Microplastics in our clothing is responsible for 35% of microplastics in aquatic systems. The goal of the project is to find coatings or material changes would minimize the release of microplastics while washing.
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Research Focus: Materials
Yizhi’s research is on photothermal ice nucleation inhibiting coatings for improved clean energy equity.
A smart, next-generation de-icing technology that combines ice sensors, heaters, and a novel de-icing coating that can keep turbine blades ice-free using less than 1% of the power that current solutions use.