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In this paper, we employ MD simulations to discover a new mechanism for fabricating superhydrophobic graphene by using wetting-translucency property of graphene. This is Joseph’s 2nd, Shayandev’s 12th, and Yanbin’s 1st paper from the group. Congrats to all three !!!
SMIEL M.S. student Joseph Andrews wins the Best M.S thesis award of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMD for the year 2016….heartiest congratulations, Joseph…what an achievement….SMIEL family is very proud of you….
This work is with Prof. Bing Hu’s group and it develops a wood membrane for efficient water purification. The contribution of our group was simulating the process. Guang led the simulations efforts. This is Guang’s 14th paper from the group….
The paper demonstrates the origin of charge-inversion-like electrostatics for charged semi-permeable membranes. This is Shayandev’s 11th paper and Jing’s 2nd paper from the group. Congrats to both !!!!!
The paper proposes to graft nanochannels with end-charged polyelectrolyte brushes for ensuring a massive enhancement of electroosmotic transport — the work reverses the idea that brush-grafted nanochannels will necessarily demonstrate a weaker transport. This is Guang’s 13th paper in SMIEL. Huh…Congrats….
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SMIEL’s successful NAVAIR funding has been highlighted in a news story published in the web page of Mechanical Engineering Department, UMD. Click this link for the story
SMIEL had a strong presence at the APS March 2017 meeting with 4 talks and one session chairing (by Dr. Das). The 4 talks showcased different research directions of the SMIEL: From Soft Wetting and Membrane Electrostatics to Polymer Brushes and 3-D printing
Story on Inverted Cheerios effect published on www.extracrispy.com, which is the breakfast site of TIME Magazine. Here is the story.