Jarek Drelich Professor Jarek Drelich
Leader of the SURFI Team

Allison Hein Ms. Allison Hein
Research Engineer and Scientist
Assists the team with proposal preparation and projects administration

Hua-Lan Jin Dr. Hua-Lan Jin

Project: Bioabsorbable metallic materials
Avishan Arabshomali Avishan Arabshomali
Research Assistant
Project: Polymeric coating of zinc
Zhiyong Yin Zhiyong Yin
M.S. Candidate
Project: Zinc-based stents
Georgia-Hurchalla Georgia Hurchalla
M.S. Candidate
Project: Wetting and adhesion in natural designs
Morteza Shaker Morteza Shaker
Ph.D. Candidate
Project: Fundamentals of Zn alloys

yujin-sun Yujin Sun
PhD Scholar
Project: Fundamentals of Flotation
Xubo Liu Dr. Xubo Liu

Project: Processing of Zn alloys
Dr. Ehsan Mostaed Dr. Ehsan Mostaed
Postdoctoral Fellow
Project: Bioabsorbable metallic stents
roger-guillory2 Roger Guillory II
PhD Candidate (Advisor: Prof. J. Goldman/Co-Advisor: Prof. J. Drelich)
Project: Biocompatibility of Zn and Zn alloys
Jeff Brookins Jeff Brookins
M.S. Candidate
Project: Biodegradable clips


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 …
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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 …
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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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SURFI Group Fall 2013

SURFI Group Fall 2013