Publications

Research Articles:

Shreya Ghosh, Victoria M. Wu, Sebastian Pernal, Vuk Uskoković – “Self-Setting Calcium Phosphate Cements with Tunable Antibiotic Release Rates for Advanced Bone Graft Applications”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (in press, 2016).

Mohammed A. Khan, Victoria M. Wu, Shreya Ghosh, Vuk Uskoković – “Gene Delivery Using Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles: Optimization of the Transfection Process and the Effects of Citrate and Poly(L-Lysine) as Additives”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 471, 48 – 58 (2016).

Nenad Ignjatović, Victoria Wu, Zorica Ajduković, Tatjana Mihajilov-Krstev, Vuk Uskoković, Dragan Uskoković – “Chitosan-PLGA Polymer Blends as Coatings for Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles and Their Effect on Antimicrobial Properties, Osteoconductivity and Regeneration of Osseous Tissues”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 60, 357 – 364 (2016).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Does translational symmetry matter? Fibroblastic and Osteoblastic Interactions with the Topographically Distinct Poly(ε-Caprolactone)/Hydroxyapatite Thin Films”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 6 (15) 13209 – 13220 (2014).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “In vitro Analysis of Nanoparticulate Hydroxyapatite/Chitosan Composites as Potential Drug Delivery Platforms for the Sustained Release of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Osteomyelitis”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 103 (2) 567 – 579 (2014).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Simultaneous Bactericidal and Osteogenic Effect of Nanoparticulate Calcium Phosphate Powders Loaded with Clindamycin on Osteoblasts Infected with Staphylococcus Aureus”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 37, 210 – 222 (2014).

Magdalena Stevanović, Vuk Uskoković, Miloš Filipović, Srečo D. Škapin, Dragan P. Uskoković – “Composite PLGA/AgNpPGA/AscH Nanospheres with Combined Osteoinductive, Antioxidative and Antimicrobial Activities”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5 (18) 9034 – 9042 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković, Charles Hoover, Marija Vukomanović, Dragan P. Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Osteogenic and Antimicrobial Nanoparticulate Calcium Phosphate and/or Poly-Lactide-Co-Glycolide Powders for the Treatment of Osteomyelitis”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 33 (6) 3362 – 3373 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković, Samir Shariff Batarni, Julien Schweicher, Andrew King, Tejal A. Desai – “Effect of Calcium Phosphate Particle Shape and Size on their Antibacterial and Osteogenic Activity in the Delivery of Antibiotics in vitro”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (7) 2422 – 2431 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Phase Composition Control of Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles for Tunable Drug Delivery Kinetics and Treatment of Osteomyelitis. Part 2: Antibacterial and Osteoblastic Response”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 101 (5) 1427 – 1436 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Phase Composition Control of Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles for Tunable Drug Delivery Kinetics and Treatment of Osteomyelitis. Part 1: Preparation and Drug Release”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 101 (5) 1416 – 1426 (2013).

Nenad Ignjatović, Zorica Ajduković, Vojin Savić, Stevo Najman, Dragan Mihailović, Perica Vasiljević, Zoran Stojanović, Vuk Uskoković, Dragan Uskoković – “Nanoparticles of Cobalt-Substituted Hydroxyapatite in Regeneration of Mandibular Osteoporotic Bones”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine 24 (2) 343 – 354 (2013).

Nenad Ignjatović, Vuk Uskoković, Zorica Ajduković, Dragan Uskoković – “Multifunctional Hydroxyapatite and Poly(D,L-Lactide-co-Glycolide) Nanoparticles for the Local Delivery of Cholecalciferol”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 33 (2) 943 – 950 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković, Kunwoo Lee, Phin Peng Lee, Kathleen E. Fischer, Tejal A. Desai – “Shape Effect in the Design of Nanowire-Coated Microparticles as Epithelial Drug Delivery Devices”, ACS Nano 6 (9) 7832 – 7841 (2012).

Vuk Uskoković, Phin Peng Lee, Laura Walsh, Kathleen E. Fischer, Tejal A. Desai – “Silicon Nanowire Coated Microparticles as Epithelial Drug Delivery Devices. The Effect of PEGylation on Particle-Epithelium Interactions”, Biomaterials 33 (5) 1663-1672 (2012).

