Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, PhD

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat, PhD

Professor, Engineering Science and Mechanics
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Center for Neural Engineering
Scientific Program:Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Research Interests

  • Bioprinting
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Bone and Bones
  • Stem Cells
  • Technology
  • Cartilage
  • Printing
  • Tissue Scaffolds
  • Alginates
  • Biocompatible Materials
  • Biopharmaceutics
  • Articular Cartilage

Recent Publications


Shyam Mohan, T, Datta, P, Nesaei, S, Ozbolat, V & Ozbolat, IT 2022, '3D coaxial bioprinting: Process mechanisms, bioinks and applications', Progress in Biomedical Engineering, vol. 4, no. 2, 022003.
Kim, MH, Banerjee, D, Celik, N & Ozbolat, IT 2022, 'Aspiration-assisted freeform bioprinting of mesenchymal stem cell spheroids within alginate microgels', Biofabrication, vol. 14, no. 2, 024103.
Moncal, KK, Tigli Aydın, RS, Godzik, KP, Acri, TM, Heo, DN, Rizk, E, Wee, H, Lewis, GS, Salem, AK & Ozbolat, IT 2022, 'Controlled Co-delivery of pPDGF-B and pBMP-2 from intraoperatively bioprinted bone constructs improves the repair of calvarial defects in rats', Biomaterials, vol. 281, 121333.
Hospodiuk-Karwowski, M, Bokhari, SMQ, Chi, K, Moncal, KK, Ozbolat, V, Ozbolat, IT & Catchmark, JM 2022, 'Dual-charge bacterial cellulose as a potential 3D printable material for soft tissue engineering', Composites Part B: Engineering, vol. 231, 109598.


Kabir, A, Datta, P, Oh, J, Williams, A, Ozbolat, V, Unutmaz, D & Ozbolat, IT 2021, '3D Bioprinting for fabrication of tissue models of COVID-19 infection', Essays in biochemistry, vol. 65, no. 3, pp. 503-518.
Datta, P, Wu, Y, Yu, Y, Moncal, KK & Ozbolat, IT 2021, A Scaffold Free 3D Bioprinted Cartilage Model for In Vitro Toxicology. in Methods in Molecular Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2147, Humana Press Inc., pp. 175-183.
Heo, DN, Ayan, B, Dey, M, Banerjee, D, Wee, H, Lewis, GS & Ozbolat, IT 2021, 'Aspiration-assisted bioprinting of co-cultured osteogenic spheroids for bone tissue engineering', Biofabrication, vol. 13, no. 1, 015013.
Zhou, K, Dey, M, Ayan, B, Zhang, Z, Ozbolat, V, Kim, MH, Khristov, V & Ozbolat, IT 2021, 'Fabrication of PDMS microfluidic devices using nanoclay-reinforced Pluronic F-127 as a sacrificial ink', Biomedical Materials (Bristol), vol. 16, no. 4, 045005.
Moncal, KK, Gudapati, H, Godzik, KP, Heo, DN, Kang, Y, Rizk, E, Ravnic, DJ, Wee, H, Pepley, DF, Ozbolat, V, Lewis, GS, Moore, JZ, Driskell, RR, Samson, TD & Ozbolat, IT 2021, 'Intra-Operative Bioprinting of Hard, Soft, and Hard/Soft Composite Tissues for Craniomaxillofacial Reconstruction', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 31, no. 29, 2010858.
Celik, N, Kim, MH, Hayes, DJ & Ozbolat, IT 2021, 'MiRNA induced co-differentiation and cross-talk of adipose tissue-derived progenitor cells for 3D heterotypic pre-vascularized bone formation', Biofabrication, vol. 13, no. 4, 044107.
Koduru, SV, Leberfinger, AN, Ozbolat, IT & Ravnic, DJ 2021, 'Navigating the Genomic Landscape of Human Adipose Stem Cell-Derived β-Cells', Stem Cells and Development, vol. 30, no. 23, pp. 1153-1170.
Agarwal, T, Banerjee, D, Konwarh, R, Esworthy, T, Kumari, J, Onesto, V, Das, P, Lee, BH, Wagener, FADTG, Makvandi, P, Mattoli, V, Ghosh, SK, Maiti, TK, Zhang, LG & Ozbolat, IT 2021, 'Recent advances in bioprinting technologies for engineering hepatic tissue', Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 123, 112013.
Dey, M, Ayan, B, Yurieva, M, Unutmaz, D & Ozbolat, IT 2021, 'Studying Tumor Angiogenesis and Cancer Invasion in a Three-Dimensional Vascularized Breast Cancer Micro-Environment', Advanced Biology, vol. 5, no. 7, 2100090.


