2/28/17: Congrats to Megan Mulroe, whose poster on jumping-droplet condensation won 2nd place at the Adhesion Society’s 40th Annual Meeting!
2/6/17: Thanks to MII for awarding the NIFI group a Small Instrumentation award!
2/1/17: Our review paper on condensation frosting was published in Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering. Congrats to Saurabh and Farzad!
12/8/16: We are Virginia Tech’s “Inventors of the Month” for December! Congrats to Saurabh, Caitlin, and Grady for their great work developing anti-frosting surface technology!
10/11/16: Prof. Boreyko is one of 58 young faculty who received an award from the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) The NIFI group will use this support to develop a new type of phase-change thermal diode that regulates the direction of heat flow.
9/26/16: “Resource Sharing Controls Gene Expression Bursting” was published in ACS Synthetic Biology. Congrats to all of our collaborators at ORNL!
8/25/16: Our beetle-inspired anti-frosting research was featured in Science News for Students.
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Our work was featured on the front cover of Applied Physics Letters!
NIFI group in Galveston, Texas for the Gordon Conference on Micro and Nanoscale Phase Change Heat Transfer in January 2017.
On Localized Vapor Pressure Gradients Governing Condensation and Frost Phenomena” was published in Langmuir.
"Self-propelled sweeping removal of dropwise condensation," was published in Applied Physics Letters.
NIFI Group, 2016 Christmas Party.
This artwork represents our desire to draw inspiration from nature to develop novel technologies and systems.
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.
Currently, spots are open for highly motivated undergraduate or high school students looking to perform innovative research in a creative environment.