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Christopher Michael Yakacki

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Denver Campus
DepartmentCEDC-Mechanical Engineering
Phone303/315-7507

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    R43AR056154     (YAKACKI, CHRISTOPHER M)Apr 7, 2008 - Oct 6, 2008
    NIH
    Expandable Shape-Memory Polymers for Suture Anchors
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R44AR056154     (YAKACKI, CHRISTOPHER M)Apr 7, 2008 - Jul 31, 2012
    NIH
    Expandable Shape-Memory Polymers for Suture Anchors
    Role: Principal Investigator

    R21AR065713     (YAKACKI, CHRISTOPHER M)Apr 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2017
    NIH
    Porous, Patient Specific Interbody Fusion Cages with Enhanced Loading Characteris
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Luo C, Chung C, Traugutt NA, Yakacki CM, Long KN, Yu K. 3D Printing of Liquid Crystal Elastomer Foams for Enhanced Energy Dissipation Under Mechanical Insult. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2021 Mar 24; 13(11):12698-12708. PMID: 33369399.
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    2. Martin Linares CP, Traugutt NA, Saed MO, Martin Linares A, Yakacki CM, Nguyen TD. The effect of alignment on the rate-dependent behavior of a main-chain liquid crystal elastomer. Soft Matter. 2020 Oct 07; 16(38):8782-8798. PMID: 32812997.
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    3. Mills ST, Young TS, Chatham LS, Poddar S, Carpenter RD, Yakacki CM. Effect of foam densification and impact velocity on the performance of a football helmet using computational modeling. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2021 Jan; 24(1):21-32. PMID: 32840119.
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    4. Traugutt NA, Mistry D, Luo C, Yu K, Ge Q, Yakacki CM. Liquid-Crystal-Elastomer-Based Dissipative Structures by Digital Light Processing 3D Printing. . 2020 Jul; 32(28):e2000797. PMID: 32508011.
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    5. Shaha RK, Merkel DR, Anderson MP, Devereaux EJ, Patel RR, Torbati AH, Willett N, Yakacki CM, Frick CP. Biocompatible liquid-crystal elastomers mimic the intervertebral disc. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2020 07; 107:103757. PMID: 32276188.
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    6. Volpe RH, Mistry D, Patel VV, Patel RR, Yakacki CM. Dynamically Crystalizing Liquid-Crystal Elastomers for an Expandable Endplate-Conforming Interbody Fusion Cage. Adv Healthc Mater. 2020 01; 9(1):e1901136. PMID: 31805223.
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    7. Patel RR, Noshchenko A, Dana Carpenter R, Baldini T, Frick CP, Patel VV, Yakacki CM. Evaluation and Prediction of Human Lumbar Vertebrae Endplate Mechanical Properties Using Indentation and Computed Tomography. J Biomech Eng. 2018 10 01; 140(10). PMID: 30029240.
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    8. Merkel DR, Traugutt NA, Visvanathan R, Yakacki CM, Frick CP. Thermomechanical properties of monodomain nematic main-chain liquid crystal elastomers. Soft Matter. 2018 Jul 25; 14(29):6024-6036. PMID: 29974115.
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    9. Dominy NJ, Mills ST, Yakacki CM, Roscoe PB, Carpenter RD. New Guinea bone daggers were engineered to preserve social prestige. R Soc Open Sci. 2018 Apr; 5(4):172067. PMID: 29765662.
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    10. Ahn H, Patel RR, Hoyt AJ, Lin ASP, Torstrick FB, Guldberg RE, Frick CP, Carpenter RD, Yakacki CM, Willett NJ. Biological evaluation and finite-element modeling of porous poly(para-phenylene) for orthopaedic implants. Acta Biomater. 2018 05; 72:352-361. PMID: 29563069.
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    11. Hanzon DW, Traugutt NA, McBride MK, Bowman CN, Yakacki CM, Yu K. Adaptable liquid crystal elastomers with transesterification-based bond exchange reactions. Soft Matter. 2018 Feb 14; 14(6):951-960. PMID: 29319713.
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    12. Alzahrani AA, Saed M, Yakacki CM, Song HB, Sowan N, Walston JJ, Shah PK, McBride MK, Stansbury JW, Bowman CN. Fully recoverable rigid shape memory foam based on copper-catalyzed azide-alkyne cycloaddition (CuAAC) using a salt leaching technique. Polym Chem. 2018 Jan 07; 9(1):121-130. PMID: 29276541.
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    13. Saed MO, Volpe RH, Traugutt NA, Visvanathan R, Clark NA, Yakacki CM. High strain actuation liquid crystal elastomers via modulation of mesophase structure. Soft Matter. 2017 Oct 25; 13(41):7537-7547. PMID: 28956577.
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    14. Traugutt NA, Volpe RH, Bollinger MS, Saed MO, Torbati AH, Yu K, Dadivanyan N, Yakacki CM. Liquid-crystal order during synthesis affects main-chain liquid-crystal elastomer behavior. Soft Matter. 2017 Oct 11; 13(39):7013-7025. PMID: 28930352.
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    15. Yuan C, Roach DJ, Dunn CK, Mu Q, Kuang X, Yakacki CM, Wang TJ, Yu K, Qi HJ. 3D printed reversible shape changing soft actuators assisted by liquid crystal elastomers. Soft Matter. 2017 Aug 23; 13(33):5558-5568. PMID: 28721407.
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    16. Chatham LS, Patel VV, Yakacki CM, Dana Carpenter R. Interbody Spacer Material Properties and Design Conformity for Reducing Subsidence During Lumbar Interbody Fusion. J Biomech Eng. 2017 May 01; 139(5). PMID: 28334320.
