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Team | SURFI

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


New PhD Candidate

Mr. Matthew Graham has joined our research team as a PhD Candidate in Fall 2021. He is a distance graduate student whose interests are in surfaces and surface coatings. Matthew earned his MS degree in Polymer Science and Engineering from …
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New MS Candidate

Henry Summers has joined our research team in 2021 as an undergraduate researcher. Why he continues his B.S. degree program, he also started his accelerated Master of Science degree program. His research effort is concentrated towards characterization of zinc alloys …
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Morteza Graduates

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 …
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SURFI Group Fall 2013

SURFI Group Fall 2013