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Recent Highlights


In Nov. 2017, Aleksandr Ovsianikov has been awarded his second ERC grant. The projects aims at developing methods for artificially creating biological tissue. Using a 3D printer, based on multiphoton polymerization, minute structures can be created containing tissue components that are each made up of many cells.

Multiphoton Lithography: Techniques, Materials, and Applications

Cover page produced by our AMT Group at TU Wien

Additive Manufacturing of Hydrogels

Photopolymerization-based additive manufacturing for the development of 3D porous scaffolds

Book Chapter in: Biomaterials for Bone Regeneation - Novel Techniques and Applications
(Eds. P. Dubruel & S. Van Vlierberghe)

Laser Photofabrication of Cell-Containing Hydrogel Constructs

ERC Starting Grant for Biomaterial Research

Expert Rev. Med. Devices 9 (6) 2012


Adv. Funct. Mater. 16 (22) 2012

5th Vienna Biomaterials Symposium

Prof. Dr. Aleksandr Ovsianikov

Zukunft feiert Jubiläum

Institute of Materials Science and Technology
Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien)

Head of the Group 3D Printing and Biofabrication

Member of the Additive Manufacturing Technologies team

Getreidemarkt 9
1060 Vienna


Recent Books:

3D Printing and Biofabrication, A. Ovsianikov, J. Yoo, V. Mironov (Eds.) Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Series, Springer International Publishing (2018) [ISBN 978-3-319-45444-3]

Multiphoton Lithography: Techniques, Materials, and Applications, J. Stampfl, R. Liska, A. Ovsianikov (Eds.) John Wiley & Sons (2016), [ISBN: 978-3-527-33717-0]

Original Articles (since 2004):

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100. O. Guillaume, O. Kopinski-Grünwald, G. Weisgrab, T. Baumgartner, A. Arslan, K. Whitmore, S. Van Vlierberghe and A. Ovsianikov, Hybrid Spheroid Microscaffolds as Modular Tissue Units to Build Macro-Tissue Assemblies for Tissue Engineering, accepted to Acta Biomaterialia (2022) [doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2022.03.010]

99. T. Mikulchyk, M. Oubaha, A. Kaworek, B. Duffy, M. Lunzer, A. Ovsianikov, S. E‐Gul, I. Naydenova, D. Cody, Synthesis of Fast Curing, Water-Resistant and Photopolymerizable Glass for Recording of Holographic Structures by One- and Two-Photon Lithography, Adv. Optical Mater. (2022) 2102089 [doi: 10.1002/adom.20210208]

98. M. Lunzer, B. Maryasin, T. Zandrini, S. Baudis, A. Ovsianikov and R. Liska, A disulfide-based linker for thiol–norbornene conjugation: formation and cleavage of hydrogels by the use of light, Polym. Chem. (2022) 13, 1158–1168 [doi: 10.1039/D1PY00914A]

97. K. Hölzl, M. Fürsatz, H. Göcerler, B. Schädl, S. Žigon-Branc, M. Markovic, C. Gahleitner, J. Van Hoorick, S. Van Vlierberghe, A. Kleiner, S. Baudis, A. Pauschitz, H. Redl, A. Ovsianikov and S. Nürnberger, Gelatin methacryloyl as environment for chondrocytes and cell delivery to superficial cartilage defects, J Tissue Eng Regen Med. (2022) 16:207–222 [doi: 10.1002/term.3273]

96. A. Arslan, K. Vanmol, A. Dobos, A. Natale, J. Van Hoorick, P. Roose, H. Van den Bergen, T. Chalyan, A. Ovsianikov, S. Baudis, V. Rogiers, T. Vanhaecke, R. M. Rodrigues, H. Thienpont, J. Van Erps, S. Van Vlierberghe, and P. Dubruel, Increasing the Microfabrication Performance of Synthetic Hydrogel Precursors through Molecular Design, Biomacromolecules (2021) 22 (12), 4919-4932 [doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.1c00704]

95. A. Arslan, W. Steiger, P. Roose, H. Van den Bergen, P. Gruber, E. Zerobin, F. Gantner, O. Guillaume, A. Ovsianikov, S. Van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, Polymer architecture as key to unprecedented high-resolution 3D-printing performance: The case of biodegradable hexa-functional telechelic urethane-based poly-ε-caprolactone, Materials Today (2021) [doi: 0.1016/j.mattod.2020.10.005]

94. A. Dobos, F. Gantner, M. Markovic, J. Van Hoorick, L. Tytgat, S. Van Vlierberghe, A. Ovsianikov, On-chip high-definition bioprinting of microvascular structures, Biofabrication, 13 : 015016 (2020) [doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/abb063]

93. J. Van Hoorick, A. Dobos, M. Markovic, T. Gheysens, L. Van Damme, P. Gruber, L. Tytgat, J. Van Erps, H. Thienpont, P. Dubruel, A. Ovsianikov, S. Van Vlierberghe, Thiol-Norbornene gelatin hydrogels: influence of thiolated crosslinker on network properties and high definition 3D printing, Biofabrication (2020) [doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/abc95f]

