Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

Intimal Hyperplasia for Zn Implants

Biodegradable arterial implants based on zinc have been found to suppress neointimal hyperplasia, suggesting that biodegradable materials containing zinc may be used to construct vascular implants with a reduced rate of restenosis. However, the molecular mechanism has remained unclear. In … Continue reading

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Flotation of Magnesite

Our visiting scholar from the Northeastern University in Shenyang published a new paper entitled Effect of Nano-sized Roughness on the Flotation of Magnesite Particles and Particle-Bubble Interactions in the Minerals Engineering journal. In this study, magnesite was ground in stainless-steel … Continue reading

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Effect of Proteins on Zn Corrosion

Understanding the surface interactions and reactivity of Zn-based biomaterials with constituents of physiological fluids such as proteins and ions is essential for an accurate evaluation of biomaterial corrosion initiation and progression. In our new contribution entitled Albumins Inhibit the Corrosion … Continue reading

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Liquid Adhesion to Concentric Pattern

Advances made in fabrication of patterned surfaces with well-defined dimensions of topographic features and their lateral dissemination drive the progress in interpretation of liquid spreading, adhesion and retreat on engineered solid surfaces. Despite extensive studies on liquid droplet spreading and … Continue reading

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SI Volume 8 Issue 3

We would like to share with you the content of the third issue of 2020 of Surface Innovations. This issue offers eight quality original papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope many of you will find something interesting among … Continue reading

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MSGC Scholarships

Congratulations to Emily Tom and Torri Nizzi for winning the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) fellowships in graduate and undergraduate, respectively, categories.

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Water Adhesion to Methylated Glass

Measurements of the spreading and capillary forces for liquids deposited on solid surfaces of varying surface chemistry and topography are a prerequisite to better understanding and quantification of the wetting mechanisms. In this study, glass slide surfaces were modified with … Continue reading

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Visit of Former Student

We really enjoyed the three-days visit by Sara Schellbach, our former undergraduate researcher, who graduated from MSE program in 2016. She currently works for GM, and pursues her MS degree at Wayne State University. Sara came with her brother who … Continue reading

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Stable Zn Alloys for Stenting

Zn-based alloys have been recognized as highly promising bioabsorbable materials for cardiovascular stents, due to their biocompatibility and, more importantly, favorable corrosion rates as compared to Mg alloys. However, both low tensile strength and intrinsic mechanical instability arisen from strong … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Researcher

We welcome Ms. Isabelle Hemmila, who has joined our research team the Spring semester as an undergraduate researcher. Isabelle is majoring in materials science and engineering program. She has been assigned to assist Dr. Ehsan Mostaed and Ms. Emily Tom … Continue reading

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