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  • Barrett DW, Okesola BO, Costa E, Thrasivoulou C, Becker DL, Mata A, Deprest JA, David AL, Chowdhury TT (2020). Potential sealing and repair of human FM defects after trauma with peptide amphiphiles and Cx43 antisense. Prenatal Diagnosis, 10.1002/pd.5826.
  • Hedegaard CL, Redondo-Gomez C, Tan BY, Ng KW, Loessner D, Mata A (2020). Peptide-protein co-assembling matrices as a biomimetic 3D model of ovarian cancer. Science Advances, 10.1126/sciadv.abb3298.
  • Redondo-Gomez C, Padilla-Lopategui S, Azevedo HS, Mata A (2020). Host-guest-mediated epitope presentation on self-assembled peptide amphiphile hydrogels. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.0c00549.
  • Majkowska A, Redondo-Gomez C, Rice A, Gonzalez M, Inostroza-Brito KE, Collin E, Rodriguez-Cabello, JC, Del Rio Hernandez AE, Solito E, Mata A (2020). Interfacial self-assembly to spatial organise graphene oxide into hierarchical and bioactive structures. Frontiers in Materials, 7(167), 10.3389/fmats.2020.00167.
  • Hedegaard CL and Mata A (2020). Integrating self-assembly and biofabrication for the development of structures with enhanced complexity and hierarchical control. Biofabrication 12 (3), 10.1088/1758-5090/ab84cb.
  • Wu Y, Okesola BO, Xu J, Korotkin I, Berado A, Corridori I, Pellerej di Brocchetti FL, Kanczler J, Feng J, Li W, Shi Y, Nerukh D, Farafonov V, Wang Y, Titirici MM, Karabasov S, Oreffo ROC, Rodriguez-Cabellor JC, Vozzi G, Azevedo HS, Pugno NM, Bailey CG, Wang W, Mata A (2020). Disordered protein-graphene oxide co-assembly and supramolecular biofabrication of functional fluidic devices. Nature Communications 11, 1182, 10.1038/s41467-020-14716-z.
  • Okesola BO, Shilei N, Derkus B, Galeano CC, Hasan A, Wu Y, Ramis J, Buttery L, Dawson J, D’Este M, Oreffo ROC, Eglin D, Sun H, Mata A (2020). Growth factor-free multicomponent nanocomposite hydrogels that stimulate bone formation. Advanced Functional Materials, 30 (14), 10.1002/adfm.201906205.
  • Derkus B, Okesola BO, Barrett DW, D’Este M, Chowdhury TT, Eglin D, Mata A (2020). Multicomponent hydrogels for the formation of vascularized bone-like constructs in vitro. Acta Biomaterialia 109, 1016/j.actbio.2020.03.025.


  • Okesola BO, Lau HK, Derkus B, Boccorh DK, Wu Y, Wark AW, Kiick K, Mata A (2019). Covalent co-assembly between resilin-like polypeptide and peptide amphiphile into hydrogels with controlled nanostructure and improved mechanical propertiesBiomaterials Science. In Press. 10.1039/C9BM01796H
  • Okesola BO, Wu Y, Derkus B, Gani S, Wu D, Knani D, Smith DK, Adams DJ, Mata A (2019). Supramolecular Self-Assembly To Control Structural and Biological Properties of Multicomponent HydrogelsChemistry of Materials vol. 31, (19) 7883-7897. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01882
  • Redondo-Gómez C, Abdouni Y, Becer CR, Mata A (2019). Self-Assembling Hydrogels Based on a Complementary Host-Guest Peptide Amphiphile PairBiomacromolecules  vol. 20, (6) 2276-2285. 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00224
  • Barrett DW, John RK, Thrasivoulou C, Mata A, Deprest JA, Becker DL, David AL, Chowdhury T (2019). Targeting mechanotransduction mechanisms and tissue weakening signals in the human amniotic membraneScientific Reports vol. 206, 2276-2285. 10.1021/acs.biomac.9b00224


