Chemical and Biochemical EngineeringWestern Engineering

Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

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  1. Shigang Lin and Kibret Mequanint. Mesenchymal progenitor cell differentiation and elastic fibre assembly in engineered vascular tissues. Acta Biomaterialia, 59; 200-209; 2017

  2. Dibakar Mondal, S. Jeffrey Dixon, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S. Rizkalla. Mechanically-competent and Biocompatible Polycaprolactone-Borophosphosilicate Hybrid Biomaterials. J Mech Behavior Biomater. 75; 180-189, 2017.

  3. Amanda L. Baillargeon, Kalin Penev, Kibret Mequanint. One-Pot Substitution Approach for the Syntheses of Non-Functional and Functional Poly[(amino acid ester)phosphazene] Biomaterials. Macromol. Mater. Eng. 300(2); 1600318; 2017DOI: 10.1002/mame.201600318.

  4. Kalin I. Penev and Kibret Mequanint. Multifactorial Study and Kinetics of Signal Development in Ferrous - Methylthymol blue - Gelatin Gel Dosimeters. Medical Physics, 44;1948-1958; 2017 [https://doi.org/10.1002/mp.12201])

  5. Leena Mohammed, Doaa Ragab, Shigang Lin, Somiraa Said, Hassan Gomaa and Kibret Mequanint. Synthesis and Characterization of Dual Stimuli-Responsive Glycol Chitosan-Fe3O4 Core-Shell Magnetic Nanoparticles for Controlled Delivery of Progesterone. J Biomater Tissue Eng. 7, 561-570; 2017doi:10.1166/jbt.2017.1603).

  6. Yudy Ascención, Jennifer Dietrich, Kibret Mequanint and Kalin I Penev. Tetrazolium salt monomers for gel dosimetry II: Dosimetric characterization of the ClearViewTM 3D dosimeter. J. Phys Conf Ser. 847; 012049; 2017.

  7. Kalin I Penev, Meng Wang, Kibret Mequanint. Tetrazolium salt monomers for gel dosimetry I: Principles. J. Phys Conf Ser. 847; 012048; 2017.

  8. Dibakar Mondal, Amin S. Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. Preparation of Bioactive Borophosphosilicate Hybrid Biomaterials via Non-aqueous Sol Gel Process. RSC Adv. 6; 92824-92832; 2016.

  9. Somiraa S. Said, Caroline O’Neil, Hao Yin, Zengxuan Nong, J. Geoffrey Pickering, Kibret Mequanint. Differential and sustained delivery of FGF2 and FGF9 from poly(ester amide) fibers for therapeutic angiogenesis. Tissue Engineering A. 22 (7-8); 584-596; 2016.

  10. Kalin I Penev and Kibret Mequanint. The effect of oxidizing agents in the preparation of 2,3,5-triaryl-2H-tetrazolium salts from 1,3,5-triarylformazans. J Heterocyclic Chem. 53, 1655-1660; 2016. 

  11. Shigang Lin and Kibret Mequanint. Activation of transcription factor GAX and concomitant downregulation of IL-1β and ERK1/2 modulate vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype on 3D fibrous scaffolds. Tissue Engineering A. 21(17-18); 2356-2365; 2015.

  12. Sébastien Meghezi, Dawit G. Seifu, Nina Bono, Larry Unsworth, Kibret Mequanint, Diego Mantovani. Engineering 3D cellularized collagen gels for vascular tissue Regeneration. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2015 Jun 16;(100). doi: 10.3791/52812.

  13. Kalin I Penev and Kibret Mequanint. Characterization of a commercially-produced chemically stable Fricke gel dosimeter. J. Phys Conf Ser. 573 (1), 12078-12081; 2015.

  14. Kalin I Penev and Kibret Mequanint. Methyl thymol blue in Fricke gels. J. Phys Conf Ser. 573 (1), 12030-12034; 2015.

  15. Tierney G.B. Deluzio, Kalin I. Penev, and Kibret Mequanint. Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes as Potential Oxygen Delivery Vehicles in Tissue Engineering. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 4 (11), 957-966; 2014

  16. Kibret Mequanint. A Special Issue on Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine Research in Canada. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 4 (11), 843-84; 2014

  17. Azadehsadat H. Doulabi, Kibret Mequanint, Hadi Mohammadi. Applications of Blends and Nanocomposite Biomaterials for Articular Cartilage Tissue Engineering. Materials 2014, 7(7), 5327-5355; doi:10.3390/ma7075327.

