesenchymal stem cells by bone-mimetic electrospun scaffolds.  PLoS One 7:e40831

S. Vyazovkin, Thermogravimetric Analysis, in: “Characterization of materials”, 2nd ed.; Ed. E. Kaufmann, John Wiley & Sons, 2012 (ISBN: 978-1-1181-1074-4), Vol. 1, p. 471-482 (invited book chapter)

N. Guigo, N. Sbirrazzuoli, S. Vyazovkin, Atypical gelation in gelatin solutions probed by ultra fast calorimetry, Soft Matter, 2012, v. 8, N27, 7116-7121 (featured on journal cover)

J. L. Atkinson, S. Vyazovkin, Thermal Properties and Degradation Behavior of Linear and Branched Poly(L-lactide)s and Poly(L-lactide-co-glycolide)s,   Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2012, v. 213, N9, 924–936.

N. Guigo, N. Sbirrazzuoli, S. Vyazovkin, Gelation on heating of supercooled gelatin solutions, Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2012, v. 33, N 8, 698-702.

J. Dashdorj, , M. E. Zvanut, J. G. Harrison, K. 
Udwary and T. Paskova “Charge transfer in semi-insulating Fe-doped GaN”,  J. Appl. Phys. 112, 013712 (2012).

P. V. Bapat, R. Kraft*, and R. P. Camata, “Gas Phase Laser Synthesis of Aggregation-Free, Size-Controlled Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles,” Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1163 (2012); DOI 10.1007/s11051-012-1163-3

Gerogiy M Tsoi, Walter Malone*, Walter Uhoya, Jonathan E Mitchell, Yogesh K Vohra, Lowell E Wenger, Athena S Sefat and S T Weir, “Pressure-induced superconductivity in Ba0:5Sr0:5Fe2As2”, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 495702 (2012).

S.A. Catledge and S. Singh, Strong narrow-band luminescence from silicon-vacancy color centers in spatially localized sub-10 nm nanodiamond , Adv. Sci. Lett. 4, 512-515 (2011).

A. Stanishevsky, C. Styres, H. Yockell-Lelievere, N. Yusuf, Nanostructured Carbon Beads – Properties and Biomedical Applications, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 11, 8705-8711 (2011).

 M.J. Walock, I. Rahil, Y. Zou, L. Imhoff, S.A. Catledge, C. Nouveau, A.V. Stanishevsky, Sputtered tungsten-based ternary and quaternary layers for nanocrystalline diamond deposition, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 12, 4825–4831 (2012).

A.V. Stanishevsky, M. Walock, , Y. Zou, L. Imhoff, A. Zairi, C. Nouveau, Growth of WC-Cr-N and WC-Al-N coatings in a RF-magnetron sputtering process, Vacuum (2012) (in press).

Murugan R,  Young M. F, Thomas V., Sun L, Chow L. C, Tison C.K, Chatterjee K, Miles W. C and Simon, C. G. Jr  (2012) Nanofiber Scaffold Gradients for Intefacial Tissue Engineering. J Biomater Applications. doi:10.1177/0885328211423783.

Deshpande H.D, Dean D.R., Thomas V., Clem W., Jose M.V., Nyairo E., Mishra MCarbon Nanofiber Reinforced Polycaprolactone Fibrous Meshes by Electrostatic Co-spinning. Current Nanoscience (2012) (In press).

Thomas V* and Vohra Y.K,  Functionally Graded and Cell-integrated Nanofibrous Scaffolds for Vascular  Tissue Engineering.  In: Integrated Biomaterials In Tissue Engineering, M. Ramalingam, Z. Haidar, S. Ramakrishna, H. Kobayashi, Y. Haikel (eds). Wiley-Scrinever, 2012.

Thomas V*, Mathew B., Dean D.R. and Nyairo E.,  Biodegradable Polymeric Nano-biomaterials for Cancer Therapeutic applications.  In: Signaling, Gene Regulation and Cancer  S.R. Singh and M. K. Mishra (eds), NOVA publishers, 2012.

