2012 ~ 2014 (@ BWH-HMS)

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

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

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

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

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. Cha, C, Shin, SR, Gao, X, Annabi, N, Dokmeci, MR, Tang, X, Khademhosseini, A*

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

Small 2014, 10, 514-523. (Link)

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

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

Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 85-124. (Link)

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

ACS Nano 2013, 7, 2891-2897. (Link)

19. Cha, C, Oh, J*

An optofluidic mechanical system for elasticity measurement of thin biological tissues

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

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

Microfluidic fabrication of cell adhesive chitosan microtubes

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

17. Cha, C, Liechty, WB, Khademhosseini, A, Peppas, NA*

Designing biomaterials to direct stem cell fate

ACS Nano 2012, 6, 9353-9358. (Link)

2009 ~ 2013 (@ UIUC)

16. Cha, C, Antoniadou, E., Lee, M, Jeong JH, Ahmed, W., Saif, TA, Boppart, SA, Kong, H*

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. Schmidt, JJ, Jeong, JH, Chan, V, Cha, C, Baek K, Lai, M-H, Bashir, R, 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. Jeong, JH, Liang, Y, Jang, M, Cha, C, Chu, C, Lee, H, Jung, WG, Kim, JW, Boppart, SA, Kong H*

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

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

13. An, E, Jeong, CB, Cha, C, Kim, DH, Lee, H, Kong, H, Kim, J, Kim, JW*

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

Langmuir 2012, 28, 4095-4101. (Link)

12. Jeong, JH, Chan, VCha, C, Zolutana, P, Dyck, C, Shia, K, Bashir, R*, Kong, H*

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

Polyaspartamide vesicle induced by metallic nanoparticles

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

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

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. Liang, Y, Jeong, JH, DeVolder, RJ, Cha, C, Wang, F, Tong, YW*, Kong, H*

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

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

8. Cha, C, Jeong, JH, Tang, X, Zill, AT, Prakash, YS, Zimmerman, SC, Saif, TA, Kong, H*, 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. Cha, C, Jeong, JH, Shim, J, Kong, H*

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

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


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

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

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

5. Liang, Y, Jensen, TW, Roy, EJ, Cha, C, DeVolder, RJ, Kohman, RE, Zhang, BZ, Textor, KB, Rund, LA, Schook, LB, Tong, YW*, Kong, H*

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. Jeong, JH, Schmidt, JJCha, C, Kong, H*

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

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

3. Cha, C, Kim, SY, Cao, L, Kong, H*

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. Kohman, RE, Cha, C, Zimmerman, SC*, Kong, H*

Tuning hydrogel properties and function using substituent effects

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

1. Cha, C, Kohman, RE, Kong, H*

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

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