92. A. Hofecker, P. Knaack, P. Steinbauer, M. Markovic, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, Novel Synthesis Routes for the Preparation of Low Toxic Vinyl Ester and Vinyl Carbonate Monomers, Synthetic Communication, 1–13 (2020) [doi: 10.1080/00397911.2020.1808995]

91. G. Weisgrab, O. Guillaume, Z. Guo, P. Heimel, P. Slezak, A. Poot, D. Grijpma, A. Ovsianikov, 3D Printing of Large-Scale and Highly Porous Biodegradable Tissue Engineering Scaffolds from Poly(Trimethylene-Carbonate) Using Two-Photon-Polymerization, Biofabrication, 12 (4) 045036 (2020) [doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/abb539]

90. L. Tytgat, A. Dobos, M. Markovic, L. Van Damme, J. Van Hoorick, F. Bray, H. Thienpont, H. Ottevaere, P. Dubruel, A. Ovsianikov, S. Van Vlierberghe, High-Resolution 3D Bioprinting of Photo-Cross-Linkable Recombinant Collagen to Serve Tissue Engineering Applications, Biomacromolecules, 21 (10), 3997–4007 (2020) [doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.0c00386]

89. E. Zerobin, M. Markovic, Z. Tomášiková, X.‐H. Qin, D. Ret, P Steinbauer, J. Kitzmüller ,W. Steiger, P. Gruber, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, S. Baudis, Hyaluronic acid esters: A toolbox toward controlling mechanical properties of hydrogels for 3D microfabrication, J Polym Sci., 58, 1288–1298 (2020) [doi: 10.1002/pol.20200073]

88. T. Ren, W. Steiger, P. Chen, A. Ovsianikov and U. Demirci, Enhancing cell packing in buckyballs by acoustofluidic activation, Biofabrication, 12, 025033 (2020) [doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/ab76d9]

87. J. Van Hoorick, L. Tytgat, A. Dobos, H. Ottevaere, J. Van Erps, H. Thienpont, A. Ovsianikov, P. Dubruel, S. Van Vlierberghe, (Photo-)crosslinkable gelatin derivatives for biofabrication applications, Acta Biomaterialia (2019) [doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2019.07.035]

86. A. Dobos, J. Van Hoorick, W. Steiger, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, O. Andriotis, A. Rohatschek, P. Dubruel, P. Thurner, S. Van Vlierberghe, S. Baudis, A. Ovsianikov, Thiol–Gelatin–Norbornene Bioink for Laser‐Based High‐Definition Bioprinting, Adv. Healthcare Mater. 1900752 (2019) [doi: 10.1002/adhm.201900752]

85. G. Weisgrab, A. Ovsianikov, and P. F. Costa, Functional 3D Printing for Microfluidic Chips, Adv. Mater. Technol. 2019, 1900275 (2019) [doi: 10.1002/admt.201900275]

84. W. Steiger, P. Gruber, D. Theiner, A. Dobos, M. Lunzer, J. Van Hoorick, S. Van Vlierberghe, R. Liska, and A. Ovsianikov, Fully automated z-scan setup based on a tunable fs-oscillator, Opt. Mater. Express 9, 3567-3581 (2019) [doi: 10.1364/OME.9.003567]

83. A. Dobos, W. Steiger, D. Theiner, P. Gruber, M. Lunzer, J. Van Hoorick, S. Van Vlierberghe and A. Ovsianikov, Screening of two-photon activated photodynamic therapy sensitizers using a 3D osteosarcoma model, Analyst 144, 3056-3063 (2019) [doi: 10.1039/C9AN00068B]

82. L. Tytgat, M. Markovic, T. H. Qazi, M. Vagenende, F. Bray, J. C. Martins, C. Rolando, H. Thienpont, H. Ottevaere, A. Ovsianikov, P. Dubruel and S. Van Vlierberghe, Photo-crosslinkable recombinant collagen mimics for tissue engineering applications, J. Mater. Chem. B (2019) [doi: 10.1039/C8TB03308K]

81. P. Gauss, M. Griesser, M. Markovic, A. Ovsianikov, G. Gescheidt, P. Knaack, and R. Liska, α-Ketoesters as Nonaromatic Photoinitiators for Radical Polymerization of (Meth)acrylates, Macromolecules 52 (7), 2814-2821 (2019) [doi: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b02640]

80. B. Holzer, M. Lunzer, A. Rosspeintner, G. Licari, M. Tromayer, S. Naumov, D. Lumpi, E. Horkel, C. Hametner, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, E. Vauthey, J. Fröhlich, Towards efficient initiators for two-photon induced polymerization: fine tuning of the donor/acceptor properties, Mol. Syst. Des. Eng. (2019) [doi: 10.1039/C8ME00101D]

