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Dr Riaz Akhtar MEng, PhD, SFHEA, FIMMM

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Eng

Publications

Selected Publications

  1. Localized micro- and nano-scale remodelling in the diabetic aorta (Journal article - 2014)
  2. Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera (Journal article - 2014)
  3. In vitro characterisation of arterial stiffening: From the macro- to the nano-scale (Journal article - 2014)
  4. Characterizing the elastic properties of tissues (Journal article - 2011)
  5. Morphological and histological adaptation of muscle and bone to loading induced by repetitive activation of muscle (Journal article - 2014)

2019

Carbon spheres as lubricant additives for improving tribological performance of polyetheretherketone (Journal article)

Wu, C., Wei, C., Jin, X., Akhtar, R., & Zhang, W. (2019). Carbon spheres as lubricant additives for improving tribological performance of polyetheretherketone. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 54(6), 5127-5135. doi:10.1007/s10853-018-3177-4

DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-3177-4

Elastic, Viscoelastic and Dissection Resistance Properties of the Ovine Aorta: Correlation with Regional Variations in Collagen, Elastin and Glycosominoglycan Levels (Journal article)

Panpho, P., Al-Matari, M., Field, M., Madine, J., & Akhtar, R. (2019). Elastic, Viscoelastic and Dissection Resistance Properties of the Ovine Aorta: Correlation with Regional Variations in Collagen, Elastin and Glycosominoglycan Levels.

Line-Field Optical Coherence Tomography as a tool for In vitro characterization of corneal biomechanics under physiological pressures (Journal article)

Kazaili, A., Lawman, S., Geraghty, B., Eliasy, A., Zheng, Y., Shen, Y., & Akhtar, R. (2019). Line-Field Optical Coherence Tomography as a tool for In vitro characterization of corneal biomechanics under physiological pressures. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-42789-4

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-42789-4

2018

AFM Characterization of the Internal Mammary Artery as a Novel Target for Arterial Stiffening (Journal article)

Chang, Z., Paoletti, P., Hansen, M. L., Beck, H. C., Chen, P. -Y., Rasmussen, L. M., & Akhtar, R. (2018). AFM Characterization of the Internal Mammary Artery as a Novel Target for Arterial Stiffening. SCANNING. doi:10.1155/2018/6340425

DOI: 10.1155/2018/6340425

An investigation into the impact of warm mix asphalt additives on asphalt mixture phases through a nano-mechanical approach (Journal article)

Abd, D. M., Al-Khalid, H., & Akhtar, R. (2018). An investigation into the impact of warm mix asphalt additives on asphalt mixture phases through a nano-mechanical approach. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 189, 296-306. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.08.165

DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.08.165

Facile production of nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes and polycaprolactone with high aspect ratios with potential applications in drug delivery (Journal article)

Niezabitowska, E., Smith, J., Prestly, M. R., Akhtar, R., von Aulock, F. W., Lavallee, Y., . . . McDonald, T. O. (2018). Facile production of nanocomposites of carbon nanotubes and polycaprolactone with high aspect ratios with potential applications in drug delivery. RSC ADVANCES, 8(30), 16444-16454. doi:10.1039/c7ra13553j

DOI: 10.1039/c7ra13553j

Nanomechanics and ultrastructure of the internal mammary artery adventitia in patients with low and high pulse wave velocity (Journal article)

Chang, Z., Paoletti, P., Barrett, S. D., Chim, Y. H., Caamano-Gutierrez, E., Hansen, M. L., . . . Akhtar, R. (2018). Nanomechanics and ultrastructure of the internal mammary artery adventitia in patients with low and high pulse wave velocity. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 73, 437-448. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2018.04.036

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.04.036

Nanoscale characterisation of arterial stiffening (Thesis / Dissertation)

Chang, Z. (2018, September 3). Nanoscale characterisation of arterial stiffening.

Nanoscale characterisation of arterial stiffening (Thesis / Dissertation)

Chang, Z. (2018, September 3). Nanoscale characterisation of arterial stiffening.

