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Jonathan Boreyko

Jonathan Boreyko

Dr. Jonathan Boreyko is a Research Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. He received B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics in 2007 from Trinity College and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in 2012 from Duke University. Jonathan is the first-author on over 10 journal articles and his research has been featured by The New York Times, Science, Discovery Channel, and on the cover of Physical Review Letters.

Research Areas

  • Dynamics of condensation and frost on micro/nanostructured surfaces exhibiting special wettability
  • Using water droplets as a platform for synthetic biology
  • Wetting and dewetting transitions of droplets on surfaces
  • Phase-change heat transfer systems, including vapor chambers and thermal diodes

Selected Publications

J.B. Boreyko, B.R. Srijanto, T.D. Nguyen, C. Vega, M. Fuentes-Cabrera, and C.P. Collier, “Dynamic Defrosting on Nanostructured Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir 29, 9516 (2013).

J.B. Boreyko, P. Mruetusatorn, S.A. Sarles, S.T. Retterer, and C.P. Collier, “Evaporation-Induced Buckling and Fission of Microscale Droplet Interface Bilayers,” J. Amer. Chem. Soc. 135, 5545 (2013).

J.B. Boreyko and C.P. Collier, “Delayed Frost Growth on Jumping-Drop Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” ACS Nano 7, 1618 (2013).

J.B. Boreyko, Y. Zhao, and C.H. Chen, “Planar jumping-drop thermal diodes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 234105 (2011).

J.B. Boreyko, C.H. Baker, C.R. Poley, and C.H. Chen, “Wetting and Dewetting Transitions on Hierarchical Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Langmuir 27, 7502 (2011).

J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Self-Propelled Dropwise Condensate on Superhydrophobic Surfaces,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 184501 (2009).

J.B. Boreyko and C.H. Chen, “Restoring Superhydrophobicity of Lotus Leaves with Vibration-Induced Dewetting,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 174502 (2009).


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