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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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SI Volume 8 Issue 5

We would like to share with you the content of the fifth issue of 2020 of Surface Innovations. This issue offers Feature Article on MoS2 incorporated PEO coatings on aluminum alloy and seven original papers on variety of topics. Hope … Continue reading

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SI Volume 8 Issue 4

We would like to share with you the content of the fourth issue of 2020 of Surface Innovations. This issue offers Invited Feature Article on plasma surface modifications of orthopedic biomaterials and three original papers on bioresorbable medical materials. Hope … Continue reading

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Bubble Adhesion with Nano-rough Surface

In a new paper entitled “Nano-scaled roughness effect on air bubble-hydrophilic surface adhesive strength” and published in Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, we describe the effect of nano-scaled roughness on adhesion of air bubble with hematite and … Continue reading

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Natural Fiber Composite

Dr. Drelich co-authors a paper entitled: “Mechanical properties of Boehmeria nivea natural fabric reinforced epoxy matrix composite preparedby vacuum-assisted resin infusion molding” and published in open-access Polymers journal. This is the most recent result of his collaboration with the Military … Continue reading

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Magnesite Nano-roughness Effect on Flotation

A new contribution entitled “Water droplets and air bubbles at magnesite nano-rough surfaces: analysis of induction time, adhesion and detachment using a dynamic microbalance” and published in the Minerals Engineering journal is the result of our collaborative project with Northeastern … Continue reading

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JOM Collection of Papers

Three members of our team, Dr. Drelich, Dr. Sikora-Jasinska and Dr. Mostaed, have served as guest editors to the JOM journal and prepared a collection of quality papers on Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications II. To mitigate the long-term side … Continue reading

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Magnesium Alloy

We have published a new article entitled “Tailoring the mechanical and degradation performances of Mg-2.0Zn-0.5Ca-0.4Mn alloy through microstructure design” in the JOM journal A novel Mg-2.0Zn-0.5Ca-0.4Mn alloy was formulated and processed through melt spinning and hot extrusion to enhance the … Continue reading

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Intimal Hyperplasia for Zn Implants

Biodegradable arterial implants based on zinc have been found to suppress neointimal hyperplasia, suggesting that biodegradable materials containing zinc may be used to construct vascular implants with a reduced rate of restenosis. However, the molecular mechanism has remained unclear. In … Continue reading

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