SURFI Group Fall 2013

Good-bye to Onur

Surface Innovations Team said good-bye to Onur on Monday with tasty pizzas. He is returning to Turkey on October 22, completing his ~6 months visiting research program at Michigan Tech with us. Onur completed his flotation tests on the effect … Read More »

Poster Presentation

Ms. Jacquelyn R. Nyenhuis from the University of North Dakota is our collaborator on application of vermiculite in food and agriculture industries. She delivered a poster during the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo organized by Academy of Nutrition and … Read More »

Barbara Stoyack Link Internship

Sara Schellbach has been awarded with the Barbara Stoyack Link Research Internship at our department. Her research will focus on the characterization of surface and bulk properties of natural fibers produced in Brazil to replace glass fibers in polymeric composites. … 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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