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2012 ~ 2014 (@ BWH-HMS)

25. C. Cha, F. Piraino, A. Khademhosseini

Microfabrication technology in tissue engineering” in Tissue Engineering (2nd Ed)

Van Blitterswijk CA, De Boer, J (Eds.), Academic Press, Oxford, 2014pp. 283-310. (Link)

24. C. Cha,  P. Soman, W. Zhu, M. Nikkhah, M, G. Camci-Unal, S. Chen*, A. Khademhosseini*

Structural reinforcement of cell-laden hydrogels with microfabricated three dimensional scaffolds

Biomater. Sci. 2014, 2, 703-709. (Link)

23. C. Cha, J. Oh, K. Kim, Y. Qiu, M. Joh, S. R. Shin, X. Wang, G. Camci-Unal, K.-t. Wan, R. Liao, A. Khademhosseini*

Microfluidics-assisted fabrication of gelatin-silica core-shell microgels for injectable tissue constructs

Biomacromolecules 2014, 15, 283-290. (Link)

(*Chosen as an ACS Editors’ Choice article)

22. C. Cha, S. R. Shin, X. Gao, N. Annabi, M. R. Dokmeci, X. Tang, A. Khademhosseini*

Controlling mechanical properties of cell-laden hydrogels by covalent incorporation of graphene oxide

Small 2014, 10, 514-523. (Link)

21. N. Annabi, A. Tamayol, J. A. Uquillas, M. Akbari, L. Bertassoni, C. Cha, G. Camci-Unal, M. R. Dokmeci, N. A. Peppas*, A. Khademhosseini*

25th Anniversary article: Rational design and application of hydrogels in regenerative medicine

Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 85-124. (Link)

20. C. Cha, S. R. Shin, N. Annabi, M. R. Dokmeci, A. Khademhosseini*, Carbon-based nanomaterials: multifunctional nanomaterials for biomedical engineering

ACS Nano 2013, 7, 2891-2897. (Link)

19. C. Cha, J. Oh*

An optofluidic mechanical system for elasticity measurement of thin biological tissues

Biotech. Lett. 2013, 35, 825-830. (Link)

18. J. Oh, K. Kim, S. W. Won, C. Cha, A. Gaharwar, Š. Selimović, H. Bae, K. H. Lee, D. H. Lee, S.-H. Lee, A. Khademhosseini*

Microfluidic fabrication of cell adhesive chitosan microtubes

Biomed. Microdevices 2013, 15, 465-472. (Link)

17. C. Cha, W. B. Liechty, A. Khademhosseini, N. A. Peppas*

Designing biomaterials to direct stem cell fate

ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9353-9358. (Link)

2009 ~ 2013 (@ UIUC)

16. C. Cha, E. Antoniadou, M. Lee, J. H. Jeong, W. Ahmed, T. A. Saif, S. A. Boppart, H. Kong*

Tailoring hydrogel adhesion to polydimethylsiloxane substrate using polysaccharide glue

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 6949-6952. (Link)

(*Highlighted as a ‘Hot Paper’ by the Editors)

15. J. J. Schmidt, J. H. Jeong, V. Chan, C. Cha, K. Baek, M.-H. Lai, R. Bashir, H. Kong, H*

Tailoring the dependency between rigidity and water uptake of a microfabricated hydrogel with the conformational rigidity of a polymer cross-linker

Biomacromolecules 2013, 14, 1361-1369. (Link)

14. J. H. Jeong, Y. Liang, M. Jang, C. Cha, C. Chu, H. Lee, W. G. Jung, J. W. Kim, S. A. Boppart, H. Kong*

Stiffness-modulated water retention and neovascularization of dermal fibroblast-encapsulating collagen gel

Tissue Eng. 2013, 19, 1275-1284. (Link)

13. E. An, C. B. Jeong, C. Cha, D. H. Kim, H. Lee, H. Kong, J. Kim, J. W. Kim*

Fabrication of microgel-in-liposome particles with improved water retention

Langmuir 2012, 28, 4095-4101. (Link)

12. J. H. Jeong, V. Chan, C. Cha, P. Zolutana, C. Dyck, K. Shia, R. Bashir*, H. Kong*

“Living” Microvascular Stamp for Patterning of Functional Neovessels; Orchestrated Control of Matrix Property and Geometry

Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, 58-63. (Link)

(*Cover Issue)

11. J. H. Jeong, C. Cha, J. Haan, A. Kaczmarowski, S. Oh, H. Kong*

Polyaspartamide vesicle induced by metallic nanoparticles

Soft Matter 2012, 8, 2237-2242. (Link)

10. C. Cha, S. R. Kim, Y.-S. Jin*, H. Kong*

Tuning structural durability of yeast-encapsulating alginate gel beads with interpenetrating networks for sustained bioethanol production

Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2012, 109, 63-73. (Link)

(*Highlighted as a “Spotlight Feature” by the Editors)

9. Y. Liang, J. H. Jeong, R. J. DeVolder, C. Cha, F. Wang, Y. W. Tong*, H. Kong*

A cell-instructive hydrogel to regulate malignancy of 3D tumor spheroids with matrix rigidity

Biomaterials 2011, 32, 9308-9315. (Link)

8. C. Cha, J. H. Jeong, X. Tang, A. T. Zill, Y. S. Prakash, S. C. Zimmerman, T. A. Saif, H. Kong*, Top-down synthesis of versatile polyaspartamide linkers for single-step protein conjugation to organic and inorganic materials

Bioconjugate Chem. 2011, 22, 2377-2382. (Link)

7. C. Cha, J. H. Jeong, J. Shim, H. Kong*

Tuning the dependency between stiffness and permeability of cell-encapsulating hydrogel with hydrophilic pendant chains

Acta Biomater. 2011, 7, 3719-3728. (Link)


6. C. Cha, E.-S. Kim, I. Kim, H. Kong*

Integrative design of a poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(propylene glycol)-alginate hydrogel to control three dimensional biomineralization

Biomaterials 2011, 32, 2695-2703. (Link)

5. Y. Liang, T. W. Jensen, E. J. Roy, C. Cha, R. J. DeVolder, R. E. Kohman, B. Z.  Zhang, K. B. Textor, L. A. Rund, L. B. Schook, Y. W. Tong*, H. Kong*

Tuning the non-equilibrium state of a drug-encapsulated poly(ethylene glycol) hydrogel for stem and progenitor cell mobilization

Biomaterials 2011, 32, 2004-2012. (Link)

4. J. H. Jeong, J. J. Schmidt, C. Cha, H. Kong*

Tuning responsiveness and structural integrity of the pH responsive hydrogel using poly(ethylene glycol) cross-linker

Soft Matter 2010, 6, 3930-3938. (Link)

3. C. Cha, S. Y. Kim, L. Cao, H. Kong*

Decoupled control of stiffness and permeability with a cell-encapsulating poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate hydrogel

Biomaterials 2010, 31, 4864-4871. (Link)

(*Highlighted in IEEE Reviews of Biomedical Engineering (vol. 3, 2010))

2. R. E. Kohman, C. Cha, S. C. Zimmerman*, H. Kong*

Tuning hydrogel properties and function using substituent effects

Soft Matter 2010, 6, 2150-2152. (Link)

1. C. Cha, R. E. Kohman, H. Kong*

Biodegradable polymer crosslinker: Independent control of stiffness, toughness, and hydrogel degradation rate

Adv. Funct. Mater. 2009, 19, 3056-3062. (Link)