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TOTAL PUBLICATIONS: Journal Articles ~70 (2500+ citations, H-index~30), Book Chapter/Editorial ~5, Book ~1, Disclosure ~2, Conference Presentations/Seminars ~100+.

Please contact Akhilesh Gaharwar for electronic or hard copy of any manuscript listed below, or consult the appropriate journal/publisher.

Journal Publications


70. Carrow J.K., Cross L., Reese R. W., Jaiswal M., Gregory C., Kaunas R., Singh I., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Widespread Changes in Transcriptome Profile of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Induced by Two-Dimensional (2D) Nanosilicates” (Submitted), 2017

69. Chimene D., Peak C.W., Gentry J., Carrow J.K., Cross L.M., Mondragon E., Cardoso G., Kaunas R.,Gaharwar A.K.*, “Nanoengineered Ionic-Covalent Entanglement (NICE) Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting” (Submitted), 2017

68. Wilson S., Cross L., Peak C. W.,Gaharwar A.K.*, “Thermo-reversible and Shear-thinning Nanoengineered inks for 3D Bioprinting” (Submitted), 2017

67. Lee G. Jaiswal M.K,Gaharwar A.K., Chen Z., “Novel versatile click-protein hydrogels for biomedical applications” (Submitted), 2017

66. Lokhande G., Carrow J.K, Thakur T., Xavier J.R, Madasamy P., Bayless K.,Gaharwar A.K.*, “Nanoengineered Injectable Bandage for Hemostasis, Therapeutic Delivery and Wound Healing” (Submitted), 2017

65. Peak C.W, Stein J., Gold K., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Nanoengineered Colloidal Inks for 3D Bioprinting” (Submitted), 2017

64. Desai P., Venkataramanan A., Schneider R., Jaiswal M.K., Carrow J.K., Purwada A., Singh A., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Self-assembled, Ellipsoidal Nanocapsules for Drug Delivery” (Submitted), 2017

63. Jalili N.A, Jaiswal M.K, Peak C.W, Cross L.M., Gaharwar A.K.*, “njectable Nanoengineered Stimuli-responsive Hydrogels for On-Demand and Localized Therapeutic Delivery” Nanoscale, 2017 DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02327H

62. Sant S.*, Coutinho D.F., Gaharwar A.K., Neves N.M., Reis R.L., Gomes M.E., Khademhosseini A.*, “Self-assembled Hydrogel Fiber Bundles from Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolytes Mimic Micro-/nanoscale Hierarchy of Collagen” Advanced Funtional Materials, 2017 DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201606273

61. Jaiswal M.K., Carrow J.K, Gentry J.L., Gupta J., Altangerel N., Scully M., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Vacancy‐Driven Gelation Using Defect‐Rich Nanoassemblies of 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Polymeric Binder for Biomedical Applications” Advanced Materials, 2017 DOI:10.1002/adma.201702037

60. Meng Z., Thakur T., Chitrakar C., Jaiswal M.K., Gaharwar A.K.*, Yakovlev V.V*, “Assessment of Local Heterogeneity in Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Hydrogel Networks” ACS Nano, 2017 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b08526

59. Cross L.M., Shah K., Palani S., Peak C.W., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Gradient Nanocomposite Hydrogels for Interface Tissue Engineering” Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine, 2017 DOI: 10.1016/j.nano.2017.02

58. Kerativitayanan P., Tatullo M., Khariton M., Joshi P., Perniconi B., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Osteoinductive and Elastomeric Nanocomposite Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering” ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2017, 3 (4), 590–600

57. Luan X., Zhou X., Trombetta e’Silva T.J., Francis M., Gaharwar A.K., Atsawasuwan P., Diekwisch T.G.H.*, “MicroRNAs and Periodontal Homeostasis” Journal of Dental Research, 96 (5), 491-500 2017


56. Jivan F., Yegappan R., Pearce H., Carrow J.K., McShane M., Gaharwar A.K., Alge D., “Sequential Thiol–Ene and Tetrazine Click Reactions for the Polymerization and Functionalization of Hydrogel Microparticles” Biomacromolecules, 17 (11), 3516–3523 2016

55. Jalili N.A., Muscarello M., Gaharwar A.K., “Nanoengineered Thermoresponsive Magnetic Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications” Bioengineering & Translational Medicine, 1 (3), 297–305 2016