  • Elsharkawy S & Mata A (2018). Hierarchical biomineralization: from nature’s design to synthetic materials for regenerative medicine and dentistry. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 1800178. 10.1002/adhm.201800178
  • Elsharkawy S, Al-Jawad M, Mehta K, Tejeda-Montes E, Shuturminska K, Agarwal S, Rice A, Tarakina N, Wilson RM, Del Rio A, Bushby AJ, Stevens MM, Mata A (2018). Hierarchically-ordered apatite crystals: A biomineralisation approach towards regenerating human dental enamel. Nature Communications vol. 9,2145, 1-12. 10.1038/s41467-018-04319-0
  • Okesola B and Mata A (2018). Multicomponent co-assembly to harness new properties from peptides and proteins in materials design. Chemical Society Reviews vol. 47 , 3721 – 3736. 10.1039/C8CS00121A
  • Okesola B, Redondo-Gomez C, Mata A (2018). Self-­assembling biomaterials: molecular design, characterisation and application in biology and medicine In: Azevedo, H.S., da Silva, R.M.P. ed. Self-Assembling Biomaterials. Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing. ISBN 9780081020128
  • Mata A (2018). Clame to fame. Nature Chemistry News and Views (
  • Hedegaard CL, Collin EC, Redondo-Gómez C, Nguyen LTH, Ng KW, Castrejón-Pita AA, Castrejón-Pita JR and Mata A (2018). Hydrodynamically Guided Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Peptide-Protein Bioinks. Advanced Functional Materials vol. 28, (16) 1703716, 1-13. 10.1002/adfm.201703716
  • Mendoza-Meinhardt A, Botto L and Mata A (2018). A fluidic device for the controlled formation and real-time monitoring of soft membranes self-assembled at liquid interfaces. Scientific Reports vol. 8, 2900. 10.1038/s41598-018-20998-7


  • Aguilar JP, Lipka M, Primo GA, Licon-Bernal EE, Fernandez-Pradas JM, Yaroshchuk A, Albericio F and Mata A (2017). 3D Electrophoresis-Assisted Lithography (3DEAL): 3D Molecular Printing to Create Functional Patterns and Anisotropic Hydrogels. Advanced Functional Materials vol. 28, (15) 1703014, 1-10. 10.1002/adfm.201703014
  • Ribeiro S, Radvar E, Shi Y, Borges J, Pirraco RP, Leonor IB, Mano, JF, Reis, LR, Mata A and Azevedo HS (2017). Nanostructured interfacial self-assembled peptide-polymer membranes for enhanced mineralization and cell adhesion. Nanoscale vol. 9, 13670-13682. 10.1039/c7nr03410e
  • Barrett DW, Kethees A, Thrasivoulou C, Mata A, Virasami A, Sebire NJ, Engels AC, Deprest JA, Becker DL, David AL, Chowdhury TT (2017). Trauma induces overexpression of Cx43in human fetal membrane defects. Prenatal Diagnosis vol. 37, 1-8. 10.1002/pd.5104
  • Inostroza-Brito KE, Collin EC, Majkowska A, Elsharkawy S, Rice A, del Rio AE, Xiao X, Rodriguez-Cabello JC, Mata A (2017). Cross-linking of a Biopolymer-Peptide Co-Assembling System. Acta Biomaterialia vol. 58, 80-89. 10.1016/j.actbio.2017.05.043
  • Shuturminska K, Tarakina NV, Azevedo HS, Bushby AJ, Mata A, Anderson P, Al-Jawad M. (2017). Elastin-like protein, with statherin derived peptide, controls fluorapatite formation and morphology. Frontiers in Physiology vol. 8, 368. 10.3389/fphys.2017.00368
  • Donnelly H, Smith CA, Sweeten PE, Gadegaard N, Dominic Meek RM. D’Este M, Mata A, Eglin D, Dalby MJ (2017). Bone and cartilage of a single stem cell population driven by material interface. Journal of Tissue Engineering vol. 8, 1-10 10.1177/2041731417705615
  • Mata A, Azevedo H, Botto L, Gavara N, Lei S (2017). New bioengineering breakthroughs and enabling tools in regenerative medicine. Current Stem Cell Reports vol. 3, (2) 83-97 . 10.1007/s40778-017-0081-9
  • Mata A, Azevedo H, Connelly J, Gautrot J (2017). Bioengineering complexity and tuneability in hydrogels. In: Singh, T. R. R., Laverty, G., Donnelly, R. ed. Hydrogels: Design, Synthesis & Application in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 9781498748612