  18. Darryl K. Knight, Elizabeth R. Gillies, Kibret Mequanint.  Vascular grafting strategies in coronary intervention. Front. Mater. 2014; doi: 10.3389/fmats.2014.00004.

  19. Somiraa S. Said, J. Geoffrey Pickering, Kibret Mequanint. Controlled Delivery of Fibroblast Growth Factor-9 from Biodegradable Poly(ester amide) Fibers for Building Functional Neovasculature. Pharmaceutical Research, 2014 (DOI 10.1007/s11095-014-1423-2).

  20. Darryl K. Knight, Elizabeth R. Gillies, Kibret Mequanint.  Biomimetic L-Aspartic Acid-derived Functional Poly(ester amide)s for Vascular Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomaterialia. 10(8); 3484-3496; 2014; doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.04.014.

  21. Amanda Baillargeon and Kibret Mequanint. Biodegradable Polyphosphazene Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Delivery of Therapeutics. BioMed Res Int. 2014; Article ID 761373, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/761373

  22. Aparna Bhattacharyya, Shigang Lin, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Regulation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype in 3D Co-culture System by Jagged1-selective Notch3 Signaling. Tissue Engineering A. 20(7-8); 1175-1187; 2014. doi:10.1089/ten.TEA.2013.0268.

  23. Hadi Mohammadi and Kibret Mequanint. Effect of Stress Intensity Factor in Evaluation of Instability of Atherosclerotic PlaqueJournal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology;14(5); 1450072 (1-15); 2014 (DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0219519414500729).

  24. Deepta Srinath, Shigang Lin, Amin S. Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. Fibrous Biodegradable L-Alanine-based Scaffolds for Vascular Tissue Engineering. Tissue Eng Reg Med. 8(7); 578-588; 2014 (DOI: 10.1002/term.1562).

  25. Dawit G. Seifu, Agung Purnama, Kibret Mequanint, Diego Mantovani. Small Diameter Vascular Tissue EngineeringNature Cardiology, 10(7); 410-21: 2013.

  26. Bedilu A. Allo, Shigang Lin, Kibret Mequanint, and Amin S. Rizkalla. The Role of Bioactive 3D Hybrid Fibrous Scaffolds on Mechanical Behavior and In-Vitro Spatiotemporal Osteoblast Gene Expression. ACS Applied Mater Interfaces. 5(15):7574-83; 2013.

  27. Tierney Deluzio, Dawit G. Seifu, Kibret Mequanint. 3D scaffolds in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine: Beyond structural templates? Pharmaceutical Bioprocessing.  1(3); 267-281; 2013.

  28. Lisa Rogers, Somiraa Said, and Kibret Mequanint. The Effects of Fabrication Strategies on 3D Scaffold Morphology, Porosity, and Smooth Muscle Cell Response. J Biomat Tissue Eng. 3, 300-311; 2013.

  29. Kalin Penev and Kibret Mequanint. Controlling sensitivity and stability of ferrous-xylenol orange-gelatin 3D gel dosimeters by doping with phenanthroline-type ligands and glyoxal. Phys. Med. Biol. 58; 1823-1838; 2013.

  30. Kalin Penev and Kibret Mequanint. The effect of Mixed Dopants on the Stability of Fricke Gel Dosimeters. J Phys Conf Ser. 444; 012105 doi:10.1088/1742-6596/444/1/012105: 2013.

  31. Somiraa Said, J. Geoffrey Pickering, and Kibret Mequanint. Advances in Growth Factor Delivery for Therapeutic Angiogenesis. J Vasc Res. 50; 35-51 2013.

  32. Hadi Mohammadi, Walter Herzog and Kibret Mequanint. Micro-Finite Element Modeling of Wrinkle Formation for Cell Locomotion ApplicationsJournal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology; 13; 1350019; 2013 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S021951941350019X).

  33. Hadi Mohammadi and Kibret Mequanint. Computational Aspects in Mechanical Modeling of the Articular Cartilage Tissue. IMechE Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 227(4); 402-420; 2013 (doi: 10.1177/0954411912470239).

  34. Dawit Seifu and Kibret Mequanint. Fabrication of vascular tissue engineering scaffolds with enhanced oxygen diffusivity and cell infiltration. Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 2(4); 280-291; 2012.

