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  1. Loyo, C.; Cordoba, A.; Palza, H.; Canales, D.; Melo, F.; Vivanco, J.F.; Baier, R.V.; Millán, C.; Corrales, T.; Zapata, P.A.  “Effect of Gelatin Coating and GO Incorporation on the Properties and Degradability of Electrospun PCL Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Regeneration”. Polymers 16, 129. 2024.


  1. Sivaraj D., Ramachandran K, Sudhakar K, Arulraj A, Mangalaraja R.V., Srinivasan M, Muthu Senthilpandian, Vivanco J.F, Ramasamy P.  “Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of Direct Blue 15 Dye Using Samarium Doped Bismuth Tungstate Nanosheets: A Sustainable Approach Towards Wastewater Treatment”. Chemosphere (140414). 2023.


  1. Martel S.I., Fernández C., Lagos N.A., Labra F., Duarte C., Vivanco J.F., García C., Lardies M.A. “Acidification and High-Temperature Impacts on Energetics and Shell Production of the Edible Clam Ameghinomya Antiqua”. Frontiers in Marine Science. 2022.

  2. Contreras-Raggio J., Toro C., Millán C., Ploeg H.L., Aiyangar A., Vivanco J.F. “Height-to-Diameter Ratio and Porosity Strongly Influence Bulk Compressive Mechanical Properties of 3D-Printed Polymer Scaffolds”. Polymers. 14(22) 5017 2022.

  3. Labra F. A., San Martín V., Jahnsen N., Fernández C., Zapata J., Garcia-Huidobro R., Duarte C., García C., Vivanco J.F., Lardies M., Lagos N.A. “Metabolic Rate Allometry in Intertidal Mussels Across Environmental Gradients: The Role of Coastal Carbonate System Parameters in Mediating the Effects of Latitude and Temperature”. Marine Pollution Bulletin (184). 2022.


  1. Lagos NA, Benítez S., Grenier C., Rodriguez-Navarro A., García C., Abarca A., Vivanco JF, Benjumeda I., Vargas C., Duarte C., Lardies MA “Plasticity in Organic Composition Maintains Biomechanical Performance in Shells of Juvenile Scallops Exposed to Altered Temperature and pH Conditions” Scientific Reports 2021.

  2. Vallejos Baier, R., Contreras, J., Millán C., Burda, I., Terrasi, G., Siqueira, G., Weisse, B., Palza, H., Nyström, G., Aiyangar. A., & Vivanco JF "Shape fidelity, mechanical and biological performance of 3D printed polycaprolactone-bioactive glass composite scaffolds". Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications. 123 (112540). 2021.

  3. Vallejos Baier, R., Contreras, J., Toro, C., Bustamante, M., Pérez, L., Burda, I., Aiyangar, A., & Vivanco, JF “Structure-Function Assessment of 3D-Printed Porous Scaffolds by a Low-Cost/open-source Fused Filament Fabrication Printer” Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications. 123 (111945). 2021.

  4. García R., Poupin M., Urrutia C., Rodríguez A., Grenier C., Vivanco JF, Ramajo L., Benjumeda I., Lagos N., Lardies M. "An intrapopular study of the Antarctic bivalve Laternula elliptica (PP King, 1832) at King George Island with emphasis in organic components and biochemical properties of the shell". 2021.


  1. Benjumeda W., Vallejos R., Santibanez J., Millán C., Vivanco JF “Analysis of cell-biomaterial interaction through cellular bridge formation in the interface between hGMSCs and CaP bioceramics” Scientific Reports. 2020.

  2. Norambuena-Contreras J., Arteaga-Perez L., Guadarrama-Lezama A., Briones R., Vivanco JF, Gonzalez-Torre I. “Microencapsulated Bio-Based Rejuvenators for the Self-Healing of Bituminous Materials” Materials. 2020.


  1. Vallejos R., Irribarra V., Benjumeda-Wijnhoven I., Millán C., Vivanco JF “Microporosity Clustering Assessment in Calcium Phosphate Bioceramic Particles”. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 2019.

  2. Vukasovic T., García C., Vivanco JF, Celentano D. “Characterization of the Mechanical response of thermoplastic parts fabricated with 3D printing” The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 2019.


  1. Millán C., Vivanco JF, Benjumeda-Wijnhoven IM, Bjelica S., Santibáñez JF “Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Calcium Phosphate Bioceramics: Implications in Periodontal Bone Regeneration”. Chapter from book: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Springer, New York, NY. 2018.


  1. Ruggeri F., Leiva V., Saulo H., Vivanco JF, “A Methodology Based on the Birnbaum-Saunders Distribution for Reliability Analysis Applied to Nano-materials”. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 2017.

  2. Vivanco JF, Aiyangar A, Slane J., “Multiscale Biomechanical Characterization of Bioceramic Bone Scaffolds". Chapter from Book: Experimental Methods in Orthopedic Biomechanics. 2017.


