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Surface Potential of Colemanites

In our new report on characterization of surface properties of minerals, entitled Diffuse-Layer Surface Potentials of Colemanites Mined in Turkey and published in Physicochemical Problems of Minerals Processing, we examine the surface potentials of colemanites. The following is the abstract: … Continue reading

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Droplet on Spherical Surfaces

In our new report on adhesion of liquids to solids, entitled Droplet Spreading and Adhesion on Spherical Surfaces and published in Langmuir, we analyze the effect of solid surface curvature on liquid droplet adhesion. The following is the abstract: Adhesion … Continue reading

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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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