  35. Shigang Lin and Kibret Mequanint. The Role of Ras-ERK-IL-1betta Signaling Pathway in Upregulation of Elastin Expression by Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells Cultured in Three-Dimensional Scaffolds. Biomaterials; 33(29); 7047-7056; 2012.

  36. Bedilu A. Allo, Daniel O. Costa, S. Jeffrey Dixon, Kibret Mequanint, and Amin S. Rizkalla. Bioactive and biodegradable nanocomposites and hybrid biomaterials for bone tissue regeneration. J. Funct Biomater. 3(2), 432-463; 2012.

  37. Bedilu A. Allo, Amin S. Rizkalla, and Kibret Mequanint. Hydroxyapatite Formation on Sol-Gel Derived Poly (ε-Caprolactone)/Bioactive Glass Hybrid Biomaterials. ACS Applied Mater Interfaces, 4(6);3148-3156; 2012.

  38. Ying Xia, Aparna Bhattacharyya, Eric Roszell, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. The Role of Endothelial Cell-bound Jagged1 in Notch3-induced Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cell Differentiation. Biomaterials, 33(8), 2462-2472, 2012.

  39. Hadi Mohammadi, Kibret Mequanint, and Walter Herzog. Multiscale Modeling of Oxygen Transport in Articular Cartilage. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2011.11.3229. Biophysical Journal, 102(3), 592a; 2012

  40. Darryl K. Knight, Rebecca Stutchbury, Daniel Imruck, Christopher Halfpap, Shigang Lin. Uwe Langbein, Elizabeth R. Gillies, Silvia Mittler and Kibret Mequanint. Focal Contact Formation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells on Langmuir-Blodgett and Solvent Cast Films of Poly(ester amide)s. ACS Applied Mater Interfaces, 4(3):1303-1312, 2012

  41. Hadi Mohammadi and Kibret Mequanint. An Inverse Numerical Approach for Aortic Heart Valve Leaflet Tissue Oxygenation. Cardiovasc Eng Technol, 3, 73-79; 2012.

  42. Zengxuan Nong, Caroline O’Neil, Ming Lei, Robert Gros, Alanna Watson, Amin Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint, Shaohua Li, Matthew J. Frontini, Qingping Fang, J. Geoffrey Pickering. Type I Collagen Cleavage is Essential for Effective Fibrotic Repair Following Myocardial Infarction. American Journal of Pathology, 179, 2189-2198, 2011.

  43. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint. Hydrogel Biomaterials (Book Chapter). In: Biomedical Engineering - Frontiers and Challenges, ISBN 979-953-307-028-4, Chapter 14, 275-296, 2011.

  44. Dawit Seifu, Kibret Mequanint. Experimental and Modeling Studies of Oxygen Tension in Vascular Tissue Engineering With and Without an Oxygen Carrier. J Biomater & Tissue Eng. 1, 49-59, 2011.

  45. Shigang Lin, Martin Sanding, Kibret Mequanint. Three-Dimensional Topography of Synthetic Scaffolds Induces Elastin Synthesis by Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells. Tissue Engineering A, 17; 1561-1571, 2011.

  46. Darryl Knight, Elizabeth Gillies, Kibret Mequanint. Strategies in Functional Poly(ester amide) Synthesis to Study Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cell Interactions. Biomacromolecules, 12(7); 2475-2487, 2011.

  47. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint. Synthesis and Characterization of Polyurethane-block-Poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) Hydrogels and Their Surface Modification to Promote Cells Affinity. J Bioact Compat Polym. 26; 114-129, 2011.

  48. Hadi Mohammadi and Kibret Mequanint. Prosthetic Aortic Heart Valves: Modeling and Design. Medical Engineering & Physics 33; 131–147, 2011.

  49. Dawit Seifu, Tayirjan T. Ismjan, Kibret Mequanint. Tissue engineering scaffolds containing embedded fluorinated-zeolite particle oxygen vectors. Acta Biomaterialia 7(10); 3670-3678, 2011.

  50. Hadi Mohammadi, Fereshteh Bahramian, Kibret Mequanint, Amin Rizkalla. A Numerical Technique to Evaluate the Flexural Stiffness of Long Bones Affected by Cracks and Porosity. J Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 11; 131-148; 2011.

