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Rapid Fabrication of Microvascular Polymers and Composites

Dr. Sottos from the University of IL has developed a method of creating microscopic channels within a gel matrix. The process takes less time...

Improved Condensation of Organic Fluids on Lubricant-infused Surfaces

Dr. Nenad Miljkovic from University of Illinois has developed an invention which improves the condensation of organic fluids. Vapor condensation is an ubiquitous process...

A new class of monomers for the fabrication of sustainable polyurethane materials

Dr. Zimmerman from the University of Illinois has developed a new class of compounds for the fabrication of repurposable polyurethane materials. The polyurethanes made...

Coating for Anti-fouling and Anti-corrosion on Metals

Dr. Nenad Miljkovic’s research group has developed a new technology to reduce the susceptibility of metallic surfaces to fouling/scaling. The invention is a thin (<~100...

Rapid Fabrication of Elastomers

Researchers from the University of Illinois have developed a new technique for fabricating elastomeric materials, namely 1,4-polybutadiene and co-polymers of 1,4-...

Advanced Recycling Method for Polyethylene and Polypropylene Solid Wastes

Dr. Damien Guironnet from the University of Illinois has developed a chemical recycling method for upcycling propylene and isobutene solid wastes. This technique may be...

Shape Memory Polymer Adhesive Gripper

Dr. Seok Kim has developed a robotic gripper arm which has potential applications in many fields including aerospace, electronics, manufacturing, logistics, and micro-...

A Method for Synthesizing Zeolites with Tunable Hydrophobicity

Dr. Flaherty has developed a method for synthesizing zeolites with controlled defect density. By controlling the defect density of the zeolite materials during synthesis,...

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