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Season’s Greetings

I and Surface Innovations team would like to wish everyone happy holiday season and very successful 2017! Hope you will have chance to visit or interact with us next year.

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Visitor from Brazil

We are happy to host Prof. Sergio N. Monteiro from the Military Institute of Engineering in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He studies natural fibers and their applications in ballistic armors. He has been collaborating with us on natural fiber – … Continue reading

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Celebrating Patrick’s success

We celebrated Patrick’s PhD degree at KBC – local brewery. It is always great to take a short break from regular duties and enjoy company of talented young people.

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Good-bye to Dilek and Adam

We had a memorable good-bye party for Dilek and Adam in the Ambassador restaurant last Friday. Dilek Arslon has completed has one-year visiting program entitled Experimental and theoretical analysis of molecular interactions in different originated colemanite suspensions at Michigan Tech. … Continue reading

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Advisory Board Member

Prof. Drelich has been invited by the Gokaraju Rangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad (India) to serve as the Advisory Board Member to the 5th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization that will take place in Hyderabad … Continue reading

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SI Volume 3 Issue 3

The 3rd issue of 2015 of the Surface Innovations journal is available. This issue contains two papers on superhydrophobic surfaces, our paper on the effect of hydrophobic nano-asperities on particle – surface colloidal interactions, contribution on adsorption of proteins on … Continue reading

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Biocompatibility of Zn

We reported in 2013 in the article published in Advanced Materials that metallic zinc exhibited an ideal biocorrosion rate within murine aortas, thus raising the possibility that zinc might be the ideal material for endovascular stenting applications. In the new … Continue reading

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NIH R15 Funding

Surface Innovations research team just got awarded with a two-year grant by the NIH – National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. We will study the biodegradable Zn-Mg alloys regarding their biocompatibility and biodegradation rate. The project is a collaborative effort … Continue reading

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SURE Scholarship

Congratulations to Sara Schellbach who won the SURE Scholarship from the Wayne State University. This summer undergraduate research experience offered by the School of Medicine to US citizens with GPA >3.0 was very competitive and among more than 100 applicants … Continue reading

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Poster Presentations

Shan attended recently the 80th Annual Meeting for the Society for American Archeology in San Francisco, California (April 15-19, 2015). She traveled together with Prof. Timothy Scarlett, our collaborator from the Department of Social Sciences, and presented a poster on … Continue reading

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