Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

Rodent Implant Model

Our new paper entitled “Preclinical In-Vivo Evaluation and Screening of Zinc Based Degradable Metals for Endovascular Stents” has been published in the JOM journal. Roger Guillory, PhD candidate, and Prof. Jeremy Goldman from Biomedical Engineering led this project, in which … Continue reading

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Striders and Ants

Georgia published her paper entitled Water-Repellency of Hierarchical-Structured Legs of Water-Walking Striders and Fire Ants in Surface Innovations that summarizes her M.S. program. The following is the abstract of her publication: “Some insects have the ability to walk on water … Continue reading

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SI Volume 7 Issue 1

We are glad to share with you the content of the first issue of 2019 of Surface Innovations with eight papers on variety of topics related to surfaces, interfaces, coatings and nanotechnology. Beside regular summary of the issue content, our … Continue reading

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Golden Allison!

Big congratulations to Allison for winning one of the Making a Difference Awards. She competed with 14 other nominees in the Above and Beyond category and won this award. A short quotation from the nomination letter: “Allison’s competence and effectiveness … Continue reading

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Seed Grant Award

The SURFI team was among six teams awarded with seed grants by the MTU College of Engineering. This award will allow the SURFI team to explore a new design of biodegradable Zn-based stents for vascular scaffolding.

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From Afghanistan to our Lab

The Graduate School with the help from us submitted a GradImpact story on one of our Michigan Tech alums and veterans, Jeffrey Brookins, entitled: Finding a Path from Afghanistan to Materials Science. The submission was chosen and published on November … Continue reading

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Business Trip to China

Prof. Jarek Drelich was invited to Zhengzhou in China to attend the Talent Recruitment & Project Matchmaking Event for Innovation and Development conference (October 27-28, 2018). The meeting was a high-level, large-scale talents recruitment event hosted by the Henan Provincial … Continue reading

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Scholar from China

The SURFI Team welcomes a new addition to our team, Donghui Wang. Donghui has arrived from the School of Resources and Civil Engineering at Northeastern University in P.R. China in a middle of October. He will explore fundamentals of hematite … Continue reading

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Keynote Address

Prof. Jarek Drelich attended the XVIth International Conference on Surface Forces that took place this year in Kazan, Russia. He delivered a keynote address entitled Direct Measurements of Liquid Adhesion with Solids: Gateway to a Multi-Faceted Understanding of Contact Angles. … Continue reading

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SI Volume 6 Issue 4-5

We are glad to share with you the content of the last issue of 2018 of Surface Innovations with two impressive Invited Feature Articles, two Innovation Letters, and eight original Research Articles.

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