Xianming (Simon) has been selected for the Outstanding Early Career Award at the 1st µFIP conference (former ICNMM series).

For outstanding and significant contributions to the fields of surface wettability, phase-change heat transfer, and water harvesting.

µFIP Outstanding Early Career Award

This award recognizes a researcher early in their career whose emerging work on mini-, micro- and nanoscale flow or interfacial phenomena and/or systems represents an exceptional contribution to current and future directions of research in this field. Nominees should have completed their graduate degree no more than 10 years prior to the year of nomination (i.e., no earlier than May 2011).

Our four-year work entitled “Hydrophilic slippery surface enabled coarsening effect for rapid water harvesting” is published in Cell Reports Physical Science. Congratulations!

The ideas are creative, and they made a series of observations in the laboratory that allowed them to understand the underlying physics and its potential applications.

Zongqi Guo, Lei Zhang, Deepak Monga, Howard A. Stone, and Xianming Dai, “Hydrophilic Slippery Surface Enabled Coarsening Effect for Rapid Water Harvesting“, Cell Reports Physical Science, DOI: 10.1016/j.xcrp.2021.100387 (2021). Video