Category Archives: Team

New members, outgoing members, team alumni activity

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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Postdoc from Italy

Surface Innovations Team welcomes a new member, Dr. Ehsan Mostaed. Dr. Mostaed has strong expertise in metallurgy, and his recent research concentrated on formulation and testing of bioabsorbable Zn-based materials. He joins as from Politecnico Di Milano in Italy. In … Continue reading

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New PhD Candidate

The SURFI Team welcomes a new PhD candidate to our team, Mr. Morteza Shaker. Morteza comes from Iran with a strong background in metallurgy and will work on Zn-based alloys for medical applications under a supervision of both Dr. Drelich … Continue reading

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Biodegradable Medical Materials

The SURFI team is involved with organization and preparation of the International Symposium “Biodegradable Materials for Medical Applications” at The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) 2018 Annual Meeting. This international symposium is organized by the TMS Biomaterials Committee. The … Continue reading

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