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Abeykoon, C, Kelly, A L, Brown, E C and Coates, P D, The Effect of Materials, Process Settings and Screw Geometry on Energy Consumption and Melt Temperature in Single Screw Extrusion, Applied Energy, 180, 880-894 (2016)

Li Z, Ye L, Zhao X, Coates P, Caton-Rose F, Martyn M.  High orientation of long chain branched poly (lactic acid) with enhanced blood compatibility and bionic structure.  J Biomed Mater Res A 2015:00A:000–000.  DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.35640 2016

X Lin, JW Tian, PH Hu, R Ambardekar, G Thompson, ZM Dang, P Coates, Improved dielectric performance of polypropylene/ multiwalled carbon nanotube nanocomposites by solid-phase orientation  J App Poly Sci. 133 (3) 42893   DOI: 10.1002/ app.42893,  2016


J. Sweeney, P. E. Spencer, D. Vgenopoulos, M Babenko, F Boutenel, P Caton-Rose, P  Coates   Application of activated barrier hopping theory to viscoplastic modeling of glassy polymers, Mech Time-Depend Mater,  DOI 10.1007/s11043-017-9369-5  Oct 2017

Yulia Ryabenkova, Niten Jadav, Marco Conte, Michael F. A. Hippler, Nik Reeves-McLaren, Phil D. Coates, Peter Twigg, and Anant Paradkar, Mechanism of Hydrogen-Bonded Complex Formation between Ibuprofen and Nanocrystalline Hydroxyapatite, Langmuir 33 (12), 2965-2976       DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b04510  2017

X Lin, L Fan, D Ren, Z Jiao, P Coates, We Yang  Enhanced dielectric properties of immiscible poly (vinylidene fluoride)/low density polyethylene blends by inducing multilayered and orientated structures   Composites B Eng. DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2017.01.065  2017

Li, Z., Ye, L., Zhao, X., Coates, P., Caton-Rose, F., & Martyn, M. Structure and biocompatibility of highly oriented poly(lactic acid) film produced by biaxial solid hot stretching, J Indust Eng. Chem., 52, 338-348, 2017

Li, J., Li, Z., Ye, L., Zhao, X., Coates, P., Caton-Rose, F., & Martyn, M. Structure evolution and orientation mechanism of long-chain-branched poly (lactic acid) in the process of solid die drawing, Europ.Poly J, 90, 54-65, 2017

Albadarin, A.B., Potter, C.B., Davis, M.T., Iqbal, J., Korde, S., Pagire, S., Paradkar, A., Walker, G.  Development of stability-enhanced ternary solid dispersions via combinations of HPMCP and Soluplus® processed by hot melt extrusion (2017) International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 532 (1), pp. 603-611.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2017.09.035

Apshingekar, P.P., Aher, S., Kelly, A.L., Brown, E.C., Paradkar, A.  Synthesis of Caffeine/Maleic Acid Co-crystal by Ultrasound-assisted Slurry Co-crystallization (2017) Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 106 (1), pp. 66-70.  DOI: 10.1016/j.xphs.2016.09.009

L Meng, D Wu, A Kelly, M Woodhead, Y Liu,  Comparisons of the rheological behaviors of polypropylene and polymethyl methacrylate in a capillary die,  J App. Poly Sci 134 (12)  2017

LS Taylor, J Rantanen, A Paradkar, Y Kawashima, J Zhang Professor Peter York—A Distinguished Career in Powders, Processing, and Particle Design, J Pharma Sci 106 (1), 2-4

Soon, C., Tee, K., Wong, S., Nayan, N., Sargunan Sundra, Ahmad, M., Sefat, F., Sultana, N. and Youseffi, M. (2017) Comparison of biophysical properties characterized for microtissues cultured using microencapsulation and liquid crystal based 3D cell culture techniques. Cytotechnology, 70(1), pp.13-29. (IF: 1.85)

Mohamadi, F., Ebrahimi-Barough, S., Nourani, M., Mansoori, K., Salehi, M., Alizadeh, A., Tavangar, S., Sefat, F., Sharifi, S. and Ai, J. (2017) Enhanced sciatic nerve regeneration by human endometrial stem cells in an electrospun poly (ε-caprolactone)/collagen/NBG nerve conduit in rat. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, pp.1-13. (IF: 5.61)

Kaur, P., Khaghani, S.A., Oluwadamilola, A., Khurshid, Z., Zafar, M.S., Mozafari, M., Youseffi, M and Sefat, F. (2017) Fabrication and Characterisations of Hydrogels for Cartilage Repair Advances in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Open Access, 2(6): 283‒288.

