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SI Volume 10 Issue 4/5

The 4-5 issue of 2022 includes the Invited Feature Article and seven Original Research papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope you will find research inspirations after reading the following papers: Triboinformatics: machine learning algorithms and data topology methods … Continue reading

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Zn Biomaterials Processing

Zn-based alloys are potential candidates for bioabsorbable metallic devices due to their ideal corrosion rates and biocompatibility. However, strain softening and rate sensitivity in tensile testing remain as challenges for their use in load bearing applications. In our new studies … Continue reading

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Biocompatibility of Zn-Ag Alloys

Our internal collaborators from Biomedical Engineering, together with collaborators from Mayo Clinic, were instrumental in preparation and publishing of a new report on biocompatibility of Zn-based materials. The paper entitled Improved Biocompatibility of Zn-Ag-based Stent Materials by Thermal Processing was … Continue reading

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SI Volume 10 Issue 3

The third issue of 2022 includes the Invited Feature Article and five Original Research papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope you will find research inspirations after reading the following papers: Evolution of antibacterial and antibiofouling properties of sharkskin-patterned … Continue reading

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SI Volume 10 Issue 2

The second issue of 2022 includes the Invited Feature Article and five Original Research papers on a broad variety of topics. Hope you will find research inspirations after reading the following papers: Progress in fabrication and applications of micro/nanostructured superhydrophobic … Continue reading

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SI Volume 10 Issue 1

The Surface Innovations journal celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022. In celebration of this anniversary, we will publish six issues instead of five. This first issue of 2022 offers the Invited Feature Article, Innovation Letter and six Original Research papers … Continue reading

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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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