June 7, 2021: Our group is hosting four high-school students in the UTD STEM Bridge Summer Camp. Ashley C. Zhang, Andrew J. Chen, Allen Yan, and Oliver Xu are trying to develop bioinspired anti-icing coatings.

May 16, 2020: Our high-school student Annie Zhi is admitted by The University of Chicago. Congratulations!

Feb. 20, 2020: Sponsored by our group, the UTDesign team is making good progress with their project on “Design and Manufacture Surface Coating to Remove Ice on Wind Turbines”. Good luck with our six team members: J Sebastian Arrangoiz, Teresa De Alba, Luis Puente, Logan Williamson, Adam Boissevain, Ian Meneses.

May 3, 2019: Supported by Qorvo, the UTDesign team (LIQUIDYNE) successfully defend their project on “Liquid-Cooled High Power Electronics” under our group’s supervision. Good luck with our six team members: Philip Katterjoh, Ian Field, Farris Khammash, Caitlin Slattery, Samuel Amda, Joseph Watson.

March 29, 2019: Annie Zhi Won the Second Prize of Materials Science in the 2018-19 Texas Science and Engineering Fair. Congratulations! In February, she also won the First Prize in the Dallas Regional Fair as featured by Dallas Morning News! Annie is from the Plano Senior High School and has been working in our lab!

July 27, 2018: Our team won the 1st place prize in the CAST/UTD STEM Bridge Summer Camp. Congratulations to Annie Zhi, Ryan Chen, Anqy Tong, Kathy Cui, and Matthiew Lin!

June 18, 2018: Our group was hosting five kids from local high schools in the CAST/UTD STEM Bridge Summer Camp.

Feb. 8, 2018: Xianming (Simon) Dai served as a judge in the 2018 Plano ISD Science Fair for senior division/high school science projects. Incredible scientific achievements done by future STEM leaders!

Feb. 11, 2017: The Dai group gave Tech Demos of Nature Inspired Liquid Repellent Coatings to local middle and high school students in 2017 National Engineers Week.

Feb. 9, 2017: Xianming (Simon) Dai served as a judge in the 2017 Plano ISD Science Fair for middle and high school students. Glad to see the incredible scientific and engineering achievements of future STEM leaders.