Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

PhD Candidate

Mr. Kyle Hrubecky has joined our research team as a PhD Candidate. He will work on just-awarded NIH R01 grant, developing new zinc alloys for medical applications. Kyle worked with us in the past as undergraduate researcher, during his junior … Continue reading

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NIH R01 Grant

The U.S. National Institute of Health has awarded us with R01 funding. Our laboratory has been working to refine the composition and microstructure of biodegradable Zn-based binary alloys and test their behavior in the vascular environment over the last four … Continue reading

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Surface Effect on Biocompatibility

Our new paper entitled In Vitro Corrosion and in Vivo Response to Zinc Implants with Electropolished and Anodized Surfaces has been published in the ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces journal. Roger Guillory, PhD candidate, and Prof. Jeremy Goldman from Biomedical … Continue reading

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SI Volume 7 Issue 3-4

We are glad to share with you the content of the Issue 3-4 of 2019 of Surface Innovations with nine papers on variety of topics related to surfaces and interfaces, including Invited Feature Article on chemistry of self-adaptive materials prepared … Continue reading

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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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