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Ice detection work published
By kevin golovin on November 26, 2020
Did you know most pilots detect ice growing on an airplane wing visually? There’s gotta be a better way. And there is! Ryan and co-authors’ work on detecting ice underneath anti-icing coatings is now published! Another exciting collaborator with Dr. Zarifi’s group, combining surface science and surface sensing for excellent engineering. Check out Modified Microwave […]
Letícia passes her defense!
By kevin golovin on November 20, 2020
Congratulations to Letícia for successfully passing her MASc defense. I think I speak for the entire committee in saying that we were all very impressed by your work. I’m looking forward to another four years of excellence as you start your PhD!
Use the SHWARTS!
By kevin golovin on November 18, 2020
Arif’s work understanding whether models of wettability, derived for idealized surface textures, can be applied to randomly rough surfaces is now published! We call this the Statistical Heuristic Wettability Analysis for Randomly Textured Surfaces (SHWARTS) method, and for certain surfaces it works quite well at predicting wettability without ever touching a liquid! Use the SHWARTS!
Review article published!
By kevin golovin on November 7, 2020
Ever wondered how to move low surface tension liquids across a surface? Quite a bit more complex than simply transporting water. During the COVID-19 lockdown Mohammad and I wrote up a review of this fascinating topic. Check it out! Anisotropy-induced directional self-transportation of low surface tension liquids: a review
Innovation Precinct Photos
By kevin golovin on November 4, 2020
UBCO is getting closer and closer to their new Innovation Precinct, a multidisciplinary building housing several research groups. A couple OPERA members even made it into the curated photos! Space to Innovate