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LAB NEWS

  • These News are not updated since Summer 2016. For the latest events, please see the BLOG section of this website instead
  • May 6, 2016. Dr. Nosonovsky presented “Biomimetic Surfaces and Materials for Water-Related Applications” at Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference.
  • May 4, 2016. Nazanin Maani has passed her PhD Preliminary Exam and defended her PhD thesis proposal “Computational Modeling of Biomimetic Surface Microstructure for Blood Flow and Filtration”
  • April 28, 2016. Rahul Ramachandran defended his PhD Thesis “Effects of Surface Topography and Vibrations on Wetting: Superhydrophobicity, Icephobicity, and Corrosion Resistance”
  • April 23, 2016, Student poster by Nazanin Maani and Rahul Ramachandran “Vibrations and spatial patterns in biomimetic surfaces: from the lotus effect to blood clotting control” won “Honorary Mention” (the 4th place) at the CEAS Graduate Student Poster Competition
  • April 16, 2016. Dr. Nosonovsky delivered his talk ““Biomimetic Materials and Surfaces: Water-Related Applications for Water-Centric Cities” at the Water-Centric Cities Conference
  • April 12 2016. The paper “Anti-Icing Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Controlling Entropic Molecular Interactions to Design Novel Icephobic Concrete” by R. Ramachandran. M. Kozhukhova, K. Sobolev, and M. Nosonovsky was published in Entropy 2016, 18(4), 132; doi:10.3390/e18040132
  • March 9, 2016. M. Nosonovsky, “Biomimetic Materials and Surfaces: Water-Related Applications for Water-Centric Cities” was published in UWM Intersections, Vol. 4 pp. 41-58
  • February 2, 2015. Dr. Nosonovsky delivered a presentation at the UWM Global Studies Fallows colloquium “Fellows on Flint”
  • January 1, 2016. Dr. Nosonovsky has joined the Editorial Board of the journal “Surface Topography” (Institute of Physics, UK).
  • December 2015. An interview with Dr. Nosonovsky was published in UWM “Intersections”
  • October 2015, Dr. Nosonovsky recieved ASME Tribology Division Best Reviewer Award.
  • June 5, 2015. Wisconsin University System’s Board of Regents has approved the promotion of Dr. M. Nosonovsky to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure.
  • May 24-26, 2015. Rahul Ramachandran and Dr. Nosonovsky participated in the Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction NICOM5 with a poster and a lecture about the superhydrophobic and icephobic concrete.
  • May 20, 2015. An interview with Dr. Nosonovsky “An American way in science” (in Russian) was published by a Russian journal http://gefter.ru/archive/15193
  • March 1, 2015. Dr. Nosonovsky was selected as the UWM Global Studies Research Fellow 2015/2016 with his project “Biomimetics for water cities”.
  • February 25-27, 2015. Dr. Nosonovsky participated in the The Energy and Materials Research Conference EMR2015 in Madrid, Spain and presented a paper on Superhydrophobicity and icephobicity for energy materials.
  • September 26, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky was interviewed about philosophical and engineering implications of biomimetic materials for Michael Nelson’s podcast show “Midwest Real“.
  • September 2, 2014. Nazanin Maani, a new PhD student and a recepient of CEAS Dean’s fellowship, joined the group and started her research on friction-induced self-organization.
  • August, 2014. A large poster about Dr. Nosonovsky’s work was installed by the CEAS Dean’s office at the 11th floor of the EMS building.
  • July 28 – August 1, 2014. Dr. Michael Nosonovsky delivered two presentations at the The Eights International Conference on Material Technologies and Modeling (MMT-2014) in Ariel University, Israel.
  • July 28, 2014. Paper ““Surface micro/nanotopography, wetting properties and the potential for biomimetic icephobicity of skunk cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus” by R. Ramachandran and M. Nosonovsky published at Royal Society of Chemistry’s Soft Matter (impact factor 4.151). Available on-line under RSC’s open access program.
  • July 22, 2014. Paper ““Beyond Wenzel and Cassie–Baxter: Second-Order Effects on the Wetting of Rough Surfaces” by V Hejazi, A. Moghadam, P. Rohatgi and M. Nosonovsky published in Langmuir (impact factor 4.384).
