Polymers, Surfaces and Interfaces (PSI - ψ) group

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Prof. Anish Tuteja

Email: atuteja@umich.edu

Office: Bldg. 10, Room A185, NCRC

Phone: 734-615-2972

March 1, 2014: Prof. Tuteja wins the NSF CAREER award. More details here.

Dec. 2, 2013: Kevin and Duck Hyun’s work on fabricating transparent, omniphobic surfaces is published in Angewandte Chemie. Congrats guys! (Link)

Dec. 1, 2013: Gibum wins the 2013 MRS Silver Graduate Student Award!! Congratulations Gibum! (Link)

Oct. 1, 2013: Ethan Post, Matt Boban and Ahmet Mazacioglu, incoming Ph.D. students, join the PSI group.

Sept. 1, 2013: Dr. Arun Kota starts as an Assistant Professor at Colorado State University! Congrats Arun!! Link to Arun’s webpage here.

May 9, 2013: Inside Science TV (American Institute of Physics) interviews us regarding our work on Omniphobic Surfaces. See video here.

March 1, 2013: Gibum Kwon is awarded the Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship which “supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing”. Gibum was the only MSE student to be awarded this fellowship. Congrats Gibum!

December 24, 2012: Chemical and Engineering News highlights our work on oil-water separation as one of the top research discoveries of the year 2012. (Link)

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         Latest publications

“Transparent, Flexible, Superomniphobic Surfaces with Ultra-Low Contact Angle Hysteresis”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Vol. 52, Issue 49, 13007–13011, December 2, 2013 (Link)

“Amphiphilic Colloidal Surfactants Based on Electrohydrodynamic Co-jetting”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2013, 5 (21), pp 11281–11287 (Link)

“High-efficiency, ultrafast separation of emulsified oil–water mixtures”, NPG Asia Materials, Arun K. Kota and Anish Tuteja #, 2013, 5, e58; doi:10.1038/am.2013.34 (Link)

“Superomniphobic Surfaces: Design and Durability”, MRS Bulletin, Arun K. Kota, Wonjae Choi #, and Anish Tuteja #, 2013, 38, 5, 383-390. (Link)

“Superoleophobic surfaces: design criteria and recent studies”, Arun K. Kota, Joseph M. Mabry, and Anish Tuteja #, Surface Innovations, 2013, 1, 2, 71-83 (Link)

Superomniphobic Surfaces for Effective Chemical Shielding”, Journal of the American Chemical Society (Link)


The ψ group is focused on using polymers to address some of the key challenges in the areas of renewable energy and environmental science. Particular areas of interest include Superoleophobic surfaces, Superhydrophobic Surfaces, Ice-Repellent Surfaces, Membranes, Polymer Nanocomposites, Thermoelectrics, Solar Cells, and Liquid-liquid Separations.

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