Novel Methodology to Investigate and Obtain a Complete Blend between RAP and Virgin Materials (Journal article)

Abd, D. M., Al-Khalid, H., & Akhtar, R. (2018). Novel Methodology to Investigate and Obtain a Complete Blend between RAP and Virgin Materials. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 30(5). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002230

DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0002230

Oscillatory nanoindentation of highly compliant hydrogels: A critical comparative analysis with rheometry (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Draper, E. R., Adams, D. J., & Hay, J. (2018). Oscillatory nanoindentation of highly compliant hydrogels: A critical comparative analysis with rheometry. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, 33(8), 873-883. doi:10.1557/jmr.2018.62

DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2018.62

Structure, mechanical properties and surface morphology of the snapping shrimp claw (Journal article)

Qian, Z., Yang, M., Zhou, L., Liu, J., Akhtar, R., Liu, C., . . . Ren, L. (2018). Structure, mechanical properties and surface morphology of the snapping shrimp claw. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE, 53(15), 10666-10678. doi:10.1007/s10853-018-2364-7

DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2364-7

The effect of ageing and osteoarthritis on the mechanical properties of cartilage and bone in the human knee joint (Journal article)

Peters, A. E., Akhtar, R., Comerford, E. J., & Bates, K. T. (2018). The effect of ageing and osteoarthritis on the mechanical properties of cartilage and bone in the human knee joint. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 8. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24258-6

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-24258-6

The optimization and production of stable homogeneous amine enriched surfaces with characterized nanotopographical properties for enhanced osteoinduction of mesenchymal stem cells (Journal article)

Chen, R., Hunt, J. A., Fawcett, S., D'sa, R., Akhtar, R., & Curran, J. M. (2018). The optimization and production of stable homogeneous amine enriched surfaces with characterized nanotopographical properties for enhanced osteoinduction of mesenchymal stem cells. JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART A, 106(7), 1862-1877. doi:10.1002/jbm.a.36383

DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.36383

Tissue material properties and computational modelling of the human tibiofemoral joint: a critical review (Journal article)

Peters, A. E., Akhtar, R., Comerford, E. J., & Bates, K. T. (2018). Tissue material properties and computational modelling of the human tibiofemoral joint: a critical review. PEERJ, 6. doi:10.7717/peerj.4298

DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4298

Zebrafish as a model to study bone maturation: Nanoscale structural and mechanical characterization of age-related changes in the zebrafish vertebral column (Journal article)

Chang, Z., Chen, P. -Y., Chuang, Y. -J., & Akhtar, R. (2018). Zebrafish as a model to study bone maturation: Nanoscale structural and mechanical characterization of age-related changes in the zebrafish vertebral column. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 84, 54-63. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.05.004

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.05.004

2017

Adhesion properties of warm-modified bituminous binders (WMBBs) determined using pull-off tests and atomic force microscopy (Journal article)

Abd, D. M., Al-Khalid, H., & Akhtar, R. (2018). Adhesion properties of warm-modified bituminous binders (WMBBs) determined using pull-off tests and atomic force microscopy. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 19(8), 1926-1939. doi:10.1080/14680629.2017.1374993

DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2017.1374993

Advanced glycation products' levels and mechanical properties of vaginal tissue in pregnancy (Journal article)

Weli, H. K., Akhtar, R., Chang, Z., Li, W. -W., Cooper, J., & Yang, Y. (2017). Advanced glycation products' levels and mechanical properties of vaginal tissue in pregnancy. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY, 214, 78-85. doi:10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.04.037

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.04.037

Biomechanics of the Ageing Human Knee (Thesis / Dissertation)

Peters, A. E. (2017, September 26). Biomechanics of the Ageing Human Knee.

Characterisation of Warm Asphalt Mixtures with Addition of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Materials (Thesis / Dissertation)

Abd, D. M. (2017, April 13). Characterisation of Warm Asphalt Mixtures with Addition of Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Materials.

Drying Affects the Fiber Network in Low Molecular Weight Hydrogels (Journal article)

Mears, L. L. E., Draper, E. R., Castilla, A. M., Su, H., Zhuola., Dietrich, B., . . . Adams, D. J. (2017). Drying Affects the Fiber Network in Low Molecular Weight Hydrogels. BIOMACROMOLECULES, 18(11), 3531-3540. doi:10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00823

DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00823

Dual-stimuli responsive injectable microgel/solid drug nanoparticle nanocomposites for release of poorly soluble drugs (Journal article)

Town, A. R., Giardiello, M., Gurjar, R., Siccardi, M., Briggs, M. E., Akhtar, R., & McDonald, T. O. (2017). Dual-stimuli responsive injectable microgel/solid drug nanoparticle nanocomposites for release of poorly soluble drugs.. Nanoscale. doi:10.1039/c6nr07858c

DOI: 10.1039/c6nr07858c

Dual-stimuli responsive injectable nanogel/solid drug nanoparticle nanocomposites for release of poorly soluble drugs (Conference Paper)