Bottino MC, Vohra YK and Thomas V*, Spatially Designed Nanofibrous Membranes for Periodontal Tissue Regeneration, In: Biomaterials and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine M. Ramalingam, J. Best, S. Ramakrishna (eds). CRC press. 2012.

 Catledge S. A., Thomas, VDiamond Based Materials for Biomedical Applications. R. Narayan (ed). Woodhead Publishing Ltd. 2012.

 Bottino,M.C., Thomas, V., Schmidt, S., Vohra,Y.K., Chu, T.M.G., Kowolik, , M.J., Janowski G.M. Recent advances in the development of GTR/GBR membranes for periodontal regeneration—A materials perspective. Dental Materials 28: 703-721 (2012)

Thomas V., Halloran B. A., Ambalavanan N., Catledge S. A., Vohra Y. K. In vitro studies on the effect of particle size on macrophage responses to nanodiamond wear debris.  Acta Biomaterialia 8 (5):1939-47 (2012).


Culpepper, BK, Phipps, MC, Bonvallet, PP and Bellis, SL (2011) Enhancement of peptide coupling to hydroxyapatite and implant osseointegration through collagen mimetic peptide modified with a polyglutamate domain. Biomaterials, 31: 9586-9594

Zhang, X, Xu, Y, Thomas, V, Bellis, SL and Vohra, YK (2011) Engineering an anti-platelet adhesion layer on an electrospun scaffold using porcine endothelial progenitor cells. J Biomed Mater Res. A, 97:145-151

Swindall, AF and Bellis, SL (2011)Sialylation of the Fas death receptor by ST6Gal-I provides protection against Fas-mediated apoptosis in colon carcinoma cells.  J Biol Chem, 286: 22982-22990

Phipps, MC, Clem WC, Catledge, SA, Xu, Y, Hennessy, KM, Thomas, V, Jablonsky, MJ, Chowdhury, S, Stanishevsky, AV, Vohra, YK and Bellis, SL (2011) Mesenchymal stem cell responses to bone-mimetic electrospun matrices composed of polycaprolactone, collagen I and nanoparticulate hydroxyapatite. PLoS One, 6: e16813

Liu, Z, Swindall, AF, Kesterson, RA, Schoeb, TR, Bullard, DC, and Bellis, SL (2011) ST6Gal-I regulates macrophage apoptosis via α2-6 sialylation of the TNFR1 death receptor, J Biol Chem 286: 39654-39662

J. L. Atkinson, S. Vyazovkin, Non-oxidative Thermal Degradation of Poly(glycidol), Poly(glycidol)-g-L-lactide and Poly(glycidol)-g-glycolide, Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2011, v. 212, N19, 2103-2131.

J. R. Prado, S. Vyazovkin, Activation energies of water vaporization from the bulk and from laponite, montmorillonite, and chitosan powders, Thermochim. Acta, 2011, v. 524, N1-2, 197-201.

S. Vyazovkin, A. K. Burnham, J. M. Criado, L. A. Pérez-Maqueda, C. Popescu, N. Sbirrazzuoli, ICTAC Kinetics Committee Recommendations for Performing Kinetic Computations on Thermal Analysis Data,     Thermochim. Acta, 2011, v. 520, N1-2, 1-19.

Xing Zhang, Vinoy Thomas, Y. Ma, Susan L. Bellis, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Engineering an antiplatelet adhesion layer on an electrospun scaffold using porcine endothelial progenitor cells” J. Biomed Mater Res. 97A, 145 (2011).

S.A. Catledge, R. Vaid, P. Diggins, J.J. Weimer, M. Koopman, Y. K. Vohra, “Improved adhesion of22, 307 (2011).

