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Dr Babatunde Okesola

Babatunde Okesola


School of Engineering and Materials Science , Institute of Bioen
Queen Mary University of London

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Multicomponent biomaterials, Self-assembing hydrogels, Bio-instructive materials, Tissue regeneration, Biomineralization, Oxygenating biomaterials


I’m interested in developing multicomponent synthetic extracellular niches for various in vitro models ranging from vascularised bone tissue-like constructs to sealing of the fetal membrane defects.


Publications of specific relevance to Predictive in vitro Models


Derkus B, Okesola BO, BARRETT DW, D Este M, Chowdhury TT, Eglin D and Mata A (2020). Multicomponent hydrogels for the formation of vascularized bone-like constructs in vitro. Elsevier  Acta Biomaterialia  10.1016/j.actbio.2020.03.025
Okesola BO#37563#, Ni S, Derkus B, Galeano CC, Hasan A, Wu Y, Ramis J, Buttery L, Dawson JI, D'Este M, Oreffo ROC, Eglin D, Sun H and Mata A (2020). Growth-Factor Free Multicomponent Nanocomposite Hydrogels That Stimulate Bone Formation. Advanced Functional Materials  vol. 30, (14) 10.1002/adfm.201906205
Wu Y, Wang W, Mata A, Pugno N, Azevedo H, Karabasov S and Titirici M-M (2020). Disordered protein-graphene oxide co-assembly and supramolecular biofabrication of functional fluidic devices. Nature Research (Part of Springer Nature)  Nature Communications  10.1038/s41467-020-14716-z
Okesola BO, Lau HK, Derkus B, Boccorh DK, Wu Y, Wark AW, Kiick KL and Mata A (2020). Covalent co-assembly between resilin-like polypeptide and peptide amphiphile into hydrogels with controlled nanostructure and improved mechanical properties. Biomaterials Science  vol. 8, (3) 846-857. 10.1039/c9bm01796h


Okesola BO, Wu Y, Derkus B, Gani S, Wu D, Knani D, Smith DK, Adams DJ and Mata A (2019). Supramolecular Self-Assembly To Control Structural and Biological Properties of Multicomponent Hydrogels., Editors: Nicolas J. American Chemical Society (Acs)  Chemistry of Materials  vol. 31, (19) 7883-7897. 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b01882


MATA A (2018). Multicomponent self-assembly as a tool to harness new properties from peptides and proteins in materials design. Royal Society of Chemistry  Chemical Society Reviews  10.1039/C8CS00121A
Okesola BO, Redondo-Gómez C and Mata A (2018). Multicomponent self-assembly: Supramolecular design of complex hydrogels for biomedical applications. Self-Assembling Biomaterials: Molecular Design, Characterization and Application in Biology and Medicine  10.1016/B978-0-08-102015-9.00019-8


Okesola BO and Smith DK (2016). Applying low-molecular weight supramolecular gelators in an environmental setting-self-assembled gels as smart materials for pollutant removal. Chemical Society Reviews  vol. 45, (15) 4226-4251. 10.1039/c6cs00124f
Okesola BO, Suravaram SK, Parkin A and Smith DK (2016). Selective Extraction and in Situ Reduction of Precious Metal Salts from Model Waste to Generate Hybrid Gels with Embedded Electrocatalytic Nanoparticles. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition  vol. 55, (1) 183-187. 10.1002/anie.201507684


Okesola BO, Vieira VMP, Cornwell DJ, Whitelaw NK and Smith DK (2015). 1,3:2,4-Dibenzylidene-d-sorbitol (DBS) and its derivatives-efficient, versatile and industrially-relevant low-molecular-weight gelators with over 100 years of history and a bright future. Soft Matter  vol. 11, (24) 4768-4787. 10.1039/c5sm00845j
Howe EJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2015). Self-assembled sorbitol-derived supramolecular hydrogels for the controlled encapsulation and release of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Chemical Communications  vol. 51, (35) 7451-7454. 10.1039/c5cc01868d


Cornwell DJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2014). Multidomain hybrid hydrogels: Spatially resolved photopatterned synthetic nanomaterials combining polymer and low-molecular-weight gelators. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition  10.1002/anie.201405098


Okesola BO and Smith DK (2013). Versatile supramolecular pH-tolerant hydrogels which demonstrate pH-dependent selective adsorption of dyes from aqueous solution. Chemical Communications  vol. 49, (95) 11164-11166. 10.1039/c3cc45969a
Cornwell DJ, Okesola BO and Smith DK (2013). Hybrid polymer and low molecular weight gels-dynamic two-component soft materials with both responsive and robust nanoscale networks. Soft Matter  vol. 9, (36) 8730-8736. 10.1039/c3sm51967h