Town, A., Gurjar, R., Giardiello, M., Briggs, M., Akhtar, R., Siccardi, M., & McDonald, T. (2017). Dual-stimuli responsive injectable nanogel/solid drug nanoparticle nanocomposites for release of poorly soluble drugs. In ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY Vol. 254. doi:10.1039/C6NR07858C

DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07858C

Implication of Free Fatty Acids in Thrombin Generation and Fibrinolysis in Vascular Inflammation in Zucker Rats and Evolution with Aging (Journal article)

Lagrange, J., Didelot, M., Mohamadi, A., Walton, L. A., Bloemen, S., de laat, B., . . . Regnault, V. (2017). Implication of Free Fatty Acids in Thrombin Generation and Fibrinolysis in Vascular Inflammation in Zucker Rats and Evolution with Aging. FRONTIERS IN PHYSIOLOGY, 8. doi:10.3389/fphys.2017.00949

DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2017.00949

Low cost and renewable sulfur-polymers by inverse vulcanisation, and their potential for mercury capture (Journal article)

Parker, D. J., Jones, H. A., Petcher, S., Cervini, L., Griffin, J. M., Akhtar, R., & Hasell, T. (2017). Low cost and renewable sulfur-polymers by inverse vulcanisation, and their potential for mercury capture. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 5(23), 11682-11692. doi:10.1039/c6ta09862b

DOI: 10.1039/C6TA09862B

Micromechanical properties of canine femoral articular cartilage following multiple freeze-thaw cycles (Journal article)

Peters, A. E., Comerford, E. J., Macaulay, S., Bates, K. T., & Akhtar, R. (2017). Micromechanical properties of canine femoral articular cartilage following multiple freeze-thaw cycles. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 71, 114-121. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.03.006

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.03.006

Nano-scale properties of warm-modified bituminous binders determined with atomic force microscopy (Journal article)

Abd, D. M., Al-Khalid, H., & Akhtar, R. (2017). Nano-scale properties of warm-modified bituminous binders determined with atomic force microscopy. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 18, 189-202. doi:10.1080/14680629.2017.1304262

DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2017.1304262

Nano-structure and mechanical changes in sclera following proteoglycan depletion (Conference Paper)

Zhuola, L., Kharaz, Y., Comerford, E., & Akhtar, R. (2017). Nano-structure and mechanical changes in sclera following proteoglycan depletion. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY Vol. 98 (pp. A11). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Nanoindentation and the Low Velocity Impact Response of Biofibre, Biopolymer and its Biocomposite Derived from Sugar Palm Tree (Journal article)

Sahari, J., Sapuan, S. M., Zainudin, E. S., Ishak, M. R., Maleque, M. A., Zuhri, M. Y. M., & Akhtar, R. (2017). Nanoindentation and the Low Velocity Impact Response of Biofibre, Biopolymer and its Biocomposite Derived from Sugar Palm Tree. CURRENT ORGANIC SYNTHESIS, 14(2), 227-232. doi:10.2174/1570179413666160831122841

DOI: 10.2174/1570179413666160831122841

The Evaluation of Microneedle Performance on a Representative In Vitro Skin Model (Thesis / Dissertation)

Moronkeji, K. V. (2017, May 12). The Evaluation of Microneedle Performance on a Representative In Vitro Skin Model.

The formation of a functional retinal pigment epithelium occurs on porous polytetrafluoroethylene substrates independently of the surface chemistry (Journal article)

Kearns, V. R., Tasker, J., Zhuola., Akhtar, R., Bachhuka, A., Vasilev, K., . . . Williams, R. L. (2017). The formation of a functional retinal pigment epithelium occurs on porous polytetrafluoroethylene substrates independently of the surface chemistry. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 28(8). doi:10.1007/s10856-017-5926-3

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-017-5926-3

Ultrastructural and nanomechanical changes of the cornea following in-vitro enzymatic treatment (Conference Paper)

Kazaili, A., & Akhtar, R. (2017). Ultrastructural and nanomechanical changes of the cornea following in-vitro enzymatic treatment. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY Vol. 98 (pp. A12). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

2016

A pilot study of scanning acoustic microscopy as a tool for measuring arterial stiffness in aortic biopsies (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Cruickshank, J. K., Zhao, X., Derby, B., & Weber, T. (2016). A pilot study of scanning acoustic microscopy as a tool for measuring arterial stiffness in aortic biopsies. ARTERY RESEARCH, 13, 1-5. doi:10.1016/j.artres.2015.11.001

