Category Archives: Notables

Awards, service, recognition, widely-circulated news

SI Impact Factor

We are glad to report that the journal impact factor (IF) for Surface Innovations rose to 2.845 from 2.333 in 2019. This is the fourth year in a row when the journal climbs in ranking.

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Award to Emily

Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher for receiving the Graduate School Academic Excellence Award (GAEA) and her acceptance to MTU master’s program. This one-time award of $4,500 will be applied towards Emily’s tuition for the fall 2020 semester. Well deserved Award … Continue reading

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MSGC Scholarships

Congratulations to Emily Tom and Torri Nizzi for winning the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) fellowships in graduate and undergraduate, respectively, categories.

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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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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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Journal Impact Factor

We are glad to report that the journal impact factor (IF) for Surface Innovations rose to 2.333 from 1.268 in 2018. This is the third year in a row when the journal climbs in ranking. The journal is listed under … 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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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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