Category Archives: Team

New members, outgoing members, team alumni activity

SI Impact Factor

We are glad to report that the journal impact factor (IF) for Surface Innovations rose to 2.845 from 2.333 in 2019. This is the fourth year in a row when the journal climbs in ranking.

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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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Award to Emily

Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher for receiving the Graduate School Academic Excellence Award (GAEA) and her acceptance to MTU master’s program. This one-time award of $4,500 will be applied towards Emily’s tuition for the fall 2020 semester. Well deserved Award … 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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Visit of Former Student

We really enjoyed the three-days visit by Sara Schellbach, our former undergraduate researcher, who graduated from MSE program in 2016. She currently works for GM, and pursues her MS degree at Wayne State University. Sara came with her brother who … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Researcher

We welcome Ms. Isabelle Hemmila, who has joined our research team the Spring semester as an undergraduate researcher. Isabelle is majoring in materials science and engineering program. She has been assigned to assist Dr. Ehsan Mostaed and Ms. Emily Tom … Continue reading

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Half-Year Commencement

2019 Half-Year Commencement was a celebration of Roger’s graduation with his parents and friends. It was also opportunity to meet Avishan (who defended her MS degree a few years ago) and her husband Rob – awarded with his PhD degree … Continue reading

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Second Scholar from China

The SURFI Team welcomes a new addition to our team, Zhanglei Zhu. Zhanglei has arrived from the School of Resources and Civil Engineering at Northeastern University in P.R. China in October. He will explore fundamentals of flotation with particles of … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Researcher II

We welcome Ms. Tori Nizzi, who has joined our research team as an undergraduate researcher. Tori is double majoring in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering programs. She is currently assisting Morteza Ardakani in his research on zinc-based biodegradable … Continue reading

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