Magdalena Stevanović, Igor Savanović, Vuk Uskoković, Srečo D. Škapin, Ines Bračko, Uroš Jovanović, Dragan Uskoković – “A New, Simple, Green and OnePot Four-Component Synthesis of Bare and Poly(α, γ, L-Glutamic Acid) Capped Silver Nanoparticles”, Colloid and Polymer Science 290 (3) 221 – 231 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Feroz Khan, Haichuan Liu, Halina Ewa Witkowska, Li Zhu, Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz – “Proteolytic Hydrolysis of Amelogenin by means of Matrix Metalloprotease-20 Accelerates Mineralization in vitro”, Archives of Oral Biology 56 (12) 1548 – 1559 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz – “Biomimetic Precipitation of Uniaxially Grown Calcium Phosphate Crystals from Full-Length Human Amelogenin Sols“, Journal of Bionic Engineering 8 (2) 114 – 121 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Roselyn Odsinada, Sonia Djordjevic, Stefan Habelitz – “Dynamic Light Scattering and Zeta Potential of Colloidal Mixtures of Amelogenin and Hydroxyapatite in Calcium and Phosphate Rich Ionic Milieus”, Archives of Oral Biology 56, 521 – 532 (2011).

Li Zhu, Vuk Uskoković, Thuan Le, Pamela DenBesten, Yu Lei Huang, Stefan Habelitz, Wu Li – “Altered Self-Assembly and Apatite Binding of Amelogenin Induced by N-terminal Proline Mutation”, Archives of Oral Biology 56 (4) 331 – 336 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz – “Amelogenin as a Promoter of Nucleation and Crystal Growth of Apatite”, Journal of Crystal Growth 316, 106 – 117 (2011).

Marija Vukomanović, Srečo Škapin, Boštjan Jančar, Tatjana Maksin, Nenad Ignjatović, Vuk Uskoković, Dragan Uskoković – “Poly(D,L-Lactide-Co-Glycolide)/Hydroxyapatite Core-Shell Nanospheres. Part 1: A Multifunctional System for Controlled Drug Delivery”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 82 (2) 404 – 413 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Zachery Castiglione, Pamela Cubas, Li Zhu, Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz – “Zeta-Potential and Particle Size Analysis of Recombinant Human Amelogenins”, Journal of Dental Research 89 (2) 149 – 153 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković, Min-Kyeong Kim, Wu Li, Stefan Habelitz – “Enzymatic Processing of Amelogenin during Continuous Crystallization of Apatite”, Journal of Materials Research 32, 3184 – 3195 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Surface Charge Effects Involved in the Control of Stability of Sols Comprising Uniform Cholesterol Particles”, Materials and Manufacturing Processes 23 (6) 620 – 623 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Insights into Morphological Nature of Precipitation of Cholesterol”, Steroids 73, 356 – 369 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Composites Comprising Cholesterol and Carboxymethyl Cellulose”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 61, 250 – 261 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Morphological Study of Emulsion-Assisted Cholesterol Precipitation Processes”, Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 474, 77 – 88 (2007).

Vuk Uskoković, Egon Matijević – “Uniform Particles of Pure and Silica Coated Cholesterol”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 315 (2) 500 – 511 (2007).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Four Novel Co-Precipitation Procedures for the Synthesis of Lanthanum-Strontium Manganites”, Materials and Design 28 (2) 667 – 672 (2007).

Vuk Uskoković, Aljoša Košak, Miha Drofenik – “Preparation of Silica-Coated Lanthanum-Strontium Manganite Particles with Designable Curie Point, for Application in Hyperthermia Treatments”, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology 3 (2) 134 – 143 (2006).

Vuk Uskoković, Aljoša Košak, Miha Drofenik – “Silica-Coated Lanthanum-Strontium Manganites for Hyperthermia Treatments”, Materials Letters 60 (21-22) 2620 – 2622 (2006).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Mechanism of a Solid-State Formation of La1-xSrxMnO3+δ (0 < x < 0.5) and Magnetic Characterization Thereof”, Materials Science Forum 518, 119 – 124 (2006).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Synthesis of Lanthanum-Strontium Manganites by Oxalate-Precursor Co-Precipitation Methods in Solution and in Reverse Micellar Microemulsion”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 303 (1) 214 – 220 (2006).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Synthesis of Relatively Highly Magnetic Nano-Sized NiZn-Ferrite in Microemulsion at 45 oC”, Surface Review and Letters 12 (1) 97 – 100 (2005).