  • July 12, 2014. Dr. Michael Nosonovsky, as a member of the Executive Committee of the ASME Tribology Division, participated in the ASME Leadership oriantation seminar at Kansas City, MO.
  • July 1, 2014. Dr. Michael Nosonovsky is elected a member at large of the Executive Committee of the ASME Tribology Division for 2014-2019.
  • July 1, 2014. Dr. Vahid Hejazi started his new job as a researched at Rice University. Dr. Vahid Mortazavi started his new job as a researcher at Louisiana State University.
  • May 29, 2014. Rahul Ramachandran presented his poster “Superhydrophobic/oleophilic and hydrophilic/oleophobic porous media” at the 6th International Conference on Porous Media (INTERPORE2014).
  • May 28, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky presented a talk “Superhydrophobic and Icephobic Concrete and Porous Materials” and chaired a session “Imbibition in Nanoporous Media” at the 6th International Conference on Porous Media (INTERPORE2014).
  • May 18, 2014. Dr. Vahid Hejazi and Dr. Vahid Mortazavi were officially “hooded” for their PhD degrees at the UWM 2014 Gold Commencement Ceremony.
  • April 26, 2014. Paper ““Vibro-levitation and inverted pendulum: parametric resonance in vibrating droplets and soft materials” by R. Ramachandran and M. Nosonovsky published at Royal Society of Chemistry’s Soft Matter (impact factor 4.151). Available on-line under RSC’s open access program.
  • April 26, 2014. Rahul Ramachandran presented his poster “Biomimetics in icephobic surfaces and non-wetting systems: from bouncing droplets to smart materials” at UWM CEAS student posters content.
  • April 21, 2014. Vahid Mortazavi defended his PhD thesis “Modeling Instabilities and Self-Organization at the Frictional Interface.”
  • April 15, 2014. Rahul Ramachandran presented his doctoral thesis proposal “Non-adhesive Surfaces: Superhydrophobicity, Icephobicity, Corrosion Inhibition, and Water-oil Separation.”
  • April 1, 2014. Vahid Hejazi defended his PhD thesis “Wetting, Superhydrophobicity, and Icephobicity in Biomimetic Composite Materials.”
  • February 2014. The book M. Nosonovsky and B. Bhushan, Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and Hierarchical Surfaces: Friction, Superhydrophobicity, and Biomimetics was published in China by Peking University Press as 多尺度耗散机制与分级表面——摩擦、超疏水性与仿生, ISBN: 978-7-301-22712-1
  • December 2013. Congratulations to Vahid Hejazi, who recieved CEAS Student Research Award
  • Book by P. R. Menezes, S.P. Ingole, M. Nosonovsky, S. Kailas, M.R. Lovell, M.R. (Eds.) Tribology for Scientists and Engineers published by Springer
  • October 24, 2013. “Engineers Turn to Nature to Create Surfaces that Keep Themselves Clean & Dry” with M. Nosonovsky aired on WUWM Radio in Vice Chancellor Tom Luljak’s program “UWM Today”
  • October 23, 2013 Md Haider Ali defended his MSc thesis “Gait and Locomotion Analysis for Tribological Applications.”
  • August 23, 2013. “Super-surfaces suggested by nature
    Super-surfaces suggested by nature”
    by Laura L. Hunt featured Tyler Hurd from Pentiar and Prof. M. Nosonovsky (Photo by Troye Fox)
  • August 2013. Proposal by P. K. Rohatgi and M. Nosonovsky “Advanced design and novel In-situ synthesis of self-cleaning and wear resistant metallic surfaces for water industry components” got funded by NSF for $199k.
  • July 2013. Book by M. Nosonovsky & V. Mortazavi Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact published by CRC Press
  • March 2013. Two doctoral sudents, Vahid Mortazavi and Vahid Hejazi, got UWM Dissertator Fellowship
  • February 2013. Dr. Nosonovsky received CEAS Excellence in Research Award as “a highly successful, productive and original scholar with an impressive publication record. He performs outstanding cutting-edge research in various areas of mechanics of materials related to surface science and tribology”.
