Superhydrophobic surfaces - From lab to real life applications 

[Recorded webinar]

Recent years have witnessed a tremendous growth in the design and preparation of superhydrophobic surfaces due to their broad application potential in self-cleaning, anti-fouling, anti-icing, drag reduction, enhanced thermal transfer, and other applications.

In this webinar you will learn more about:

  • The basics of superhydrophobicity, and describe factors that hinder their use in real-world applications.
  • Mechanical abrasion - the need for standardization of wear and durability testing.
  • How to carry out advancing and receding contact angle measurement on superhydrophobic surfaces

Aired:17 November 2016
37 mins.

Presenter - Prof. Robin Ras

Robin Ras is leading the Soft Matter and Wetting group at Aalto University, Helsinki Finland. He obtained in 2003 a PhD degree in Bioscience Engineering–Chemistry from University of Leuven (Belgium). In 2004 he started as postdoc in the lab of Prof. Olli Ikkala. In 2013 he was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics.

His research interests include water-repellent surfaces, fluorescent metal nanoclusters, responsive polymers, nanocellulose and aerogels.





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