Heo, DN, Alioglu, MA, Wu, Y, Ozbolat, V, Ayan, B, Dey, M, Kang, Y & Ozbolat, IT 2020, '3D Bioprinting of Carbohydrazide-Modified Gelatin into Microparticle-Suspended Oxidized Alginate for the Fabrication of Complex-Shaped Tissue Constructs', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 12, no. 18, pp. 20295-20306.
Kang, Y, Datta, P, Shanmughapriya, S & Ozbolat, IT 2020, '3D Bioprinting of Tumor Models for Cancer Research', ACS Applied Bio Materials, vol. 3, no. 9, pp. 5552-5573.
Wu, Y, Zhang, Y, Yu, Y & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 3D Coaxial Bioprinting of Vasculature. in Methods in Molecular Biology. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 2140, Humana Press Inc., pp. 171-181.
Datta, P, Dey, M, Ataie, Z, Unutmaz, D & Ozbolat, IT 2020, '3D bioprinting for reconstituting the cancer microenvironment', npj Precision Oncology, vol. 4, no. 1, 18.
Dey, M & Ozbolat, IT 2020, '3D bioprinting of cells, tissues and organs', Scientific reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 14023.
Ayan, B, Heo, DN, Zhang, Z, Dey, M, Povilianskas, A, Drapaca, C & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'Aspiration-assisted bioprinting for precise positioning of biologics', Science Advances, vol. 6, no. 10, eaaw5111.
Ayan, B, Wu, Y, Karuppagounder, V, Kamal, F & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'Aspiration-assisted bioprinting of the osteochondral interface', Scientific reports, vol. 10, no. 1, 13148.
Ayan, B, Celik, N, Zhang, Z, Zhou, K, Kim, MH, Banerjee, D, Wu, Y, Costanzo, F & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'Aspiration-assisted freeform bioprinting of pre-fabricated tissue spheroids in a yield-stress gel', Communications Physics, vol. 3, no. 1, 183.
Wu, Y, Ayan, B, Moncal, KK, Kang, Y, Dhawan, A, Koduru, SV, Ravnic, DJ, Kamal, F & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'Hybrid Bioprinting of Zonally Stratified Human Articular Cartilage Using Scaffold-Free Tissue Strands as Building Blocks', Advanced Healthcare Materials, vol. 9, no. 22, 2001657.
Wu, Y, Ravnic, DJ & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'Intraoperative Bioprinting: Repairing Tissues and Organs in a Surgical Setting', Trends in Biotechnology, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 594-605.
Gudapati, H, Parisi, D, Colby, RH & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'Rheological investigation of collagen, fibrinogen, and thrombin solutions for drop-on-demand 3D bioprinting', Soft matter, vol. 16, no. 46, pp. 10506-10517.
Gudapati, H & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'The Role of Concentration on Drop Formation and Breakup of Collagen, Fibrinogen, and Thrombin Solutions during Inkjet Bioprinting', Langmuir, vol. 36, no. 50, pp. 15373-15385.
Sun, W, Starly, B, Daly, AC, Burdick, JA, Groll, J, Skeldon, G, Shu, W, Sakai, Y, Shinohara, M, Nishikawa, M, Jang, J, Cho, DW, Nie, M, Takeuchi, S, Ostrovidov, S, Khademhosseini, A, Kamm, RD, Mironov, V, Moroni, L & Ozbolat, IT 2020, 'The bioprinting roadmap', Biofabrication, vol. 12, no. 2, 022002.


