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Surface Tension of Asphalt

A collaboration with Prof. Zhanping You and his PhD student, Lingyun You, from Civil Engineering Department brought Prof. Drelich back to his research with bitumens and asphalts, research he conducted at the University of Utah during his PhD and postdoctoral … Continue reading

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Emily Graduates

Congratulations to Emily Tom! She successfully defended her M.S. Thesis entitled Exploring Rapid Solidification and Equal Channel Angular Pressing in the Fabrication of Mg-based Alloys for Medical Applications. The development of magnesium bioresorbable implants has become increasingly popular due to … Continue reading

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Biological effects of Zn

Our collaborator from Brock University in Canada, Prof. Jeffrey A. Stuart, investigated biological effects of Zn-based stent materials. His research team identified mitochondria as an important target of zinc that is differently affected in the vascular endothelial and smooth muscle … Continue reading

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SI Volume 9 Issue 5

In this closing issue of 2021 (Issue 5) we offer seven original research reports on antimicrobial coating, magnetic membranes, photocatalytic nanoparticles, the use of iron phosphide as an energy-storage material, low-reflectivity coating for surgical instrumentation, inhibitor of corrosion, and the … Continue reading

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SI Volume 9 Issue 4

We would like to share with you the content of the issue 4 of 2021 of Surface Innovations. In this fourth issue, we offer a leading Invited Feature Article on formulation and characterization of bioactive coatings on magnesium alloys using … Continue reading

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Liquid Adhesion to Curved Surface

In our new report on adhesion of liquids to solids, entitled “Droplet Characteristics at the Maximum Adhesion on Curved Surfaces” and published in Langmuir, we analyze the effect of solid surface curvature on liquid droplet adhesion. The following is the … Continue reading

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SI Volume 9 Issue 2/3

We would like to share with you the content of the issue 2/3 of 2021 of Surface Innovations. This issue offers the Invited Feature Article on carbon coating of electrode materials for lithium ion batteries and eight original papers on … Continue reading

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SI Volume 9 Issue 1

We would like to share with you the content of the first issue of 2021 of Surface Innovations. This issue offers the Invited Feature Article on polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane/epoxy coatings and seven original papers on variety of topics. Hope many … Continue reading

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Depinning Contact Line

The mobility of a fakir state droplet on a structured surface is fundamentally determined by the effective length of a microscopic contact line. However, it is largely unknown how the surface topography determines the effective contact line length. Based on … Continue reading

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Vascular Inflammation

Zinc (Zn) has emerged as a promising bioresorbable stent material due to its ideal corrosion behavior and excellent biocompatibility. However, for load bearing implant applications, alloying is required to boost its mechanical properties as pure Zn exhibits poor strength. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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