DOI: 10.1016/j.artres.2015.11.001

Biomechanical Changes of Collagen Cross-Linking on Human Keratoconic Corneas Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Journal article)

Beshtawi, I. M., Akhtar, R., Hillarby, M. C., O'Donnell, C., Zhao, X., Brahma, A., . . . Radhakrishnan, H. (2016). Biomechanical Changes of Collagen Cross-Linking on Human Keratoconic Corneas Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, 41(5), 609-615. doi:10.3109/02713683.2015.1042545

DOI: 10.3109/02713683.2015.1042545

Chapter 4: Natural Fibre-reinforced Thermoplastic Starch Composites (Chapter)

Sahari, J., Sapuan, S. M., El-Shekeil, Y. A., Ishak, M. R., & Akhtar, R. (2016). Chapter 4: Natural Fibre-reinforced Thermoplastic Starch Composites. In RSC Green Chemistry (Vol. 2016-January, pp. 109-142). doi:10.1039/9781782622796-00109

DOI: 10.1039/9781782622796-00109

Complex Shear Modulus of Hydrogels Using a Dynamic Nanoindentation Method (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Draper, E. R., Adams, D. J., & Pfaff, H. (2016). Complex Shear Modulus of Hydrogels Using a Dynamic Nanoindentation Method. In MECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND MATER IALS, VOL 6 (pp. 141-145). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21455-9_17

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21455-9_17

Frequency-modulated atomic force microscopy localises viscoelastic remodelling in the ageing sheep aorta (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Graham, H. K., Derby, B., Sherratt, M. J., Trafford, A. W., Chadwick, R. S., & Gavara, N. (2016). Frequency-modulated atomic force microscopy localises viscoelastic remodelling in the ageing sheep aorta. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 64, 10-17. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.07.018

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.07.018

In Vitro Quantification of Optimal Impact Properties for Microneedle Penetration (Conference Paper)

Moronkeji, K., Todd, S., Dawidowska, I., & Akhtar, R. (2016). In Vitro Quantification of Optimal Impact Properties for Microneedle Penetration. In MECHANICS OF BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS AND MATER IALS, VOL 6 (pp. 39-49). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21455-9_5

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21455-9_5

Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials in Solar-Thermal Conversion Systems: Understanding Geometry-Dependent Heating Efficiency and System Reliability (Journal article)

Zheng, Z., Chang, Z., Xu, G. -K., McBride, F., Ho, A., Zhuola, Z., . . . Shchukin, D. (2017). Microencapsulated Phase Change Materials in Solar-Thermal Conversion Systems: Understanding Geometry-Dependent Heating Efficiency and System Reliability. ACS NANO, 11(1), 721-729. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b07126

DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07126

Molecular Cues Guiding Matrix Stiffness in Liver Fibrosis (Journal article)

Saneyasu, T., Akhtar, R., & Sakai, T. (2016). Molecular Cues Guiding Matrix Stiffness in Liver Fibrosis. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL. doi:10.1155/2016/2646212

DOI: 10.1155/2016/2646212

Molecular Mechanism Responsible for Fibronectin-controlled Alterations in Matrix Stiffness in Advanced Chronic Liver Fibrogenesis (Journal article)

Iwasaki, A., Sakai, K., Moriya, K., Sasaki, T., Keene, D. R., Akhtar, R., . . . Sakai, T. (2016). Molecular Mechanism Responsible for Fibronectin-controlled Alterations in Matrix Stiffness in Advanced Chronic Liver Fibrogenesis. JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 291(1), 72-88. doi:10.1074/jbc.M115.691519

DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M115.691519

Reversible Photoreduction as a Trigger for Photoresponsive Gels (Journal article)

Draper, E. R., Schweins, R., Akhtar, R., Groves, P., Chechik, V., Zwijnenburg, M. A., & Adams, D. J. (2016). Reversible Photoreduction as a Trigger for Photoresponsive Gels. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 28(17), 6336-6341. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02677

DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b02677

The effect of multiple freeze-thaw cycles on canine femoral articular cartilage (Conference Paper)

Peters, A. E., Comerford, E. J., Macaulay, S., Bates, K. T., & Akhtar, R. (2016). The effect of multiple freeze-thaw cycles on canine femoral articular cartilage. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY Vol. 97 (pp. A13). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

The role of subcutaneous tissue stiffness on microneedle performance in a representative in vitro model of skin. (Journal article)

Moronkeji, K., Todd, S., Dawidowska, I., Barrett, S. D., & Akhtar, R. (2017). The role of subcutaneous tissue stiffness on microneedle performance in a representative in vitro model of skin. JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 265, 102-112. doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.11.004

DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2016.11.004

2015

In Vitro Quantification of Optimal Impact Properties for Microneedle Penetration into Skin (Chapter)

Moronkeji, K., Todd, S., Dawidowska, I., & Akhtar, R. (2015). In Vitro Quantification of Optimal Impact Properties for Microneedle Penetration into Skin. In Mechanics of Biological Systems and Materials (Vol. 6, pp. 39-49). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21455-9

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-21455-9

Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues (Book)

Derby, B., & Akhtar, R. (Eds.) (2015). Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues. Springer International Publishing. Retrieved from http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319039695

Quantitative Nanomechanical Properties of the Cuticle of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Using the Modulus Mapping Technique (Journal article)

Sun, J., Wu, W., Xue, W., Akhtar, R., Ren, L., & Tong, J. (2015). Quantitative Nanomechanical Properties of the Cuticle of the Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle Using the Modulus Mapping Technique. CURRENT NANOSCIENCE, 11(2), 245-252. doi:10.2174/1573413711666141223224759

DOI: 10.2174/1573413711666141223224759

Using intermolecular interactions to crosslink PIM-1 and modify its gas sorption properties (Journal article)

McDonald, T. O., Akhtar, R., Lau, C. H., Ratvijitvech, T., Cheng, G., Clowes, R., . . . Cooper, A. I. (2015). Using intermolecular interactions to crosslink PIM-1 and modify its gas sorption properties. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY A, 3(9), 4855-4864. doi:10.1039/c4ta06070a

DOI: 10.1039/c4ta06070a

Using the hydrolysis of anhydrides to control gel properties and homogeneity in pH-triggered gelation (Journal article)

Draper, E. R., Mears, L. L. E., Castilla, A. M., King, S. M., McDonald, T. O., Akhtar, R., & Adams, D. J. (2015). Using the hydrolysis of anhydrides to control gel properties and homogeneity in pH-triggered gelation. RSC ADVANCES, 5(115), 95369-95378. doi:10.1039/c5ra22253b

DOI: 10.1039/c5ra22253b

2014

Age-Related Variation in the Biomechanical and Structural Properties of the Corneo-Scleral Tunic (Chapter)

Geraghty, B., Whitford, C., Boote, C., Akhtar, R., & Elsheikh, A. (2014). Age-Related Variation in the Biomechanical and Structural Properties of the Corneo-Scleral Tunic. In Mechanical Properties of Aging Soft Tissues (pp. 207-235). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-03970-1_9

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-03970-1_9

Biomechanical Changes After Repeated Collagen Cross-Linking on Human Corneas Assessed In Vitro Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Journal article)

Beshtawi, I. M., Akhtar, R., Hillarby, M. C., O'Donnell, C., Zhao, X., Brahma, A., . . . Radhakrishnan, H. (2014). Biomechanical Changes After Repeated Collagen Cross-Linking on Human Corneas Assessed In Vitro Using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 55(3), 1549-1554. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-13042

DOI: 10.1167/iovs.13-13042

Biomechanical Stiffness Changes of Collagen Crosslinking on Human Keratoconic Corneas using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Conference Paper)

Beshtawi, I. M., Akhtar, R., Hillarby, C., Clare, O., Zhao, X., Brahma, A., . . . Cross-Linking, C. (2014). Biomechanical Stiffness Changes of Collagen Crosslinking on Human Keratoconic Corneas using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 55. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

In vitro characterisation of arterial stiffening: From the macro- to the nano-scale (Journal article)

Akhtar, R. (2014). In vitro characterisation of arterial stiffening: From the macro- to the nano-scale. Artery Research, 8(1), 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.artres.2014.01.002

DOI: 10.1016/j.artres.2014.01.002

Localized micro- and nano-scale remodelling in the diabetic aorta (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Cruickshank, J. K., Zhao, X., Walton, L. A., Gardiner, N. J., Barrett, S. D., . . . Sherratt, M. J. (2014). Localized micro- and nano-scale remodelling in the diabetic aorta. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 10(11), 4843-4851. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2014.07.001

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2014.07.001

Morphological and histological adaptation of muscle and bone to loading induced by repetitive activation of muscle (Journal article)

Vickerton, P., Jarvis, J. C., Gallagher, J. A., Akhtar, R., Sutherland, H., & Jeffery, N. (2014). Morphological and histological adaptation of muscle and bone to loading induced by repetitive activation of muscle. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 281(1788). doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0786

DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2014.0786

Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera (Journal article)

Papi, M., Paoletti, P., Geraghty, B., & Akhtar, R. (2014). Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104(10). doi:10.1063/1.4868388

DOI: 10.1063/1.4868388

Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera (vol 104, 103703, 2004) (Journal article)

Papi, M., Paoletti, P., Geraghty, B., & Akhtar, R. (2014). Nanoscale characterization of the biomechanical properties of collagen fibrils in the sclera (vol 104, 103703, 2004). APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104(12). doi:10.1063/1.4869960

DOI: 10.1063/1.4869960

Scanning acoustic microscopy of biological cryosections: the effect of local thickness on apparent acoustic wave speed (Journal article)

Williams, C. J., Graham, H. K., Zhao, X., Akhtar, R., Griffiths, C. E. M., Watson, R. E. B., . . . Derby, B. (2014). Scanning acoustic microscopy of biological cryosections: the effect of local thickness on apparent acoustic wave speed. MRS Proceedings, 1621. doi:10.1557/opl.2014.283

DOI: 10.1557/opl.2014.283

2013

Biomechanical Properties of Human Corneas Following Low- and High-Intensity Collagen Cross-Linking Determined With Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Journal article)

Beshtawi, I. M., Akhtar, R., Hillarby, M. C., O'Donnell, C., Zhao, X., Brahma, A., . . . Radhakrishnan, H. (2013). Biomechanical Properties of Human Corneas Following Low- and High-Intensity Collagen Cross-Linking Determined With Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, 54(8), 5273-5280. doi:10.1167/iovs.13-12576

DOI: 10.1167/iovs.13-12576

Biomechanical changes in Human Corneas after Low and High Intensity Collagen Cross-Linking Treatment measured using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Conference Paper)

Beshtawi, I., Akhtar, R., Hillarby, C., O'Donnell, C., Zhao, X., Brahma, A., . . . Res, E. V. S. (2013). Biomechanical changes in Human Corneas after Low and High Intensity Collagen Cross-Linking Treatment measured using Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. In INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE Vol. 54. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Scanning Acoustic Microscopy for Mapping the Microelastic Properties of Human Corneal Tissue (Journal article)

Beshtawi, I. M., Akhtar, R., Hillarby, M. C., O'Donnell, C., Zhao, X., Brahma, A., . . . Radhakrishnan, H. (2013). Scanning Acoustic Microscopy for Mapping the Microelastic Properties of Human Corneal Tissue. CURRENT EYE RESEARCH, 38(4), 437-444. doi:10.3109/02713683.2012.753094

DOI: 10.3109/02713683.2012.753094

2012

Age-related variations in the biomechanical properties of human sclera (Journal article)

Geraghty, B., Jones, S. W., Rama, P., Akhtar, R., & Elsheikh, A. (2012). Age-related variations in the biomechanical properties of human sclera. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS, 16, 181-191. doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.10.011

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.10.011

Cardiotrophin 1 Is Involved in Cardiac, Vascular, and Renal Fibrosis and Dysfunction (Journal article)

Lopez-Andres, N., Rousseau, A., Akhtar, R., Calvier, L., Inigo, C., Labat, C., . . . Rossignol, P. (2012). Cardiotrophin 1 Is Involved in Cardiac, Vascular, and Renal Fibrosis and Dysfunction. HYPERTENSION, 60(2), 563-+. doi:10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.112.194407

DOI: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.112.194407

Cardiotrophin-1 is involved in cardiovascular and renal fibrosis and dysfunction (Conference Paper)

Lopez-Andres, N., Rousseau, A., Calvier, L., Akhtar, R., Labat, C., Cruickshank, K., . . . Rossignol, P. (2012). Cardiotrophin-1 is involved in cardiovascular and renal fibrosis and dysfunction. In CARDIOVASCULAR RESEARCH Vol. 93 (pp. S61-S62). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

IFSS, TG, FT-IR spectra of impregnated sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) fibres and mechanical properties of their composites (Journal article)

Ishak, M. R., Leman, Z., Salit, M. S., Abd Rahman, M. Z., Uyup, M. K. A., & Akhtar, R. (2013). IFSS, TG, FT-IR spectra of impregnated sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) fibres and mechanical properties of their composites. JOURNAL OF THERMAL ANALYSIS AND CALORIMETRY, 111(2), 1375-1383. doi:10.1007/s10973-012-2457-5

DOI: 10.1007/s10973-012-2457-5

Multi-Layer Phase Analysis: Quantifying the Elastic Properties of Soft Tissues and Live Cells with Ultra-High-Frequency Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Journal article)

