Dr. Boreyko's CV

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8/21/17: Congrats to Megan Mulroe and Farzad Ahmadi, whose research on jumping-droplet condensation made the front page of VT News!

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

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Journal Publications (by year)

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  1. M.D. Mulroe, B.R. Srijanto, S.F. Ahmadi, C.P. Collier, and J.B. Boreyko, “Tuning Superhydrophobic Nanostructures to Enhance Jumping-Droplet Condensation,” ACS Nano 11, 8499-8510 (2017).
  2. J.B. Boreyko, P.M. Caveney, S.E. Norred, C.W. Chin, S.T. Retterer, M.L. Simpson, and C.P. Collier, “Synthetic Biology in Aqueous Compartments at the Micro- and Nanoscale,” MRS Advances DOI: 10.1557/adv.2017.489 (2017).
  3. K.R. Murphy, W.T. McClintic, K.C. Lester, C.P. Collier, and J.B. Boreyko, “Dynamic Defrosting on Scalable Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 9, 24308–24317 (2017).
  4. K.F. Wiedenheft, H.A. Gao, X. Qu, J.B. Boreyko, F. Liu, K. Zhang, F. Eid, A. Choudhury, Z. Li, and C.H. Chen, “Hotspot cooling with jumping-drop vapor chambers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 141601 (2017). [PDF] [SI]
    [Front cover of Volume 110, Issue 14] [Featured in AIP Publishing: “Jumping Droplets Extinguish Unpredictable Hotspots in Electronics”]
  5. S. Nath, S.F. Ahmadi, and J.B. Boreyko, “A Review of Condensation Frosting,” Nanoscale Microscale Thermophys. Eng. 21, 81–101 (2017). [PDF]
  6. P.M. Caveney, S.E. Norred, C.W. Chin, J.B. Boreyko, B.S. Razooky, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and M.L. Simpson, “Resource Sharing Controls Gene Expression Bursting,” ACS Synth. Biol. 6 , 334-343 (2017). [PDF] [SI]


  1. S. Nath and J.B. Boreyko, “On Localized Vapor Pressure Gradients Governing Condensation and Frost Phenomena,” Langmuir 32, 8350-8365 (2016). [PDF] [SI]
  2. J.B. Boreyko, R.R. Hansen, K.R. Murphy, S. Nath, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Controlling condensation and frost growth with chemical micropatterns,” Sci. Rep. 6, 19131 (2016).
    [Featured in Popular Science: “Desert Beetle Teaches Scientists about how Frost Forms”]
    [Featured on Discovery Channel Canada: Daily Planet, Jan. 22]


  1. X. Qu, J.B. Boreyko, F. Liu, R.L. Agapov, N.V. Lavrik, S.T. Retterer, J.J. Feng, C.P. Collier, and C.H. Chen, “Self-propelled sweeping removal of dropwise condensate,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 221601 (2015). [PDF]
  2. P. Mruetusatorn, G. Polizos, P.G. Datskos, G. Taylor, S.A. Sarles, J.B. Boreyko, D.G.Hayes, and C.P. Collier, “Control of Membrane Permeability in Air-Stable Droplet Interface Bilayers,” Langmuir 31, 4224-4231 (2015). [PDF] [SI]
  3. S.E. Norred, P.M. Caveney, S.T. Retterer, J.B. Boreyko, J.D. Fowlkes, C.P. Collier, and M.L. Simpson, “Sealable Femtoliter Chamber Arrays for Cell-free Biology,” J. Vis. Exp. (97), e52616, doi:10.3791/52616 (2015). [Video] [PDF] [SI]


  1. R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and N.V. Lavrik, “Length Scale Selects Directionality of Droplets on Vibrating Pillar Ratchet,” Adv. Mater. Interfaces 1, 1400337 (2014). [PDF] [Front Cover]
  2. R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and N.V. Lavrik, “Length scale of Leidenfrost ratchet switches droplet directionality,” Nanoscale 6, 9293–9299 (2014). [PDF] [SI]
  3. J.B. Boreyko, G. Polizos, P.G. Datskos, S.A. Sarles, and C.P. Collier, “Air-stable droplet interface bilayers on oil-infused surfaces,Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111, 7588–7593 (2014). [PDF] [SI] [Featured in Civil Engineering: “Technique Furthers Water-Harvesting Possibilities”]
  4. P. Mruetusatorn, J.B. Boreyko, G.A. Venkatesan, S.A. Sarles, D.G. Hayes, and C.P. Collier, “Dynamics morphologies of microscale droplet interface bilayers,” Soft Matter 10, 2530–2538 (2014). [PDF] [SI] [Back Cover]
  5. R.L. Agapov, J.B. Boreyko, D.P. Briggs, B.R. Srijanto, S.T. Retterer, C.P. Collier, and N.V. Lavrik, “Asymmetric Wettability of Nanostructures Directs Leidenfrost Droplets,” ACS Nano 8, 860–867 (2014). [PDF] [SI] [Correction: ACS Nano 8, 1949–1950 (2014).] [PDF]


  1. J.B. Boreyko and C.P. Collier, “Dewetting Transitions on Superhydrophobic Surfaces: When Are Wenzel Drops Reversible?J. Phys. Chem. C 117, 18084–18090 (2013). [PDF] [SI]
  2. J.B. Boreyko, B.R. Srijanto, T.D. Nguyen, C. Vega, M. Fuentes-Cabrera, and C.P. Collier, “Dynamic Defrosting on Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir 29, 9516–9524 (2013). [PDF] [SI] [Featured in Langmuir’s ‘Most Read Articles’ for July 2013]
  3. J.B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatorn, S.A. Sarles, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Evaporation-Induced Buckling and Fission of Microscale Droplet Interface Bilayers,”  J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 135, 5545–5548 (2013). [PDF] [SI]
  4. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Vapor chambers with jumping-drop liquid return from superhydrophobic condensers,” Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer 61, 409–418 (2013). [PDF]
  5. J.B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatorn, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Aqueous two-phase microdroplets with reversible phase transitions,” Lab Chip 13, 1295–1301 (2013). [PDF]
  6. J.B. Boreyko and C.P. Collier, “Delayed Frost Growth on Jumping-Drop Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” ACS Nano 7, 1618–1627 (2013). [PDF] [SI]
    [Highlighted article: “Giving Frost on Superhydrophobic Surfaces the Cold Shoulder,” ACS Nano 7, 883 (2013).] [PDF]


  1. J.B. Boreyko, Y. Zhao, and C.H. Chen, “Planar jumping-drop thermal diodes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 234105 (2011). [PDF] [Featured in Mechanical Engineering: “Jumping Droplets Make a Heat Trap”] [PDF]
  2. J.B. Boreyko, C.H. Baker, C.R. Poley, and C.H. Chen, “Wetting and Dewetting Transitions on Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir 27, 7502–7509 (2011). [PDF] [SI]


  1. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Self-propelled jumping drops on superhydrophobic surfaces,” Phys. Fluids 22, 091110 (2010). [PDF]


  1. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Self-Propelled Dropwise Condensate on Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 184501 (2009). [PDF]
    [Editor’s Choice in Science: “Up, Up and Away” 326, 917 (2009)] [PDF]
    [Featured on Discovery Channel (Canada): Super Slo-Mo Tuesdays, Nov. 3]
  2. J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Restoring Superhydrophobicity of Lotus Leaves with Vibration-Induced Dewetting,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 174502 (2009). [PDF] [SI] [Front Cover]
    [Featured in Oct. 27th NY Times: “Vibrations Keep Water Out of Lotus Leaves”]