Univ.Prof. Aleksandr Ovsianikov

Head of the Group 3D Printing and Biofabrication

Member of the Additive Manufacturing Technologies team

Recent Highlights

In Nov. 2017, Aleksandr Ovsianikov has been awarded his second ERC grant, opens an external URL in a new window. 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.

Publications:

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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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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

Original Articles (since 2004):

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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: 1, opens an external URL in a new window0.1088/1758-5090/abc95f, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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.200500155, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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, opens an external URL in a new window].

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 [ISBN: 978-1-61779-763-7, opens an external URL in a new window]

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, opens an external URL in a new window]

Dissertation:

Investigation of Two-Photon Polymerization Technique for Applications in Photonics and Biomedicine
Cuvillier Göttingen; 2009; ISBN-10: 3867279160, ISBN-13: 9783867279161
http://www.cuvillier.de/flycms/en/html/30/-UickI3zKPS7zdEs=/Buchdetails.html?SID=t5KfyQh3d5a9, opens an external URL in a new window