Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

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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Correcting Contact Angles

A new review on contact angles from SURFI team has been published in the Advances in Colloid and Interface Science journal, entitled Contact Angles: From Past Mistakes to New Developments through Liquid-Solid Adhesion Measurements. A contact angle observed for a … Continue reading

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Keynote on Fish Skin and More

Prof. Jarek Drelich attended the 148th Annual TMS Meeting & Exhibition in San Antonio, TX and delivered a keynote address entitled Fish Skin: A Natural Inspiration for Novel Materials and Coatings during the symposium Green Materials Engineering; An EPD Symposium … Continue reading

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Superplastic Zinc Alloy

In our new article entitled Precipitation Induced Room Temperature Superplasticity in Zn-Cu Alloys published in Materials Letters, the effect of grain size and precipitates on tensile properties of Zn-1.0Cu alloy are discussed. The alloy was cold rolled and annealed to … Continue reading

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Composites for Ballistic Armors

The research team from the Military Institute of Engineering in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), led by Prof. Sergio N. Monteiro, published in collaboration with Dr. Drelich a review entitled “Natural Fibers Reinforced Polymer Composites Applied in Ballistic Multilayered Armor for … Continue reading

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SI Volume 7 Issue 2

We are glad to share with you the content of the second issue of 2019 of Surface Innovations with seven papers on variety of topics related to surfaces of biomaterials, bioactivity, antifouling, wetting, and surface modifications.

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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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