Vuk Uskoković, Darko Makovec, Miha Drofenik – “Synthesis of Lanthanum-Strontium Manganites by a Hydroxide-Precursor Co-Precipitation Method in Solution and Reverse Micellar Microemulsion”, Materials Science Forum 494, 155 – 160 (2005).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “A Mechanism for the Formation of Nanostructured NiZn Ferrites via a Microemulsion-Assisted Precipitation Method”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 266, 168 – 174 (2005).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik, Irena Ban – “The Characterization of Nanosized Nickel-Zinc Ferrites Synthesized within Reverse Micelles of CTAB/1-Hexanol/Water Microemulsion”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 284, 294 – 302 (2004).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Nickel-Zinc Ferrites via a Microemulsion Route”, Materials Science Forum 453 – 4, 225 – 230 (2004).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Nickel-Zinc Ferrites within Reverse Micelles”, Materials and Technology 37 (3-4) 129 – 131 (2003).

Vuk Uskoković, Nenad Ignjatović, Nadežda Petranović – “Synthesis and Characterization of Hydroxyapatite-Collagen Biocomposite Materials”, Materials Science Forum 413, 269 – 274 (2003).

Critical Reviews and Philosophical Articles:

Vuk Uskoković – “Amelogenin in Enamel Tissue Engineering”, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Vol. 881, Issue: Engineering Mineralized and Load Bearing Tissues, edited by Luiz E. Bertassoni and Paulo G. Coelho, pp. 237 – 254, Springer, New York, NY (2015).

Vuk Uskoković – “When 1 + 1 > 2: Nanostructured Composite Materials for Hard Tissue Engineering Applications”, Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 57, 434 – 451 (2015).

Vuk Uskoković – “The Odyssey of Co-Creation: Sailing between Scylla of Solipsism and Charybdis of Objectivism”, Biocosmology – Neo-Aristotelism 5 (2) 226 – 239 (2015).

Vuk Uskoković – “The Role of Hydroxyl Channel in Defining Selected Physicochemical Peculiarities Exhibited by Hydroxyapatite”, RSC Advances 5, 36614 – 36633 (2015).

Vuk Uskoković – “Nanostructured Platforms for the Sustained and Local Delivery of Antibiotics in the Treatment of Osteomyelitis”, Critical Reviews in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems 32 (1) 1 – 59 (2015).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Platforms for Advancing Bone Infection Therapies”, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery 11 (12) 1899 – 1912 (2014).

Vuk Uskoković – “Chemical Reactions as Petite Rendezvous: The Use of Metaphor in Materials Science Education”, Journal of Materials Education 36 (1-2) 25 – 50 (2014).

Vuk Uskoković – “Nanoscience: Whence it entered our world”, Tehnika – Novi Materijali 22 (5) 795 – 803 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković – “Revisiting the Fundamentals in the Design and Control of Nanoparticulate Colloids in the Frame of Soft Chemistry”, Review Journal of Chemistry 3 (4) 271 – 303 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković – “Entering the Era of Nanoscience: Time to Be So Small”, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 9, 1441 – 1470 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković, Tejal A. Desai – “Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles: A Future Therapeutic Platform for the Treatment of Osteomyelitis?”, Therapeutic Delivery 4 (6) 643 – 645 (2013).

Vuk Uskoković – “Biomineralization and Biomimicry of Tooth Enamel”, In: Non-Metallic Biomaterials for Tooth Repair and Replacement, edited by Pekka Vallittu, pp. 20 – 89, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, UK (2013).

Vuk Uskoković – “The Merits of Aesthetics in the Realm of Science”, In: Springer Encyclopedia on Creativity, Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (CI2E), edited by Elias G. Carayannis, pp. 1251 – 1259, Springer-Verlag, New York, NY (2013).

Vuk Uskoković – “On Love in the Realm of Science”, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research 10 (2-3) 359 – 374 (2012).

Vuk Uskoković – “Dynamic Light Scattering and Microelectrophoresis: Main Prospects and Limitations“, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology 33 (12) 1762 – 1786 (2012).

Vuk Uskoković – “On Holism and the Contextual Character of Natural Qualities”, World Futures: Journal of General Evolution 68 (6) 406 – 429 (2012).

Vuk Uskoković – “Ten Commandments for Writing a Meritable Scientific Paper”, Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs 2 (1) 2 – 7 (2012).