Vinoy Thomas, Thomas Donahoe, Elijah Nyairo, Derrick R. Dean, Yogesh K. Vohra, “Electrospinning of Biosyn_-based tubular conduits: Structural, morphological, and mechanical characterizations”, Acta Biomaterialia 7, 2070 (2011).

Leigh Booth, Shane A. Catledge, Dustin Nolen, Raymond G. Thompson, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Synthesis and Characterization of Multilayered Diamond Coatings for Biomedical Implants”, Materials 4, 857 (2011).

M.C. Phipps, W. C. Clem, S. A. Catledge, Y. Xu, K. M. Hennessy, V. Thomas, M. J. Jablonsky, S. Chowdhury, A. V. Stanishevsky, Y.K. Vohra, and S. L. Bellis, “Mesenchymal stem cell responses to bone-mimetic electrospun matrices composed of polycaprolactone”, collagen I and nanoparticulate hydroxyapatite. PLoS ONE 6(2): e16813. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016813 (2011).


Jose, M, Thomas, V, Xu, Y, Bellis, S, Nyairo, E, Dean, D (2010) Aligned bioactive multi-component nanofibrous nanocomposite scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.  Macromolecular Bioscience, 10: 433-444

Zhang, X, Thomas, V, Xu Y, Bellis, SL, Vohra, YK (2010) An in vitro regenerated functional human endothelium on a nanofibrous electrospun scaffold.  Biomaterials, 31: 4376-4381

S. Vyazovkin, Thermal Analysis, Anal. Chem., 2010, v. 82, N12, 4936-4949.

S. Vyazovkin, V. Rives, C. Schick, Making impact in thermal sciences: Overview of highly cited papers published in Thermochimica Acta, Thermochim. Acta, 2010, v. 500, N1-2, 1-5.

L. Rast and J. G. Harrison, ”Computational Modeling of Electromagnetically Induced Heating of Magnetic Nanoparticle Materials for Hyperthermic  Cancer Treatment”,  Proceedings of Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, MA , July, 2010.

Xing Zhang, Vinoy Thomas, Yogesh K. Vohra, “Novel two-ply arterial scaffolds of electrospun polyglecaprone/ polycaprolactone/proteins blends”, J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Med. 21, 541 (2010).

Xing Zhang, Vinoy Thomas, Yuanyuan Xu, Susan L. Bellis, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “An in vitro regenerated functional human endothelium on a Nanofibrous electrospun scaffold”, Biomaterials 31, 4376 (2010).

Hyunbin Kim, Renato P. Camata, Shafiul Chowdhury, Yogesh K. Vohra, “In vitro dissolution and mechanical behavior of c-axis preferentially oriented hydroxyapatite thin films fabricated by pulsed laser deposition”, Acta Biomaterialia 6, 3234 (2010).


Anderson JM, Kushwaha M, Tambralli A, Bellis SL, Camata RP, Jun HW.  (2009) Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells directed by extracellular matrix-mimicking ligands in a biomimetic self-assembled peptide amphiphile nanomatrix. Biomacromolecules, 10, 2935-2944

Hennessy, KM, Pollot, BE, Clem, WC, Phipps, MC, Sawyer, AA, Culpepper, BK and Bellis, SL  (2009) The effect of collagen I mimetic peptides on mesenchymal stem cell adhesion and  differentiation, and on bone formation at hydroxyapatite surfaces. Biomaterials, 30, 1898-1909

R. B. Prime, H. E. Bair, S. Vyazovkin, P. K. Gallagher, A. Riga, Chapter 3. Thermogravimetric Analysis, p. 241-317 in: “Thermal Analysis of Polymers, Fundamentals and Applications”, Eds. J. D. Menczel and R. B. Prime, John Wiley & Sons, 2009, 688p. (invited book chapter)

I. Dranca, S. Vyazovkin, Thermal stability of gelatin gels: effect of preparation conditions on the activation energy barrier to melting, Polymer, 2009, v. 50, N20, 4859-4867.