  51. Hadi Mohammadi, Kibret Mequanint, Walter Herzog. A P-Type Finite Element Solution for the Simulation of O2 Transport in Articular Cartilage Tissue: Heterogeneous and Porous Media. IMechE Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine, 225(10):1003-14; 2011.

  52. Gaytri Dubey and Kibret Mequanint. Conjugation of fibronectin onto three-dimensional Porous scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering applications. Acta Biomaterialia. 7(3);1114-1125; 2011.

  53. Darryl Knight, Katelyn Atkins, Mattew DeWit, Zixi, Wang, David Lopez, Kibret Mequanint, and Elizabeth Gillies. Functionalized poly(ester amide)s as scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering. Polymer Preprints, 51, 37-38, 2010.

  54. Hadi Mohammadi, Kibret Mequanint, and F. Bahramian. A Galerkin-Type Finite Element Solution for the Simulation of Mass Diffusion in the Application of Tissue Engineering: Heterogeneous and Nonporous Media. Proc. IMechE Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine 224: 1005-1017; 2010.

  55. Bedilu A. Allo, Amin S. Rizkalla, and Kibret Mequanint. Synthesis and Electrospinning of poly(caprolactone)-bioactive glass hybrid biomaterials via sol-gel process. Langmuir. 26(23):18340-18348; 2010.

  56. Pooneh Karimi, Amin Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. Versatile Biodegradable Poly(Ester Amide) Biomaterials Derived from a-Amino Acids for Vascular Tissue Engineering Applications. Materials  3, 2346-2368, 2010.  

  57. Taylor Johnson, Rahimeh Bahrampourian, Alpesh Patel, and Kibret Mequanint. Fabrication of highly porous tissue engineering scaffolds using selective spherical porogens. Biomed. Mater. Eng.  20; 107-118, 2010.

  58. J.P. Theron, J.H. Knoetze, Ronald D. Sanderson, R. Hunterd, Kibret Mequanint, Peter Zilla and Deon Bezuidenhout. Modification, Crosslinking and Reactive Electrospinning of Thermoplastic Medical Polyurethane for Vascular Graft Applications. Acta Biomaterialia 6, 2434-2447; 2010.

  59. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint. Swelling kinetics of physically crosslinked polyurethane-block-polyacrylamide hydrogels. IEEE Preprints. DOI: 10.1109/NEBC.2009.4967632; 2009.

  60. Alpesh Patel, Kibret Mequanint. The Kinetics of Dithiocarbamate-mediated Polyurethane-block-Poly(methyl methacrylate) Polymers. Polymer 50; 4464-4470; 2009.

  61. Stéphanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Smooth Muscle alpha-actin and Calponin Expression and, Extracellular Matrix Production of Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells in 3D Scaffolds. Tissue Engineering A. 15:3001-3011, 2009.  

  62. Katelyn M. Atkins, David Lopez, Darryl Knight, Kibret Mequanint, and Elizabeth R. Gillies. A Versatile Approach for the Syntheses of Poly(ester amide)s with Pendant Functional Groups. J. Polym Sci. Polym Chem. 47:3757-3772, 2009.

  63. Stéphanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, David W. Holdsworth, Kibret Mequanint. Interactions of coronary artery smooth muscle cells with 3D porous polyurethane scaffolds.  J. Biomed Mater Res 89A: 293-303, 2009.

  64. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint.  Syntheses and Characterization of Physically Crosslinked Hydrogels from Dithiocarbamate-derived Polyurethane Macroiniferter. J. Polym Sci. Polym Chem. 46, 6272-6284, 2008.

  65. Matthew A. De Wit, Zixi Wang, Katelyn M. Atkins, Kibret Mequanint and Elizabeth R. Gillies. Syntheses, Characterization and Functionalization of Poly(ester amide)s with Pendant Amine Functional Groups. J. Polym Sci. Polym Chem. 46, 6376-6392, 2008.

  66. Sara Alibeik, Amin Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. Protein adsorption and platelet adhesion onto ion-containing polyurethane biomaterials. J. Biomater Sci: Polym Edn, 18, 1195–1210, 2007.

  67. Alpesh Patel, Kibret Mequanint. Novel physically crosslinked polyurethane-block-poly(Vinyl Pyrrolidone) hydrogel biomaterials. Macromol Biosci  7, 727–737, 2007.

