News

2021

January

  • 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 Group!

  • Catherine Snyder successfully defends her dissertation titled “Polymer Nanoparticle Design for Ovarian Cancer Therapies”! Congratulations and all the best Dr. Snyder!!

  • Congratulations to David Speer on successfully achieving his candidacy. Well done!!


February


May

  • Abhishek Dhyani successfully defends his dissertation titled “Design and applications of surfaces for solid fouling control”! Congratulations and all the best Dr. Dhyani!!

  • Fan-Wei Wang achieves his candidacy and passes with distinction! Well done!

  • Dr. Tuteja is now a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Congratulations Anish!


July

  • Abhishek Dhyani, Jing Wang, Alex Kate Halvey, and Brian Macdonald publish their review on "Design and applications of surfaces that control the accretion of matter" in Science! Well done!

2020

January

  • Taylor Repetto achieves her candidacy! Congratulations!


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2019

January

  • Congratulations to Brian Macdonald and Alex Halvey on achieving candidacy! Well done!

  • Taylor Repetto joins Tuteja Lab as a PhD student! Welcome!


April


September

  • Catherine Snyder receives an oral presentation award at the 2019 ChE Graduate Research Symposium. Congratulations!


November

  • Catherine Snyder wins the Silver Award for her poster at the Materials Research Symposium! Congratulations!

2018

February


March


April


May

  • Mathew Boban successfully defends his PhD thesis titled "Designing Robust Liquid and Solid Repellent Surfaces". Congratulations and phenomenal work!


June


August

  • Ethan Post successfully defends his PhD thesis titled "Wettability Membranes and Surfaces for the Separation of Oil–Water Mixtures, Extractions, and Fouling Prevention". Congratulations and excellent work!


December

  • Sarah Snyder successfully defends her PhD thesis titled "Biological Applications of Surfaces with Extreme Wettabilities". Congratulations!

2017

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May


August

  • Congratulations Kevin on accepting a professorship at the Mechanical Engineering department at University of British Columbia, Okanagen! All the best!


September


October

  • Mathew wins Silver Award for Oral Presentation on "Designing Self-Healing Superhydrophobic Surfaces with Exceptional Mechanical Durability" at the 2nd Annual Materials Research Symposium. Congratulations!

  • Congratulations to Mathew and Catherine on winning the PPG Best Poster Award in Polymer Engineering and PPG Best Invited Poster in Polymer Engineering, respectively, during the 2017 Macro Symposium.


November

2016

January

  • Dr. An Zou joins the group from Syracuse University. Welcome An!

  • Sarah's (and Kevin's) image is chosen for the MSE 2016 calendar. Great work guys!


March

  • Kevin's work on Designing Durable Icephobic Surfaces is published in Science Advances! It has already been featured in over 100 news sources. Check out MConneX's video or some of the press releases! Great job Kevin, Duck Hyun and Eddie!

  • The PSI group attended the 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting in San Diego, Mar 13-17th. Ethan, Kevin, and Matt gave talks on their work in the Applications of Polymer Surfaces and Interfaces Symposium, as follows: Ethan: Selective Wettability Membranes: Design and Implementation. Matt: Smooth, all-solid, omniphobic surfaces. Kevin: Designing durable icephobic surfaces.

  • Ethan becomes a doctoral candidate. Excellent work!


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December

  • Dr. An Zou moves on to a research scientist position at Syracuse University. Thanks for all the great work!

2015

January

  • Dr. Inseong You joins the group after receiving his PhD from KAIST. Welcome Inseong!


April

  • Sarah receives an NSF graduate fellowship. Awesome work Sarah!


May

  • Charlotte Xia graduates with a BS and is off to Stanford. Great work Charlotte. Steven Walker receives his Master's Degree and will be joining Hygratek.

  • Dr. Tuteja is awarded the MSE Departmental Teaching Award. Way to go Anish!


July

  • Dr. Tuteja achieves tenure and is now an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. Great job Anish!

  • Catherine Snyder joins the group after receiving her BS from the University of Florida. Welcome Catherine!


August

  • Sai successfully defends his thesis work. He's accepted an offer at Intel Corporation. Great work Dr. Kobaku, we wish you all the best!


September

  • Two new Master's students, Omkar Gupte and Rhythm Jain, join the group. Welcome guys!


December

2014

January

  • Kevin's image is selected for the 2014 MSE calendar.


March

  • Dr. Tuteja is awarded the prestigious NSF CAREER Award. Great job Anish!


April

  • Ethan is awarded an NSF graduate fellowship. Way to go Ethan!

  • Kevin is awarded an NDSEG fellowship. Nicely done Kevin!


August

  • Gibum successfully defends his dissertation. Wish him luck at his Post-doc at MIT!


October

  • Sarah Snyder joins the group after receiving her bachelors degree from Rutgers University. Welcome Sarah!

  • Kevin wins the best post in polymer engineering at the 38th Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium. Way to go Kevin!

  • Sai wins the prestigious Frank E. Filisko Award for Outstanding Overall Poster at the 38th Macromolecular Science and Engineering Symposium. Amazing job Sai!


November

  • Kevin wins best poster at the University of Michigan's Engineering Graduate Symposium. Nicely done Kevin!


December

  • Raghu accepts an offer by Momentive Inc. in Bangalore. Good luck Raghu!

  • Kevin's image is selected as a finalist in the Science as Art competition at MRS 2014.

2013

October

  • Ethan Post joins the group after receiving his undergraduate degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Welcome Ethan!

  • Mathew Boban joins the group after receiving his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. Welcome Matt!


November

  • Kevin's poster on transparent superomniphobic surfaces wins best poster at the University of Michigan's Engineering Graduate Symposium. Congrats Kevin!


December

  • Kevin becomes a doctoral candidate. Great job Kevin!

  • Kevin and Duck Hyun's work is published in Angewandte Chemie. Check it out here!