K. Chen, S. Vyazovkin, Isoconversional kinetics of glass aging, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2009, v. 113, N14, 4631-4635.

I. Dranca, S. Bhattacharya, S. Vyazovkin, R. Suryanarayanan, Molecular motions in amorphous sucrose and trehalose - correlation between alpha- and beta- relaxations, Pharm. Res, 2009, v. 26, N5, 1064-1072.

K. Chen, A. N. Baker, S. Vyazovkin, Concentration effect on temperature dependence of gelation rate in aqueous solutions of methylcellulose. Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2009, v. 210, N3-4, 211-216.

K. Chen, S. Vyazovkin, Temperature dependence of sol-gel conversion kinetics in gelatin-water system,   Macromol. Biosci., 2009, v. 9, N4, 383-392

Xing Zhang, Vinoy Thomas, Yogesh K. Vohra, “ In vitro Biodegradation of Designed Tubular Scaffolds of Electrospun Protein/Polyglyconate Blend Fibers”, J. Biomed. Mater. Res., Part B: Applied Biomaterials 89B, 135 (2009).

Parul Tyagi, Shane A. Catledge, Andrei Stanishevsky, Vinoy Thomas, and Y. K. Vohra, “Nanomechanical Properties of Electrospun Composite Scaffolds Based on Polycaprolactone and Hydroxyapatite”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 9, 4839 (2009).

Jose MV, Thomas V., Johnson, K, Dean DR, Nyairo E (2009) Aligned nanocomposite scaffolds based on PLGA/HAfor bone tissue engineering, Acta Biomater. 5, 305-315.

Jose MV, Thomas V, Dean DR, Nyairo E (2009) Fabrication and characterization

Simon CG, Yang Y, Thomas V, Dorsey SM, Morgan AW (2009) Cell interactions on biomaterials gradients and arrays- A Review, Comb. Chem. High Throughput. Screen. 12 (6), 544-553.

Bottino MC, Jose MV, Thomas V, Dean DR, Janowski GM (2009) Freeze-dried acellular dermal matrix graft: Effects of rehydration on physical, chemical, and mechanical properties, Dent. Mater. 2 5, 1109–1115.

P. C. Caracciolo, Vinoy Thomas, Yogesh K. Vohra, F. Buffa, and G. A. Abraham, “Electrospinning of Novel Biodegradable Poly(ester urethane)s and Poly(ester urethane urea)s for Soft Tissue Engineering Applications”, J. Mater. Sci.: Mater Med. 20, 2129 (2009).

V. Thomas, X. Zhang, Y. K. Vohra, “ A Biomimetic Trilayer Tubular Scaffolds with Spatially Designed Nano-fibers of Electrospun Protein/PDS Bio-blends”, Biotechnol. Bioeng. 11104, 1025 (2009).


Rennolds, J, Bellis SL and Cormet-Boyaka, E  (2008) Low temperature induces the delivery of both mature and immature CFTR to the plasma membrane.  Biochem Biophys Res Comm, 366, 1025-1029

Liu, Y, Pan, D, Bellis, SL, and Song, Y (2008) Effect of altered glycosylation on the structure of the I-like domain of b1 integrin: A molecular dynamics study.  Proteins, 73, 989-1000

Varki, AP, Baum, LG, Bellis, SL, Cummings RD, Esko, JD, Hart, GW, Linhardt, RJ, Lowe, JB, McEver, RP, Srivastava, A and Sarkar, R (2008) Working Group Report: The Roles of Glycans in Hemostasis, Inflammation and Vascular Biology, Glycobiology, 18, 747-749

Hennessy, KM, Clem, WC, Phipps, MC, Sawyer, AA, Shaikh, FM and Bellis, SL. (2008) The effect of RGD peptides on osseointegration of hydroxyapatite implants.  Biomaterials 29, 3075-3083.

