Category Archives: Notables
Awards, service, recognition, widely-circulated news
Congratulations to Dr. Morteza Ardakani for defending his PhD dissertation and graduating in Spring 2022.! Morteza dissertation is entitled Engineering Mechanically-Stable Zinc-based Alloys for Medical Implants, and the following is the abstract: Zinc-based alloys have been introduced as candidate absorbable … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
A new citation metrics was recently prepared by Mendeley; Mendeley is a free reference manager and an academic social network. They have created a publicly available database of 100,000 top-scientists (actual list is longer, ~160,000) that provides standardized information on … Continue reading
We are glad to report that the journal impact factor (IF) for Surface Innovations rose to 2.845 from 2.333 in 2019. This is the fourth year in a row when the journal climbs in ranking.
Congratulations to our undergraduate researcher for receiving the Graduate School Academic Excellence Award (GAEA) and her acceptance to MTU master’s program. This one-time award of $4,500 will be applied towards Emily’s tuition for the fall 2020 semester. Well deserved Award … Continue reading
Congratulations to Emily Tom and Torri Nizzi for winning the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) fellowships in graduate and undergraduate, respectively, categories.
An international team of experts in the field of wetting led by Dr. Drelich published a one-of-a-kind contribution on the history of contact angles, their meaning, and use in polymer surface energy estimation. The title of the paper is Contact … Continue reading
Congratulations to Roger Guillory for defending his PhD dissertation entitled “Degradable Zinc Material Characteristics and its Influence on Biocompatibility and in an In Vivo Murine Model” on August 20, 2019. Roger is also leaving us to take a postdoctoral fellow … Continue reading
We are glad to report that the journal impact factor (IF) for Surface Innovations rose to 2.333 from 1.268 in 2018. This is the third year in a row when the journal climbs in ranking. The journal is listed under … Continue reading