Kota Research Group

 

We leverage our strength in surface science to conduct both fundamental and applied research in the areas of bio-inspired and bio-compatible surfaces, super-repellent surfaces, chemically patterned surfaces, and stimuli-responsive surfaces. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and it addresses some of the key issues in the areas of membrane separations, phase change heat transfer, icephobicity, droplet fluid mechanics, open channel microfluidics, microrobots, hemocompatibility and sensors. Checkout our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvEIKTsJkaK9kEqw5cSm6Bw

Selected Publications

Recent Group News

Dec 2016 Sanli and Vicki’s work on Hemocompatibility of superhemophobic titania surfaces got published in Advanced Healthcare Materials. Congratulations!


Dec 2016 Sanli has passed her PhD preliminary examination. Congratulations!


Dec 2016 Hamed has passed his PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!


Nov 2016 Darryl and Wei’s work on Durable gels with ultra-low adhesion to ice got published in Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Congratulations!


Oct 2016 Matt C won the Gary Olson scholarship. Congratulations!


Aug 2016 Lewis won 1st prize for best poster at the ACS Young Talent in Colorado and Beyond. Congratulations!


Aug 2016 Matt C won the NSF Bridge to Doctorate scholarship. Congratulations!


Aug 2016 Matt C has joined the group as a Doctoral student. Welcome!


Aug 2016 Hamed and Wei’s work on Free-standing, flexible superomniphobic films got published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!


Jul 2016 Karsten and Wei’s work on Superhydrophobic coatings with edible materials got published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. Congratulations!


Jul 2016 Sanli’s work on Tunable superomniphobic surfaces for sorting droplets by surface tension got published in Lab on a Chip. Congratulations!


Summer 2016 Kota research group conducted outreach workshops on Engineering Surface Science for underrepresented (primarily African American & Hispanic) high school students from the Denver public school district.


May 2016 The senior design team (Nick, Abdullah, Turki, Mike, Cassie) has won 3rd best prize for senior design project. Congratulations!


Apr 2016 Sanli won people’s choice award for best presentation at the CSU Ventures Innovation Symposium. Congratulations!


Mar 2016 Prof. Kota received the US Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Award. Congratulations!


Feb 2016 Prof. Kota received the Teaching Excellence Award from the School of Biomedical Engineering at CSU. Congratulations!


Jan 2016 Sravanthi has joined the group as a Masters student. Welcome!


Dec 2015 Sanli has passed her PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!


Aug 2015 Lewis is now a Masters student. Congratulations!


Jul 2015 Darryl successfully defended his Masters thesis. Congratulations!


Summer 2015 Kota research group conducted outreach workshops on Engineering Surface Science for underrepresented (primarily women and African American) freshmen engineering students, underrepresented (primarily African American & Hispanic) high school students from the Denver public school district and Native American middle school and high school students from TriUte reservations.


Mar 2015 Anudeep has joined the group as a Masters student. Welcome!


Jan 2015 Hamed has joined the group as a Doctoral student. Welcome!


Jun 2014 Prof. Kota’s paper on Superoleophobic Surfaces has been awarded the Best Science Paper Award by the Institution of Civil Engineers.


Summer 2014 Kota research group conducted an outreach workshop on Engineering and Surface Science for underrepresented (primarily African American) high school students from the Poudre school district.


May 2014 Dr. Wei Wang has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher. Welcome!


May 2014 Lewis has joined the group as a Bachelors student. Welcome!


April 2014 Darryl received the “Outstanding Senior Researcher” award from the Department of Mechanical Engineering @ CSU. Congratulations!


January 2014 Sanli has joined the group as a Doctoral student. Welcome!


November 2013 Ari, Tia, Karsten and Robbie have joined the group as Bachelors students. Welcome!


November 2013 Darryl has joined the group as Masters student. Welcome!

S. Pan, A. K. Kota, A. Tuteja, “Superomniphobic surfaces for effective chemical shielding,” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135, p. 578 (2013).


S. P. R. Kobaku, A. K. Kota, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja, “Patterned superomniphobic-superomniphilic surfaces: Templates for site-selective self-assembly,” Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51, p. 10109 (2012).


A. K. Kota, G. Kwon, W. Choi, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja, “Hygro-responsive membranes for effective oil-water separation,” Nature Communications, 3, 1025 (2012).


G. Kwon, A. K. Kota, Y. Li, A. Sohani, J. M. Mabry, A. Tuteja, “On-demand Separation of Oil-Water Mixtures,” Advanced Materials, 24, p. 3666 (2012).

Research Overview

Superomniphobic

Surfaces

Open Channel

Microfluidics & Sensors

Hemocompatible

Surfaces

Deicing

Surfaces

Openings: We are always looking for highly motivated postdocs and students. Email if you need more information about the group.