Category Archives: Team

New members, outgoing members, team alumni activity

PhD Candidate

Mr. Kyle Hrubecky has joined our research team as a PhD Candidate. He will work on just-awarded NIH R01 grant, developing new zinc alloys for medical applications. Kyle worked with us in the past as undergraduate researcher, during his junior … 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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Scholar from China

The SURFI Team welcomes a new addition to our team, Donghui Wang. Donghui has arrived from the School of Resources and Civil Engineering at Northeastern University in P.R. China in a middle of October. He will explore fundamentals of hematite … 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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Postdoc from Poland

Surface Innovations Team welcomes a new member, Dr. Malgorzata Sikora-Jasinska. Dr. Sikora-Jasinska received her double PhD degree at Politecnico de Milano in Italy (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and University Laval, Canada (Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering). Her doctoral … Continue reading

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TMS Awards

Roger Guillory (PhD Candidate) won the 2nd place in a poster competition under biomaterials category during the 147th TMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. The title of his poster was “Long Term Biocompatibility of Zinc and its Alloys for Absorbable … Continue reading

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Biodegradable Materials Symp.

We organized and chaired the International Symposium on Biodegradable Materials in Medical Applications during the 147th TMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. March 11-16, 2018. This two-day symposium comprised of four technical sessions and 27 presentations including 4 keynote addresses. … Continue reading

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2017 Fall Graduation

Congratulations to Zhiyong! Zhiyong just completed his MS program on Zn-Ti biodegradable alloys. He left our team for his first job in California. Drive safely and good luck in your new place Zhiyong!

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