Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

SI Volume 10 Issue 4/5

The 4-5 issue of 2022 includes the Invited Feature Article and seven Original Research papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope you will find research inspirations after reading the following papers: Triboinformatics: machine learning algorithms and data topology methods … Continue reading

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Zn Biomaterials Processing

Zn-based alloys are potential candidates for bioabsorbable metallic devices due to their ideal corrosion rates and biocompatibility. However, strain softening and rate sensitivity in tensile testing remain as challenges for their use in load bearing applications. In our new studies … Continue reading

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Biocompatibility of Zn-Ag Alloys

Our internal collaborators from Biomedical Engineering, together with collaborators from Mayo Clinic, were instrumental in preparation and publishing of a new report on biocompatibility of Zn-based materials. The paper entitled Improved Biocompatibility of Zn-Ag-based Stent Materials by Thermal Processing was … Continue reading

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New PhD Candidate

Mr. Matthew Graham has joined our research team as a PhD Candidate in Fall 2021. He is a distance graduate student whose interests are in surfaces and surface coatings. Matthew earned his MS degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from … Continue reading

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New MS Candidate

Henry Summers has joined our research team in 2021 as an undergraduate researcher. Why he continues his B.S. degree program, he also started his accelerated Master of Science degree program. His research effort is concentrated towards characterization of zinc alloys … Continue reading

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Morteza Graduates

Congratulations to Dr. Morteza Ardakani for defending his PhD dissertation and graduating in Spring 2022.! Morteza dissertation is entitled Engineering Mechanically-Stable Zinc-based Alloys for Medical Implants, and the following is the abstract: Zinc-based alloys have been introduced as candidate absorbable … Continue reading

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SI Volume 10 Issue 3

The third issue of 2022 includes the Invited Feature Article and five Original Research papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope you will find research inspirations after reading the following papers: Evolution of antibacterial and antibiofouling properties of sharkskin-patterned … Continue reading

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SI Volume 10 Issue 2

The second issue of 2022 includes the Invited Feature Article and five Original Research papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope you will find research inspirations after reading the following papers: Progress in fabrication and applications of micro/nanostructured superhydrophobic … Continue reading

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SI Volume 10 Issue 1

The Surface Innovations journal celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022. In celebration of this anniversary, we will publish six issues instead of five. This first issue of 2022 offers the Invited Feature Article, Innovation Letter and six Original Research papers … Continue reading

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Surface Tension of Asphalt

A collaboration with Prof. Zhanping You and his PhD student, Lingyun You, from Civil Engineering Department brought Prof. Drelich back to his research with bitumens and asphalts, research he conducted at the University of Utah during his PhD and postdoctoral … Continue reading

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