Vohra, S, Hennessy, KM, Sawyer, AA, Zhuo, Y and Bellis, SL.  (2008) Comparison of mesenchymal stem cell and osteosarcoma cell adhesion to hydroxyapatite.  J. Mater Sci: Mater Med, 19, 3567-3574

Christie, DR, Shaikh, FM, Lucas IV, J, Lucas III, J, and Bellis, SL. (2008) ST6Gal-I expression in ovarian cancer cells promotes an invasive phenotype by altering integrin glycosylation and function. J Ovarian Res, 1, 3

Shaikh, FM, Seales, EC, Clem WC, Hennessy KM, and Bellis, SL.  (2008) Tumor cell migration and invasion are regulated by expression of variant integrin glycoforms.  Exp Cell Res, 314, 2941-2950

Zhuo, Y, Chammas, R and Bellis, SL.  (2008) Sialylation of b1 integrins blocks cell adhesion to galectin-3 and protects cells against galectin-3 induced apoptosis.  J Biol Chem, 283, 22177-22185(*selected as a “Research Highlight” by Nature Glycomics Gateway)

A. J. Lang, S. Vyazovkin, Phase and Thermal Stabilization of Ammonium nitrate in the form of PVP-AN Glass, Mater. Lett., 2008, v. 62, N12-13, 1757-1760.

J. Dashdorj, M. E. Zvanut, J. G. Harrison, “Measurements of optical cross sections of the carbon vacancy in 4H-SiC by time-dependent photoelectron paramagnetic resonance”, J. Appl. Phys. 104, 113707 (2008)

Michael R. Hill, Shane A. Catledge, Valeriy Konovalov , William C. Clem, Shafiul A. Chowdhury , Brandon S. Etheridge, Andrei Stanishevsky, 85B, 140 (2008).

S. Chowdhury, J. Borham, S.A. Catledge, A.W. Eberhardt, P.S. Johnson, Y.K. Vohra, Synthesis and mechanical wear studies of ultra smooth nanostructured diamond (USND) coatings deposited by microwave plasma chemical vapor deposition with He/H2/CH4/N2 mixtures, Diamond Relat. Mater. 17, 419 (2008).

W.C. Clem, S. Chowdhury, S.A. Catledge, J. J. Weimer, F.M. Shaikh, K.M. Hennessy, V.V. Konovalov, M.R. Hill, A.Waterfeld, S.L. Bellis, and Y. K. Vohra, “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Interaction with Ultra Smooth Nanostructured Diamond for Wear Resistant Orthopaedic implants”, Biomaterials 29, 3461 (2008).

Qi Liang, Andrei Stanishevsky, , and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Tribological Properties of Undoped and Boron-Doped Nanocrystalline Diamond Films”, Thin Solid Films 517, 800 (2008).

Qi Liang, Joseph G. Harrison, and Yogesh K. Vohra “Modeling of Nitrogen/diborane/methane/hydrogen Plasma for Nanocrystalline Diamond Growth: Comparison with Experimental Data”, Diamond & Related Materials 17, 2067 (2008).

Stanishevsky A, Chowdhury S, Chinoda P, Thomas V (2008) Hydroxyapatite nanoparticle loaded collagen fiber composites: Microstructure and nanoindentation study, J. Biomed. Mater. Res86A, 73-82.


Sawyer, AA, Hennessy, KM and Bellis, SL (2007) The effect of adsorbed serum proteins, RGD and proteoglycan-binding peptides on the adhesion of mesenchymal stem cells to hydroxyapatite. Biomaterials, 28, 383-392

Bei, L, Lu, YF, Bellis, SL, Zhou, W, Horvath, E and Eklund, EA (2007) Identification of a HoxA10-activation domain necessary for transcription of the gene encoding b3 integrin during myeloid differentiation. J Biol Chem, 282,16846-59

K. Chen, K. Harris, S. Vyazovkin, Tacticity as a factor contributing to the thermal stability of polystyrene, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2007, v. 208, N23, 2525-2532 (featured on journal cover).

