Mechanosensitivity of human oligodendrocytes

Espinosa-Hoyos D., Burstein S.R., Cha J., Jain T., Nijsure M., Jagielska A., Fossati V., Van Vliet K.J.

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 14 (2020). DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2020.00222


Mechanical regulation of oligodendrocyte biology

Makhija E., Espinosa-Hoyos D., Jagielska A., Van Vliet K.J.

Neuroscience Letters 717 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.neulet.2019.134673


Characterizing viscoelastic mechanical properties of highly compliant polymers and biological tissues using impact indentation

Mijailovic A.S., Qing B., Fortunato D., Van Vliet K.J.

Acta Biomaterialia 71 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.02.017


Mechanical strain alters cellular and nuclear dynamics at early stages of oligodendrocyte differentiation

Makhija E., Jagielska A.,  Zhu L., Bost A., Ong W., Chew S.Y., Shivashankar G.V., Van Vliet K.J.

Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 12 (2018). DOI: 10.3389/fncel.2018.00059


Engineered 3D-printed artificial axons

Espinosa-Hoyos D., Jagielska A., Homan K.A., Du H., Busbee T., Anderson D.G., Fang N.X., Lewis J.A., Van Vliet K.J.

Scientific Reports 8 (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18744-6



Material viscoelastic properties modulate the mesenchymal stem cell secretome for applications in hematopoietic recovery

Liu F.D., Pishesha N., Poon Z., Kaushik T., Van Vliet K.J.

ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 3 (2017). DOI: : 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00644


Poly(HDDA)-based polymers for microfabrication and mechanobiology

Espinosa-Hoyos D., Du H., Fang N.X., Van Vliet K.J.

MRS Advances 2 (2017). DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.57



Hierarchical design of synthetic gel composites optimized to mimic the impact energy dissipation response of brain tissue

Qing B., Van Vliet K.J.

Molecular Systems Design & Engineering 1 (2016). DOI: 10.1039/c6me00051g



Effects of elevated temperature on the structure and properties of calcium-silicate-hydrate gels: The role of confined water

Bonnaud P.A., Ji Q., Van Vliet, K.J.

Soft Matter 9 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3SM50975C


Tunable mechanical behavior of synthetic organogels as biofidelic tissue simulants

Kalcioglu Z.I., Mrozek R., Mahmoodian R., Van Landingham M.R., Lenhart J., Van Vliet K.J.

Journal of Biomechanics 46 (2013). DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2013.03.011


Chemo-responsive, self-oscillating gels that undergo biomimetic communication

Kuksenok O., Dayal P., Bhattacharya A., Yashin V.V., Deb D., Chen I.C., Van Vliet K.J., Balazs A.C.

Chemical Society Reviews 42 (2013). DOI: 10.1039/C3CS35497K



Influence of microstructure on micro-/nano-mechanical measurements of select model transparent poly(urethane urea) elastomers

Strawhecker K.E., Hsieh A.J., Chantawansri T.L., Kalcioglu Z.I., Van Vliet K.J.

Polymer 54 (2012). DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2012.12.018


Mechanical environment modulates biological properties of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells

Jagielska A.J., Norman A.L., Whyte G., Van Vliet K.J., Guck J., Franklin R.M.J

Stem Cells and Development 21 (2012). DOI: 10.1089/scd.2012.0189


Mechanical resuscitation of chemical oscillations in Belousov-Zhabotinsky gels

Chen I.C., Kuksenok O., Yashin V.V., Balazs A.C., Van Vliet K.J.

Advanced Functional Materials 22 (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201103036


From macro- to microscale poroelastic characterization of polymeric hydrogels via indentation

Kalcioglu Z.I., Mahmoodian R., Hu Y., Suo Z., Van Vliet K.J.

Soft Matter 8 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/c2sm06825g


Modeling the making and breaking of bonds as an elastic microcapsule moves over a compliant substrate

Maresov E.A., Kolmakov G.V., Yashin V.V., Van Vliet K.J., Balazs A.C.

Soft Matter 8 (2012). DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05952A



Quantifying plasticity-independent creep compliance and relaxation of viscoelastoplastic materials under contact loading

Vandamme M., Tweedie C.A., Constantinides G., Ulm F., Van Vliet K.J.

Journal of Materials Research 27 (2011). DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2011.302


Tailoring and probing particle-polymer interactions in PMMA/silica nanocomposites

Qu M., Meth J. S., Blackman G. S., Cohen G. M., Sharp K. G., Van Vliet K. J.

Soft Matter 7 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c1sm05668a


Prediction of elastic properties for polymer–particle nanocomposites exhibiting an interphase

Deng F., Van Vliet K.J.

Nanotechnology 22 (2011). DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/22/16/165703


Dynamic impact indentation of hydrated biological tissues and tissue surrogate gels

Kalcioglu Z.I., Qu M., Strawhecker K.E., Shazly T., Edelman E., Van Landingham M.R., Smith J.F., Van Vliet K.J.

Philosophical Magazine 91 (2011). DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2010.512574


Shape- and size-dependent patterns in self-oscillating polymer gels

Chen I.C., Kuksenok O., Yashin V.V., Moslin R.M., Balazs A.C., Van Vliet K.J.

Soft Matter 7 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c0sm01007c


Nanoscale visualization and multiscale mechanical implications of bound rubber interphase in rubber-carbon black nanocomposites

Qu M., Deng F., Kalkhoran S., Gouldstone A., Robisson A., Van Vliet K. J.

Soft Matter 7 (2011). DOI: 10.1039/c0sm00645a


Tuning adhesion failure strength for tissue-specific applications

Artzi N., Zeiger A.S., Boehning F., Bon Ramos A., Van Vliet K.J., Edelman E.R.

Acta Biomaterialia 7 (2011). DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.07.008


Marrow-derived stem cell motility in 3D synthetic scaffold is governed by geometry along with adhesivity and stiffness

Peyton S., Kalcioglu Z.I., Runkle A., Van Vliet K.J., Lauffenburger D.A., Griffith, L.J

Biotechnology and Bioengineering 108 (2011). DOI: 10.1002/bit.23027

Autocrine-controlled formation and function of tissue-like aggregates by primary hepatocytes in micropatterned hydrogel arrays

Williams C., Mehta G., Zeiger A.S., Van Vliet K.J., Griffith L.J.

Tissue Engineering Part A 7 (2011). DOI: 10.1089/ten.tea.2010.0398


Augmentation of postswelling surgical sealant potential of adhesive hydrogels

Shazly T.M., Baker A.B., Naber J.R., Kalcioglu Z.I., Van Vliet K.J., Edelman E.R.

Journal of Biomedical Research A 95 (2010). DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.32942

Combinatorial development of biomaterials for clonal growth of human pluripotent stem cells

Mei Y., Saha K., Bogatyrev S.R., Yang J., Hook A.L., Kalcioglu I., Cho S., Mitalipova M., Pyzocha N., Rojas F., Van Vliet K.J., Davies M.C., Alexander M.R., Langer R., Jaenisch R. Anderson D.G.

Nature Materials 9 (2010). DOI: 10.1038/nmat2812

Predicting polymer nanofiber interactions via molecular simulations

Buell S., Rutledge G.C., Van Vliet K.J.

ACS Applied Materials Interfaces 2 (2010). DOI: 10.1021/am1000135