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Bernardi L, Mazza E, Ehret AE. The effect of clamping conditions on tearing energy estimation for highly stretchable materials. Eng Fract Mech. 2017;188:300–8. DOI
Bernardi L, Hopf R, Ferrari A, Ehret AE, Mazza E. On the large strain deformation behavior of silicone-based elastomers for biomedical applications. Polym Test. 2017 Apr;58:189–98. DOI
Bernardi L, Hopf R, Sibilio D, Ferrari A, Ehret AE, Mazza E. On the cyclic deformation behavior, fracture properties and cytotoxicity of silicone-based elastomers for biomedical applications. Polym Test. 2017;60:117–23. DOI
Hopf R, Gessat M, Russ C, Sündermann SH, Falk V, Mazza E. Finite Element Stent Modeling for the Postoperative Analysis of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. J Med Device. 2017 May 3;11(2):21002. DOI
Schmid Daners M, Kaufmann F, Amacher R, Ochsner G, Wilhelm MJ, Ferrari A, et al. Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Challenges Toward Sustaining Long-Term Patient Care. Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Aug 31;45(8):1836–51. DOI
Stefopoulos G, Giampietro C, Falk V, Poulikakos D, Ferrari A. Facile endothelium protection from TNF-α inflammatory insult with surface topography. Biomaterials. 2017 Sep;138:131-141. DOI
Weidenbacher L, Abrishamkar A, Rottmar M, Guex AG, Maniura-Weber K, deMello AJ, et al. Electrospraying of microfluidic encapsulated cells for the fabrication of cell-laden electrospun hybrid tissue constructs. Acta Biomater. 2017;64:137–47. DOI
M. Rebholz, R. Amacher, A. Petrou, M. Meboldt, M. Schmid Daners. “High-frequency operation of a pulsatile VAD–a simulation study”, Biomedical Engineering/ Biomedizinische Technik, 2016, 62 (2): 161-170. DOI
R. Hopf, L. Bernardi, J. Menze, M. Zündel, E. Mazza, A. E. Ehret, “Experimental and theoretical analyses of the age-dependent large-strain behavior of Sylgard 184 (10:1) silicone elastomer”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 60 (2016): 425-437. DOI
Bachmann, B. J.; Bernardi, L.; Loosli, C.; Marschewski, J.; Perrini, M.; Ehrbar, M.; Ermanni, P.; Poulikakos, D.; Ferrari, A. & Mazza, E. A Novel Bioreactor System for the Assessment of Endothelialization on Deformable Surfaces, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 38861 DOI

Conference contributions

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Nanoengineering for Mechnobiology 2018, Camogli, Italy (25-28 March 2018): “Adaptive Nesting of Endothelial Cells in Honeycomb-Structured Biomedical Metasurfaces” This was a selected oral presentation that was performed by Constanza Giampietro.
L. Bernardi, B.J. Bachmann, V.Marina, A.Ferrari, E.Mazza, “Endothelialization of elastomers for cardiovascular implants”, 6th International Conference on Mechanics of Biomaterials and Tissues, ICMOBT, Hawaii, December 2015.
J. Rys, C. Schumacher, A. Bauhofer, B. Bickel and C. Daraio, “Tailored meta materials with spatially varying mechanical properties”, ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE, Houston, November 2015.
J. Rys, C. Schumacher, B. Bickel and C. Daraio, “Heterogeneous materials design using microstructure optimization”, 2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, December 2015.
M. Rebholz, “High-frequency operation of pulsatile VAD”, poster presented at the Gordon Research Seminar and Conference (GRS/GRC) on Assisted Circulation, Lucca, Italy, June 2015.