79. S. Zigon-Branc, M. Markovic, J. Van Hoorick, S. Van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, E. Zerobin, S. Baudis, A. Ovsianikov, Impact of hydrogel stiffness on differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cell microspheroids, Tiss. Eng. A (2019) [doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2018.0237]

78. J. Groll, J. Burdick, D.-W. Cho, B. Derby, M. Gelinsky, S. Heilshorn, T. Jüngst, J. Malda, V. Mironov, K. Nakayama, A. Ovsianikov, W. Sun, S. Takeuchi, J. Yoo, T. Woodfield, A definition of bioinks and their distinction from biomaterial inks, Biofabrication 11 : 013001 (2019) [doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/aaec52]

77. M. Tromayer, P. Gruber, A. Rosspeintner, A. Ajami, W. Husinsky, F. Plasser, L. González, E. Vauthey, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, Wavelength-optimized Two-Photon Polymerization Using Initiators Based on Multipolar Aminostyryl-1,3,5-triazines, Scientific Reports 8 : 17273 (2018) [doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-35301-x]

76. M. Lunzer, L. Shi, O. Andriotis, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, P. Thurner, D. Ossipov, R. Liska, and A. Ovsianikov, A Modular Approach to Sensitized Two‐Photon Patterning of Photodegradable Hydrogels, Angew. Chem. (2018) [doi: 10.1002/ange.201808908]

75. D. Mandt, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, M. Tromayer, M. Rothbauer, S. Krayz, F. Ali, J. Van Hoorick, W. Holnthoner, S. Mühleder, P. Dubruel, S. Van Vlierberghe, P. Ertl, R. Liska, A. Ovsianikov, Fabrication of placental barrier structures within a microfluidic device utilizing two-photon polymerization, International Journal of Bioprinting 4:2 (2018) [doi: 10.18063/ijb.v4i2.144]

74. M. Mitterbauer, P. Knaack, S. Naumov, M. Markovic, A. Ovsianikov, N. Moszner, R. Liska, Acylstannanes: Cleavable and Highly Reactive Photoinitiators for Radical Photopolymerization at Wavelengths above 500 nm with Excellent Photobleaching Behavior, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 12146 (2018) [doi: 10.1002/anie.201804094]

73. A. Ajami, W. Husinsky, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, Dispersive white light continuum single Z-scan for rapid determination of degenerate two-photon absorption spectra, Appl. Phys. B 124: 142 (2018) [doi: 10.1007/s00340-018-7011-0]

72. J. Van Hoorick, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, M. Rollot, G.‐J. Graulus, M. Vagenende, M. Tromayer, J. Van Erps, H. Thienpont, J. C. Martins, S. Baudis, A. Ovsianikov, P. Dubruel, S. Van Vlierberghe, Highly Reactive Thiol‐Norbornene Photo‐Click Hydrogels: Toward Improved Processability, Macromol. Rapid Commun. 39, 1800181 (2018) [doi: 10.1002/marc.201800181]

71. L. Kain, O. G. Andriotis, P. Gruber, M. Frank, M. Markovic, D. Grech, V. Nedelkovski, M. Stolz, A. Ovsianikov, P. J. Thurner, Calibration of colloidal probes with atomic force microscopy for micromechanical assessment, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (2018) [doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.05.026]

70. A. Ovsianikov, A. Khademhosseini, V. Mironov, The Synergy of Scaffold-Based and Scaffold-Free Tissue Engineering Strategies, Trends in Biotechnology, 36 (4) 348-357 (2018) [doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2018.01.005]

69. M. Tromayer, A. Dobos, P. Gruber, A. Ajami, R. Dedic, A. Ovsianikov and R. Liska, A biocompatible diazosulfonate initiator for direct encapsulation of human stem cells via two-photon polymerization, Polym. Chem., 9, 3108 (2018) [doi: 10.1039/C8PY00278A]

68. S. Theis, A. Iturmendi, C. Gorsche, M. Orthofer, M. Lunzer, S. Baudis, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, U. Monkowius, I. Teasdale, Metallo-Supramolecular Gels that are Photocleavable with Visible and Near-Infrared Irradiation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 15857 (2017) [doi: 10.1002/anie.201707321]

67. J. Van Hoorick, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, M. Tromayer, J. Van Erps, H. Thienpont, R. Liska, A. Ovsianikov, P. Dubruel, and S. Van Vlierberghe, Crosslinkable Gelatins with Superior Mechanical Properties Through Carboxylic Acid Modification: Increasing the Two-Photon Polymerization Potential, Biomacromolecules (2017) [doi: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00905]

66. A. Ajami, W. Husinsky, M. Tromayer, P. Gruber, R. Liska, A. Ovsianikov, Measurement of degenerate two-photon absorption spectra of a series of developed two-photon initiators using a dispersive white light continuum Z-scan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 071901 (2017) [doi: 10.1063/1.4989917]

