University of Vermont

Rachael Oldinski

Rachael Oldinski

Ph.D., Colorado State University

Office: 201D Votey
Phone: 802.656.3338
Fax Number: 802.656.3358
Personal Web Page:

Office hours:  By appointment

Title:  Assistant Professor

Related Links:
Oldinski Laboratory

Area(s) of Expertise:
Biomaterials, Polymer Chemistry, Tissue Engineering, Targeted Drug Delivery


  • Patrick N. Charron, Sarah Blatt, Canaan McKenzie, Rachael A. Oldinski. Dynamic mechanical response of PVA-gelatin theta-gels for nucleus pulposus tissue replacement. Biointerphases, v.2(12), xxx-x, 2017.
  • Spencer L. Fenn, Tianxin Miao, Ryan Scherrer, Rachael A. Oldinski. Dual-crosslinked alginate sub-microspheres for intracellular chemotherapeutic delivery. Applied Materials and Interfaces, v.8(8): 17775-8, 2016.
  • Patrick Charron, Spencer L. Fenn, Alex Poniz, Rachael A. Oldinski. Mechanical properties and failure analysis of visible light crosslinked alginate-based tissue sealants. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, v.59, 314-321, 2016.
  • Tianxin Miao, Emily J. Miller, Canaan McKenzie, Rachael A. Oldinski. Physically crosslinked polyvinyl alcohol and gelatin interpenetrating polymer network theta-gels for cartilage regeneration. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, v.3(48): 9242-49, 2015.
  • Tianxin Miao, Spencer L. Fenn, Patrick N. Charron, Rachael A. Oldinski. Self-healing and thermo-responsive dual-crosslinked alginate hydrogels based on supramolecular inclusion complexes. Biomacromolecules, v.16(12): 3740-50, 2015.
  • Spencer L. Fenn, Rachael A. Oldinski. Visible light crosslinking of methacrylated hyaluronan hydrogels for injectable tissue repair. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, Part B, 2015.
  • Tianxin Miao, Krithika S. Rao, Jeffrey L. Spees, Rachael A. Oldinski. Osteogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells through alginate-graft-poly(ethylene glycol) microsphere-mediated intracellular growth factor delivery. Journal of Controlled Release, v.192:57-66, 2014.
  • Darcy E. Wagner, Spencer L. Fenn, Nicholas Bonenfant, Rachael A. Oldinski, Daniel J. Weiss. Design and synthesis of an adherent artificial pulmonary pleura. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, v.7(2): 184-195, 2014
  • Darcy E. Wagner, Nicholas R. Bonenfant, Dino Sokocevic, Michael J. DeSamo, Zachary D. Borg, Charles Parsons, Elice M. Brooks, Joseph J. Platz, Zain Khalpey, David M. Hoganson, Bin Deng, Ying W. Wai Lam, Rachael A. Oldinski, Taka Ashikaga, Daniel J. Weiss. Development of three-dimensional scaffolds of acellular human and porcine lungs for high throughput studies. Biomaterials, v.35(9): 2664-2679, 2014.
  • Anna Galperin, Rachael A. Oldinski, Stephen J. Florczyk, James D. Bryers, Miqin Zhang, Buddy D. Ratner. Design and fabrication of an integrated bi-layered scaffold for osteochondral tissue engineering. Advanced Healthcare Materials, v.2: 872-883, 2013.
  • Ashleigh Cooper, Rachael A. Oldinski, Hongyan Ma, James D. Bryers, Miqin Zhang. Chitosan-based nanofibrous membranes for antibacterial filter applications. Carbohydrate Polymers, v.92: 254-259, 2013.
  • Nathan A. Trujillo, Rachael A. Oldinski, Hongyan Ma, James D. Bryers, John D. Williams, Ketul C. Popat. Antibacterial effects of silver-doped hydroxyapatite thin films sputter deposited on titanium. Materials Science and Engineering: C, v.32: 2135-2144, 2012.
  • Timothy T. Ruchk, Rachael A. Oldinski, Derek A. Carroll, Krasimira Mikhova, James D. Bryers, Ketul C. Popat. Antimicrobial effects of nanofibrous poly(caprolactone) tissue scaffolds infused with rifampicin. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, v.23: 1411-1420, 2012.
  • Rachael A. Oldinski, Timothy T. Ruchk, Mark P. Staiger, Ketul Popat, Susan P. James. Dynamic mechanical analysis and biomineralization of hyaluronan-polyethylene copolymers for potential use in osteochondral defect repair. Acta Biomaterialia, v.7: 1184-1191, 2011.
  • Rachael A. Oldinski, Cody N. Cranson, Susan P. James. Synthesis and characterization of a hyaluronan-polyethylene copolymer construct for articular cartilage repair. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, v.94B: 441-446, 2010.
  • Susan P. James, Rachael K. Oldinski, Min Zhang, Herb Schwartz. BioPoly™: UHMWPE/Hyaluronan Microcomposite Biomaterials. UHMWPE Handbook, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 2009.