  • September 2012. A proposal by K. Sobolev, M. Nosonovsky and others “Anti-Icing and De-Icing Superhydrophobic Concrete to Improve the Safety on Critical Elements of Roadway Pavements and Bridges” was funded by National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research (CFIRE)
  • August 2012. Dr. M. Nosonovsky delivered two invited presentatations at the MMT2002 conference in Ariel University, Israel,
  • August 7, 2012. Dr. M. Nosonovsky delivered a seminar on Biomimetic Surfaces at Tel Aviv University
  • July 2012. Mr. Sombath Bounket, one of the best MPS teachers, measures CA hysteresis in the PI’s lab during his training under the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) project. In Fall 2012 he will use his knowledge to teach high-school students about the biomimetic surfaces
  • PERSONAL / EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: HISTORY, EPIGRAPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, ART, AND CINEMA (selected items, see some publications also at https://uwm.academia.edu/MichaelNosonovsky)

  • September 10, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky conducted an interview with Prof. Stuart Rojstaczer, the America’s “grade inflation tzar”, about his new book “The Mathematitian’s Shiva” and other issues for the UWM’s Stahl Center for Jewish studies series of Interviews With Guest Speakers (video posted at http://www4.uwm.edu/jewishstudies/media/index.cfm).
  • August 23, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky played an episode role of a Russian policeman (Major Pristavalov) in the Russian TV sequel Shef-3 (photo with Anderey Chubchenko playing colonel Rastorguyev)
  • August, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky participated in the field schools on Hebrew Epigraphy in Ludza (Latvia) and Birzai (Lithuania) organized by the Sefer – the Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization and delivered lectures there about the genre of Hebrew epitaph (lecture in Russian, video will be posted, please see also this clip at).
  • February, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky’s paper Спор Ньютона с Лейбницем и оккультные корни науки (“The Newton-Leibnitz Controversy and the Occult Roots of the Scientific Revolution”, Russian) published in the The Seven Arts Almanach
  • January, 2014. Dr. Nosonovsky’s paper “Алтер Эсселин, грустный еврейский поэт из Милуоки: “Их либ дос просте ворт…”” (“Alter Esselin, a Melancholic Yiddish poet from Milwaukee: Chob Lib dos Proste Vort”) published at Evreyskaya Starina.
  • October 17, 2013. Dr. Nosonovsky delivered a lecture “Hebrew Epitaphs from Eastern Europe: Connecting the Sacral and Mundane Worlds” at the seminar “Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism” of the Theology Department, Marquette University
  • February 25, 2013. Dr. Nosonovsky featured in “Евреи Карибского моря” (“[A lecture by M. Nosonovsky about] The Jews of the Caribbean Sea”, in Russian) by Lev Usyskin
  • January 15, 2013. Dr. Nosonovsky delivered a lecture “The Jews of the Caribbean Sea” in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • January 14, 2013. Dr. Nosonovsky played an episode role of a Russian policeman in the Russian TV sequel Shef-2
  • January 2012 “New Findings at the Old Jewish Community of Hunts Bay, Jamaica: Hebrew Epitaphs as a Historical and Anthropological Source” In Studia Anthropologica Mikhail Chlenov’s Festschrift (Eds. A. Fedorchuk & S. Chlenova, Moscow-Jerusalem, Gesharim, 2010) 112-132 by Dr. M Nosonovsky published on-line, see PDF
  • M. Nosonovsky, “Folk beliefs, mystics and superstitions in Ashkenazi and Karaite tombstone inscriptions from Ukraine,” Markers, 26, 2009, 120-147 PDF
  • M.Nosonovsky, “Judeo-Turkic Encounters in Hebrew Epitaphs from Ukraine: Naming Patterns” in A Tribute to Omelian Pritsak (Sakarya University Press, Sakarya, Turkey, 2007) pp.283-301
  • M. Nosonovsky, “The scholastic lexicon in Ashkenazi Hebrew and orthography,” Pinkas. Journal of the Culture and History of East European Jewry (Vilnius, Zara, 2008) Vol. 2, pp 53-76
  • M. Nosonovsky, “The Karaite Community in Derażne and its Leader Hazzan Joseph ben Yeshu’ah”, Eastern European Karaites in the Last Generations, ed. by Dan D.Y. Shapira and Daniel J. Lasker, Ben-Zvi Institute and the Center for the Study of Polish Jewry and its Culture, Jerusalem 2011, pp. 17-35 PDF
  • My favorite historical period is the 17th century — the new Axial Age /Achsenzeit