65. L. Shi, H. Carstensen, K. Hoelzl, M. Lunzer, H. Li, J. Hilborn, A. Ovsianikov, D. Ossipov, Dynamic Coordination Chemistry Enables Free Directional Printing of Biopolymer Hydrogel, ACS Chemistry of Materials (2017) [DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.7b00128]

64. A. Houben, P. Roose, H. Van den Bergen, H. Declercq, J. Van Hoorick, P. Gruber, A. Ovsianikov, D. Bontinck, S. Van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, Flexible oligomer spacers as the key to solid-state photopolymerization of hydrogel precursors, Materials Today Chemistry 4, 84-89 (2017) [doi: 10.1016/j.mtchem.2017.01.005]

63. M. Tromayer, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, A. Rosspeintner, E. Vauthey, H. Redl, A. Ovsianikov and R. Liska, A biocompatible macromolecular two-photon initiator based on hyaluronan, Polym. Chem. (2017), [doi: 10.1039/C6PY01787H]

62. K. R. Silva, R. A. Rezende, F. D. Pereira, P. Gruber, M. P. Stuart, A. Ovsianikov, K. Brakke, V. Kasyanov, J. V. da Silva, J. M. Granjeiro, L. S. Baptista , V Mironov, Delivery of Human Adipose Stem Cells Spheroids into Lockyballs, PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166073. (2016) [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166073]

61. K. Hölzl, S. Lin, L. Tytgat, S. Van Vlierberghe, L. Gu, A. Ovsianikov, Bioink properties before, during and after 3D bioprinting, Biofabrication 8 (3), (2016) [doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/8/3/032002]

60. S. Baudis, D. Bomze, M. Markovic, P. Gruber, A. Ovsianikov, and R. Liska, Modular material system for the microfabrication of biocompatible hydrogels based on thiol–ene-modified poly(vinyl alcohol), J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. (2016) [doi: 10.1002/pola.28073]

59. L. Jonušauskas, M. Lau, P. Gruber, B. Gökce, S. Barcikowski, M. Malinauskas, A. Ovsianikov, Plasmon assisted 3D microstructuring of gold nanoparticle-doped polymers, Nanotechnology, 27 (15), 154001 (2016) [doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/15/154001]

58. S. Benedikt, J. Wang, M. Markovic, N. Moszner, K. Dietliker, A. Ovsianikov, H. Grützmacher, R. Liska, Highly efficient water‐soluble visible light photoinitiators, Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 54 (4), 473-479 (2016) [doi: 10.1002/pola.27903]

57. M. Markovic, J. Van Hoorick, K. Hölzl, M. Tromayer, P. Gruber, S. Nürnberger, P. Dubruel, S. Van Vlierberghe, R. Liska, A. Ovsianikov, Hybrid Tissue Engineering Scaffolds by Combination of Three-Dimensional Printing and Cell Photoencapsulation, J. Nanotechnol. Eng. Med 6(2), (2015) [doi: 10.1115/1.4031466]

56. A. Ajami, P. Gruber, M. Tromayer, W. Husinsky, J. Stampfl, R. Liska, A. Ovsianikov, Evidence of concentration dependence of the two-photon absorption cross section: Determining the “true” cross section value, Optical Materials, 47, 524–529 (2015) [doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2015.06.033]

55.     X.-H. Qin, A Ovsianikov, J Stampfl, R Liska, Additive manufacturing of photosensitive hydrogels for tissue engineering applications, BioNanoMaterials 15 (3-4), 49-70 (2015) [doi: 10.1515/bnm-2014-0008].

54. P. Petrochenko, J. Torgersen, P. Gruber, L. Hicks, J. Zheng, G. Kumar, R. Narayan, P. Goering, R. Liska, J. Stampfl, J. and A. Ovsianikov, Laser 3D Printing with Sub-Microscale Resolution of Porous Elastomeric Scaffolds for Supporting Human Bone Stem Cells, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 4: 739–747 (2014) [doi: 10.1002/adhm.201400442]

53. S. Muehleder, A. Ovsianikov, J. Zipperle, H. Redl and W. Holnthoner, Connections matter: channeled hydrogels to improve vascularization, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 2:52. (2014) [doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2014.00052]

52. X.-H. Qin, P. Gruber, M. Markovic, B. Plochberger, E. Klotzsch, J. Stampfl, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, Enzymatic synthesis of hyaluronic acid vinyl esters for two-photon microfabrication of biocompatible and biodegradable hydrogel constructs, Polymer Chemistry 5:22, 6523-6533 (2014) [doi: 10.1039/C4PY00792A]

51. A. Ovsianikov, S. Mühleder, J. Torgersen, Z. Li, X.-H. Qin, S. Van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, W. Holnthoner, H. Redl, R. Liska, and J. Stampfl, Laser Photofabrication of Cell-Containing Hydrogel Constructs, Langmuir, 30 (13), 3787–3794 (2014) [doi:10.1021/la402346z].