54. Nash L.D, Docherty N.C, Monroe M.B.B, Ezell K.P., Carrow J.K, Hasan S.M., Gaharwar A.K. Maitland D.J., “Cold Plasma Reticulation of Shape Memory Embolic Tissue Scaffolds” Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 37 (23), 1945–1951, 2016

53. Gaharwar A.K. Detamore M.S., Khademhosseini A., “Emerging Trends in Biomaterials Research” Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 44 (6), 1861-1862, 2016

52. Guermani E., Shaki H., Mohanty S., Mehrali M., Arpanaei A., Gaharwar A.K., Dolatshahi-Pirouz A., “Engineering Complex Tissue-like Microgel Arrays for Evaluating Stem Cell Differentiation” Scientific Reports, 6, 30445, 2016

51. Cross L, Thakur T., Jalil N., Detamore M.S., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Nanoengineered Biomaterials for Repair and Regeneration of Orthopedic Tissue Interfaces” Acta Biomaterialia, 42, 2–17, 2016

50. Thakur A., Jaiswal M., Peak C.W., Carrow J.K., Gentry J., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Injectable Shear-thinning Nanoengineered Hydrogels for Stem Cell Delivery” Nanoscale, 8 (24), 12362-12372, 2016

49. Chimene D., Lennox K.K., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Advanced Bioinks for 3D Printing: A Materials Science Perspective” Annals of Biomedical Engineering , 44 (6), 2090-2102, 2016

48. Alemdara N., Leijten J., Camci-Unal G., Hjortnaes J., Ribas J., Paul A., Mostafalu P., Gaharwar A.K., Qiu Y., Sonkusale S, Liao R., Khademhosseini A.*, “Oxygen-generating photocrosslinkable hydrogels support cardiac progenitor cell survival by reducing hypoxia-induced necrosis” ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, (DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00109) 2016

47. Madasamy P., Lokhande G., Singh A., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Engineered Nanomaterials for Infection Control and Healing Acute and Chronic Wounds”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8 (16), 10049–10069, 2016

46. Jaiswal M.K., Xavier J.R., Desai P., Carrow J.K., Alge D., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Mechanically stiff nanocomposite hydrogels at ultralow nanoparticle content” , ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (1), 246–256

45. Barry M., Pearce H., Cross L., Tatullo M., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Advances in nanotechnology for the treatment of osteoporosis”, Current Osteoporosis Report, 14 (3), 87-94, 2016

44. Paul A., Manoharan V., Krafft D., Assmann A., Uquillas J.A., Shin S-R, Hasn A., Hussain M., Memic A., Gaharwar A.K., Khademhosseini A.*, “Nanoengineered biomimetic hydrogels for guiding human stem cell osteogenesis in three dimensional microenvironments”, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, (DOI: 10.1039/C5TB02745D), 2015

43. Gaharwar A.K., Arpanaei A., Andresen T.L., Dolatshahi-Pirouz A.*, “3D Biomaterial Microarrays for Regenerative Medicine: Current state-of-the-art, Emerging Directions and Future Trends”, Advanced Materials, 2016 28 (4), 771–781.

42. Thakur T., Xavier J., Cross L., Jaiswal M., Mondragon E., Kaunas R., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Photocrosslinkable and Elastomeric Hydrogels Loaded with Nanohydroxyapatite for Bone Regeneration” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2016 104 (4), 879–888.


41. Chimene D., Alge D., Gaharwar A.K.*, “Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications: Emerging Trends and Future Prospects”. Advanced Materials, 2015, 27 (45), 7261–7284

40. Kerativitayanan P., Gaharwar A.K.*; “Elastomeric and Mechanically Stiff Nanocomposites from Poly (glycerol sebacate) and Bioactive Nanosilicates, Acta Biomaterialia, 2015 26, 34–44

39. Peak C.W, Carrow J.K., Thakur A., Singh A., Gaharwar A.K.*; “Elastomeric Cell-laden Nanocomposite Microfibers for Engineering Complex Tissues” Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering , 2015, 8 (3), 404-415

38. Purwada A., Jaiswal M., Ahn H., Nojima T., Kitamura D., Gaharwar A.K., Cerchietti L., Singh A. "Ex Vivo Engineered Immune Organoids for Accelerated Immune Reactions" Biomaterials 2015, 63, 24-34

37. Kerativitayanan P., Carrow J.K., Gaharwar A.K.*; “Nanomaterials for Engineering Stem Cell Responses Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4, 1600-1627.

