Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

Undergraduate Researcher

We welcome Ms. Emily Tom, who has joined our research team as an undergraduate researcher. Emily is senior in materials science and engineering program. She will assist our team in research on zinc- and magnesium-based biodegradable alloys.

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Dr. Guillory

Congratulations to Roger Guillory for defending his PhD dissertation entitled “Degradable Zinc Material Characteristics and its Influence on Biocompatibility and in an In Vivo Murine Model” on August 20, 2019. Roger is also leaving us to take a postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading

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Reverse Flotation

Our collaborators from Northeastern University in Shenyang published a new paper on Reverse Flotation of Hematite from Quartz with Magnetic Seeding Aggregation in the Minerals Engineering journal. In this work, fine magnetite was used as a magnetic seed to enhance … Continue reading

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Journal Impact Factor

We are glad to report that the journal impact factor (IF) for Surface Innovations rose to 2.333 from 1.268 in 2018. This is the third year in a row when the journal climbs in ranking. The journal is listed under … Continue reading

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PhD Candidate

Mr. Kyle Hrubecky has joined our research team as a PhD Candidate. He will work on just-awarded NIH R01 grant, developing new zinc alloys for medical applications. Kyle worked with us in the past as undergraduate researcher, during his junior … Continue reading

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NIH R01 Grant

The U.S. National Institute of Health has awarded us with R01 funding. Our laboratory has been working to refine the composition and microstructure of biodegradable Zn-based binary alloys and test their behavior in the vascular environment over the last four … Continue reading

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Surface Effect on Biocompatibility

Our new paper entitled In Vitro Corrosion and in Vivo Response to Zinc Implants with Electropolished and Anodized Surfaces has been published in the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces journal. Roger Guillory, PhD candidate, and Prof. Jeremy Goldman from Biomedical … Continue reading

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SI Volume 7 Issue 3-4

We are glad to share with you the content of the Issue 3-4 of 2019 of Surface Innovations with nine papers on variety of topics related to surfaces and interfaces, including Invited Feature Article on chemistry of self-adaptive materials prepared … Continue reading

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History of Contact Angles

The first and only one review on history of contact angles was prepared by a team of international experts led by Prof. Drelich. The contact angle is one of the most sensitive experimental values describing a junction between three phases, … Continue reading

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NIH R15 Grant

Our close collaborator Prof. Jeremy Goldman from the Biomedical Engineering program has been awarded with the NIH R15 grant entitled Inhibition of Neointimal Hyperplasia by Zinc-based Biodegradable Arterial Devices. This two-year project, to which Prof. Jaroslaw Drelich serves as Co-PI, … Continue reading

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