Lewis, P.L., Su, J., Yan, M., Meng, F., Glaser, S., Alpini, G.D., Green, R.M., Sosa-Pineda, B., Shah, R.N. “Complex bile duct network formulation within liver decellularized extracellular matrix hydrogels” Scientific Reports 8, 12220. Dec 2018.

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30433-6

Yan, M., Lewis, P.L., Shah, R.N. “Tailoring nanostructure and bioactivity of 3D-printable hydrogels with self-assemble peptides amphiphile (PA) for promoting bile duct formation” Biofabrication 10(3). Jun 2018.

DOI: 10.1088/1758-5090/aac902

Taylor, S.L., Ibeh, A.J., Jakus, A.E., Shah, R.N., Dunand, D.C. “NiTi-Nb Micro-trusses Fabricated via Extrusion-based 3D-printing of Powders and Transient-liquid-phase Sintering” Acta Biomaterialia. Jun 2018

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.06.015

Guiney, L.M., Mansukhani, N.D., Jakus, A.E., Wallace, S.G., Shah, R.N., Hersam, M.C. “Three-Dimensional Printing of Cytocompatible, Thermally Conductive Hexagonal Boron Nitride Nanocomposites” Nano Letters. 2018.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b00555

Su, J., Satchell, S.C., Shah, R.N., Wertheim, J. “Kidney Decellularized Extracellular Matrix Hydrogels: Rheological Characterization and Human Glomerular Endothelial Cell Response to Encapsulation” Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A. Apr 2018.

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36439

Jakus, A.E., Geisendorfer, N.R., Lewis, P.L., Shah, R.N. “3D-printing porosity: A new approach to creating elevated porosity materials and structures” Acta Biomaterialia. Mar 2018.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.03.039

Lewis, P.L., Green, R.M., Shah, R.N. “3D-printed gelatin scaffolds of differing pore geometry modulate hepatocyte function and gene expression” Acta Biomaterialia 69, 63-70. Mar 2018.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.12.042

Taylor, S.L., Jakus, A.E., Koube, K.D., Ibeh, A.J., Geisendorfer, N.R., Shah, R.N., Dunand, D.C. “Sintering of micro-trusses created by extrusion-3D-printing of lunar regolith inks” Acta Astronautica 143, 1-8. Feb 2018.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.11.005

Taylor, S.L., Shah, R.N., Dunand, D.C. “Ni-Mn-Ga micro-trusses via sintering of 3D-printed inks containing elemental powders” Acta Materialia 143, 20-29. Jan 2018.

DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.10.002


Rutz, A.L., Lewis, P.L., Shah, R.N. “Toward next-generation bioinks: Tuning mechanical properties pre- and post- printing to optimize cell viability” MRS Bulletin 42 (8) 563-570. Aug 2017.

DOI: 10.1557/mrs.2017.162


Jakus, A.E., Laronda, M.M., Rashedi, A.S., Robinson, C.M., Lee, C., Jordan, S.W., Orwig, K.E., Woodruff, T.K., Shah, R.N. ” “Tissue Papers” from Organ-Specific Decellularized Extracellular Matrices”. Advanced Functional Materials. 2017.

DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201700992



Laronda, M.M., Rutz, A.L., Xiao S., Whelan, K.A., Duncan, F.E., Roth, E.W., Woodruff, T.K., Shah, R.N. “A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice”. Nature Communications 8, 15261 May 2017.

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15261

Jakus, A.E., Koube, K.D., Geisendorfer, N.R., Shah, R.N. “Robust and Elastic Lunar and Martian Structures from 3D-Printed Regolith Inks”. Scientific Reports 7, 44931 Mar 2017.

DOI: 10.1038/srep44931

Jakus, A.E., Shah, R.N. “Multi and mixed 3D-printing of graphene-hydroxyapatite hybrid materials for complex tissue engineering” Journal of Biomedical Materials: Part A. Vol 105 (1) Jan 2017.

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.35684





Jakus, A.E. Rutz, A.L., Jordan, S.W., Kannan, A., Mitchell, S.M., Yun, C., Koube, K.D., Yoo, S.C., Whiteley, H.E., Richter, C.P., Galiano, R.D., Hsu, W.K., Stock, S.R., Hsu, E.L., Shah, R.N. “Hyperelastic “bone”: A highly versatile, growth factor-free, osteoregenerative, scalable, and surgically friendly biomaterial” Science Translational Medicine. 28 Sep 2016. Vol. 8, Issue 358, pp. 358ra127.

DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aaf7704

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Taylor, S.L., Jakus, A.E., Shah, R.N., Dunand, D.C. “Iron and Nickel Cellular Structures by Sintering of 3D-Printed Oxide or Metallic Particle Inks” Advanced Engineering Materials. 2016.


Lewis, P.L. &  Shah, R.N. “3D Printing for Liver Tissue Engineering: Current Approaches and Future Challenges” Current Transplantation Reports. March 2016, Vol. 3 (1) 100-108.


Jakus, A.E., Rutz, A.L., Shah, R.N. “Advancing the Field of 3D Biomaterial Printing.” Biomedical Materials. (Invited). Jan 2016, Vol. 11 (1).

DOI: 10.1088/1748-6041/11/1/014102


AFM cover

Jakus, A.E., Taylor, S.L., Geisendorfer, N.R., Dunand, D.C., Shah, R.N. “Metallic Architectures from 3D-Printed Powder-Based Liquid Inks” Advanced Functional Materials 2015, 25 (45) 6985. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201503921.