36. Xavier J.R, Thakur T., Desai P., Jaiswal M.K., Sears N., Cosgriff-Hernandez E., Kaunas R., Gaharwar A.K.*; “Bioactive Nanoengineered Hydrogels for Bone Tissue Engineering: A Growth-Factor-Free Approach” ACS Nano, 2015, 9 (3), pp 3109–3118

35. Meng Z., Chitrakar C., Gaharwar A.K. Yakovlev V.V.,; “Reinforcement of osteogenesis with nanofabricated hydroxyapatite and GelMA nanocomposite.” SPIE BiOS 2015, 930340-930340-7

34. Carrow J.K., Gaharwar A.K.*; “Bioinspired Polymeric Nanocomposites for Regenerative Medicine” Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics 2015, 216 (3) 248-264

33. Gaharwar A.K.#, Nikkhah M.#, Sant S.*, Khademhosseini A.*, Anisotropic poly (glycerol sebacate)-poly (ϵ-caprolactone) electrospun fibers promote endothelial cell guidance Biofabrication 2015, 7 (1), 015001

32. Gaharwar A.K.#*, Patel A.#, Dolatshahi-Pirouz A., Zhang H., Rangarajan K., Shin S.R., Khademhosseini A.*, Elastomeric nanocomposite scaffolds made from poly(glycerol sebacate) chemically crosslinked with carbon nanotubes. Biomaterials Science 2015,3, 46-58.


31. Gaharwar A.K., Avery R.K., Alexander A., Paul A., McKinley G.H., Khademhosseini A.*, Olsen B.D.*; “Shear-thinning Nanocomposite Hydrogels for the Treatment of Hemorrhage” ACS Nano 2014, 8 (10), 9833-9842.

30. Patel R.G., Purwada A., Cerchietti L., Inghirami G., Melnick A., Gaharwar A.K., Singh A.*, Microscale bioadhesive hydrogels arrays for cell engineering applications. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2014, 7 (3), 394-408.

29. Mihaila S., Gaharwar A.K., Reis R.L, Khademhosseini A., Marques A.P., Gomes M.E*, Silicate Nanoplatelets Enhance the Osteogenic Differentiation of SSEA-4 Positive Selection of Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells. Biomaterials 2014, 35(33), 9087–9099.

28. Paul A., Hasan A., Kindi H.A., Gaharwar A.K., Rao V.T.S., Nikkhah M., Shin S-R, Dokmeci M.R, Shum-Tim D., Khademhosseini A.*, Injectable graphene oxide/DNAVEGF based hydrogels for vasculogenesis and cardiac repair. ACS Nano, 2014, 8 (8), 8050–8062.

27. Gaharwar A.K., Mihaila S.M., Kulkarni A.A., Patel A., Luca A.D., Reis, R.L., Gomes E.G., Blitterzwijk C. van, Lorenzo M.*, Khademhosseini A.*, Amphiphilic Beads as Depots for Sustained Drug Release Integrated into Fibrillar Scaffolds Journal of Controlled Release 2014, 187 (10) 66–73

26. Gaharwar A.K., Peppas N.*, Khademhosseinni, A.*; “Nanocomposite Hydrogels For Biomedical Applications” Biotechnology and Bioengineering 111 (3) (2014) 441-453.

25. Gaharwar A.K., Mukundan S., Karaca E., Dolatshahi-Pirouz A., Patel A., Rangarajan K., Mihaila S., Iviglia G., Zhang H., Khademhosseini A., Nanoclay Enriched Poly(ε-caprolactone) Electrospun Scaffolds for Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering Part A 2014, 20 (15-16), 2088-2101

24. Dolatshahi-Pirouz A., Nikkhah M., Gaharwar A.K., Hashmi B., Guermani B., Aliabadi H., Camci-Unal G., Ferrante T., Foss M., Ingber D., Khademhosseinni, A.*; “A Combinatorial Cell-laden Gel Microarray for Inducing Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells” Scientific Reports (4) (2014) 3896.


23. Gaharwar, A.K.#, Mihaila S.M#, Swami A., Patel A., Sant S., Reis R.L., Marques A.P., Gomes M.E., Khademhosseini A.*, “Bioactive Silicate Nanoplatelets for Osteogenic Diffrentiation of Human Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells” Advanced Materials 25 (24) (2013) 3329-3336.