Vuk Uskoković – “Turning the Paradigm Upside Down: Postdocs as Principal Investigators’ Mentors”, Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs 1 (2) 5 – 18 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Dragan P. Uskoković – “Extrapolating Strategies for the Scientific and Technological Development of Underdeveloped Societies from the Examples of South Korea, Slovenia and Serbia”, International Journal of Technology Management and Sustainable Development 10 (2) 125 – 145 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković – “Co-Creation of Experiential Qualities”, Pragmatics & Cognition 19 (3) 562 – 589 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković – “The Role of Postdoctoral Scholars Associations in the Times of Unionization”, Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs 1 (1) 34 – 49 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković, Dragan P. Uskoković – “Nanosized Hydroxyapatite and Other Calcium Phosphates: Chemistry of Formation and Application as Drug and Gene Delivery Agents”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research B: Applied Biomaterials 96B (1) 152 – 191 (2011).

Vuk Uskoković – “Prospects and Pits on the Path of Biomimetics: The Case of Tooth Enamel”, Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering 8, 45 – 78 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković – “Major Challenges for the Modern Chemistry in Particular and Science in General”, Foundations of Science 15 (4) 303 – 344 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković, Milica Ševkušić, Dragan P. Uskoković – “Strategies for the Scientific Progress of the Developing Countries in the New Millennium: The case of Serbia in comparison with Slovenia and South Korea”, Science, Technology & Innovation Studies 6 (1) 33 – 62 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković – “The Metaphorical Model: The Bridge between Science and Religion”, Journal for Interdisciplinary Research on Religion and Science 6, 11 – 34 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković, Luiz Eduardo Bertassoni – “Nanotechnology in Dental Sciences: Moving towards a Finer Way of Doing Dentistry”, Materials 3 (3) 1674 – 1691 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković – “A Collection of Micrographs: Where Science and Art Meet”, Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research 7 (3) 231 – 248 (2010).

Vuk Uskoković – “On the Relational Character of Mind and Nature”, Res Cogitans: Journal of Philosophy 6 (1) 286 – 400 (2009).

Vuk Uskoković – “Challenges for the Modern Science in its Descend towards Nano Scale”, Current Nanoscience 5 (3) 372 – 389 (2009).

Vuk Uskoković – “On the Light Doves and Learning on Mistakes”, Axiomathes: An International Journal in Ontology and Cognitive Systems 19, 17 – 50 (2009).

Vuk Uskoković – “On Science of Metaphors and the Nature of Systemic Reasoning”, World Futures: Journal of General Evolution 65, 241 – 269 (2009).

Vuk Uskoković – “Of Sustainability, Elephants and Prefab Sprouts”, International Journal of Sustainable Society 1 (1) 85 – 102 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Isn’t Self-Assembly a Misnomer? Multi-Disciplinary Arguments in Favor of Co-Assembly”, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 141 (1-2) 37 – 47 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies: Approaching the Crest of this Big Wave”, Current Nanoscience 4, 119 – 129 (2008).

Vuk Uskoković – “Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Colloid Science and Self-Assembly Phenomena Revisited”, Reviews in Chemical Engineering 23 (5) 301 – 372 (2007).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Reverse Micelles: Inert Nano-Reactors or Physico-Chemically Active Guides of the Capped Reactions”, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 133 (1) 23 – 34 (2007).

Vuk Uskoković – “Questions and Challenges for the Upcoming Trends in Practical Colloid Science”, the opening chapter in Progress in Colloid and Surface Science Research, pp. 1 – 51, edited by Emelio A. Scarpetti, Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY (2007).

Vuk Uskoković – “Nanotechnologies: What We Do Not Know”, Technology in Society 29 (1) 43 – 61 (2007).

Vuk Uskoković – “On the Epistemological Foundations of Religious Experience”, in Religion and Epistemology, edited by Vladeta Jerotić, Miloš Arsenijević, Petar Grujić, and Dejan Raković, Serbian Philosophical Society, Dereta, Belgrade (2007).

Jasminka Uskoković, Vuk Uskoković – “Could the Principles of Quality and Ethics be Taught“, Kvalitet 16 (1-2) 97 – 98 (2006).

Vuk Uskoković, Miha Drofenik – “Synthesis of Materials within Reverse Micelles”, Surface Review and Letters 12 (2) 239 – 277 (2005).

Vuk Uskoković – “On Reverse Micelles and the Train of Science”, Tehnika – Novi Materijali 14 (2) 17 – 24 (2005).

Vuk Uskoković – “On the Path of New Magnesium Diboride Superconducting Materials”, Tehnika – Novi Materijali 11 (1) 13 – 17 (2002).