  68. Stephanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, and Kibret Mequanint. Vascular smooth muscle cells infiltrate 3D porous polyurethane scaffolds when coated with basement membrane matrix proteins. Published as "Abstracts submitted to the Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop Presented March 15–18, 2007 in Whistler, British Columbia Sponsored by the North American Vascular Biology Organization Co-sponsored by the Canadian Society of Atherosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology". J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 1(3); 218-242, 2007

  69. Sara Alibeik, Amin Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. The effect of thiolation on the mechanical and protein adsorption properties of polyurethanes. Eur. Polym. J. 43(4):1415-1427, 2007. 

  70. Stéphanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Polyurethane biomaterials for fabricating 3D porous scaffolds and supporting vascular cells. J. Biomed Mater Res 82A:802-809, 2007.

  71. Alpesh Patel, Benjamin Fine, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Elastin biosynthesis: The missing link in tissue-engineered blood vessels. Cardiovascular Research. 71(1):40-49, 2006.

  72. Kibret Mequanint, Alpesh Patel, Deon Bezuidenhout. Synthesis, swelling behavior and biocompatibility of novel physically crosslinked polyurethane-block-poly(glycerol methacrylate) hydrogels. Biomacromolecules, 7(3):883-891, 2006.

  73. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald Sanderson. Hydrolytic-stability of nano-particle polyurethane dispersions: Implications to their long-term use. Eur. Polym. J. 42, 1145-1153, 2006.

  74. Kibret Mequanint, Heather Sheardown. 2-Methacryloyloxyethyl N-butylcarbamate: A new comonomer for hydrogel syntheses with optimum hydrophilic and mechanical properties for biomedical applications. J. Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, 16 (10) 1303-1318, 2005.

  75. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald Sanderson. Nano-structure phosphorus-containing polyurethane dispersions: synthesis and crosslinking with melamine formaldehyde resin. Polymer, 44, 2631-2639, 2003.

  76. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald D. Sanderson. Ultraviolet (UV) curing of phosphated polyurethane-acrylic Dispersions. Macrom Symp. 193, 169 – 186, 2003.

  77. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald D. Sanderson. Adhesion properties of phosphate- and siloxane-containing polyurethane dispersions to steel: An analysis of the metal–coating interface. J. Appl Polym Sci. 88(4) 900-907, 2003.

  78. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald D. Sanderson. Self-assembling metal coatings from phosphated and siloxane-modified polyurethane dispersions: An analysis of the coating–air interface. J Appl Polym Sci. 88(4): 893–899, 2003.

  79. Harald Pasch, Kibret Mequanint, Jorg Adrian. Two-dimensional chromatography of complex polymers.Two-dimensional chromatography of complex polymers. 3. Full analysis of polystyrene-poly(methyl methacrylate) diblock copolymers. e-Polymers 5, 1-19, 2002.

  80. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald D. Sanderson, Harald Pasch. Phosphated polyurethane–acrylic nano-particles: Synthesis, rheological properties and wetting behavior. Polymer, 43, 5341-5346, 2002.

  81. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald D. Sanderson. Phosphated polyurethane dispersions: Synthesis, emulsification mechanisms and the effect of the neutralizing base. Macromol Symp. 178, 117-130, 2002.

  82. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald D. Sanderson, Harald Pasch. Thermogravimetric study of phosphated polyurethane ionomers. Polym Degrad Stab. 77, 121-128, 2002.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Somiraa Said, Caroline O’Neil, Hao Yin, Zengxuan Nong, Mai Elfarnawany, Hon Leong, James Lacefield, Geoffrey Pickering and Kibret Mequanint.In vitro and in vivo evaluation of FGF2 and FGF9 dual-loaded poly(ester amide) fibers for therapeutic angiogenesis. 10th World Biomaterials Congress. May 17-22, 2016 (Montreal, Canada).

  2. Dibakar Mondal, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S. Rizkalla. Borophosphosilicate Glass- Polycaprolactone Hybrid Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering. World Biomaterials Congress. May 17-22, 2016 (Montreal, Canada).