  • Barrett DW, David AL, Thrasivoulou C, Mata A, Becker DL, Engels A, Deprest J, Chowdhury TT (2016). Connexin 43 is overexpressed in human fetal membrane defects after fetoscopic surgery. Prenatal Diagnosis vol. 36, (10) 942-952. 10.1002/pd.4917
  • Elsharkawy S, Tejeda-Montes E, Al-Jawed M, Mata A (2016). Preferential nucleation and crystal growth on microfabricated topography. Materials Today vol. 19, (8) 478-480. 10.1016/j.mattod.2016.08.002


  • Inostroza-Brito KE, Collin E, Siton-Mendelson O, Smith KH, Monge-Marcet A, Ferreira DS, Rodríguez RP, Alonso M, Rodríguez-Cabello JC, Reis RL, Sagués F, Botto L, Bitton R, Azevedo HS and Mata A (2015). Co-Assembly, spatiotemporal control and morphogenesis of a hybrid protein-peptide system. Nature Chemistry  vol. 7, (11) 897-904. 10.1038/nchem.2349
  • Seelbach RJ, Fransen P, Pulido D, D’Este M, Duttenhoefer F, Sauerbier S, Freiman TM, Niemeyer P, Albericio F, Alini M, Royo M, Mata A and Eglin D (2015). Injectable Hyaluronan Hydrogels with Peptide-Binding Dendrimers Modulate the Controlled Release of BMP-2 and TGF-ß1. Macromolecular Bioscience  vol. 15, (8) 1035-1044.10.1002/mabi.201500082
  • Fernández-Muiños T, Recha-Sancho L, López-Chicón P, Castells-Sala C, Mata A and Semino CE (2015).Bimolecular based heparin and self-assembling hydrogel for tissue engineering applications. Acta Biomaterialia  vol. 16, (1) 35-48. 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.01.008
  • Rey-Rico A, Venkatesan JK, Frisch J, Schmitt G, Monge-Marcet A, Lopez-Chicon P, Mata A, Semino C, Madry H and Cucchiarini M (2015). Effective and durable genetic modification of human mesenchymal stem cells via controlled release of rAAV vectors from self-assembling peptide hydrogels with a maintained differentiation potency. Acta Biomaterialia  vol. 18, 118-127. 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.02.013
  • Seelbach RJ, D’Este M, Alini M, Mata A and Eglin D (2015). Copper catalyst efficiency for the CuAAC synthesis of a poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) conjugated hyaluronan. Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation  vol. 60, (1) 25-37. 10.3233/CH-151933
  • Sánchez-Ferrero A, Mata Á, Mateos-Timoneda MA, Rodríguez-Cabello JC, Alonso M, Planell J and Engel E (2015).Development of tailored and self-mineralizing citric acid-crosslinked hydrogels for in situ bone regeneration. Biomaterials  vol. 68, 42-53. 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.07.062


  • Seelbach RJ, Fransen P, Peroglio M, Pulido D, Lopez-Chicon P, Duttenhoefer F, Sauerbier S, Freiman T, Niemeyer P, Semino C, Albericio F, Alini M, Royo M, Mata A and Eglin D (2014). Multivalent dendrimers presenting spatially controlled clusters of binding epitopes in thermoresponsive hyaluronan hydrogels. Acta Biomater  vol. 10, (10) 4340-4350. 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.06.028
  • Tejeda-Montes E, Klymov A, Nejadnik MR, Alonso M, Rodriguez-Cabello JC, Walboomers XF and Mata A (2014).Mineralization and bone regeneration using a bioactive elastin-like recombinamer membrane. Biomaterials  vol. 35, (29) 8339-8347. 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.05.095
  • Seelbach R, Peroglio M, Fransen P, Royo M, Albericio F, Alini M, Eglin D and Mata A (2014). Binding epitope decorated dendrimers in thermoreponsive hyaluronic acid hydrogels influence stem cells. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine  vol. 8, 215-216.
  • Aguilar Aleman JP, Licon Bernal EE, Fernandez Pradas JM, Yaroshchuk A, Albericio F and Mata A (2014). 3D electrophoresis-assisted lithography (3DEAL) for patterning hydrogel environments. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine  vol. 8, 375-375.
  • Tejeda-Montes E, Smith KH, Rebollo E, Gómez R, Alonso M, Rodriguez-Cabello JC, Engel E and Mata A (2014).Bioactive membranes for bone regeneration applications: effect of physical and biomolecular signals on mesenchymal stem cell behavior. Acta Biomater  vol. 10, (1) 134-141. 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.09.001


