Assistant Professor

Related Links:

Oldinski Laboratory


  • 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, in press
  • 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 *equal authorship
  • 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”, submitted to Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine, v.23: 1411-1420, 2012 *equal authorship
  • 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 (Kurkowski) Oldinski, Min Zhang, Herb Schwartz, “BioPoly™: UHMWPE/Hyaluronan Microcomposite Biomaterials,” UHMWPE Handbook, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 2009
  • • Tianxin Miao, Spencer L. Fenn, Patrick N. Charron, Rachael A. Oldinski, “Self-healing and thermos-responsive dual-crosslinked alginate hydrogels based on supramolecular inclusion complexes,” Biomacromolecules, 2015

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Biomaterials, Polymer Chemistry, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery, Regenerative Medicine


  • Ph.D., Colorado State University


  • 802.656.3338
Office Location:

201D Votey

Office Hours:

By appointment

  1. Rachel's Website

Courses Taught

  • ME 208 - Biomechanics: Tissue Engr
  • ME 201 - Biomaterials Engineering