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.

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Latest News
  • February 2021 Congratulations to Abhishek Dhyani on winning 2021 Towner Prize for outstanding PhD research. Well done!!
    Posted Feb 12, 2021, 11:32 AM by Fan-Wei Wang
  • January 2021 Congratulations to David Speer on successfully achieving his candidacy. Well done!!
    Posted Feb 10, 2021, 1:08 PM by Fan-Wei Wang
  • January 2021 Catherine Snyder successfully defends her dissertation titled “Polymer Nanoparticle Design for Ovarian Cancer Therapies”! Congratulations and all the best Dr. Snyder!!
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 10:34 AM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • January 2021 Brian Tobelmann successfully defends his dissertation titled “Design of high-performance surfaces for controlling phase transformation” to start off 2021! Congratulations, Dr. Tobelmann and all the best at Boston Consulting ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2021, 10:33 AM by Abhishek Dhyani
  • July 2020 Jing Wang and Abhishek Dhyani publish their work on "Rational Design of Transparent Nanowire Architectures with Tunable Geometries for Preventing Marine Fouling" in Advanced Materials Interfaces!
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 12:46 PM by Abhishek Dhyani
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