  • López-Bosque MJ, Tejeda-Montes E, Cazorla M, Linacero J, Atienza Y, Smith KH, Lladó A, Colombelli J, Engel E and Mata A (2013). Fabrication of hierarchical micro-nanotopographies for cell attachment studies.Nanotechnology  vol. 24, (25) 10.1088/0957-4484/24/25/255305
  • Mendes AC, Smith KH, Tejeda-Montes E, Engel E, Reis RL, Azevedo HS and Mata A (2013). Co-assembled and microfabricated bioactive membranes. Advanced Functional Materials  vol. 23, (4) 430-438.10.1002/adfm.201201065
  • Johnstone B, Alini M, Cucchiarini M, Dodge GR, Eglin D, Guilak F, Madry H, Mata A, Mauck RL, Semino CE and Stoddart MJ (2013). TISSUE ENGINEERING FOR ARTICULAR CARTILAGE REPAIR – THE STATE OF THE ART.European Cells & Materials  vol. 25, 248-267.


  • Tejeda-Montes E, Smith KH, Rebollo E, Gomez R, Alonso M, Engel E and Mata A (2012). A top-down/bottom-up strategy to develop a bioactive periostium graft. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine  vol. 6, 19-19.
  • Smith KH, Inostroza KE, Alonso M, Reis RL, Azevedo HS and Mata A (2012). Spontaneous co-assembly of molecularly designed building blocks into hierarchically ordered, dynamic, hybrid macrotubes. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine  vol. 6, 224-225.
  • Fransen P, Pulido D, Seelbach R, Mata A, Eglin D, Royo M and Albericio F (2012). Biofunctionalization of biopolymers with peptide conjugated dendrons. Journal of Peptide Science  vol. 18, S25-S25.
  • Tejeda-Montes E, Smith KH, Poch M, López-Bosque MJ, Martín L, Alonso M, Engel E and Mata A (2012).Engineering membrane scaffolds with both physical and biomolecular signaling. Acta Biomaterialia  vol. 8, (3) 998-1009. 10.1016/j.actbio.2011.09.005
  • Mata A, Palmer L, Tejeda-Montes E and Stupp SI (2012). Design of biomolecules for nanoengineered biomaterials for regenerative medicine. Methods in Molecular Biology  vol. 811, 39-49. 10.1007/978-1-61779-388-2_3


  • Sánchez-Ferrero A, Mata A, Alonso M, Rodríguez-Cabello JC, Planell J and Engel E (2011). Preparation and characterization of glutaraldehyde-cross-linked RGD-containing elastin-like polymer matrices. 24th European Conference On Biomaterials – Annual Conference of The European Society For Biomaterials
  • Seelbach R, Peroglio M, Fransen P, Royo M, Mata A, Alini M and Eglin D (2011). Designing a multifunctional, thermoreversible hyaluronan-based hydrogel scaffold for tissue regeneration. 24th European Conference On Biomaterials – Annual Conference of The European Society For Biomaterials
  • Seelbach R, Peroglio M, Fransen P, Royo M, Mata A, Alini M and Eglin D (2011). Toward multifaceted biomaterials that guide stem cell behaviour: Injectable, bioactive hyaluronan-based hydrogel scaffolds. European Cells and Materials  vol. 22, (SUPPL.4)
  • Smith KH, Tejeda-Montes E, Poch M and Mata A (2011). Integrating top-down and self-assembly in the fabrication of peptide and protein-based biomedical materials. Chemical Society Reviews  vol. 40, (9) 4563-4577. 10.1039/c1cs15064b
  • Mata A (2011). Micro and nanotechnologies for bioengineering regenerative medicine scaffolds. International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology  vol. 5, (2-3) 266-291. 10.1504/IJBET.2011.039202


  • Mata A, Geng Y, Henrikson KJ, Aparicio C, Stock SR, Satcher RL and Stupp SI (2010). Bone regeneration mediated by biomimetic mineralization of a nanofiber matrix. Biomaterials  vol. 31, (23) 6004-6012.10.1016/j.biomaterials.2010.04.013
  • Zhang S, Greenfield MA, Mata A, Palmer LC, Bitton R, Mantei JR, Aparicio C, De La Cruz MO and Stupp SI (2010). A self-assembly pathway to aligned monodomain gels. Nature Materials  vol. 9, (7) 594-601. 10.1038/nmat2778
  • Kim EJ, Boehm CA, Mata A, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF and Roy S (2010). Post microtextures accelerate cell proliferation and osteogenesis. Acta Biomaterialia  vol. 6, (1) 160-169. 10.1016/j.actbio.2009.06.016


