Low Cost Large Area Microtextured Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Low Cost Large Area Microtextured Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Objective

To develop water repellent surfaces for anti-icing, corrosion protection, anti-fogging, anti-fouling and drag reduction

Why It Matters

  • Aircraft anti-icing
  • Corrosion protection
  • Anti-fogging, Anti-fouling
  • Drag reduction, friction control
  • Self-cleaning surfaces
  • Solar panel protection

Recent Accomplishments

  • Received National Science Foundation grant for feasibility study
  • Published five research papers in peer reviewed scientific journals on superhydrophobic surfaces
  • Graduated one Ph.D. student with another carrying out doctoral dissertation
  • Initial data on ice mitigation published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Clients

  • NASA Langley Research Center
  • NASA HQ

Participants / Collaborators

  • National Institute of Aerospace
  • University of Virginia

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