SURFI Team 2016/17

Paper on Ramie Fibers

Ramie (Boehmeria nivea) fiber is one of the superior strength lignocellulosic fibers, but the least investigated particularly as a reinforcement to obtain tougher polymeric composites. This paper, just published in Materials Research and entitled Reinforcement of Polyester with Renewable Ramie … Read More »

SI Volume 5 Issue 2

We are glad to share with you the content of the 2nd issue of 2017 of Surface Innovations, with six papers on advanced materials in dental and orthopedic applications, which were selected and assembled by Prof. Tolou Shokuhfar from the … Read More »

2017 Spring Graduation

Congratulations to Shan and Avishan! Our charming ladies just graduated this spring. Shan completed her PhD program on Zn-Li bioalloys and Avishan her MS program on coating Zn with biodegradable polymer. They will be leaving us at the end of … 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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