50. S. D. Gittard, B. Chen, H. Xu, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, and R. J. Narayan, The effects of geometry on skin penetration and failure of polymer microneedles, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol. 27(3), 227–243 (2013) [doi:10.1080/01694243.2012.705101].

49. J. Torgersen, X.-H. Qin, Z. Li, A. Ovsianikov, R. Liska, and J. Stampfl, Hydrogels for Two-Photon Polymerization: A Toolbox for Mimicking the Extracellular Matrix, Adv. Funct. Mater. 23(36), 4542–4554 (2013) [doi:10.1002/adfm.201203880].

48. Z. Li, J. Torgersen, A. Ajami, S. Mühleder, X. Qin, W. Husinsky, W. Holnthoner, A. Ovsianikov, J. Stampfl, and R. Liska, Initiation efficiency and cytotoxicity of novel water-soluble two-photon photoinitiators for direct 3D microfabrication of hydrogels, RSC Adv. 3(36), 15939 (2013) [doi:10.1039/c3ra42918k].

47. Z. Li, E. Stankevičius, A. Ajami, G. Račiukaitis, W. Husinsky, A. Ovsianikov, J. Stampfl, and R. Liska, 3D alkyne–azide cycloaddition: spatiotemporally controlled by combination of aryl azide photochemistry and two-photon grafting, Chem. Commun. 49(69), 7635 (2013) [doi:10.1039/c3cc43533d].

46. X.-H. Qin, J. Torgersen, R. Saf, S. Mühleder, N. Pucher, S. C. Ligon, W. Holnthoner, H. Redl, A. Ovsianikov, J. Stampfl, and R. Liska, Three-dimensional microfabrication of protein hydrogels via two-photon-excited thiol-vinyl ester photopolymerization, J. Polym. Sci. Part Polym. Chem. (2013) [doi:10.1002/pola.26903].

45. Z. Li, A. Ajami, E. Stankevičius, W. Husinsky, G. Račiukaitis, J. Stampfl, R. Liska, and A. Ovsianikov, 3D photografting with aromatic azides: A comparison between three-photon and two-photon case, Opt. Mater. 35(10), 1846–1851 (2013) [doi:10.1016/j.optmat.2013.04.007].

44. R. A. Rezende, F. D. A. S. Pereira, V. Kasyanov, A. Ovsianikov, J. Torgensen, P. Gruber, J. Stampfl, K. Brakke, J. A. Nogueira, V. Mironov, and J. V. L. da Silva, Design, physical prototyping and initial characterisation of ‘lockyballs’, Virtual Phys. Prototyp. 7(4), 287–301 (2012) [doi:10.1080/17452759.2012.740877].

43. J. Torgersen, A. Ovsianikov, V. Mironov, N. Pucher, X. Qin, Z. Li, K. Cicha, T. Machacek, R. Liska, V. Jantsch, and J. Stampfl, Photo-sensitive hydrogels for three-dimensional laser microfabrication in the presence of whole organisms, J. Biomed. Opt. 17(10), 105008–105008 (2012) [doi:10.1117/1.JBO.17.10.105008].

42. A. Ovsianikov, V. Mironov, J. Stampf, and R. Liska, Engineering 3D cell-culture matrices: multiphoton processing technologies for biological and tissue engineering applications, Expert Rev. Med. Devices 9(6), 613–633 (2012) [doi:10.1586/erd.12.48].

41. V. F. Paz, M. Emons, K. Obata, A. Ovsianikov, S. Peterhänsel, K. Frenner, C. Reinhardt, B. Chichkov, U. Morgner, and W. Osten, Development of functional sub-100 nm structures with 3D two-photon polymerization technique and optical methods for characterization, J. Laser Appl. 24(4), 042004 (2012) [doi:10.2351/1.4712151].

40. M. Emons, K. Obata, T. Binhammer, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, and U. Morgner, Two-photon polymerization technique with sub-50 nm resolution by sub-10 fs laser pulses, Opt. Mater. Express 2(7), 942 (2012) [doi:10.1364/OME.2.000942].

39. A. Ovsianikov, Z. Li, J. Torgersen, J. Stampfl, and R. Liska, 3D Photografting: Selective Functionalization of 3D Matrices Via Multiphoton Grafting and Subsequent Click Chemistry, Adv. Funct. Mater. 22(16), 3527–3527 (2012) [doi:10.1002/adfm.201200419].

38. A. Ovsianikov, Z. Li, A. Ajami, J. Torgersen, W. Husinsky, J. Stampfl, and R. Liska, 3D grafting via three-photon induced photolysis of aromatic azides, Appl. Phys. 108(1), 29–34 (2012) [doi:10.1007/s00339-012-6964-9].

37. Y. Kiyan, A. Limbourg, R. Kiyan, S. Tkachuk, F. P. Limbourg, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, H. Haller, and I. Dumler, Urokinase Receptor Associates With Myocardin to Control Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Phenotype in Vascular Disease, Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 32(1), 110–122 (2011) [doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.234369].