  3. Somiraa Said, Caroline O'Neil, Hao Yin, Geoffrey Pickering, Kibret Mequanint. Sustained and Simultaneous delivery of FGF2 and FGF9 from Poly (ester amide) Fibers for Building Stronger Microvessels. 4th TRERMIS World Congress, September 8-11, 2015, Boston, MA.
  4. Kalin I Penev and Kibret Mequanint. Ferrous sulfate – methylthymol blue – gelatin (FMG) dosimeter. IUPESM World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada, June 7-12, 2015.

  5. S. Said, C. O’Neil, J.G. Pickering, K. Mequanint.  Sustained Co-delivery of Fibroblast Growth Factors from Poly(ester amide) Fibers for Building Stronger Vessels. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society Thursday, May 28-30, Toronto, Ontario, 2015.

  6. Dibakr Mondal, Kibret Mequanint, Amin Rizkalla Synthesis and Characterization of Bioactive Glass Based Organic-inorganic Class II Hybrid Biomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering. 32nd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society Thursday, May 28-30, Toronto, Ontario, 2015.

  7. Somiraa Said, J. Geoffrey Pickering, Kibret Mequanint. Dual and Controlled Delivery of Fibroblast Growth Factors from Poly (ester amide) Fibers for Therapeutic Angiogenesis. 2014 TERMIS-AM Conference Washington, DC December 13–16, 2014 (TISSUE ENGINEERING PART A 20, S7-S7).

  8. Dawit G. Seifu, Sébastien Meghezi, Larry D Unsworth, Kibret Mequanint, Diego Mantovani. Concentrically fused multi-layered tubular cell seeded collagen constructs for Vascular Tissue engineering. 31st Annual Canadian Biomaterial Society, Halifax, Canada, June 2-5, 2014.

  9. Somiraa Said, J. Geoffrey Pickering, Kibret Mequanint. Controlled Delivery of Fibroblast Growth Factor-9 from Protein-analog Fibers for Therapeutic Angiogenesis. Society For Biomaterials Annual Conference, April 16-19, 2014, Denver, Colorado.

  10. Shigang Lin and Kibret Mequanint. Activation of transcription factor GAX and concomitant downregulation of IL-1β and ERK1/2 modulate vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) phenotype on 3D fibrous scaffolds TERMIS-AM 2013 Conference and Exposition, November 10-13, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia.

  11. Darryl K. Knight, Gregory Zilinskas, Kibret Mequanint, and Elizabeth R. Gillies. Poly(ester amide)s Bearing Pendant Functional Groups: Versatile Materials for Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 7-11, 2013.

  12. Amanda Baillargeon and Kibret Mequanint. Synthesis of Functionalized Polyphosphazenes for Vascular Tissue Engineering. 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, Ottawa.  May 29 - June 1, 2013

  13. Bedilu A. Allo, Kibret Mequanint, and Amin S. Rizkalla. In-vitro Bioactivity and Osteoblast Responses on 3D PCL/BG Hybrid Fibrous Scaffolds. 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, Ottawa.  May 29 - June 1, 2013

  14. Somiraa Said, J. Geoffrey Pickering, Kibret Mequanint. Controlled delivery of angiogenic factors from biodegradable amino acid-based fibers for therapeutic angiogenesis. 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, Ottawa.  May 29 - June 1, 2013

  15. Darryl Knight, Elizabeth Gillies, Kibret Mequanint. Functionalized Poly(ester amide)s as Vascular Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, Ottawa.  May 29 - June 1, 2013

  16. Hadi Mohammadi and Kibret Mequanint. A P-Type Finite Element Solution for the Simulation of O2 Transport in Articular Cartilage Tissue: Heterogeneous and Porous Media. 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, Ottawa.  May 29 - June 1, 2013

  17. Tierney Deluzio and Kibret Mequanint. Cyclodextrin inclusion compounds as novel oxygen vectors for tissue engineering. 30th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Biomaterials Society, Ottawa.  May 29 - June 1, 2013

  18. Kibret Mequanint. 3D Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: Who is Talking to Whom? 12th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Workshop and Conference on Macromolecules & Materials, March 24 - 28, 2013, Cape Town, South Africa.

  19. Kalin Penev and Kibret Mequanint. The effect of Mixed Dopants on the Stability of Fricke Gel Dosimeters.  IC3DDOSE: 7th International Conference on 3D Radiation Dosimetry. November 4-8, 2012, Sydney, Australia.