22. Hongbin Z.#, Patel A.#, Gaharwar A.K.#, Mihaila S., Mukundan S., Iviglia G., Bae H., Yang H.*, Khademhosseini A.*, “Hyperbranched Polyester Hydrogels with Controlled Drug Release and Cell Adhesion Properties” Biomacromolecules 14 (5) (2013) 1299–1310. [Equal Contributions]

21. Mihaila S.M., Gaharwar A.K., Reis R.L., Marques A.P., Gomes M.E.*, Khademhosseini A.*, “Photocrosslinkable Kappa-Carrageenan Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications”, Advanced Healthcare Materials 2 (6) (2013) 895–907.

20. Kharaziha M., Nikkhah M., Shin S-R, Annabi N., Masoumi N., Gaharwar A.K., Camci-Unal G., Khademhosseini A., “PGS:Gelatin Nanofibrous Scaffolds with Tunable Mechanical and Structural Properties for Engineering Cardiac Tissues”. Biomaterials 34, 27, (2013) 6355-66.

19. Oh, J.#, Won,S.W.#, Kim K.#, Cha C., Gaharwar A.K., Selimović S., Bae H., Lee S-H, Lee K.H, Lee D.H, Khademhosseini A.*; Microfluidic Fabrication of Cell Adhesive Chitosan Microtubes. Biomedical Microdevices15 (3) (2013) 465-472.

18. Sant, S., Iyer, D., Gaharwar A.K., Patel, A., Khademhosseinni, A.*; “Effect of biodegradation and de novo matrix synthesis on the mechanical properties of valvular interstitial cell-seeded polyglycerol sebacate–polycaprolactone scaffolds“Acta Biomaterialia 9, 4 (2013) 5963–5973

17. Patel A.#, Gaharwar A.K.#, Giorgio I.#, Mihaila S., Mukundan S., Khademhosseini A.*, “Highly Elastomeric Poly(glycerol sebacate)-co-Poly(ethylene glycol) Amphiphilic Block Copolymers”, Biomaterials 34, 16 (2013) 3970. [Equal Contributions]

16. Gaharwar A.K.*, Rivera C., Wu C-J., Chan B., Schmidt G.; Photocrosslinked Nanocomposites Hydrogels from PEG and Silica Nanosphere: Structural, Mechanical and Cell Adhesion Characteristics. Materials Science and Engineering C 33 (3) (2013), 1800–1807


15. Gaharwar A.K.*,#, Kishore, V.#, Rivera, C., Bullock, W., Wu, C-J., Akkus, O., Schmidt, G; Physically Cross-linked Nanocomposites from Silicate Cross-linked Poly(ethylene oxide): Mechanical Properties and Osteogenic Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Macromolecular Bioscience 12, 6 (2012) 779-793.


14. Gaharwar A.K., Rivera, C., Wu, C-J., Schmidt, G.*; Transparent, Elastomeric and Tough Bio-Nanocomposites from Poly(ethylene glycol) and Silicate Nanoparticles. Acta Biomaterialia 7, 12 (2011) 4139-4148.

13. Wu, C-J., Gaharwar A.K., Burke, C., Schmidt, G.*; Mechanically Tough Pluronic F127/Laponite Nanocomposite Hydrogels from Covalently and Physically Cross-linked Networks. Macromolecules 44 (2011) 8215–8224.

12. Gaharwar A.K., Dammu, S., Canter, J., Wu, C-J. , Schmidt, G.*; Highly Extensible,Tough and Elastomeric Nanocomposite Hydrogels from Poly(ethylene oxide) and Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles. Biomacromolecules 12 (2011) 1641-1650.

11. Gaharwar A.K., Schexnailder, P., Dundigalla, A., White, J., Matos, C., Seifert, S., Wilker, J., Schmidt, G.*; Highly Extensible Bio-Nanocomposite Fibers. Macromolecular Rapid Communications 32 (2011) 50-57. [JOURNAL FRONT COVER]

10. Gaharwar A.K., Schexnailder, Kline, B., Schmidt, G.*; Assessment of Using Laponite Cross-linked Poly(ethylene oxide) for Controlled Cell Adhesion and Mineralization. Acta Biomaterialia 7 (2) (2011) 568-577. [ACTA STUDENT AWARD]


9. Schexnailder, P., Gaharwar A.K., Bartlett, R., Seal, B. L., Schmidt, G.*; Tuning Cell Adhesion by Incorporation of Charged Silicate Nanoparticles as Cross-Linkers to Polyethylene Oxide. Macromolecular Biosciences 10 (12) (2010) 1416-1423. [JOURNAL BACK Cover]

8. Gaharwar A.K., Schexnailder, P., Jin, Q., Wu, C-J. , Schmidt, G.*; Chitosan Enhances Osteoblast Adhesion and Formation of Mineralization Extracellular Matrix on Silicate Cross-linked Bio-nanocomposite. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2 (11) (2010) 3119–3127.