36. K. Cicha, Z. Li, K. Stadlmann, A. Ovsianikov, R. Markut-Kohl, R. Liska, and J. Stampfl, Evaluation of 3D structures fabricated with two-photon-photopolymerization by using FTIR spectroscopy, J. Appl. Phys. 110, 064911 (2011) [doi:10.1063/1.3639304].

35. A. Ovsianikov, M. Malinauskas, S. Schlie, B. Chichkov, S. Gittard, R. Narayan, M. Löbler, K. Sternberg, K.-P. Schmitz, and A. Haverich, Three-dimensional laser micro- and nano-structuring of acrylated poly(ethylene glycol) materials and evaluation of their cytoxicity for tissue engineering applications, Acta Biomater. 7(3), 967–974 (2011) [doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2010.10.023].

34. A. Ovsianikov, A. Deiwick, S. Van Vlierberghe, P. Dubruel, L. Möller, G. Dräger, and B. Chichkov, Laser Fabrication of Three-Dimensional CAD Scaffolds from Photosensitive Gelatin for Applications in Tissue Engineering, Biomacromolecules 12(4), 851–858 (2011) [doi:10.1021/bm1015305].

33. S. D. Gittard, P. R. Miller, R. D. Boehm, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, J. Heiser, J. Gordon, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, and R. J. Narayan, Multiphoton microscopy of transdermal quantum dot delivery using two photon polymerization-fabricated polymer microneedles, Faraday Discuss 149(0), 171–185 (2011) [doi:10.1039/C005374K].

32. M. Oubaha, R. Copperwhite, C. Boothman, A. Ovsianikov, R. Kiyan, V. Purlys, M. O’Sullivan, C. McDonagh, B. Chichkov, R. Gadonas, and B. D. MacCraith, Influence of hybrid organic–inorganic sol–gel matrices on the photophysics of amino-functionalized UV-sensitizers, J. Mater. Sci. 46(2), 400–408 (2010) [doi:10.1007/s10853-010-4853-1].

31. M. R. Pollard, S. W. Botchway, B. Chichkov, E. Freeman, R. N. J. Halsall, D. W. K. Jenkins, I. Loader, A. Ovsianikov, A. W. Parker, R. Stevens, R. Turchetta, A. D. Ward, and M. Towrie, Optically trapped probes with nanometer-scale tips for femto-Newton force measurement, New J. Phys. 12(11), 113056 (2010) [doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/11/113056].

30. A. Koroleva, S. Schlie, E. Fadeeva, S. D. Gittard, P. Miller, A. Ovsianikov, J. Koch, R. J. Narayan, and B. N. Chichkov, Microreplication of laser-fabricated surface and three-dimensional structures, J. Opt. 12(12), 124009 (2010) [doi:10.1088/2040-8978/12/12/124009].

29. A. Doraiswamy, A. Ovsianikov, S. D. Gittard, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, R. Crombez, E. Montalvo, W. Shen, B. N. Chichkov, and R. J. Narayan, Fabrication of Microneedles Using Two Photon Polymerization for Transdermal Delivery of Nanomaterials, J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 10(10), 6305–6312 (2010) [doi:10.1166/jnn.2010.2636].

28. S. D. Gittard, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, A. Doraiswamy, and R. J. Narayan, Two-photon polymerization of microneedles for transdermal drug delivery, Expert Opin. Drug Deliv. 7(4), 513–533 (2010) [doi:10.1517/17425241003628171].

27. A. Ovsianikov, M. Gruene, M. Pflaum, L. Koch, F. Maiorana, M. Wilhelmi, A. Haverich, and B. Chichkov, Laser printing of cells into 3D scaffolds, Biofabrication 2(1), 014104 (2010) [doi:10.1088/1758-5082/2/1/014104].

26. S. D. Gittard, A. Ovsianikov, H. Akar, B. Chichkov, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, S. Stafslien, B. Chisholm, C.-C. Shin, C.-M. Shih, S.-J. Lin, Y.-Y. Su, and R. J. Narayan, Two Photon Polymerization-Micromolding of Polyethylene Glycol-Gentamicin Sulfate Microneedles, Adv. Eng. Mater. 12(4), B77–B82 (2010) [doi:10.1002/adem.200980012].

25. M. Farsari, I. Sakellari, D. Gray, M. Vamvakaki, C. Fotakis, A. Ovsianikov, and B. N. Chichkov, Three-dimensional direct writing of novel sol-gel composites for photonics applications, Int. J. Nanomanufacturing 6, 164 (2010) [doi:10.1504/IJNM.2010.034781].

24. A. I. Kuznetsov, A. B. Evlyukhin, C. Reinhardt, A. Seidel, R. Kiyan, W. Cheng, A. Ovsianikov, and B. N. Chichkov, Laser-induced transfer of metallic nanodroplets for plasmonics and metamaterial applications, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26(12), B130 (2009) [doi:10.1364/JOSAB.26.00B130].

