For outstanding and significant contributions to the fields of surface wettability, phase-change heat transfer, and water harvesting.
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).
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
Lei Zhang, Zongqi Guo, Jyotirmoy Sarma, Weiwei Zhao, and Xianming Dai, “Gradient Quasi-Liquid Surface Enabled Self-Propulsion of Highly Wetting Liquids“, Advanced Functional Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202008614 (2021). Video
Xianming (Simon) was invited to give a keynote presentation entitled “Bioinspired Surfaces for Sustainable Water Harvesting” at the ICNMM2020 conference. The recorded video is available for registered attendees.
Our group received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from Army Research Office. Congratulations!
Our group received an industrial grant to create durable self-cleaning coatings. Congratulations!
Xianming (Simon) Dai served as a track chair in the 6th ASME International Conference of Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer.
Our group received an NSF EAGER award. Congratulations!