Work done by Prof. Kripa Varanasi and Dave Smith has recently been published in Applied Physics Letters! See the paper “Frost formation and ice adhesion on superhydrophobic surfaces.” Their work is featured in articles in the New York Times and MIT News, and has become the third most-downloaded article from APL for the month of January.
Members of our group, Rajeev Dhiman, Hyuk-Min Kwon, Adam Paxson, and Katie Smyth will be presenting research at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Sunday–Tuesday, November 21–23, 2010, in Long Beach, CA. See more of our research on preferential condensation in the Virtual Pressroom Image Gallery. Also at the conference is the annual Gallery of Fluid Motion competition. Check back soon to see posts of our submissions!
A new article by Adam Meuler et.al entitled “Relationships between Water Wettability and Ice Adhesion” accepted in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.
The Varanasi Group has been named as one of 12 recipients of fourth-round MIT Energy Initiative seed grants to support innovative energy-related research projects within the institute.
The DARPA Defense Science Office has granted its Young Faculty Award, given to junior faculty conducting research in the areas of physicsl sciences, engineering, and mathematics, to Prof. Kripa Varanasi.
Rajeev Dhiman from the University of Toronto joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome!
Jacy Bird from Harvard University joins the lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher. Welcome!
Prof. Varanasi receives the Best Paper Award at the 2010 IEEE-ASME ITherm Conference (Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems) for the paper “Controlling Nucleation and Growth of Water Using Hybrid Hydrophobic-Hydrophilic Surfaces”
Hyuk-min Kwon and J. David Smith receive the Wunsch foundation award for outstanding research work. Congratulations!