SURFI Group

SURFI Group Fall 2013

Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Professor Sergio N. Monteiro from the Military Institute of Engineering invited Prof. Drelich this summer to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Prof. Drelich spent entire August in Brazil reviewing and discussing research programs under the leadership of Prof. Monteiro and … Read More »

Summer Course in Poland

Prof. Drelich visited Gdansk University of Technology in Poland this summer and instructed the summer graduate course entitled “Contact Angles: Measurements, Interpretation and Modern Applications”. Fourteen PhD students from chemistry, materials, and electrical engineering programs attended this five-day course. In … Read More »

New Undergrad Researchers

We welcome Ms. Sara Schellbach and Mr. Jeffrey Brookins who have joined the SURFI team as undergraduate researchers. Sara will explore new research area on characterization of natural fibers and their application in polymeric composites. This new collaborative research with … Read More »


Bioabsorbable Stents Bioabsorbable Stents
We search for new biodegradable alloys that could revolutionize cardiovascular stent industry.
Antibacterial Materials Antibacterial Materials
We invented new inexpensive antibacterial material and explore its potential applications in water filtration, food packaging, and many others.
RHX Ceramic Dating RHX Ceramic Dating
We study the rates of rehydration and rehydroxylation processes for fired clay-based ceramics as a tool for dating ceramic archeological artifacts.
Smart Surfaces Smart Surfaces
We architecture nanostructures, nanotubes, and molecular layers to control wetting or other properties of surfaces.
Mineral and Materials Processing Mineral and Materials Processing
We have a long tradition of development and testing physical separation technologies for selective recovery of minerals from ores, plastics from waste, and cellulose fibers from wastepaper.

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Professor Jaroslaw (Jarek) Drelich

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