23. S. D. Gittard, R. J. Narayan, C. Jin, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, S. Stafslien, and B. Chisholm, Pulsed laser deposition of antimicrobial silver coating on Ormocer® microneedles, Biofabrication 1(4), 041001 (2009) [doi:10.1088/1758-5082/1/4/041001].

22. S. D. Gittard, A. Ovsianikov, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, J. Lusk, P. Morel, P. Minghetti, C. Lenardi, B. N. Chichkov, and R. J. Narayan, Fabrication of polymer microneedles using a two-photon polymerization and micromolding process, J. Diabetes Sci. Technol. 3(2), 304–311 (2009).

21. A. Ovsianikov, X. Shizhou, M. Farsari, M. Vamvakaki, C. Fotakis, and B. N. Chichkov, Shrinkage of microstructures produced by two-photon polymerization of Zr-based hybrid photosensitive materials, Opt. Express 17(4), 2143 (2009) [doi:10.1364/OE.17.002143].

20.  F. Claeyssens, E. A. Hasan, A. Gaidukeviciute, D. S. Achilleos, A. Ranella, C. Reinhardt, A. Ovsianikov, X. Shizhou, C. Fotakis, M. Vamvakaki, B. N. Chichkov, and M. Farsari, Three-Dimensional Biodegradable Structures Fabricated by Two-Photon Polymerization, Langmuir 25(5), 3219–3223 (2009) [doi:10.1021/la803803m].

19. S. D. Gittard, R. Narayan, J. Lusk, P. Morel, F. Stockmans, M. Ramsey, C. Laverde, J. Phillips, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, A. Ovsianikov, and B. N. Chichkov, Rapid prototyping of scaphoid and lunate bones, Biotechnol. J. 4(1), 129–134 (2009) [doi:10.1002/biot.200800233].

18. A. Ovsianikov, J. Viertl, B. Chichkov, M. Oubaha, B. MacCraith, I. Sakellari, A. Giakoumaki, D. Gray, M. Vamvakaki, M. Farsari, and C. Fotakis, Ultra-Low Shrinkage Hybrid Photosensitive Material for Two-Photon Polymerization Microfabrication, ACS Nano 2(11), 2257–2262 (2008) [doi:10.1021/nn800451w].

17. A. Ovsianikov, A. Gaidukeviciute, B. N. Chichkov, M. Oubaha, B. D. MacCraith, I. Sakellari, A. Giakoumaki, D. Gray, M. Vamvakaki, M. Farsari, and C. Fotakis, Two-Photon Polymerization of Hybrid Sol-Gel Materials for Photonics Applications, Laser Chem. 2008, 1–7 (2008) [doi:10.1155/2008/493059].

16. M. Farsari, A. Ovsianikov, M. Vamvakaki, I. Sakellari, D. Gray, B. N. Chichkov, and C. Fotakis, Fabrication of three-dimensional photonic crystal structures containing an active nonlinear optical chromophore, Appl. Phys. 93(1), 11–15 (2008) [doi:10.1007/s00339-008-4642-8].

15. V. Dinca, E. Kasotakis, J. Catherine, A. Mourka, A. Ranella, A. Ovsianikov, B. N. Chichkov, M. Farsari, A. Mitraki, and C. Fotakis, Directed Three-Dimensional Patterning of Self-Assembled Peptide Fibrils, Nano Lett. 8(2), 538–543 (2008) [doi:10.1021/nl072798r].

14. A. Ovsianikov, S. Schlie, A. Ngezahayo, A. Haverich, and B. N. Chichkov, Two-photon polymerization technique for microfabrication of CAD-designed 3D scaffolds from commercially available photosensitive materials, J. Tissue Eng. Regen. Med. 1(6), 443–449 (2007) [doi:10.1002/term.57].

13. S. Schlie, A. Ngezahayo, A. Ovsianikov, T. Fabian, H.-A. Kolb, H. Haferkamp, and B. N. Chichkov, Three-Dimensional Cell Growth on Structures Fabricated from ORMOCER(R) by Two-Photon Polymerization Technique, J. Biomater. Appl. 22(3), 275–287 (2007) [doi:10.1177/0885328207077590].

12. R. Houbertz, P. Declerck, S. Passinger, A. Ovsianikov, J. Serbin, and B. N. Chichkov, Investigations on the generation of photonic crystals using two-photon polymerization (2PP) of inorganic-organic hybrid polymers with ultra-short laser pulses, Phys. Status Solidi 204(11), 3662–3675 (2007) [doi:10.1002/pssa.200776416].

11. N. Grossman, A. Ovsianikov, A. Petrov, M. Eich, and B. Chichkov, Investigation of optical properties of circular spiral photonic crystals, Opt. Express 15(20), 13236 (2007) [doi:10.1364/OE.15.013236].