  20. Congjin Ren, Fengqiu Chen, Kibret Mequaninit and Jesse Zhu. A novel 2+2 International Chemical Engineering Program between Zhejiang University and The University of Western Ontario. Sino-Canadian Forum on Internationalization of Higher Education, Ottawa, June 30, 2012.

  21. Bedilu Allo, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S. Rizkalla. Effect of Poly (e-Caprolactone) Content on In Vitro Apatite Formation and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration. 24th Canadian Materials Science Conference, June 6 - 8, 2012, London, Canada

  22. Hadi Mohammadi, Kibret Mequanint, Walter Herzog.  Multiscale Modeling of O2 Transport in Articular Cartilage. 56th Biophysical Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, February 25-29, 2012.

  23. Ying Xia, Aparna Bhattacharyya, Eric Roszell, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Notch3-induced Differentiation of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Requires Endothelial Cell-bound Jagged1. TERMIS 2011, December 11-14, 2011, Houston, Texas.

  24. Bedilu Allo, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S. Rizkalla. Bioactivity of Novel Poly (e-caprolactone)-Bioactive Glass Hybrid Biomaterials. 61st CSChE Conference October 23-26, 2011 London, Ontario.

  25. Dawit G. Seifu. Kibret Mequanint. Oxygen Delivery Strategies in 3D Cell Seeded Tissue-engineered Scaffolds. 61st CSChE Conference October 23-26, 2011 London, Ontario.

  26. Aparna Bhattacharyya and Kibret Mequanint. Co-culture of Smooth Muscle Cells and Endothelial Cells on 3D Porous Poly(carbonate urethane) Scaffolds for Vascular Tissue Engineering, 61st CSChE Conference October 23-26, 2011 London, Ontario.

  27. Hadi Mohammadi, Kibret Mequanint, Walter Herzog.  Multiscale Modeling of O2 Transport in Articular Cartilage. Osteoarthritis meeting, Edmonton, October 5-6, 2011.

  28. Kibret Mequanint (invited). Progress towards Elastin-containing Engineered Vascular Tissue. BIT's 3rd Annual World Congress of Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells. Shanghai, China, December 5-7, 2010.

  29. Dawit G. Seifu. Kibret Mequanint. Bioreactor Cultured Vascular Tissue Constructs with Improved Oxygen Supply. 28th CBS Conference, Kingston, June 2-4, 2010.

  30. Bedilu Allo, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S. Rizkalla. Synthesis of Hybrid Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration. 28th CBS Conference, Kingston, June 2-4, 2010.

  31. Deepta Srinath, Kibret Mequanint, Amin S. Rizkalla. Electrospinning of Poly(ester amides) for Vascular Tissue Engineering. 28th CBS Conference, Kingston, June 2-4, 2010.

  32. Darryl K. Knight, Elizabeth R. Gillies, Kibret Mequanint. Functionalized Poly(ester amide)s as Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. 28th CBS Conference, Kingston, June 2-4, 2010.

  33. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint. Swelling Kinetics of Physically Crosslinked Polyurethane-block-Polyacrylamide Hydrogels. 35th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference. April 3-5, 2009. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  34. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint. Polyurethane-based physically crosslinked hydrogels for Biomedical applications. 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. Montreal, Canada 23-27 August 2009.

  35. Gaytri Dubey and Kibret Mequanint. Fibronectin conjugation on 3D porous scaffolds. 27th CBS Conference, Quebec City, May 20-23 , 2009.  

  36. Darryl K. Knight, Elizabeth R. Gillies and Kibret Mequanint. Functionalized poly(ester amide) biomaterials. 27th CBS Conference, Quebec City, May 20-23 , 2009.  

  37. Alpesh Patel and Kibret Mequanint Polyurethane based linear hydrogels. 27th CBS Conference, Quebec City, May 20-23 , 2009.  

  38. Dawit Gezahegn Seifu and Kibret Mequanint. Bioreactor oxygen profile in cell seeded vascular tissue constructs. 27th CBS Conference, Quebec City, May 20-23 , 2009.  

  39. Gaytri Dubey and Kibret Mequanint. Chemical immobilization of fibronectin to 3D polyurethane scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering. 2008 58th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference. 19 October 19-22, 2008, Ottawa. Abstract # 246.

