Managing Moisture with Bio-Inspired Materials
Jonathan Boreyko is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in the Department of Biomedical Engineering & Mechanics. Dr. Boreyko received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from Duke University followed by a postdoc at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His research lies at the intersection of fluid mechanics, phase-change heat transfer, and materials science and has been covered by media such as Science Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, and Discovery Channel Canada. In particular, Dr. Boreyko’s group specializes in designing surfaces that exhibit self-cleaning, anti-moisture, anti-frosting, or low friction properties. He has published 31 journal articles and 3 patents which have been cited over 1,700 times to date. Recent awards won by Dr. Boreyko include the NSF CAREER Award, the Air Force Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, the 2017 Dean’s Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor, and the Non-Tenured Faculty Award from the 3M Company.