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6/25/19: Prof. Boreyko has received the 2019 Outstanding Early Career Award from ASME ICNMM.

6/19/19: Can plants sneeze? Read our new paper featured on the cover of the Journal of the Royal Society Interface to find out! Congrats to NIFI students Saurabh, Farzad, Stuti, and Caitlin! Also, a big thanks to our collaborators Hope and David!

6/18/19: Prof. Boreyko has received the Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russell Johnston, Jr., Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the ASEE.

6/18/19: Our paper on freezing bubbles has been published in Nature Communications! Congrats to Farzad, Saurabh, and Christian, and to our collaborator Pengtao.

5/29/19: Congrats to Lance for winning an undergraduate research scholarship from the Virginia Space Grant Consortium!

5/29/19: Congrats to Hyunggon for winning the Outstanding Poster Award at the 2019 Soft Matter and Biological Physics Symposium!

5/13/19: A huge congrats to Farzad for successfully defending his PhD thesis! Farzad is not only NIFI's first PhD, he also won this year's Outstanding CoE Doctoral Student Award. Farzad, thanks for all you've done over the past 5 years, and for setting the bar high for the NIFI lab!

5/7/19: Congrats to Pranav for winning 1st-place MS student for the Torgerson Research Excellence Award!

4/15/19: Congrats to Kaavya for winning the Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Research Award!

4/3/19: Our paper on how surface orientation affects jumping-droplet condensation has been published in Joule. Congrats to Ranit for getting accepted in this prestigious new journal by Cell Press! Also, congrats to undergraduate co-authors Austin and Joshua for getting two papers published in the same week!

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This artwork represents our desire to draw inspiration from nature to develop novel technologies and systems.

NIFI Group, Summer 2017.

Our work was featured on the front cover of Applied Physics Letters!

Prof. Boreyko has won the NSF CAREER Award from the Thermal Transport Processes program for his proposal on engineering synthetic mangrove trees for water harvesting applications.  

Farzad, Grady, and Saurabh were national finalists in the 2017 Collegiate Inventors Competition!

”Tuning Superhydrophobic Nanostructures To Enhance Jumping-Droplet Condensation’’ was published in ACS Nano.

”Latent heat of traffic moving from rest’’ was the most-read paper in the New Journal of Physics.

”Dynamic Defrosting on Scalable Superhydrophobic Surfaces’’ was published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.


The Nature-Inspired Fluids & Interfaces Lab is led by Dr. Jonathan Boreyko. Inspired by nature's design for animals, plants, and the weather, our group's research involves characterizing unexplored phenomena and designing innovative materials and systems. Our research is a multi-disciplinary combination of fluids dynamics, heat transfer, interfacial phenomena, materials science, and renewable energy.