UMBC College of Engineering and Information Technology
Chemical, Biochemical & Environmental Engineering

Silviya Petrova

Silviya Petrova Zustiak, PhD

Lab Member Spring 2006 to Fall 2009
Education &

M.S. Bioelectrical Engineering, Technical University (Sofia, Bulgaria), 2002
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, UMBC, 2010


Star poly(ethylene glycol) as a tunable scaffold for neural tissue engineering


Zustiak S, JB Leach. (2011) Characterization of Protein Release from Hydrolytically Degradable Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels. Biotechnology & Bioengineering 108:197-206 [PMID: 20803477].

Zustiak S, H Boukari, JB Leach. (2010) Solute Diffusion and Interactions in Cross-Linked Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels Studied by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy. Soft Matter 6:3609-18 [PMCID: 3057087].

Zustiak S, R Durbal, JB Leach. (2010) Covalent Incorporation of Cell-Adhesive Peptide Ligands into Poly(ethylene glycol) Hydrogels Influences Physical, Mechanical and Transport Properties. Acta Biomaterialia 6:3404-14 [PMID: 20385260].

Zustiak S, JB Leach. (2010) Hydrolytically Degradable Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Hydrogel Scaffolds with Tunable Degradation and Mechanical Properties. Biomacromolecules 11(5):13481357 [PMID: 20355705].

Petrova S, Y Kostov, K Jeffries, G Rao. (2007) "Optical ratiometric sensor for alcohol measurements". Analytical Letters 40:715-27.

Pandelova A, S Petrova, A Neykov. (2003) "Experimental research of a hybrid biosensor for ecological purposes", Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment 17:187-193.

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