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Date:12/6/2010

ur colleagues at Drexel and MIT to construct surfaces that resemble the structure of plant leaves. These biomimetic structures can be used for basic scientific studies as well as the development of novel water-repellent surfaces and micro/nano scale heat pipes."

Funding for the research comes from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation, and the Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the University of Maryland. James Culver's work is conducted in collaboration with Purdue University professor Michael Harris.

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Reza Ghodssi's Profile: http://www.ece.umd.edu/~ghodssi/

James Culver's Profile: http://www.umbi.umd.edu/cbr/faculty-directory/culver/

Chunsheng Wang: http://www.ench.umd.edu/facstaff/faculty/cwang.html

Konstantinos Gerasopoulos Profile: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~kgeras/

Matthew McCarthy Profile: http://www.mem.drexel.edu/people/matthewmccarthy.php

Xilin Chen: http://www.chbe.umd.edu/cswang/groupmembers/xilin/index.html

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