Hafshejani, T., Zamanian, A., Venugopal, J., Rezvani, Z., Sefat, F., Saeb, M., Vahabi, H., Zarrintaj, P. and Mozafari, M. (2017) Antibacterial glass-ionomer cement restorative materials: A critical review on the current status of extended release formulations. Journal of Controlled Release, 262, pp.317-328. (IF: 7.78). 

Gentile, P., McColgan-Bannon, K., Gianone, N., Sefat, F., Dalgarno, K. and Ferreira, A. (2017) Biosynthetic PCL-graft-Collagen Bulk Material for Tissue Engineering Applications. Materials, 10(7), p.693. (IF: 2.65)

Abdeldayem A, Youseffi M, Sefat F, Genedy M, Abdul Jamil, M.M., Javid F. (2017) The Effect of WIN55, 212-2 on Protein S100, Matrix Metalloproteinase-2 and Nitric Oxide Expression of Chondrocyte Monolayer. SM J Biomed Eng. 2017; 3(1): 1011.

Goodarzi, S., Da Ros, T., Conde, J., Sefat, F. and Mozafari, M. (2017) Fullerene: biomedical engineers get to revisit an old friend. Materials Today, 20(8), pp.460-480. (IF: 21.69).

Sadeghi, F., Yazdanpanah, A., Abrishamkar, A., Moztarzadeh, F., Ramedani, A., Pouraghaie, S., Shirinzadeh, H., Samadikuchaksaraei, A., Chauhan, N., Hopkinson, L., Sefat, F. and Mozafari, M. (2017) Shape-controlled silver NPs for shape-dependent biological activities. Micro & Nano Letters, 12(9), pp.647-651. (IF: 0.72)

Khurshid, Z., Najeeb, S., Mali, M., Moin, S., Raza, S., Zohaib, S., Sefat, F. and Zafar, M. (2017) Histatin peptides: Pharmacological functions and their applications in dentistry. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 25(1), pp.25-31. (IF: 2.30).


S Korde, S Pagire, H Pan, C Seaton, A Kelly, Y Chen, Q Wang, P Coates, A Paradkar, Continuous Manufacturing of Cocrystals Using Solid State Shear Milling Technology  Cryst Growth & Design 18(4)  DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01733   March 2018

Y  Lu, G Thompson, D Lyu, P Caton-Rose, P Coates, Y Men, Orientation direction dependency of cavitation in pre-oriented isotactic polypropylene at large strains,  Soft Matter 14(22), DOI: 10.1039/C7SM02446K  March 2018

Lin X,  Li K, Gough T, Coates P, Wang D, Zhang L, Influence of the morphological structure of carbon nanotubes on the viscoelasticity of PMMA-based nanocomposites, J App Poly Sci 135(27):46444 DOI: 10.1002/app.46444 March 2018

D.Vgenopoulos, J.Sweeney, C.A.Grant, G.P.Thompson, P.E.Spencer, P.Caton-Rose, P.D.Coates,  Nanoindentation analysis of oriented polypropylene: Influence of elastic properties in tension and compression , Polymer, Vol 151, 197-207 DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2018.07.080  (2018).

Cristina Tuinea-Bobe, Xia, H., Ryabenkova, Yulia, Sweeney, John, Coates, Philip D., Fei, G.  Microinjection moulded polyetheretherketone biomaterials as spinal implants: physico-chemical and mechanical characterisation,  Materials Research Express, 6, 3, 2018

Z Zhao, Q Yang, P Coates, B Whiteside, A Kelly, YJ Huang, P P Wu, Structure and Property of Microinjection Molded Poly(lactic acid) with High Degree of Long Chain Branching, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res.  2018, 57, 11312−11322 DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b01597

Kelly, A.L., Gough, T., Isreb, M., Dhumal, R., Jones, J.W., Nicholson, S., Dennis, A.B., Paradkar, A. In-process rheometry as a PAT tool for hot melt extrusion (2018) Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 44 (4), pp. 670-676.  DOI: 10.1080/03639045.2017.1408641

Kulkarni, C., Kelly, A.L., Gough, T., Jadhav, V., Singh, K.K., Paradkar, A. Application of hot melt extrusion for improving bioavailability of artemisinin a thermolabile drug (2018) Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, 44 (2), pp. 206-214.  DOI: 10.1080/03639045.2017.1386200

Amini, N., Vousooghi, N., Alizade, A., Ramezani, S., Joghataei, M., Milan, P., Mehrabi, S., Ababzadeh, S., Sefat, F. and Mozafari, M. (2018) Transplantation of adipose tissue-derived stem cells into brain through cerebrospinal fluid in rat models: Protocol development and initial outcome data. Current Stem Cell Research & Therapy, 13. (IF: 2.1).

