Author Archives: Jarek Drelich

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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Historical Paper on Contact Angles

An international team of experts in the field of wetting led by Dr. Drelich published a one-of-a-kind contribution on the history of contact angles, their meaning, and use in polymer surface energy estimation. The title of the paper is Contact … Continue reading

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SI Volume 8 Issue 1-2

We would like to share with you the content of the first issue of 2020, 8(1-2), of Surface Innovations. This is one of the most impressive issues that we published in seven years. We offer historical review contribution on contact … Continue reading

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Half-Year Commencement

2019 Half-Year Commencement was a celebration of Roger’s graduation with his parents and friends. It was also opportunity to meet Avishan (who defended her MS degree a few years ago) and her husband Rob – awarded with his PhD degree … Continue reading

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Second Scholar from China

The SURFI Team welcomes a new addition to our team, Zhanglei Zhu. Zhanglei has arrived from the School of Resources and Civil Engineering at Northeastern University in P.R. China in October. He will explore fundamentals of flotation with particles of … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Researcher II

We welcome Ms. Tori Nizzi, who has joined our research team as an undergraduate researcher. Tori is double majoring in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering programs. She is currently assisting Morteza Ardakani in his research on zinc-based biodegradable … Continue reading

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Zn-Mg-Cu/Mn Paper

Morteza has published his first first-author paper entitled “The effects of alloying with Cu and Mn and thermal treatments on the mechanical instability of Zn-0.05Mg alloy” in the Materials Science and Engineering A journal. The following is the abstract: The … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Researcher

We welcome Ms. Emily Tom, who has joined our research team as an undergraduate researcher. Emily is senior in materials science and engineering program. She will assist our team in research on zinc- and magnesium-based biodegradable alloys.

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Dr. Guillory

Congratulations to Roger Guillory for defending his PhD dissertation entitled “Degradable Zinc Material Characteristics and its Influence on Biocompatibility and in an In Vivo Murine Model” on August 20, 2019. Roger is also leaving us to take a postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading

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