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    17. Frick CP, Merkel DR, Laursen CM, Brinckmann SA, Yakacki CM. Copper-Coated Liquid-Crystalline Elastomer via Bioinspired Polydopamine Adhesion and Electroless Deposition. Macromol Rapid Commun. 2016 Dec; 37(23):1912-1917. PMID: 27717085.
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    18. Anderson RT, Pacaccio DJ, Yakacki CM, Carpenter RD. Finite element analysis of a pseudoelastic compression-generating intramedullary ankle arthrodesis nail. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2016 09; 62:83-92. PMID: 27179767.
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    19. Saed MO, Torbati AH, Nair DP, Yakacki CM. Synthesis of Programmable Main-chain Liquid-crystalline Elastomers Using a Two-stage Thiol-acrylate Reaction. J Vis Exp. 2016 Jan 19; (107):e53546. PMID: 26862925.
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    20. Hoyt AJ, Yakacki CM, Fertig RS, Dana Carpenter R, Frick CP. Monotonic and cyclic loading behavior of porous scaffolds made from poly(para-phenylene) for orthopedic applications. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2015 Jan; 41:136-48. PMID: 25460410.
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    21. DiRienzo AL, Yakacki CM, Frensemeier M, Schneider AS, Safranski DL, Hoyt AJ, Frick CP. Porous poly(para-phenylene) scaffolds for load-bearing orthopedic applications. J Mech Behav Biomed Mater. 2014 Feb; 30:347-57. PMID: 24374261.
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    22. Frick CP, DiRienzo AL, Hoyt AJ, Safranski DL, Saed M, Losty EJ, Yakacki CM. High-strength poly(para-phenylene) as an orthopedic biomaterial. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2014 Sep; 102(9):3122-9. PMID: 24123879.
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    23. Lakhera N, Graucob A, Schneider A, Kroner E, Yakacki CM, Frick CP. Thermally switchable adhesion of photopolymerizable acrylate polymer networks - biomed 2013. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2013; 49:141-8. PMID: 23686193.
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    24. Dirienzo AL, Yakacki CM, Safranski DL, Frick CP. Tensile behavior of porous scaffolds made from poly(para phenylene) - biomed 2013. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2013; 49:157-64. PMID: 23686195.
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    25. Smith KE, Garcia M, McAnuff K, Lamell R, Yakacki CM, Griffis J, Higgs GB, Gall K. Anterior cruciate ligament fixation: is radial force a predictor of the pullout strength of soft-tissue interference devices? Knee. 2012 Dec; 19(6):786-92. PMID: 22439980.
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    26. Yakacki CM, Gall K, Dirschl DR, Pacaccio DJ. Pseudoelastic intramedullary nailing for tibio-talo-calcaneal arthrodesis. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2011 Mar; 8(2):159-66. PMID: 21381909.
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    27. Nguyen TD, Yakacki CM, Brahmbhatt PD, Chambers ML. Modeling the relaxation mechanisms of amorphous shape memory polymers. . 2010 Aug 17; 22(31):3411-23. PMID: 20669238.
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    28. Yakacki CM, Poukalova M, Guldberg RE, Lin A, Saing M, Gillogly S, Gall K. The effect of the trabecular microstructure on the pullout strength of suture anchors. J Biomech. 2010 Jul 20; 43(10):1953-9. PMID: 20399431.
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    29. Poukalova M, Yakacki CM, Guldberg RE, Lin A, Saing M, Gillogly SD, Gall K. Pullout strength of suture anchors: effect of mechanical properties of trabecular bone. J Biomech. 2010 Apr 19; 43(6):1138-45. PMID: 20117785.
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    30. Yakacki CM, Khalil HF, Dixon SA, Gall K, Pacaccio DJ. Compression forces of internal and external ankle fixation devices with simulated bone resorption. Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Jan; 31(1):76-85. PMID: 20067727.
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    31. Yakacki CM, Griffis J, Poukalova M, Gall K. Bearing area: a new indication for suture anchor pullout strength? J Orthop Res. 2009 Aug; 27(8):1048-54. PMID: 19226593.
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    32. Yakacki CM, Shandas R, Safranski D, Ortega AM, Sassaman K, Gall K. Strong, Tailored, Biocompatible Shape-Memory Polymer Networks. Adv Funct Mater. 2008 Aug 22; 18(16):2428-2435. PMID: 19633727.
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    33. Yakacki CM, Lyons MB, Rech B, Gall K, Shandas R. Cytotoxicity and thermomechanical behavior of biomedical shape-memory polymer networks post-sterilization. Biomed Mater. 2008 Mar; 3(1):015010. PMID: 18458497.
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    34. Yakacki CM, Shandas R, Lanning C, Rech B, Eckstein A, Gall K. Unconstrained recovery characterization of shape-memory polymer networks for cardiovascular applications. Biomaterials. 2007 May; 28(14):2255-63. PMID: 17296222.
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    35. Gall K, Yakacki CM, Liu Y, Shandas R, Willett N, Anseth KS. Thermomechanics of the shape memory effect in polymers for biomedical applications. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2005 Jun 01; 73(3):339-48. PMID: 15806564.
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