• Q. Hu, S.L. Williams, A. Palladino, M. Ecker, Screening of MMP-13 Inhibitors Using a GelMA-Alginate Interpenetrating Network Hydrogel-Based Model Mimicking Cytokine-Induced Key Features of Osteoarthritis In Vitro. Polymers 202416, 1572.
  • Q. Hu, M. A. Torres, H. Pan, S. L. Williams and M. Ecker, M. Precision Engineering of Chondrocyte Microenvironments: Investigating the Optimal Reaction Conditions for Type B Gelatin Methacrylate Hydrogel Matrix for TC28a2 Cells. J. Funct. Biomater., 2024, 15. link
  • M. A. Gonzalez-Gonzalez, S. V. Conde, R. Latorre, S. Thebault, M. Pratelli, N. C. Spitzer, A. Verkhratsky, M.Tremblay, C. Gurcan Akcora, A. G. Hernandez-Reynoso, M. Ecker, J. Coates, K. Listiak Vincent and B. Ma, Bioelectronic Medicine: A Multidisciplinary Roadmap from Biophysics to Precision Therapies, Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 2024, 18:1321872
  • F. Fouladgar, F. G. Zadeh Moslabeh, Y. V. Kasani, N. Rogozinski, M. Torres, M. Ecker, H. Yang, Y. Yang and N. Habibi, Mesenchymal stem cells aligned and stretched in self-assembling peptide hydrogels, Heliyon, 2024, 10, e23953. link


  • C. Chitrakar, M.A. Torres, P.E. Rocha-Flores, Q. Hu, M. Ecker, Multifaceted Shape Memory Polymer Technology for Biomedical Application: Combining Self-Softening and Stretchability Properties. Polymers, 2023, 15, 4226.
  • P. E. Rocha-Flores, E. Guerrero, O. Rodríguez-Lopez, C. Chitrakar, A. R. Parikh, J. J. Pancrazio, S. F. Cogan, M. Ecker, W. E. Voit, Softening and flexible hybrid electronics integration for biomedical applications, MRS Communications, 2023, 1-9
  • K. P. Cortés-Guzmán, A. R. Parikh, M. L. Sparacin, R. M. Johnson, L. Adegoke, M. Ecker, W. E. Voit, R. A. Smaldone, Thermal annealing effects on the mechanical properties of bio-based 3D printed thermosets, Polymer Chemistry, 2023, 14, 2697-2707.
  • Y. Suzuki, Q. Hu, B. Batchelor, W. Voit, M. Ecker, Thermo/hydration responsive shape memory polymers with enhanced hydrophilicity for biomedical applications, Smart Materials and Structures, 2023, 32(1), 015006


  • K. P. Cortés-Guzmán, A. R. Parikh, M. L. Sparacin, A. K. Remy, L. Adegoke, C. Chitrakar, M. Ecker, W. E. Voit, R. A. Smaldone, Recyclable, Biobased Photoresins for 3D Printing through Dynamic Imine Exchange. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng., 2022, doi:10.1021/ACSSUSCHEMENG.2C03541.
  • C. Chitrakar, E. Hedrick, L. Adegoke, M. Ecker; Flexible and Stretchable Bioelectronics. Materials 2022, 15 (5), 1664.


  • J.N. Oliver, O. Akande, M. Ecker; Incorporation of Novel Elements in Bioactive Glass Compositions to Enhance Implant Performance.In Bioactive Glass – Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications; IntechOpen, 2021 ISBN 978-1-83969-702-9. doi:10.5772/INTECHOPEN.99430.
  • S. Jagdale Q. Hu, M. Ecker, G. Kumar; Biocompatibility and thermoplastic formability of Pt-based metallic glasses, Materials Letters, 2021, 295, 129870.
  • Q. Hu, M. Ecker, Overview of MMP-13 as a Promising Target for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(4), 1742.


  • A.H. Fang, W. Chao, M.Ecker, Review of Colonic Anastomotic Leakage and Prevention Methods. J. Clin. Med. 20209, 4061.
  • C. J. Bettinger, M. Ecker, T. D. Yoshida Kozai, G. G. Malliaras, E. Meng, W. Voit, Recent advances in neural interfaces—Materials chemistry to clinical translation, MRS Bulletin, 2020, 45, 655–668.
  • E. Guerrero, A. Polednik, M. Ecker, A. Joshi-Imre, W. Choi, G. Gutierrez-Heredia, W. E. Voit, J. Maeng, Indium-Gallium-Zinc-Oxide Schottky Diodes Operating Across the Glass Transition of Stimuli-Responsive Polymers, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2020, 6 (4), 1901210.


  • A. C. Duran-Martinez, S. Hosseini, D. Del Nero, A. Joshi-Imre, W. E. Voit, M. Ecker, Thermoset polymers for bioelectronic interfaces – engineering of thermomechanical properties. In 2019 IEEE 69th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), 2019, 1258-1265.
  • C. L. Frewin, M. Ecker, A. Joshi-Imre, J. Kamgue, J. Waddell, V. R. Danda, A. M. Stiller, W. E. Voit and J. J. Pancrazio, Electrical Properties of Thiol-ene/acrylate-based Shape Memory Polymers Intended for Use in Implantable Biomedical Devices, Polymers, 2019, 11 (5), 902.
  • A. Zátonyi, G. Orbán, R. Modi, G. Márton, D. Meszéna, I. Ulbert, A. Pongrácz, M. Ecker, W. E. Voit, A. Joshi-Imre, Z. Fekete, A softening laminar electrode for recording single unit activity from the rat hippocampus, Scientific Reports, 2019, 9 (1), 2321.
  • S. M. Hosseini, W. E. Voit, M. Ecker, The use of environmental dynamic mechanical analysis to predict the softening behavior of neural implants. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2019, (145), e59209.
  • M. Ecker, A. Joshi-Imre, R. Modi, C. Frewin, A. Garcia Sandoval, J. Maeng, G. Gutierrez, J. Pancrazio and W. Voit, From Softening Polymers to Multi-Material Based Bioelectronic Devices, Multifunctional Materials 2019, 2 (1),012001.


