1. Controlled polymerization of DL-lactide using a Schiff's base al-alkoxide initiator derived from 2-hydroxyacetophenone

    Polymer Bulletin, 44(1), 31-38, 2000

2. Polymerization of γ-Methylglutamate N-Carboxyanhydride Using Al−Schiff's Base Complexes as Initiators

    Macromolecules, 36(4), 977-982, 2003

3. Synthesis and characterization of random and block copolypeptides derived from gamma-methylglutamate

    and leucine N-carboxyanhydrides

    Biomacromolecules, 6(4), 1987-1991, 2005

4. Synthesis of PDMAEMA–PCL–PDMAEMA triblock copolymers

    European Polymer Journal, 43(7), 3042-3049, 2007

5. Novel Biodegradable Poly(ester−ether)s: Copolymers from 1,4-Dioxan-2-one and d,l-3-Methyl-1,4-dioxan-2-one

    Macromolecules, 42(19), 7285-7291, 2009

6. Biodegradable poly(ester-ether)s: ring-opening polymerization of D,L-3-methyl-1,4-dioxan-2-one using

    various initiator systems

    Polymer International, 59(9), 1310-1318, 2010

7. Diblock Poly(ester)-Poly(ester-ether) Copolymers: I. Synthesis, Thermal Properties, and Degradation Kinetics

    Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 51(37), 12031-12040, 2012

8. Biodegradable polymer blends: miscibility, physicochemical properties and biological response of scaffolds

    Polymer International, 64(10), 1289-1302, 2015

9. Polydioxanone-based bio-materials for tissue engineering and drug/gene delivery applications

    European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 97(B), 371-391, 2015


 1. Poly(ester-ether)s: II. Properties of electrospun nanofibres from polydioxanone and poly(methyl dioxanone)

     blends and human fibroblast cellular proliferation

     Biomaterials Science, 2, 339-351, 2014

 2. In vitro and in vivo cytocompatibility of electrospun nanofiber scaffolds for tissue engineering applications

     RSC Advances, 4, 31618-31642, 2014

 3. Poly(ester-ether)s: III. assessment of cell behaviour on nanofibrous scaffolds of PCL, PLLA and PDX

     blended with amorphous PMeDX

     Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 3, 673-687, 2015

 4. Third generation poly(hydroxyacid) composite scaffolds for tissue engineering

     Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.33674

Nano Drug Delivery

 1. New amphiphilic PEG-b-P(ester–ether) micelles as potential drug nanocarriers

    Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14, 1168, 2012

 2. Polyvinylpyrrolidone–polycaprolactone block copolymer micelles as nanocarriers of anti-TB drugs

     European Polymer Journal, 49(10), 3034-3045, 2013

 3. Dual Encapsulation and Controlled Delivery of Anti-TB Drugs from PEG-Block-Poly(Ester-Ether) Nanomicelles

     Journal of Nanopharmaceutics and Drug Delivery, 1(3), 240-257, 2013

 4. Naltrexone: A review of existing sustained drug delivery systems and emerging nano-based systems

     Journal of Controlled Release, 183(10), 154-166, 2014

 5. Nanopharmaceutics: Phytochemical-Based Controlled or Sustained Drug-Delivery Systems for Cancer Treatment

     Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 10(9), 1810-1840, 2014

 6. Polymeric nanomicelles for sustained delivery of anti-cancer drugs

     Mutation Research/Fundamental and Molecular Mechanism of Mutagenesis, 768, 47-59, 2014  


1. New avenues for improving pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) treatment: Selective stroma depletion

    combined with nano drug delivery

    Cancer Letters, 369(2), 266-273, 2015

2. Chapter 6: Nanotherapeutics promises for colorectal cancer and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

    Nanobiomaterials in Cancer Therapy, Applications of Nanobiomaterials Volume 7, Editor Alexandru Grumezescu

    ISBN 978-0-323-42863-7, Elsevier, 2016

3. Metformin in pancreatic cancer treatment: from clinical trials through basic research to biomarker quantification

    Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology, 142(10), 2159-2171, 2016  



List of Publications in Scholarly Journals 2011-2014