  • Mata A, Kim EJ, Boehm CA, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF and Roy S (2009). A three-dimensional scaffold with precise micro-architecture and surface micro-textures. Biomaterials  vol. 30, (27) 4610-4617.10.1016/j.biomaterials.2009.05.023
  • Mata A, Hsu L, Capito R, Aparicio C, Henrikson K and Stupp SI (2009). Micropatterning of bioactive self-assembling gels. Soft Matter  vol. 5, (6) 1228-1236. 10.1039/b819002j


  • Huang Z, Sargeant TD, Hulvat JF, Mata A, Bringas P, Koh CY, Stupp SI and Snead ML (2008). Bioactive nanofibers instruct cells to proliferate and differentiate during enamel regeneration. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research  vol. 23, (12) 1995-2006. 10.1359/jbmr.080705
  • Capito RM, Azevedo HS, Velichko Y, Mata A and Stupp SI (2008). Self-assembly of biomaterials at an interface: Formation of sacs, membranes, and strings. 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008  vol. 1,
  • Mata A, Hsu L, Capito R, Aparicio C and Stupp SI (2008). Peptide amphiphile microtextures for in vitro osteoblastic differentiation. 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008  vol. 3,
  • Mata A, Geng Y, Henrikson K, Sergeant T, Aparicio C, Satcher RL and Stupp SI (2008). Peptide amphiphiles for bone regeneration. 8th World Biomaterials Congress 2008  vol. 3,
  • Capito RM, Azevedo HS, Velichko YS, Mata A and Stupp SI (2008). Self-assembly of large and small molecules into hierarchically ordered sacs and membranes. Science  vol. 319, (5871) 1812-1816. 10.1126/science.1154586
  • Sargeant TD, Guler MO, Oppenheimer SM, Mata A, Satcher RL, Dunand DC and Stupp SI (2008). Hybrid bone implants: Self-assembly of peptide amphiphile nanofibers within porous titanium. Biomaterials  vol. 29, (2) 161-171. 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2007.09.012


  • Mata A, Boehm C, Fleischman AJ, Muschler GF and Roy S (2007). Connective tissue progenitor cell growth characteristics on textured substrates. Int J Nanomedicine  vol. 2, (3) 389-406.


  • Mata A, Fleischman AJ and Roy S (2006). Fabrication of multi-layer SU-8 microstructures. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering  vol. 16, (2) 276-284. 10.1088/0960-1317/16/2/012


  • Mata A, Fleischman AJ and Roy S (2005). Fabrication of 3D micro-textured scaffolds for tissue engineering.Proceedings – Aspe Spring Topical Meeting On Precision Micro/Nano Scale Polymer Based Component and Device Fabrication, Aspe 200  15-19.
  • Mata A, Fleischman AJ and Roy S (2005). Characterization of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) properties for biomedical micro/nanosystems. Biomedical Microdevices  vol. 7, (4) 281-293. 10.1007/s10544-005-6070-2
  • Stupp SI, Donners JJJM, Li L-S and Mata A (2005). Expanding Frontiers in Biomaterials. Mrs Bulletin  vol. 30, (11) 864-873. 10.1557/mrs2005.276
  • Mata A, Fleischman AJ and Roy S (2005). Microfabricated 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering applications.Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings  vol. 845, 97-103.


  • Mata A, Su X, Fleischman AJ, Roy S, Banks BA, Miller SK and Midura RJ (2003). Osteoblast attachment to a textured surface in the absence of exogenous adhesion proteins. Ieee Trans Nanobioscience  vol. 2, (4) 287-294. 10.1109/TNB.2003.820268


  • Mata A, Boehm C, Fleischman AJ, Muschler G and Roy S (2002). Growth of connective tissue progenitor cells on microtextured polydimethylsiloxane surfaces. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research  vol. 62, (4) 499-506.10.1002/jbm.10353
  • Mata A, Boehm C, Fleischman AJ, Muschler G and Roy S (2002). Analysis of connective tissue progenitor cell behavior on polydimethylsiloxane smooth and channel micro-textures. Biomedical Microdevices  vol. 4, (4) 267-275. 10.1023/A:1020950022074
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