Abdul Jamil, M., Milad Zaltum, M., Abd Rahman, N., Ambar, R., Denyer, M., Javed, F., Sefat, F., Mozafari, M. and Youseffi, M. (2018) Investigation of Pulse electric field effect on HeLa cells alignment properties on extracellular matrix protein patterned surface. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1019, p.012018. (IF: 0.43).

Zarrintaj, P., Bakhshandeh, B., Saeb, M., Sefat, F., Rezaeian, I., Ganjali, M., Ramakrishna, S. and Mozafari, M. (2018) Oligoaniline-based conductive biomaterials for tissue engineering. Acta Biomaterialia, 72, pp.16-34. (IF: 6.3).

Mohammadi, A., Maleki-Jamshid, A., Sanooghi, D., Milan, P., Rahmani, A., Sefat, F., Shahpasand, K., Soleimani, M., Bakhtiari, M., Belali, R., Faghihi, F., Joghataei, M., Perry, G. and Mozafari, M. (2018) Transplantation of Human Chorion-Derived Cholinergic Progenitor Cells: a Novel Treatment for Neurological Disorders. Molecular Neurobiology. (IF: 6.2).

Zolfigol, M., Khazaei, A., Karimitabar, F., Hamidi, M., Maleki, F., Aghabarari, B., Sefat, F. and Mozafari, M. (2018) Synthesis of Indolo[3,2-b]carbazoles via an Anomeric-Based Oxidation Process: A Combined Experimental and Computational Strategy. Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 55(4), pp.1061-1068. (IF: 0.89).

Raja, T., Khaghani, S., Zafar, M., Khurshid, Z., Mozafari, M., Youseffi, M. and Sefat, F. (2018) Effect of TGF-β1 on water retention properties of healthy and osteoarthritic chondrocytes. Materials Today: Proceedings, 5(7), pp.15717-15725. (IF: 21.69).

Daghigh Ahmadi, E., Israr Raja, T., Ali Khaghani, S., Fhong Soon, C., Mozafari, M., Youseffi, M. and Sefat, F. (2018) The role of photonics and natural curing agents of TGF-β1 in treatment of osteoarthritis. Materials Today: Proceedings, 5(7), pp.15540-15549. (IF: 21.69).

Y Meng, L Ye, P Coates, P Twigg, In Situ Crosslinking of Poly(Vinyl Alcohol)/Graphene Oxide-Polyethylene Glycol Nano-Composite Hydrogels as Artificial Cartilage Replacement: Intercalation Structure, Unconfined Compressive Behavior and Bio-Tribological Behaviors, J Phys Chem C 122(5)  DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12465 January 2018


J. M. Romano, M. Gulcur, A. Garcia-Giron, E. Martinez-Solanas, B. R. Whiteside, and S. S. Dimov, Mechanical durability of hydrophobic surfaces fabricated by injection moulding of laser-induced textures,” Appl. Surf. Sci., vol. 476, 2019.

 F. Baruffi, M. Gulcur, M. Calaon, J. M. Romano, P. Penchev, S. Dimov, B. Whiteside, G. Tosello, “Correlating nano-scale surface replication accuracy and cavity temperature in micro-injection moulding using in-line process control and high-speed thermal imaging,” Journal of Manufacturing Processes, vol. 47, p. 367-381, 2019

Conor A Wilde; Yulia Ryabenkova, Ph.D.; Ian M Firth; Liam Pratt; James Railton; Mariela Bravo-Sanchez, Ph.D.; Naoko Sano, Ph.D.; Peter J Cumpson, Ph.D.; Phil D Coates, Ph.D.; Xi Liu, Ph.D.; Marco Conte, Ph.D.   Novel rhodium on carbon catalysts for the oxidation of benzyl alcohol to benzaldehyde: A study of the modification of metal/support interactions by acid pre-treatments;  Applied Catalysis A: General, 570, 271-282, Jan 2019   10.1016/j.apcata.2018.11.006

Michael Hebda, Ben Whiteside, Phil Caton-Rose, Phil Coates, Claire McIlroy A method for predicting geometric characteristics of polymer deposition during fused-filament-fabrication,  Additive Manufacturing, 27, 99-108, 2019 

Li, J; Ye, L; Coates, P Caton-Rose, P; Zhao, X,  Multiple Shape Memory Behavior of Highly Oriented Long-Chain-Branched Poly(lactic acid) and Its Recovery Mechanism  J Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 107, 4, 872-883    https://doi. org/10.1002/jbm.a.36604

