About Us
The Polymers, Surfaces, and Interfaces (PSI, ψ) group is focused on using polymers to address some of the key challenges in the areas of renewable energy and environmental science. 

Particular areas of interest include:    
  • Superhydrophobic and Superoleophobic Surfaces 
  • Ice-Repellent surfaces
  • Biofouling resistant surfaces
  • Micro- and nanoparticle fabrication for drug delivery
  • Membrane separations and liquid-liquid extractions
  • Polymer Nanocomposites

We are a member of the Biointerfaces Institute, a collaborative multidisciplinary group of researchers. Our group is affiliated with the Materials Science and EngineeringMacromolecular Science and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering departments.  Our laboratory is located in the University of Michigan North Campus Research Complex.


Latest News
  • June 2018 Congratulations to Ethan Post on winning Lubrizol’s Excellence in Scientific Research Award in the 2018 Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio Science & Engineering Poster Competition! Well deserved!
    Posted Jun 16, 2018, 11:42 AM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • May 2018 Mathew Boban successfully defends his PhD thesis titled "Designing Robust Liquid and Solid Repellent Surfaces". Congratulations and phenomenal work! 
    Posted May 4, 2018, 2:25 PM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • April 2018 Congratulations to Kevin Golovin and Mathew Boban for their new publication on "Characterization of superhydrophobic surfaces for drag reduction in turbulent flow" published in Journal of Fluid Mechanics! Fantastic work
    Posted May 4, 2018, 2:20 PM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • March 2018 Congratulations to Mathew, Kevin, Brian and Omkar on their work on "Smooth, All-Solid, Low-Hysteresis, Omniphobic Surfaces with Enhanced Mechanical Durability" published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces! Great work
    Posted Mar 21, 2018, 8:23 AM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • February 2018 Kevin receives the ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award for 2017 given in recognition of the most exceptional scholarly work produced by doctoral students at the University of Michigan in 2017. Congratulations
    Posted Feb 22, 2018, 10:13 AM by Abhishek Dhyani
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Latest Publications
  • Smooth, All-Solid, Low-Hysteresis, Omniphobic Surfaces with Enhanced Mechanical Durability
    https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsami.8b00521

    Mathew Boban, Kevin Golovin, Brian Tobelmann, Omkar Gupte, Joseph M. Mabry, and Anish Tuteja
    ACS Applied Materials And Interfaces

    Posted Apr 2, 2018, 1:24 PM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • A predictive framework for the design and fabrication of icephobic polymers
    Kevin Golovin and Anish Tuteja
    Science Advances

    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 7:59 AM by Abhishek Dhyani
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