A material science researcher’s drive to ice-, barnacle-, and kid-proof coatings
Excelling at repelling
Durable coating kills the COVID virus and other germs in minutes
Polyurethane locks in the antimicrobial power of tea tree and cinnamon oils. The new technology could start making public spaces safer within a year.
Spray-on coating could make solar panels snow-resistant
Cold-weather-friendly formula foils snow/ice accumulation in Alaska test.
Ice-proofing big structures with a “beautiful demonstration of mechanics”
‘You’re missing a trick,’ mechanical engineer tells materials scientist.
“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes
Clear surface repels all liquids
A self-healing, water-repellant coating that’s ultra durable
This coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts and could enable waterproofing of vehicles, clothing, rooftops and countless other surfaces.