10.     A. Ovsianikov, B. Chichkov, O. Adunka, H. Pillsbury, A. Doraiswamy, and R. Narayan, Rapid prototyping of ossicular replacement prostheses, Appl. Surf. Sci. 253(15), 6603–6607 (2007) [doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2007.01.062].

9.       A. Ovsianikov, A. Ostendorf, and B. Chichkov, Three-dimensional photofabrication with femtosecond lasers for applications in photonics and biomedicine, Appl. Surf. Sci. 253(15), 6599–6602 (2007) [doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2007.01.058].

8.       R. J. Narayan, C. Jin, A. Doraiswamy, I. N. Mihailescu, M. Jelinek, A. Ovsianikov, B. Chichkov, and D. B. Chrisey, Laser Processing of Advanced Bioceramics, Adv. Eng. Mater. 9(1-2), 83–83 (2007) [doi:10.1002/adem.200790006].

7.       T. Boland, A. Ovsianikov, B. Chichkov, A. Doraiswamy, R. J. Narayan, W.-Y. Yeong, K.-F. Leong, and C.-K. Chua, Rapid prototyping of artificial tissues and medical devices, Adv. Mater. Process. 165(4), 51–53 (2007).

6.       A. Ovsianikov, B. Chichkov, P. Mente, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere, A. Doraiswamy, and R. J. Narayan, Two-Photon Polymerization of Polymer-Ceramic Hybrid Materials for Transdermal Drug Delivery, Int. J. Appl. Ceram. Technol. 4(1), 22–29 (2007) [doi:10.1111/j.1744-7402.2007.02115.x].

5.       A. Doraiswamy, C. Jin, R. Narayan, P. Mageswaran, P. Mente, R. Modi, R. Auyeung, D. Chrisey, A. Ovsianikov, and B. Chichkov, Two-photon induced polymerization of organic–inorganic hybrid biomaterials for microstructured medical devices, Acta Biomater. 2(3), 267–275 (2006) [doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2006.01.004].

4.       R. J. Narayan, C. Jin, A. Doraiswamy, I. N. Mihailescu, M. Jelinek, A. Ovsianikov, B. Chichkov, and D. B. Chrisey, Laser Processing of Advanced Bioceramics, Adv. Eng. Mater. 7(12), 1083–1098 (2005) [doi:10.1002/adem.200500155].

3.       R. J. Narayan, C. Jin, T. Patz, A. Doraiswamy, R. Modi, D. B. Chrisey, Y.-Y. Su, S.-J. Lin, A. Ovsianikov, and B. N. Chichkov, Laser processing of advanced biomaterials, pp. 39–42, ADVANCED MATERIALS & PROCESSES (2005).

2.       F. Korte, J. Koch, J. Serbin, A. Ovsianikov, and B. N. Chichkov, Three-Dimensional Nanostructuring With Femtosecond Laser Pulses, IEEE Trans. Nanotechnol. 3(4), 468–472 (2004) [doi:10.1109/TNANO.2004.834189].

1.       J. Serbin, A. Ovsianikov, and B. Chichkov, Fabrication of woodpile structures by two-photon polymerization and investigation of their optical properties, Opt. Express 12(21), 5221 (2004) [doi:10.1364/OPEX.12.005221].

Book Chapters:

B1. A. Ovsianikov, S. Passinger, R Houbertz, and B.N. Chichkov, Three Dimensional Material Processing with Femtosecond Lasers, in: "Laser Ablation and its Applications", Phipps, Claude (Ed.) Springer Series in Optical Science 2006

B2. A. Ovsianikov and B.N. Chichkov, Two-photon polymerization - High Resolution 3D Laser Technology and its Applications, in: "Nanoelectronics and Photonics", From Atoms to Materials, Devices, and Architectures, Korkin, Anatoli; Rosei, Federico (Eds.), Springer Series in Nanostructure Science and Technology 2008

B3. A. Ovsianikov, M. Farsari, and B. N. Chichkov, Photonic and Biomedical applications of the two-photon polymerization technique, in: "Stereolithography: materials, processes and applications", Bártolo, Paolo (Ed) Springer: New York, 2011

B4. A. Ovsianikov and B.N. Chichkov, Three-dimensional Microfabrication by Two-photon Polymerization Technique, in: Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering, Liebschner, Michael; Sun, Wei (Eds.), Volume 868 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 311-325, Springer, 2012 [ 978-1-61779-763-7]

B5. B. Husár, M. Hatzenbichler, V. Mironov, R. Liska, J. Stampfl, A. Ovsianikov, Photopolymerization-based additive manufacturing for the development of 3D porous scaffolds, in: Biomaterials for Bone Regeneration, P. Dubruel and S. V. Vlierberghe (Eds) pages 149-201, Woodhead / Elsevier, 2014 [ISBN: 978-0-85709-804-7]


Cuvillier Göttingen; 2009; ISBN-10: 3867279160, ISBN-13: 9783867279161