SURFI Team with Biomed Team 2017/18

Surface Tension of Asphalt

A collaboration with Prof. Zhanping You and his PhD student, Lingyun You, from Civil Engineering Department brought Prof. Drelich back to his research with bitumens and asphalts, research he conducted at the University of Utah during his PhD and postdoctoral … Read More »

Emily Graduates

Congratulations to Emily Tom! She successfully defended her M.S. Thesis entitled Exploring Rapid Solidification and Equal Channel Angular Pressing in the Fabrication of Mg-based Alloys for Medical Applications. The development of magnesium bioresorbable implants has become increasingly popular due to … Read More »

Biological effects of Zn

Our collaborator from Brock University in Canada, Prof. Jeffrey A. Stuart, investigated biological effects of Zn-based stent materials. His research team identified mitochondria as an important target of zinc that is differently affected in the vascular endothelial and smooth muscle … Read More »

Bioabsorbable Stents Bioabsorbable Stents
We search for new biodegradable alloys that could revolutionize cardiovascular stent industry.
Antibacterial Materials Antibacterial Materials
We invented new inexpensive antibacterial material and explore its potential applications in water filtration, food packaging, and many others.
RHX Ceramic Dating RHX Ceramic Dating
We study the rates of rehydration and rehydroxylation processes for fired clay-based ceramics as a tool for dating ceramic archeological artifacts.
Smart Surfaces Smart Surfaces
We architecture nanostructures, nanotubes, and molecular layers to control wetting or other properties of surfaces.
Mineral and Materials Processing Mineral and Materials Processing
We have a long tradition of development and testing physical separation technologies for selective recovery of minerals from ores, plastics from waste, and cellulose fibers from wastepaper.


Professor Jaroslaw (Jarek) Drelich

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