3 Questions: How to control biofilms in space

MIT and University of Colorado researchers are collaborating on an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | Nov. 1, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research microbes nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering surface-engineering nasa materials-science-and-engineering 3-questions faculty students graduate postdoctoral school-of-science space astronomy-and-planetary-science

A new way to make droplets bounce away

Engineers design surfaces that send rain flying away, potentially preventing icing or soaking.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | June 27, 2019 | mit
~6 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe deshpande-center

New surface treatment could improve refrigeration efficiency

A slippery surface for liquids with very low surface tension promotes droplet formation, facilitating heat transfer.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | May 15, 2019 | mit
~7 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering chemical-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe mit-energy-initiative

How slippery surfaces allow sticky pastes and gels to slide

Engineered surface treatment developed at MIT can reduce waste and improve efficiency in many processes.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office | April 22, 2019 | mit
~8 mins   

Tags: research nanoscience-and-nanotechnology mechanical-engineering materials-science-and-engineering manufacturing school-of-engineering surface-engineering department-of-energy-doe

Graduate student Sami Khan receives Young Researcher Award | MIT News

The PhD candidate was honored at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress in May.

Lauren Wolinsky | Mechanical engineering | July 2, 2015
~1 mins |

Tags:  students  graduate-postdoctoral  surface-engineering  awards-honors-and-fellowships  water  hydrophobicity

LiquiGlide slides into consumer space | MIT News

Startup brings nonstick coating to consumer goods packaging in major licensing deal.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | June 30, 2015
~9 mins |

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