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

June 11, 2014: Arun’s paper “Superoleophobic surfaces: design criteria and recent studies” is awarded the Best Science Paper Award by the Institute of Civil Engineers.

May 1, 2014: Kevin Golovin is awarded the NDSEG graduate fellowship. Congrats Kevin!

May 1, 2014: Ethan Post is awarded an NSF graduate Fellowship. Congrats Ethan!

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!

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         Latest publications

“The design and applications of superomniphobic surfaces”, NPG Asia Materials (2014) 6, e109. (Link) (Open Access).

“Extreme Light Absorption by Multiple Plasmonic Layers on Upgraded Metallurgical Grade Silicon Solar Cells”, Nano Letters, 2014, 14 (4), 1961–1967. (Link)

“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)


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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