  1. Slane J., Vivanco JF, Squire M., Ploeg HL, “Characterization of the Quasi-Static and Viscoelastic Properties of Orthopedic Bone Cement at the Macro and Nanoscale”. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part B Applied Biomaterials. 2016.

  2. Norambuena-Contreras J., Gonzalez-Torre I., Vivanco JF, Gacitúa W., “Nanomechanical Properties of Polymeric Fibers Used in Geosynthetics Composites”.  PolymerTesting. 2016.

  3. Burgers T, Vivanco JF, Bart W, “Mice with a Heterozygous Lrp6 Deletion Have Impaired Fracture Healing”. BoneResearch. 2016.

  4. Meyer L, Johnson M, Cullen D, Vivanco JF, Blank R, Smith E, Ploeg HL “Combine Exposure to Big Endothelin-1 and Mechanical Loading in Bovine Sternal Cores Promotes Osteogenesis”. Bone. 2016.

  5. Marchant C., Leiva V., Cysneiros F., Vivanco JF, “Multivariate Birnbaum-Saunders Regression Models: Diagnostic Analysis and Application” Journal of Applied Statistics. 2016.

  6. Leiva V., Vivanco JF, “Fatigue Models”. Wiley StatsRef: Statistics Reference Online. 2015.


  1. Collins C., Vivanco JF, Burgers T., Ploeg HL “Fracture Healing in Mice Lacking Pten in Osteoblasts: A Micro-Computed Tomography Image-Based Analysis of the Mechanical Properties of the Femur”. Journal of Biomechanics. 48(2): 310-317. 2015.

  2. Slane J., Vivanco JF, Squire M., Ploeg HL “Mechanical, Material, and Antimicrobial Properties of Acrylic Bone Cement Impregnated with Silver Nanoparticles” Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications. 48: 188-196. 2015.


  1. Vivanco J., Burgers T., García S., Ploeg HL “Estimating the Density of Human Trabecular Bone Using Clinical CT Scan Data”. Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 228: 616-626. 2014.

  2. Vivanco J, Jakes J, Slane J, Ploeg HL “Accounting for Structural Compliance in Nanoindentation Measurements of Bioceramic Bone Scaffolds”. Journal of Ceramics International. 2014.

  3. Slane J., Vivanco J., Ploeg HL, Squire M. “The Influence of Low Concentration a Water Soluble Porogen on the Material Properties, Antibiotic Release, and Biofilm Inhibition of an Acrylic Bone Cement.” Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications. 42:168-176. 2014.

  4. Aiyangar A, Vivanco J, Au A, Smith E, Ploeg HL “Axial and Transverse Compressive Properties of Human Lumbar Vertebral Trabecular Bone”.  Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 2014.

  5. Slane J, Vivanco J, Ebenstein D, Squire M, Ploeg HL “Multiscale Characterization of Acrylic Bone Cement Modified with Functionalized Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles”. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 37:141-152. 2014.

  6. Slane J., Vivanco J., Meyer J., Ploeg HL, Squire M. “Modification of Acrylic Bone Cement with Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Effects on Mechanical, Fatigue and Absorption Properties.” Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 29: 451-461. 2014.

2013 and Earlier

  1. Vivanco J., García S., Ploeg HL, Alvarez G., Cullen D., Smith E. “Apparent Elastic Modulus of Ex Vivo Trabecular Bovine Bone Increases with Dynamic Loading.” Journal of Engineering in Medicine. 27(8): 902-910.  2013.

  2. Vivanco J, Aiyangar A, Araneda A, Ploeg HL, “Mechanical Characterization of Injection-Molded Macro Porous Bioceramic Bone Scaffolds.” Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 9:137-152. 2012.

  3. Vivanco J., Araneda A., Ploeg HL, “The Effect of the Sintering Temperature on Microstructural Properties of Bioceramic Bone Scaffolds”. Biomaterials Science: Processing, Properties and Applications II. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 101-109. 2012.

  4. Vivanco J., Slane J., Nay R., Simpson A., Ploeg HL, “The Effect of Sintering Temperature on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a Bioceramic Bone Scaffold”. Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials. 4:2150-60. 2011.

  5. Vivanco J., Smith B., Blake A., Ploeg HL, Turner K. “3D Elastomeric Scaffolds- Fabricated by Casting in Micro End Milled Molds.” Journal of Biomimetics, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. 9:17-23. 2011.

  6. Vivanco J., Fang Z., Levine D., Ploeg HL “Evaluation of the Mechanical Behavior of a Direct Compression Molded Porous Tantalum-UHMWPE Construct: a Microstructural Model”. Journal of Applied Biomaterials and Biomechanics. 7:34-42. 2009.

  7. Vivanco J., Fang Z., Levine D., Ploeg HL “Microstructural Mechanical FE Analysis of Compression Molded Porous Tantalum-UHMWPE”. Journal of Biomechanics. 41:S444. 2008

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