SURFI Team 2016/17

Award and Fellowship

Congratulations to Jeff! He was selected as the recipient of the Richard Shorraw Award. The Richard Sharrow Award is given to a student who has demonstrated a significant academic improvement through his career at MTU-MSE Department, and has demonstrated good … Read More »

Congressional Visit

Two of the SURFI Team members, Jeff Brookins and Philip Staublin traveled to Washington D.C. with a group from Michigan Tech to attend Congressional Visit Day, which is organized by the national chapter of the Material Advantage program. They worked … Read More »

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Roger!!! We are very pleased to learn that Roger has been selected to receive a 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This fellowship program is extremely competitive and we are very proud of Roger’s accomplishment. He … 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.


Professor Jaroslaw (Jarek) Drelich

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