Category Archives: Team

New members, outgoing members, team alumni activity

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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2017 Spring Graduation

Congratulations to Shan and Avishan! Our charming ladies just graduated this spring. Shan completed her PhD program on Zn-Li bioalloys and Avishan her MS program on coating Zn with biodegradable polymer. They will be leaving us at the end of … Continue reading

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Award and Fellowship

Congratulations to Jeff! He was selected as the recipient of the Richard Shorraw Award. The Richard Sharrow Award is given to a student who has demonstrated a significant academic improvement through his career at MTU-MSE Department, and has demonstrated good … Continue reading

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Congressional Visit

Two of the SURFI Team members, Jeff Brookins and Philip Staublin traveled to Washington D.C. with a group from Michigan Tech to attend Congressional Visit Day, which is organized by the national chapter of the Material Advantage program. They worked … Continue reading

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Course in India

Dr. Drelich traveled to India and instructed a new course entitled “Contact Angles: Measurements, Interpretation and Modern Applications“ from January 29 to February 4. The course was offered to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the Indian Institute of Technology … Continue reading

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New Scholar from China

The SURFI Team welcomes a new addition to our team, Dr. Xubo Liu. Dr. Xubo Liu has arrived from the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Nanchang University in P.R. China a few days before Christmas. Dr. Liu will … Continue reading

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