K. Chen, C. A. Wilkie, S. Vyazovkin, Nano-confinement Revealed in Degradation and Relaxation Studies of Two Structurally Different Polystyrene-Clay Systems, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007, v. 111, N44, 12685-12692

S. Vyazovkin, K. Chen, Increase in effective activation energy during physical aging of a glass, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2007,  v. 448, N4-6, 203-207.

S. Vyazovkin, L. Vincent, N. Sbirrazzuoli, Thermal Denaturation of Collagen Analyzed by Isoconversional Method, Macromol. Biosci., 2007, v. 7, N11, 1181-1186 (featured on journal cover).

Y. Zhang, S. Vyazovkin, Effect of Substituents in Aromatic Amines on the Activation Energy of Epoxy-Amine Copolymerization, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007, v. 111, N25, 7098-7104.

S. Vyazovkin, I. Dranca, Effect of Physical Aging on Nucleation of Amorphous Indomethacin, J. Phys. Chem. B, 2007,  V. 111, N25, 7283-7287.

A. L. Bobovitch, Y. Unigovski, E. M. Gutman, E. Kolmakov, S. Vyazovkin, Viscoelastic Properties of Crosslinked LLDPE Films Biaxially Oriented at Temperatures Below Melting Point.   J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2007, v. 103, N6, 3718–3723.

Hyunbin Kim, Renato P. Camata, Sukbin Lee, Gregory S. Rohrer, Anthony D. Rollett, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Crystallographic Texture in Pulsed Laser Deposited Hydroxyapatite Bioceramic Coatings”, Acta Materialia 55, 131 (2007).

S. Chowdhury, Yogesh K. Vohra, Jack E. Lemons, Masaru Ueno, Junji Ikeda, “Accelerating Aging of Zirconia Femoral Head Implants: Change of Surface Structure and Mechanical Properties”, J. Biomed. Mater. Res., Part B: Applied Biomaterials 81, 486 (2007).

Wei Qiu, Yogesh K. Vohra, and Samuel T. Weir, “Role of Nitrogen in the Homoepitaxial Growth on Diamond Anvils by Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition”, J. Mater. Res. 22, 1112 (2007).

Vinoy Thomas, Moncy V. Jose, Bini Mathew, S. Chowdhury, Derrick R. Dean, Yogesh K. Vohra, “Nanostructured Biocomposite Scaffolds Based on Collagen Co-electrospun with Nanohydroxyapatite" Biomacromolecules 8, 631 (2007).

S. A. Catledge, W. C. Clem, N. Shrikishen, S. Chowdhury, A. V. Stanishevsky, M. Koopman, and Y. K. Vohra, “An Electrospun Triphasic Nanofibrous Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering”, Biomed. Mater. 2, 142 (2007).

V. Thomas, X. Zhang, S.A. Catledge, and Y.K. Vohra, “Functionally graded electrospun scaffolds with tunable mechanical properties for vascular tissue regeneration”, Biomed. Mater. 2, 224 (2007).


Kim, H, Camata, RP, Lee, S, Rohrer, GS,  Rollett, AD, Hennessy, KM, Bellis, SL, Vohra, YK  (2006) Calcium phosphate bioceramics with tailored crystallographic texture for controlling cell adhesio.  Materials Res Society Symp Procs 925, 7-12

Advincula, M.C., Rahemtulla, F.G., Advincula, R.C., Ada, E.T., Lemons, J.E., and Bellis, SL (2006) Osteoblast adhesion and matrix mineralization on sol-gel derived titanium alloy. Biomaterials, 27, 2201-2212

S. Vyazovkin, N. Sbirrazzuoli, Isoconversional Kinetic Analysis of Thermally Stimulated Processes in Polymers,        Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2006, v. 27, N18, 1515-1532 (invited feature article, featured on journal cover)

Y. Zhang, S. Vyazovkin, Comparative Cure Behavior of DGEBA and DGEBP with 4-nitro-1,2-phenylenediamine,  Polymer 2006, v. 47, N19, 6659-6663.

