1/9/18: Our study on the latent heat of traffic flows was covered by WVTF Virginia Public Radio and was picked up by NBC News Radio. It was also covered by Engineering.com, The Roanoke Star, WDBJ Channel 7 News, Indian news site The Wire, and VT News.
12/18/17: Our NSF Career research on synthetic trees was featured in the first issue of Virginia Tech Engineer magazine.
11/22/17: Our paper on the latent heat of traffic flows has been published in the New Journal of Physics and was the #1 most read article in December. Congrats to Farzad and the rest of the team!
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!
7/18/17: 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!
Boreyko Group | Virginia Tech
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!
Farzad, Grady, and Saurabh were national finalists in the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition!
”Tuning Superhydrophobic Nanostructures To Enhance Jumping-Droplet Condensation’’ was published in ACS Nano.
”Latent heat of traffic moving from rest’’ was the most-read paper in the New Journal of Physics.
”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.