Wong Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering
Nature Inspirations | Materials Innovation | Improving Life
The Wong Research Group (Spring 2014)
Nature Inspiration: Nepenthes Pitcher Plants
SLIPS: Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces
SLIPS in Action:
SLIPS Sleeve vs Non-SLIPS Coat against Tomato Juice
Nature Inspiration: Coffee Ring Stains
Nanochromatography of Biomolecules and Cells
Our work on slippery rough surfaces has been featured as the top story of the day in the National Science Foundation 360!! The research has also been featured in a number of online media, including Penn State News, Science Daily and Phys.Org! Congratulations!!
Our work on slippery rough surfaces has been published on ACS Nano! Congratulations Simon, Birgitt and Shikuan!!
Birgitt has been awarded the Gabron Fellowship from the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering! Congratulations!!
Jing and Birgitt have won the 3rd place in the Inaugural PPG Industries Research Pitch Competition!! Congratulations!!
Luke Gockowski has won the 2nd place of 2015 Undergraduate Exhibition Award!! Congratulations!! See press release here.
Birgitt Boschitsch has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship! Congratulations!! See press release here.
Dr. Wong and the team have been selected for the DARPA Young Faculty Award! Congratulations! See press release here.
Dr. Wong and the team were featured in the front page of Centre Daily Times!! Congratulations!
Dr. Wong has been named as one of the world's top 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review! Congratulations!!! Dr. Wong would like to express his gratitude to his mentors, collaborators, and the Wong Research Group for the support of the research activities!! See press release here and here.
We welcome our newest group members who join us in the Fall 2014: Lin Wang and Victor Acero!!
We welcome our newest group members who join us in the Summer 2014: Dr. Yu Huang, Luke Gockowski, and Kaylyn Hannon!! Welcome!!
Dr. Wong has been selected as one of the 20 Outstanding Alumni in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong since its establishment in 1994. Congratulations!!!
We welcome our newest group members who join us in the Spring 2014: Houston Claure and Ashlee Palm!! Welcome!!
We welcome our newest group members who join us in the Fall 2013: Dr. Shikuan Yang , Jon Wang, and Lisa Meier! Welcome!!
Dr. Wong and colleagues at Harvard University (Joanna Aizenberg's group)'s work on robust optical transparent slippery surfaces is now published in Nature Communications!
We welcome our new team members who will be joining in the Fall 2013: Dr. Xianming Dai, Dr. Yu Huang, Ryan Sikorski and Birgitt Boschitsch!! Welcome!
We welcome undergraduate researcher, Nathan M. Custodio, to join our group!
Dr Wong's co-edited MRS Bulletin special issue on Interfacial Materials with Special Wettability is now online! Please check it out!
We welcome our first group of undergraduate researchers, Keiko Kato (UIUC, REU 2013) and Alexandre Blois, to join our laboratory!!
Dr. Wong and colleagues at Harvard University (Joanna Aizenberg's group)'s work on mechanical switchable slippery surfaces is now published in Nature Materials!
Dr. Wong is giving an invited lecture on nature-inspired liquid repellent materials at Michigan State University.
Dr. Wong's interview on coffee ring research has been featured in Clinical Chemistry!
Dr. Wong discusses about his work on bioinspired slippery surfaces at the Mechanical Engineering Seminar at Penn State.
Our laboratory is now housed at the Materials Research Institute at the state-of-the-art Millennium Science Complex!
Welcome Jing Wang and Nan Sun to join the Wong Laboratory!
Copyright by Tak-Sing Wong 2013. All rights reserved.
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Materials Research Institute
Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802