Research Overview


NLBB 2014 Newsletter


Examples of Research Programs


 1.  Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and  Hierarchical Surfaces

 2. Biomimetics   Bioinspired Hierarchical-Structured Surfaces for Green Science and Technology

 3. Biomimetics: Lessons from Nature - an Overiew

 4. Natural and biomimetic artificial surfaces for superhydrophobicity, self-cleaning, low adhesion, and drag reduction

 5. Micro-, Nano- and Hierarchical Structures for Superhydrophobicity, Self-cleaning and Low Adhesion

 6. Fluid Drag Reduction with Shark-Skin Riblet Inspired Microstructured Surfaces

 7. Discovery of riblets in a bird beak (Rynchops) for low fluid drag 

 8. Rice and Butterfly Wing Effect Inspired Low Drag and Antifouling Surfaces: A Review

 9. Mechanically Durable, Superoleophobic Coatings Prepared by Layer-by-Layer Technique for Anti-smudge and Oil-Water Separation

10. Bioinspired, Roughness-induced, Water and Oil Super-philic and Super-phobic Coatings Prepared by Adaptable Layer-by-Layer Technique

11. Durable Superoleophobic Polypropylene Surfaces

12. Mechanically durable, superomniphobic coatings prepared by layer-bylayer technique for self-cleaning and anti-smudge

13. Fabrication techniques for bioinspired, mechanically-durable, superliquiphobic surfaces for water, oil, and surfactant repellency

14. Bioinspired Materials for Water Supply and Management: Water Collection, Water Purification and Separation of Water from Oil

15. Bioarchitecture: Bioinspired Art and Architecture - A Perspective



  1. Nanotribology and Nanomechanics in Nano/biotechnology
  2. MEMS/NEMS and BioMEMS/BioNEMS Materials and Devices and Biomimetics



  1. Nanotribology: Friction, Wear and Lubrication at the Atomic Scale
  2. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Nanomaterials Characterization
  3. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies and Applications to Bio/nanotechnology and Biomimetics



AFM-Based Data Recording

  1. Nanotribology and Nanomechanics of AFM Probe-Based Data Recording Technology
  2. AFM Probe-Based Data Recording Technology


Beauty Care

  1. Biophysics of Human Hair

  2. Biophysics of Skin and Its Treatments

  3. Nanoscale Characterization of Human Hair and Hair Conditioners

  4. Nanotribology of Human Hair and Conditioner and Skin Cream Using AFM and Nanoindentation

  6. Nanotribological and Nanomechanical Properties of Skin With and Without Cream Treatment Using Atomic Force Microscopy and Nanoindentation

  7. Nanotribology of Skin Cream Using AFM and Nanoindentation


Aging in Li-Ion Batteries

  1. Multi-Scale Characterization Studies of Aged Li-Ion Large Format Cells for Improved Performance: An Overview
  2. Aging Mechanisms in Li-Ion Batteries



NLBB Research Overview