The Okanagan Polymer Engineering Research & Applications Lab

The OPERA Lab tackles challenges in sustainability, energy, and engineering through materials innovation. Key material technologies include:

  • Ice repellent surfaces
  • Anti-biofouling coatings
  • Superhydrophobic, superomniphobic and omniphobic surfaces
  • Drag-reducing coatings
  • Fiber composites
  • Coatings for additive manufacturing
  • Bio-based and environmentally friendly textile modification
  • Adhesion and interfacial mechanics
  • Sensors and smart materials

Our recent study on Low Interfacial Toughness (LIT) materials is published in Science!

Behrooz’s work on rendering any surface omniphobic is published and selected for a journal Cover Photo in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces!

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