S. Vyazovkin, I. Dranca, Comparative relaxation dynamics of glucose and maltitol
Pharm. Res. 2006, v. 23, N9, 2158-2164.

S. Vyazovkin, I. Dranca, Activation energies derived from the pre-glass transition annealing peaks,             Thermochim. Acta 2006, v. 446, N1-2, 140-146. (invited paper, spec issue)

S. Vyazovkin, N. Sbirrazzuoli, I. Dranca, Variation in activation energy of the glass transition for polymers of different dynamic fragility, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2006, v. 207, N13, 1126-1130.

S. Vyazovkin, Thermal Analysis, Anal. Chem. 2006, v. 78, N12, 3875-3886. (invited fundamental review)

K. Chen, S. Vyazovkin, Mechanistic Differences in Degradation of Polystyrene and Polystyrene-clay Nanocomposite: Thermal and Thermo-oxidative Degradation, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2006, v. 207, N6, 587-595.

A. J. Lang, S. Vyazovkin, Effect of Pressure and Sample Type on Decomposition of Ammonium Perchlorate, Combust. Flame, 2006, v. 145, N4, 779-790.

S. Vyazovkin, Model-free Kinetics: Staying Free of Multiplying Entities without Necessity, J. Therm. Anal. Calorim. 2006, v. 83, N1, 45-51.

S. Vyazovkin, I. Dranca, Probing beta relaxation in pharmaceutically relevant glasses by using DSC, Pharm. Res., 2006, v. 23, N2, 422-428

S. Vyazovkin, I. Dranca, Isoconversional Analysis of Combined Melt and Glass Crystallization Data, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2006, v. 207, N1, 20-25.

William. C. Clem, Valeriy V. Konovalov, Shafiul Chowdhury, Yogesh K. Vohra , Shane A. Catledge, and Susan L. Bellis, “Mesenchymal Stem Cell Adhesion and Spreading on Microwave PlasmaNitrided Titanium Alloy”, J Biomed Mater Res. 76A(2), 279 (2006).

Vinoy Thomas, Sunita Jagani, Kalonda Johnson, Moncy  V. Jose, Derrick R. Dean, Yogesh K. Vohra, and Elijah Nyairo “Electrospun Bioactive Nanocomposite Scaffolds of Polycaprolactone and Nanohydroxyapatite for Bone Tissue Engineering”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6, 487–493 (2006).

Veleriy V. Konovalov, Andrew Melo, Shane A. Catledge, Shafiul Chowdhury, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Ultra-Smooth Nanostructured Diamond Films Deposited from He/H2CH4/N2 Microwave Plasmas”, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6, 258-261 (2006).

Shane A. Catledge, Vinoy Thomas, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Effect of Surface Oxides and Intermetallics on Nanostructured Diamond Coating of Nitinol”, Current Nanoscience 2, 9 (2006).

Vinoy Thomas, Derrick R. Dean, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Nanostructured Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine”, Current Nanoscience 2, 155 (2006).

Vinoy Thomas, Moncy  V. Jose, S. Chowdhury, Jonathan F. Sullivan, Derrick R. Dean, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Mechano-morphological Studies of Aligned Nanofibrous Scaffolds of Polycaprolactone Fabricated by Electrospinning”, J. Biomater. Sci. Polymer Edn 17, 969 (2006).

S. Chowdhury, Damon A. Hillman, Shane A. Catledge, Valery V. Konovalov, and Yogesh K. Vohra, “Synthesis of Ultra-Smooth Nanostructured Diamond (USND) Films by Microwave Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition Using He/H2/CH4/N2 Gas Mixture”, J. Mater. Res. 21, 2675 (2006).

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