Jakus, A.E., Secor, E.B., Rutz, A.L., Jordan, S.W., Hersam, M.C., Shah R.N., “Three-Dimensional Printing of High-Content Graphene Scaffolds for Electronic and Biomedical Applications” ACS Nano 2015, 9(4), 4636.




Rutz, A.L., Hyland, K.E., Jakus, A.E., Burghardt, W.R., Shah R.N., “A Multimaterial Bioink Method for 3D Printing Tunable, Cell-Compatible Hydrogels” Advanced Materials 2015, 27(9), 1607.


Chien, K.B., Chung, E.J., Shah R.N., “Investigation of Soy Protein Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications:
Materials Characterization, Drug Release, and Biocompatibility” J Biomedical Materials 2014, 28(7), 1085.


Chien, K.B., Aguado, B., Bryce, P.J., Shah R.N., “Acute and Humoral Response to Three Dimensional Porous Soy Protein Biomaterial Scaffolds” Acta Biomaterialia 2013, 9(11), 8983.

Chung, E.J, Chien, K.B., Aguado, B.A., Shah, R.N., “Osteogenic Potential of BMP-2-Releasing Self-Assembled Membranes” Tissue Engineering Part A 2013, 19(23-24), 2664.

Chien, K.B., Makridakis, E., Shah, R.N., “Three Dimensional Printing of Soy Protein Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration” Tissue Engineering Part C 2013, 19(6), 417.

Chung, E.J., Jakus, A.E., Shah, R.N. “In Situ Forming Collagen-Hyaluronic Acid Membrane Structures:
Mechanism of Self-Assembly and Applications in Regenerative Medicine” Acta Biomaterialia 2013 9(2),

Lee, S.S., Huang, B.J, Kaltz, S.R., Sur, S., Newcomb, C.J., Stock, S.R., Shah, R.N., Stupp, S.I. “Bone
Regeneration with Low Dose BMP-2 Amplified by Biomimetic Supramolecular Nanofibers within Collagen
Scaffolds.” Biomaterials 2013, 34(2), 452.


Chien, K., Shah, R.N. “Novel Soy Protein Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration: Materials Characterization and Interaction with Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells” Acta Biomaterialia 2012, 8, 694.


Shah, R.N., Shah, N.A., Del Rosario Lim, M.M., Hsieh, C., Nuber, G.W., Stupp, S.I. “Supramolecular Design of Self-Assembling Nanofibers for Cartilage Regeneration” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 2010, 107, 3293.


Please note the name change from R.M. Capito to R.N. Shah in 2009

Capito, R.M., Mata, A., Stupp, S.I. “Self-Assembling Peptide-Based Nanostructures for Regenerative Medicine” Nanotechnology, Volume 5: Nanomedicine. Weinheim: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA; 2009, 385-412.

Mata, A., Hsu, L., Capito, R.M., Aparicio, C., Henrikson, K., Stupp, S.I. “Micro-patterning of Bioactive Self-Assembling Gels” Soft Matter 2009, 5, 1228.


Capito, R.M., Azevedo, H., Velichko, Y., Mata, A., Stupp, S.I. “Self-Assembly of Large and Small Molecules into Hierarchically Ordered Sacs and Membranes” Science 2008, 319, 1812.

Xu, X., Capito, R.M., Spector, M. “Delivery of Plasmid IGF-1 to Chondrocytes Via Cationized Gelatin Nanoparticles” J. Biomed. Mat. Res. A. 2008, 73A, 73.

Xu, X., Capito, R.M., Spector, M. “Plasmid Size Influences Chitosan Nanoparticle Mediated Gene Transfer to Chondrocytes” J. Biomed. Mat. Res. A. 2008, 84A, 1038.


Capito, R.M. and Spector, M. “Collagen Scaffolds for Nonviral IGF-1 Gene Delivery in Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering” Gene Therapy 2007, 14, 721.

Capito, R.M. and Spector, M. “Effect of Expansion Medium on Ex Vivo Gene Transfer and Chondrogenesis in Type II Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Scaffolds In Vitro” Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2007, 14, 1203.

Steinert, A.F., Palmer, G.D., Capito, R.M. Hofstaetter, J.G., Pilapil, C., Ghivizzani, S.C., Spector, M.S., Evans, C.H., “Genetically Enhanced Engineering of Meniscus Tissue Using Ex Vivo Delivery of Transforming Growth Factor-b1 Complementary Deoxyribonucleic Acid” Tissue Engineering, 2007, 13, 2227.

2006 and before

Kinner, B., Capito, R.M., and Spector, M. “Regeneration of Articular Cartilage” Adv. Biochem. Engin./Biotechnol. 2005, 94, 91.

Capito, R.M. and Spector, M. “Scaffold-Based Articular Cartilage Repair: Future Prospects Wedding Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering” IEEE Eng. Med. Biol. 2003, 22, 42.


Shah, R.N., Shah N.A., Stupp, S.I. “Novel Peptide-Based Scaffolds for Cartilage Regeneration and
Methods for Their Use” (12/759,683). Northwestern University, April 2010.

Capito, R.M., Azevedo, H., Stupp, S.I. “Self-Assembling Membranes and Related Methods Thereof” (12/031,421). Northwestern University, February 2008.

Jennings, H., Capito, R.M., and Thomas, J.J. “Protective Coatings for Metals”. December 2008.

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