Ulag, S, Kalkandelen, C, Oktar, FN, Uzun, M, Sahin, YM, Karademir, B, Arslan, S, Ozbolat, IT, Mahirogullari, M & Gunduz, O 2019, '3D Printing Artificial Blood Vessel Constructs Using PCL/Chitosan/Hydrogel Biocomposites', ChemistrySelect, vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 2387-2391.
Dodda, A, Wali, A, Wu, Y, Pannone, A, Reddy, LK, Raha, A, Ozdemir, SK, Ozbolat, IT & Das, S 2019, 'Biological One-Way Functions for Secure Key Generation', Advanced Theory and Simulations, vol. 2, no. 2, 1800154.
Wali, A, Dodda, A, Wu, Y, Pannone, A, Reddy Usthili, LK, Ozdemir, SK, Ozbolat, IT & Das, S 2019, 'Biological physically unclonable function', Communications Physics, vol. 2, no. 1, 39.
Leberfinger, AN, Dinda, S, Wu, Y, Koduru, SV, Ozbolat, V, Ravnic, DJ & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Bioprinting functional tissues', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 95, pp. 32-49.
Koduru, SV, Leberfinger, AN, Pasic, D, Forghani, A, Lince, S, Hayes, DJ, Ozbolat, IT & Ravnic, DJ 2019, 'Cellular Based Strategies for Microvascular Engineering', Stem Cell Reviews and Reports, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 218-240.
Moncal, KK, Aydin, RST, Abu-Laban, M, Heo, DN, Rizk, E, Tucker, SM, Lewis, GS, Hayes, D & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Collagen-infilled 3D printed scaffolds loaded with miR-148b-transfected bone marrow stem cells improve calvarial bone regeneration in rats', Materials Science and Engineering C, vol. 105, 110128.
Ozbolat, V, Dey, M, Ayan, B & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Extrusion-based printing of sacrificial Carbopol ink for fabrication of microfluidic devices', Biofabrication, vol. 11, no. 3, 034101.
Wu, Y, Hospodiuk, M, Peng, W, Gudapati, H, Neuberger, T, Koduru, S, Ravnic, DJ & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Porous tissue strands: Avascular building blocks for scalable tissue fabrication', Biofabrication, vol. 11, no. 1, 015009.
Heo, DN, Hospodiuk, M & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Synergistic interplay between human MSCs and HUVECs in 3D spheroids laden in collagen/fibrin hydrogels for bone tissue engineering', Acta Biomaterialia, vol. 95, pp. 348-356.
Moncal, KK, Ozbolat, V, Datta, P, Heo, DN & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Thermally-controlled extrusion-based bioprinting of collagen', Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, vol. 30, no. 5, 55.
Dhawan, A, Kennedy, PM, Rizk, EB & Ozbolat, IT 2019, 'Three-dimensional bioprinting for bone and cartilage restoration in orthopaedic surgery', Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. E215-E226.


Ozbolat, V, Dey, M, Ayan, B, Povilianskas, A, Demirel, MC & Ozbolat, IT 2018, '3D Printing of PDMS Improves Its Mechanical and Cell Adhesion Properties', ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 682-693.
Moncal, KK, Heo, DN, Godzik, KP, Sosnoski, DM, Mrowczynski, OD, Rizk, E, Ozbolat, V, Tucker, SM, Gerhard, EM, Dey, M, Lewis, GS, Yang, J & Ozbolat, IT 2018, '3D printing of poly(ϵ-caprolactone)/poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide)/hydroxyapatite composite constructs for bone tissue engineering', Journal of Materials Research, vol. 33, no. 14, pp. 1972-1986.
Peng, W, Datta, P, Wu, Y, Dey, M, Ayan, B, Dababneh, A & Ozbolat, IT 2018, Challenges in bio-fabrication of organoid cultures. in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol. 1107, Springer New York LLC, pp. 53-71.
Satpathy, A, Datta, P, Wu, Y, Ayan, B, Bayram, E & Ozbolat, IT 2018, 'Developments with 3D bioprinting for novel drug discovery', Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery, vol. 13, no. 12, pp. 1115-1129.
Datta, P, Barui, A, Wu, Y, Ozbolat, V, Moncal, KK & Ozbolat, IT 2018, 'Essential steps in bioprinting: From pre- to post-bioprinting', Biotechnology Advances, vol. 36, no. 5, pp. 1481-1504.
Vural, M, Pena-Francesch, A, Bars-Pomes, J, Jung, H, Gudapati, H, Hatter, CB, Allen, BD, Anasori, B, Ozbolat, IT, Gogotsi, Y & Demirel, MC 2018, 'Inkjet Printing of Self-Assembled 2D Titanium Carbide and Protein Electrodes for Stimuli-Responsive Electromagnetic Shielding', Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 28, no. 32, 1801972.
Hospodiuk, M, Dey, M, Ayan, B, Sosnoski, D, Moncal, KK, Wu, Y & Ozbolat, IT 2018, 'Sprouting angiogenesis in engineered pseudo islets', Biofabrication, vol. 10, no. 3, 035003.
Leberfinger, AN, Hospodiuk, M, Pena-Francesch, A, Ayan, B, Ozbolat, V, Koduru, SV, Ozbolat, IT, Demirel, MC & Ravnic, DJ 2018, 'Squid ring teeth-coated mesh improves abdominal wall repair', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open, vol. 6, no. 8, e1881.
Wu, Y, Kennedy, P, Bonazza, N, Yu, Y, Dhawan, A & Ozbolat, I 2021, 'Three-Dimensional Bioprinting of Articular Cartilage: A Systematic Review', Cartilage, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 76-92.

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