Zhao, X., Akhtar, R., Nijenhuis, N., Wilkinson, S. J., Murphy, L., Ballestrem, C., . . . Derby, B. (2012). Multi-Layer Phase Analysis: Quantifying the Elastic Properties of Soft Tissues and Live Cells with Ultra-High-Frequency Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 59(4), 610-620. doi:10.1109/TUFFC.2012.2240

DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2012.2240

Nanoindentation creep versus bulk compressive creep of dental resin-composites (Journal article)

El-Saftya, S., Silikas, N., Akhtar, R., & Watts, D. C. (2012). Nanoindentation creep versus bulk compressive creep of dental resin-composites. DENTAL MATERIALS, 28(11), 71-82. doi:10.1016/j.dental.2012.08.012

DOI: 10.1016/j.dental.2012.08.012

Nanoindentation creep versus bulk compressive creep of dental resin-composites. (Journal article)

El-Safty, S., Silikas, N., Akhtar, R., & Watts, D. C. (2012). Nanoindentation creep versus bulk compressive creep of dental resin-composites.. Dental materials : official publication of the Academy of Dental Materials, 28(11), 1171-1182.

Nanomechanical properties of dental resin-composites (Journal article)

El-Safty, S., Akhtar, R., Silikas, N., & Watts, D. C. (2012). Nanomechanical properties of dental resin-composites. DENTAL MATERIALS, 28(12), 1292-1300. doi:10.1016/j.dental.2012.09.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.dental.2012.09.007

2011

Characterizing the elastic properties of tissues (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Cruickshank, J. K., & Derby, B. (2011). Characterizing the elastic properties of tissues. MATERIALS TODAY, 14(3), 96-105. doi:10.1016/S1369-7021(11)70059-1

DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(11)70059-1

Lattice strains and load partitioning in bovine trabecular bone (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Daymond, M. R., Almer, J. D., & Mummery, P. M. (2011). Lattice strains and load partitioning in bovine trabecular bone. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 7(2), 716-723. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2010.10.007

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2010.10.007

Localised micro-mechanical stiffening in the ageing aorta (Journal article)

Graham, H. K., Akhtar, R., Kridiotis, C., Derby, B., Kundu, T., Trafford, A. W., & Sherratt, M. J. (2011). Localised micro-mechanical stiffening in the ageing aorta. MECHANISMS OF AGEING AND DEVELOPMENT, 132(10), 459-467. doi:10.1016/j.mad.2011.07.003

DOI: 10.1016/j.mad.2011.07.003

Quantifying Micro-mechanical Properties of Soft Biological Tissues with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. (Conference Paper)

Zhao, X., Wilkinson, S., Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., & Derby, B. (2011). Quantifying Micro-mechanical Properties of Soft Biological Tissues with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy.. In Materials Research Society symposia proceedings. Materials Research Society Vol. 1301. doi:10.1557/opl.2011.572

DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.572

Quantifying micro-mechanical properties of soft biological tissues with scanning acoustic microscopy (Conference Paper)

Zhao, X., Wilkinson, S., Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., & Derby, B. (2011). Quantifying micro-mechanical properties of soft biological tissues with scanning acoustic microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1301 (pp. 181-186). doi:10.1557/opl.2011.572

DOI: 10.1557/opl.2011.572

The Effect of Type 1 Diabetes on the Structure and Function of Fibrillin Microfibrils (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Cruickshank, J. K., Gardiner, N. J., Derby, B., & Sherratt, M. J. (2010). The Effect of Type 1 Diabetes on the Structure and Function of Fibrillin Microfibrils. In MRS Proceedings Vol. 1274. doi:10.1557/PROC-1274-QQ05-17

DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1274-QQ05-17

2010

Fibrillin microfibrils as structural biomarkers of diabetes (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Cruickshank, J. K., Gardiner, N. J., Derby, B., & Sherratt, M. J. (2010). Fibrillin microfibrils as structural biomarkers of diabetes. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY Vol. 91 (pp. A37). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Localising micro-mechanical stiffening in the ageing aorta (Conference Paper)

Graham, H. K., Akhtar, R., Kridiotis, C., Derby, B., Watson, R. E. B., Trafford, A. W., & Sherratt, M. J. (2010). Localising micro-mechanical stiffening in the ageing aorta. In INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PATHOLOGY Vol. 91 (pp. A36). Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

Mapping Micro-Mechanical and Micro-Structural Changes in the Ageing Aorta (Journal article)

Helen, G. K., Akhtar, R., Kridiotis, C., Derby, B., Trafford, A. W., & Sherratt, M. J. (2010). Mapping Micro-Mechanical and Micro-Structural Changes in the Ageing Aorta. BIOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 98(3), 594A. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.12.3234

DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2009.12.3234

The effect of type 1 diabetes on the structure and function of fibrillin microfibrils (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Cruickshank, J. K., Gardiner, N. J., Derby, B., & Sherratt, M. J. (2010). The effect of type 1 diabetes on the structure and function of fibrillin microfibrils. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1274 (pp. 57-61).

