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


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 …
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SURFI Group Fall 2013

SURFI Group Fall 2013