7. Wu, C-J., Gaharwar A.K., Schexnailder, P. J., Schmidt, G.*; Development of Biomedical Polymer-Silicate Nanocomposites: A Materials Science Perspective. Materials 3 (2010) 2986-3005.

6. Gaharwar A.K., Schexnailder, P., Kline, B., Kaul, V., Akkus, O., Zakharov, D., Seifert, S., Schmidt, G.*; Highly Extensible Bio-Nanocomposite Films with Direction-Dependent Properties. Advanced Functional Materials 20 (2010) 429-436.


5. Jin, Q., Schexnailder, P., Gaharwar A.K., Schmidt, G.*; Silicate Cross-linked Bio-Nanocomposite Hydrogels from PEO and Chitosan. Macromolecule Bioscience 9 (2009) 1028-1035.

4. Gaharwar A.K., Wong, J. E.*, Müller-Schulte, D. , Richtering, W., Bahadur, D.; Magnetic Nanoparticles Encapsulated Within a Thermoresponsive Polymer. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 9 (2009), 5355-5361.


3. Wong, J. E.*, Gaharwar A.K., Müller-Schulte, D. , Bahadur, D., Richtering, W.; Dual-stimuli Responsive PNiPAM Microgel Achieved via Layer-by-layer Assembly: Magnetic and Thermoresponsive. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 324 (2008) 47–54. [Top 50 Most Cited Articles of Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (2008 – 2009)]

2. Wong, J. E.*, Gaharwar A.K., Müller-Schulte, D. , Bahadur, D., Richtering, W.; Magnetic Nanoparticle–Polyelectrolyte Interaction: A Layered Approach for Biomedical Applications. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 8 (2008) 4033–4040.


1. Wong, J. E.*, Gaharwar A.K., Müller-Schulte, D. , Bahadur, D., Richtering, W.; Layer-by-Layer Assembly of Magnetic Nanoparticles Shell on a Thermoresponsive Microgel Core. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 311 (2007) 219-223.


We acknowledge funding from National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) for supporting our research efforts.

Journal Covers & Editorials


1. "Nanomaterials in Tissue Engineering: Characterization, Fabrication and Applications", Editors: Gaharwar, A.K., Sant S., Hancock, M., Hacking A. Elsevier Publishers (UK) (ISBN 9780857095961) (Sept, 2013)

2. "Microscale Technologies for Stem Cell Engineering", Editors: Singh A., Gaharwar A.K., Springer Publishers (US) (ISBN 978-3-319-20725-4) (Sept, 2016)

Book Chapters

5. Paduano F., Marrelli M., Gaharwar A.K., Tatullo M.*; "DSC-differentiated hepatocytes for treatment of liver diseases." Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Editors: Turksen, Kursad(Springer), ISSN: 2196-8985, 265-279, Pub: 2016

4. Peak C.W., Cross L., Singh A., Gaharwar A.K.*; Microscale Technologies for Engineering Complex Tissue Structures. Microscale Technologies for Cellular Engineering (2015), Editors: Singh A., Gaharwar A.K. , Pub: 2016 (Springer) ISBN 978-3-319-20725-4

3. Carrow J., Kerativitayanan P., Jaiswal M., Lokhande G., Gaharwar A.K.*;Polymers for Bioprinting. Essentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation, Ed: A. Atala and J. Yoo (Elsevier), Pub: 2015, Pages 229–248 (doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800972-7.00013-X)

2. Xavier J. R.#, Desai P.#, Varanasi V., Al-Hashimi I., Gaharwar A.K.*; Advanced Nanomaterials: Promises for Improved Dental Tissue Regeneration. Nanomaterials in Endodontics – Scientific Background and Clinical Applications (2015), Ed: A. Kishen (Springer), Pub: 2014

1. Gaharwar, A. K., Schexnailder, Schmidt, G.*; Nanocomposite polymer biomaterials for tissue repair of bone and cartilage: A materials science perspective. Nanobiomaterials Handbook (ISBN: 9781420094664), CRC Press (Ed: B. Sitharaman), Pub: 2011


1. Gaharwar A. K., Khademhosseini, A., Bioactive Silicate Nanoplatelets (ROI - Harvard University) (Jan 2013).

2. Gaharwar A. K., Khademhosseini, A., Nanocomposite Hydrogels as a Hemorrhagic Agent (TLO- MIT) (May 2013).