2009

Mapping the Micromechanical Properties of Cryo-sectioned Aortic Tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2009). Mapping the Micromechanical Properties of Cryo-sectioned Aortic Tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy.. Materials Research Society symposia proceedings. Materials Research Society, 1132E(1132-Z03-07), ukpmcpa27262. doi:10.1557/PROC-1132-Z03-07

DOI: 10.1557/PROC-1132-Z03-07

Nanoindentation of histological specimens: Mapping the elastic properties of soft tissues (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Schwarzer, N., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Graham, H. K., Trafford, A. W., . . . Derby, B. (2009). Nanoindentation of histological specimens: Mapping the elastic properties of soft tissues. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, 24(3), 638-646. doi:10.1557/JMR.2009.0130

DOI: 10.1557/JMR.2009.0130

2008

Effect of filler size and shape on local nanoindentation modulus of resin-composites (Journal article)

Masouras, K., Akhtar, R., Watts, D. C., & Silikas, N. (2008). Effect of filler size and shape on local nanoindentation modulus of resin-composites. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE-MATERIALS IN MEDICINE, 19(12), 3561-3566. doi:10.1007/s10856-008-3520-4

DOI: 10.1007/s10856-008-3520-4

Elastic strains in antler trabecular bone determined by synchrotron X-ray diffraction (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Daymond, M. R., Almer, J. D., & Mummery, P. M. (2008). Elastic strains in antler trabecular bone determined by synchrotron X-ray diffraction. ACTA BIOMATERIALIA, 4(6), 1677-1687. doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2008.05.008

DOI: 10.1016/j.actbio.2008.05.008

In-depth hardness profiles of Stainless Steel and Ni-Ti endodontic instrument cross-sections by nano-indentation (Journal article)

Zinelis, S., Akhtar, R., Tsakiridis, P., Watts, D. C., & Silikas, N. (2008). In-depth hardness profiles of Stainless Steel and Ni-Ti endodontic instrument cross-sections by nano-indentation. INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC JOURNAL, 41(9), 747-754. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2591.2008.01426.x

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2008.01426.x

Load transfer in bovine plexiform bone determined by synchrotron x-ray diffraction (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Daymond, M. R., Almer, J. D., & Mummery, P. M. (2008). Load transfer in bovine plexiform bone determined by synchrotron x-ray diffraction. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH, 23(2), 543-550. doi:10.1557/JMR.2008.0068

DOI: 10.1557/JMR.2008.0068

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1146 (pp. 66-71).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1135 (pp. 62-67).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1136 (pp. 53-58).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with Scanning Acoustic Microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1133 (pp. 120-125).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1132 (pp. 41-46).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1151 (pp. 79-84).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1152 (pp. 115-120).

Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Watson, R. E. B., Kundu, T., & Derby, B. (2008). Mapping the micromechanical properties of cryo-sectioned aortic tissue with scanning acoustic microscopy. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1145 (pp. 195-200).

Nanoindentation of histological specimens using an extension of the Oliver and Pharr method (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Sherratt, M. J., Bierwisch, N., Derby, B., Mummery, P. M., Watson, R. E. B., & Schwarzer, N. (2008). Nanoindentation of histological specimens using an extension of the Oliver and Pharr method. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Vol. 1097 (pp. 33-38).

2006

Microstructure-based finite element modelling and characterisation of bovine trabecular bone (Journal article)

Akhtar, R., Eichhorn, S. J., & Mummery, P. M. (2006). Microstructure-based finite element modelling and characterisation of bovine trabecular bone. Journal of Bionic Engineering, 3, 3-9.

2005

Nanoindentation of bone in a physiological environment (Conference Paper)

Akhtar, R., Morse, S., & Mummery, P. M. (2005). Nanoindentation of bone in a physiological environment. In Materials Research Society Fall Meeting 2004 Vol. 841 (pp. 1-6, 841, R2.9). Boston: Cambridge Journals Online..
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