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8/16/17: . The NIFI group is working with Proctor & Gamble to develop a novel type of anti-perspirant. Hopefully the research will be no sweat!

7/31/17: Our work on dynamic defrosting was featured in WSLS News 10 and VT News.

7/18/17: Our paper on enhanced jumping-droplet condensation has been published in ACS Nano. Congrats to Farzad, and a big congrats to Megan for getting a first-author paper as an undergraduate!

7/17/17: Congrats to Saurabh Nath for graduating with his Master’s degree and receiving a prestigious scholarship to pursue his PhD under David Quéré! We will miss Saurabh’s brainstorming skills and his infectious love of scaling analysis!

7/11/17: Our work on dynamic defrosting was covered by Yahoo! News.

6/27/17: Our paper on dynamic defrosting has been published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congrats to Kevin!

5/3/17: Prof. Boreyko has received the 2017 Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor.

5/2/17: Congrats to Saurabh, who won a Torgersen Graduate Student Research Excellence Award for best MS Poster Presentation (3rd place)!

4/3/17: Our paper on hotspot cooling made the front cover of Applied Physics Letters.  Congrats to all of our collaborators at Duke and Intel

4/3/17: Congrats to Katherine Witt, who has received an Undergraduate Research Scholarship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium!

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This artwork represents our desire to draw inspiration from nature to develop novel technologies and systems.

NIFI Group, Summer 2017.

Our work was featured on the front cover of Applied Physics Letters!

Prof. Boreyko has won the NSF CAREER Award from the Thermal Transport Processes program for his proposal on engineering synthetic mangrove trees for water harvesting applications.  

NIFI group in Galveston, Texas for the Gordon Conference on Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer in January 2017.

”Tuning Superhydrophobic Nanostructures To Enhance Jumping-Droplet Condensation’’ was published in ACS Nano.

Our work on beetle-inspired anti-frosting surfaces was covered by Virginia Tech News, Discovery Channel Canada, Popular Science, and The Christian Science Monitor.

”Dynamic Defrosting on Scalable Superhydrophobic Surfaces’’ was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.


The Nature-Inspired Fluids & Interfaces Lab is led by Dr. Jonathan Boreyko. Inspired by nature's design for animals, plants, and the weather, our group's research involves characterizing unexplored phenomena and designing innovative materials and systems. Our research is a multi-disciplinary combination of fluids dynamics, heat transfer, interfacial phenomena, materials science, and renewable energy.