  • S. M. Hosseini, R. Rihani, B. Batchelor, A. M. Stiller, J. J. Pancrazio, W. E. Voit, and M. Ecker, Softening Shape Memory Polymer Substrates for Bioelectronic Devices With Improved Hydrolytic Stability, Frontiers in Materials, 2018, 5, 66.
  • M. A. González-González, A. Kanneganti, A. Joshi-Imre, A. G. Hernandez-Reynoso, G. Bendale, R. Modi, M. Ecker, A. Khurram, S. F. Cogan, W. E. Voit, and M. I. Romero-Ortega, Thin Film Multi-Electrode Softening Cuffs for Selective Neuromodulation, Scientific Reports, 2018, 8 (1), 16390. 
  • H. W. Bedell, S. Song, X. Li, E. Molinich, S. Lin, A. Stiller, V. Danda, M. Ecker, W. E. Voit, J. J. Pancrazio, J. R. Capadona, Understanding the effects of both CD14-meditated innate immunity and device/tissue mechanical mismatch in the neuroinflammatory response to intracortical microelectrodes, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2018, 12, 772.
  • A. M. Stiller, J. Usoro, C. L. Frewin, V. R. Danda, M. Ecker, A. Joshi-Imre, K. C. Musselman, W. Voit, R. Modi, J. J. Pancrazio, and B. J. Black, Chronic intracortical recording and electrochemical stability of thio-lene / acrylate shape memory polymer electrode arrays, Micromachines, 2018, 9 (10), 500.
  • A. J. Shoffstall, M. Ecker, V. Danda, A. Joshi-Imre, A. Stiller, M. Yu, J. E. Paiz, E. Mancuso, H. W. Bedell, W. E. Voit, J. J. Pancrazio and J. R. Capadona, Characterization of the Neuroinflammatory Response to Thiol-ene Shape Memory Polymer Coated Intracortical Microelectrodes, Micromachines, 2018, 9 (10), 486.
  • B. J. Black, M. Ecker, A. Stiller, R. Rihani, V. R. Danda, I. Reed, W. E. Voit, and J. J. Pancrazio, In Vitro Compatibility Testing of Thiol-ene/acrylate-based Shape Memory Polymers for Use in Implantable Neural Interfaces, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2018, 106 (11), 2891-2898.
  • A. J. Shoffstall, S. Srinivasan, M. Willis, A. Stiller, M. Ecker, W. E. Voit, J. J. Pancrazio, J. R. Capadona, A Mosquito Inspired Strategy to Implant Microprobes into the Brain. Scientific Reports, 2018, 8 (1), 122. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-18522-4


  • D.-H. Do,M. Ecker, and W. Voit, Characterization of a thiol-ene/acrylate-based polymer for neuroprosthetic implants, ACS Omega, 2017, 2 (8), 4604–4611. DOI:10.1021/acsomega.7b00834
  • M. Ecker, V. Danda, A. J. Shoffstall, S. F. Mahmood, A. Joshi-Imre, C. L. Frewin, T. H. Ware, J. R. Capadona, J. J. Pancrazio, W. E., Voit, Sterilization of Thiol-ene/Acrylate Based Shape Memory Polymers for Biomedical Applications. Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, 2017, 302 (2), 1600331. DOI:10.1002/mame.201600331

2016 and before

  • R. Reit, H. Abitz, N. B. Reddy, S. N. Parker, A. Wei, N. Aragon, M. Ho, A. M. Weittenhiller, T. Kang, M. Ecker and W. Voit, Thiol–epoxy/maleimide ternary networks as softening substrates for flexible electronics, Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2016, 4 (32), 5367-5374. DOI:10.1039/c6tb01082b
  • M. Ecker and T. Pretsch, Novel design approaches for multifunctional information carriers, RSC Advances, 2014, 4 (87), 46680-46688.
  • M. Ecker and T. Pretsch, Multifunctional poly(ester urethane) laminates with encoded information, RSC Advances, 2014, 4 (1), 286-292.
  • M. Ecker and T. Pretsch, Freely configurable Functionalization Tool for switchable Information Carriers, in Materials Challenges and Testing for Manufacturing, Mobility, Biomedical Applications and Climate, eds. W. Udomkichdecha, T. Böllinghaus, A. Manonukul and J. Lexow, Springer International Publishing, 2014, ch. 3, 25-35.
  • M. Ecker and T. Pretsch, Durability of switchable QR code carriers under hydrolytic and photolytic conditions, Smart Materials and Structures, 2013, 22 (9), 094005.
  • T. Pretsch, M. Ecker, M. Schildhauer and M. Maskos, Switchable information carriers based on shape memory polymer, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2012, 22 (16), 7757-7766.
  • M. Ecker and T. Pretsch, Durability of QR code carriers based on shape memory polymer in ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, ed. ASME, Amer Soc Mechanical Engineers, Stone Mountain, GA, 2012, vol. 1, 89-96. Proceedings

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Volume 45 – Issue 8 – August 2020

Recent advances in neural interfaces—Materials chemistry to clinical translation

Christopher J. Bettinger, Melanie Ecker, Takashi Daniel Yoshida Kozai, George G. Malliaras, Ellis Meng, Walter Voit

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