Postdocs & PhD candidates
Master & bachelor students
Background: MSc Chemistry science and technology. PhD Material Science and Nanotechnology
Academic interests: Study of interface phenomena and sustainable material alternatives.
Ongoing projects: Project manager in SURFICE (Smart surface design for efficient ice protection and control)
Background: Solid state physics
Academic interests: Fundamental studies on the solid-liquid interaction, and development of wetting-based strategies for real applications
Ongoing projects: Fog harvesting from the atmosphere (WaterHaB project)
Background: Mechanical Engineering, Micro- and nanoscale thermodynamics, Renewable energy
Academic interests: Ice mitigation strategies and their impact on aviation industry. Surface technologies for energy efficiency improvements.
Ongoing projects: Investigations of physics of ice adhesion and the influence on various environmental conditions.
Background: Chemistry and Polymer Science
Academic interests: Stimuli-responsive sustainable materials (degradable recycled, or bio-based) for high impact applications.
Ongoing projects: Development of soft materials with reduced ice adhesion
Background: Industrial Biotechnology
Academic interests: Development, formulation and characterization of drug and medical devices
Ongoing projects: Polysaccharides derivatives: Characterization and implementation as medical devices
Background: Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology, Polymers Science
Academic interests: Sustainable materials for water treatment, Smart polymers
Ongoing projects: Development of innovative materials and technologies for wastewater treatment in the context of appliances
Academic interests: Surface functionalization and characterization, sustainable materials.
Ongoing projects: Polysaccharide-based icephobic materials.
Tseday Hailegiorgis Beshe
Development of a measurement system to investigate ice adhesion on surfaces
March 2022- August 2022
Chitosan-based icephobic hydrogels
May - December 2023
Soft surfaces for anti-icing applications in aeronautics
September 2022- February 2023