  40. Darryl K. Knight, Matthew A. De Wit, Zixi Wang, Katelyn M. Atkins, Kibret Mequanint, and Elizabeth R. Gillies. Functionalized Biodegradable Poly(ester amide)s as Potential Drug Delivery Vehicles and Tissue Engineering Scaffolds. 6th International Nanomedicine and Drug Delivery Symposium. October 18 -19th, 2008, Toronto, Canada.

  41. Kibret Mequanint, Alpesh Patel, Katelyn Atkins, Matthew De Wit, Elizabeth Gillies. Designing of Polymer Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications: Are We There Yet? 10th Annual UNESCO/IUPAC Conference on Macromolecules and Materials, 7-11 September 2008, South Africa.

  42. Stephanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype Modulation on Polyurethane Scaffolds. 8th World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, May 28-June 1, 2008. Abstract # 66

  43. Kibret Mequanint, Alpesh Patel. Physically Crosslinked Polyurethane Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications. 8th World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, May 28-June 1, 2008. Abstract # 2288

  44. Elizabeth Gillies, Zixi Wang, Katelyn Atkins, Mattew De Wit, Darryl Knight, Kibret Mequanint. Novel Biodegradable Polymers for Tissue Engineering Applications. 91 Canadaian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Edmonton, AB, May 24-28, 2008. Abstract # 37 

  45. Alpesh Patel, Kibret Mequanint. Cell-Interaction of Physically crosslinked PU-b-PVP Hydrogels. Proceedings of the 26th CBS Conference, London, ON, May 25th-27th, 2007. Abstract # 42

  46. Pooneh. Karimi, Amin S Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. Biodegradable poly (ester amide)s derived from alpha-amino acid. Proceedings of the 26th CBS Conference, London, ON, May 25th-27th, 2007. Abstract # 18

  47. Stéphanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Interactions with 3-D Scaffolds. Proceedings of the 26th CBS Conference, London, ON, May 25th-27th, 2007. Abstract # 52

  48. Stéphanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Vascular smooth muscle cells infiltrate 3D porous polyurethane scaffolds when coated with basement membrane matrix proteins. Vascular Matrix Biology and Bioengineering Workshop. March 15-18, 2007, Whistler, BC. Abstract # 85

  49. Kibret Mequanint, Alpesh Patel, Deon Bezuidenhout. Biocompatibility of physically crosslinked novel hydrogels. Proceedings of the 25th CBS Conference, May 26-28th 2006, AB, Canada. Abstract # 6.

  50. Sara Alibeik, Amin S. Rizkalla, Kibret Mequanint. Synthesis and Characterization of Ion-containing Polyurethane for Biomedical Applications. Proceedings of the 25th CBS Conference, May 26-28th 2006, AB, Canada. Abstract # 29

  51. Stéphanie Grenier, Martin Sandig, Kibret Mequanint. Fabrication of Biomimetic Coronary Artery Scaffolds. Proceedings of the 25th CBS Conference, May 26-28th 2006, AB, Canada. Abstract # 70.

  52. Kibret Mequanint, Harald Pasch. Two-Dimensional Chromatography of Polymers. UNESCO-IUPAC 4th International Conference, 25 - 28 March 2002, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

  53. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald Sanderson. Analytical procedures for the study of self-assembling polyurethane films. UNESCO-IUPAC 4th International Conference April 7-11 2001, South Africa.

  54. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald Sanderson. Self-assembling phosphated polyurethanes. SURFEX '98: Coatings for Africa Congress: March 5-9, 1998, Durban, South Africa.

  55. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald Sanderson. Anti-corrosive polyurethane coatings: 25th Eastern Cape Corrosion Conference. Feb 27-28, 1998. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

  56. Kibret Mequanint, Ronald Sanderson. Phosphorus-containing polyurethanes, Proceedings to the Macro 98, IUPAC World Polymer Congress, 37th International Symposium on Macromolecules, July 12-17, 1998, Gold Coast, Australia.

Patents

  1. Kibret Mequanint and Ronald Sanderson. Phosphorus-containing polyurethanes, USA Patent 6,221,955

  2. Kibret Mequanint and Ronald Sanderson. The wetting and adhesion properties of modified polyurethanes, European Patent EP-A-0922736.

  3. Kibret Mequanint and Ronald Sanderson. Synthesis of polyurethane ionomers, SA Patent 9811290.

  4. Kibret Mequanint and Ronald Sanderson. Hong Kong Patent 99105771.6

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