Raman, R. Candid 1Google Scholar Profile

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Journal Articles:

18. Raman, R.*, Rousseau, E.B.*, Wade, M., Tong, A., Cotler, M.J., Kuang, J., Lugo, A.A., Zhang, E., Graybiel, A.M., White, F.M., Langer, R., and Cima, M., (2020). Platform for micro-invasive membrane-free biochemical sampling of brain interstitial fluid. *Science Advances. *co-first

17. Raman, R., Hua, T., Gwynne, D., Collins, J., Tamang, S., Soares, V., Esfandiary, T., Zhou, J., Pajovic, S., Hayward, A., Langer, R., and Traverso, G., (2019). Light-degradable hydrogels as dynamic triggers in gastrointestinal applications. Science Advances.

16. Raman, R., 2019. Modeling muscle: A biohybrid machine offers insight into muscle growth, adaptation, and repair. Science, 363(6431). *Sartorius & Science Prize Essay

15. Raman, R. and Langer, R., (2019). Biohybrid Design Gets Personal: New Materials for Patient-Specific Therapy. Advanced Materials. *Cover, Invited Review

14. Grant, L.*, Raman, R.*, Cvetkovic, C., Ferrall-Fairbanks, M.C., Pagan Diaz, G. Hadley, P., Platt, M.O., and Bashir, R., (2018). Long-term cryopreservation and revival of tissue engineered skeletal muscle. Tissue Engineering: Part A. *co-first

13. Raman, R., Cvetkovic, C., and Bashir, R., 2017. A Modular Approach to Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Muscle-Powered Biological Machines. Nature Protocols, 12(3), pp.519-533. *Front Cover 

12. Raman, R., Grant, L., Seo, Y., Cvetkovic, C., Gapinske, M., Palasz, A., Dabbous, H., Kong, H., Perez-Pinera, P., and Bashir, R., 2017. Damage, Healing and Remodeling in Optogenetic Skeletal Muscle Bioactuators. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 6(12). *Front Cover

11. Ricotti, L., Trimmer, B., Feinberg, A.W., Raman, R., Parker, K.K., Bashir, R., Sitti, M., Martel, S., Dario, P., and Menciassi, A., 2017. Biohybrid actuators for robotics: A review of devices actuated by living cellsScience Robotics2(12).

10. Raman, R. and Bashir, R., 2017. Biomimicry, Biofabrication, and Biohybrid Systems: The Emergence and Evolution of Biological Design. Advanced Healthcare Materials. *Invited Review

9. Cvetkovic, C., Rich, M.H., Raman, R., Kong, H., and Bashir, R., 2017. A 3D-Printed Platform for Modular Neuromuscular Motor Units. Microsystems and Nanoengineering. 3, pp. 17015.

8. Raman, R., Mitchell, M., Perez-Pinera, P., Bashir, R., and Destefano, L., 2016. Design and Integration of a Problem-Based Biofabrication Course into an Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Curriculum. Journal of Biological Engineering10(1), pp.10-18.

7. Raman, R., Cvetkovic, C., Uzel, S.G.M., Platt, R.J., Sengupta, P., Kamm, R.D., and Bashir, R., 2016. Optogenetic skeletal muscle-powered adaptive biological machines. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113(13), pp.3497-3502.

6. Raman, R.*, Clay, N.E.*, Sen, S., Melhem, M., Qin, E., Kong, H., and Bashir, R., 2016. 3D Printing Enables Separation of Orthogonal Functions within a Hydrogel Particle. Biomedical Microdevices18(3), pp.1-7. *co-first

5. Raman, R., Bhaduri, B., Mir, M., Shkumatov, A., Lee, M.K., Popescu, G., Kong, H. and Bashir, R., 2015. High‐Resolution Projection Microstereolithography for Patterning of NeovasculatureAdvanced Healthcare Materials, 5(5). *Back Cover

4. Neiman, J.A.S., Raman, R., Chan, V., Rhoads, M.G., Raredon, M.S.B., Velazquez, J.J., Dyer, R.L., Bashir, R., Hammond, P.T. and Griffith, L.G., 2015. Photopatterning of hydrogel scaffolds coupled to filter materials using stereolithography for perfused 3D culture of hepatocytesBiotechnology and Bioengineering112(4), pp.777-787.

3. Cvetkovic, C.*, Raman, R.*, Chan, V., Williams, B.J., Tolish, M., Bajaj, P., Sakar, M.S., Asada, H.H., Saif, M.T.A. and Bashir, R., 2014. Three-dimensionally printed biological machines powered by skeletal muscle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences111(28), pp.10125-10130. *co-first

2. Chan, V., Raman, R., Cvetkovic, C. and Bashir, R., 2013. Enabling microscale and nanoscale approaches for bioengineered cardiac tissueACS Nano7(3), pp.1830-1837.

1. Dorvel, B., Damhorst, G., Chan, V., Shim, J., Banerjee, S., Cvetkovic, C., Raman, R. and Bashir, R., 2013. Research Highlights: Highlights from the last year in nanomedicineNanomedicine8(1), pp.13-15.


Raman, R. Biofabrication. MIT Press. *Anticipated Publication Fall 2021: Preorder on Amazon

Raman, R., Bashir, R. “Stereolithographic 3D Bioprinting for Biomedical Applications”, 3D Biofabrication for Biomedical and Translational Research, 2015.


3. Pending: Cima, M.J., Langer, R., and Raman, R., The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2019. Nanofluidic peristaltic pumps and methods of use. Patent Application No. 16/411,907.

2. Issued: Bashir, R., Raman, R., and Cvetkovic, C., The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 2017. Muscle-powered biological machines. U.S. Patent No. 10,906,169.

1. Issued: Bashir, R., Chan, V., Raman, R. and Cvetkovic, C., The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, 2018. Locomotive biological machines. U.S. Patent No. 10,156,560.

Doctoral Dissertation:

Raman, R., “3D Printed Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots“, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016.

Masters Thesis:

Raman, R., “3D Microfabrication of Biological Machines“, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013.