The Durable Repellent Engineered Advanced Materials (DREAM) Laboratory

The DREAM Laboratory tackles challenges in sustainability, energy, and engineering through materials innovation. Key material technologies include:

  • Ice repellent surfaces
  • PFAS-free oil repellent chemistries
  • Anti-biofouling coatings
  • Superhydrophobic, superomniphobic and omniphobic surfaces
  • Drag-reducing coatings
  • Fiber composites
  • Coatings for additive manufacturing
  • Adhesion and interfacial mechanics
  • Sensors and smart materials
  • Metamaterials
  • Bug-phobic and insect repellent surfaces
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Surface and interface modification

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Fluorine-free oil repellency



Mechanics of interfaces



Solid liquid interactions

Recent News in the DREAM Lab

Kamran defends his thesis

September 26, 2022

Three new DREAM Lab members

September 26, 2022

Editor’s Highlight

September 22, 2022

LIT µWave Paper Published!

August 31, 2022

Mosquito paper published!

August 12, 2022

Two more BEAMS papers

July 18, 2022

Global SEED Project Featured

June 21, 2022

Snow-phobic surfaces

April 26, 2022

Face Mask Feature

April 12, 2022

Face Mask Paper

April 7, 2022