D Lyu, Y Sun, G Thompson, Y Lu, P Caton-Rose, Y Lai, P Coates, YF Men  Die geometry induced heterogeneous morphology of polypropylene inside the die during die- drawing process  Polymer Testing, 74, 2019, pp. 104-112

X Zhang, C Wang, M Liao, L Dai, Y Tang, H Zhang, P Coates, F Sefat, L Zheng, J Song, Z Zheng, D Zhao, M Yang, W Zhang, P Jia,  Aligned electrospun cellulose scaffolds coated with rhBMP-2 for both in vitro and in vivo bone tissue engineering,  Carbohydrate Polymers  Volume 213, June 2019, 27-38

Alshafiee, M., Aljammal, M.K., Markl, D., Ward, A., Walton, K., Blunt, L., Korde, S., Pagire, S.K., Kelly, A.L., Paradkar, A., Conway, B.R., Asare-Addo, K.  Hot-melt extrusion process impact on polymer choice of glyburide solid dispersions: The effect of wettability and dissolution (2019) International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 559, pp. 245-254. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.01.038

F Soon, C.F., Sundra, S.A.L., Zainal, N., Sefat, F., Ahmad, M.K., Nayan, N., Tee, K.S., Cheong, S.C. (2019) Development of a Microdilution Device with One-step Dilution of Cytochalasin-B for Treating ORL-48 Cancer Microtissues. Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering. pp 1–12. (DOI 10.1007/s12257-019-0018-5).

Izadyari Aghmiuni, A., Keshel, S.H., Sefat, F., Akbarzadeh Khiyavi, A. (2019) Quince seed mucilage-based scaffold as a smart biological substrate to mimic mechanobiological behavior of skin and promote fibroblasts proliferation and h-ASCs differentiation into keratinocytes, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.

Arabpour, Z., Baradaran- Rafii, A., Lotfi Bakhshaiesh, N., Ai, J., Ebrahimi-Barough, S., Esmaeili Malekabadi, H., Nazeri, N., Vaez, A., Salehi, M., Sefat, F., Ostad, S.N. (2019) Design and Characterization of Biodegradable Multi Layered Electrospun Nanofibers for Corneal Tissue Engineering Applications. J Biomed Mater Res, 1–10 (DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36742)

Zhang, X., Wang, C., Dai, L., Tang, Y., Zhang, H., Zhao, D., Coates, P., Sefat, F., Zhang, W., Yang, M. (2019) Aligned Coated rhBMP-2 Electrospun Cellulose Scaffolds for Both in vitro and in vivo Bone Tissue Engineering. Carbohydrate Polymers (Accepted Jan 2019). (IF: 5.15).

Liao T, Zhao X, Yang X, Coates P, Whiteside B, Jiang Z, Men YF, Structural evolution offlow-oriented high density polyethylene uponheating: In situ SAXS and WAXD studies, Polymer, 180, 121698


J. M. Romano, A. Garcia-Giron, P. Penchev, M. Gulcur, B. Whiteside, S. Dimov, “Lotus-Leaf Inspired Surfaces: Hydrophobicity Evolution of Replicas Due to Mechanical Cleaning and Mold Wear,” Journal of Micro Nano-Manufacturing, vol 8, issue 1, 2020

Deshmukh, S., Paradkar, A., Abrahmsén-Alami, S., Govender, R., Viridén, A., Winge, F., Matic, H., Booth, J., Kelly, A.  Injection moulded controlled release amorphous solid dispersions: Synchronized drug and polymer release for robust performance(2020) International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 575, art. no. 118908, . DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2019.118908

Shahbazi, M.A., Faghfouri, L., Ferreira, M.P.A., Figueiredo, P., Maleki, H., Sefat, F., Hirvonen, J., Santos, H.A. (2020) Insights into Bismuth Nanoparticles and Composites for Versatile Biomedical Applications: Therapeutic, Diagnostic, Biosensing, and Regenerative Properties. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2020,49, 1253-1321.

T. Nejatian., N. Nathwani., L. Taylor., F. Sefat. (2020) Denture Base Composites: Effect of Surface Modified Nano- and Micro-Particulates on Mechanical Properties of Polymethyl Methacrylate. Materials 2020, 13, 307; doi:10.3390/ma13020307.

Liao T, Zhao X, Yang X, Whiteside B,Coates P, Jiang Z, Men YF, Predicting the Location of Weld Line in Microinjection Molded Polyethylene via Molecular Orientation Distribution, J. Poly. Sci, B: Polymer Physics; in press

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