Category Archives: Notables

Awards, service, recognition, widely-circulated news

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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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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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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Golden Allison!

Big congratulations to Allison for winning one of the Making a Difference Awards. She competed with 14 other nominees in the Above and Beyond category and won this award. A short quotation from the nomination letter: “Allison’s competence and effectiveness … Continue reading

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Seed Grant Award

The SURFI team was among six teams awarded with seed grants by the MTU College of Engineering. This award will allow the SURFI team to explore a new design of biodegradable Zn-based stents for vascular scaffolding.

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From Afghanistan to our Lab

The Graduate School with the help from us submitted a GradImpact story on one of our Michigan Tech alums and veterans, Jeffrey Brookins, entitled: Finding a Path from Afghanistan to Materials Science. The submission was chosen and published on November … Continue reading

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Business Trip to China

Prof. Jarek Drelich was invited to Zhengzhou in China to attend the Talent Recruitment & Project Matchmaking Event for Innovation and Development conference (October 27-28, 2018). The meeting was a high-level, large-scale talents recruitment event hosted by the Henan Provincial … Continue reading

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Keynote Address

Prof. Jarek Drelich attended the XVIth International Conference on Surface Forces that took place this year in Kazan, Russia. He delivered a keynote address entitled Direct Measurements of Liquid Adhesion with Solids: Gateway to a Multi-Faceted Understanding of Contact Angles. … Continue reading

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Georgia Hurchalla – MS Defense

Congratulations to Georgia Hurchalla for successfully defending her MS Thesis on Effect of Hierarchical Structure and Orientation on Water – Repellant Legs of Water-Walking Insects! Georgia will leave SURFI team in August heading to industry.

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Jeff Brookins – MS Defense

Congratulations to Jeff Brookins for successfully defending his MS Thesis on Development and Characterization of Biodegradable Zinc Vascular Ligation Clips! Jeff leaves us this week to start his PhD program at the University of Tennessee.

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