Welcome to the Frechette Lab

Our group studies materials at interfaces to address outstanding issues in the fields of adhesion, surface chemistry, wetting, and material science. Interfaces are a region in space where two phases meet (e.g. solid-liquid, liquid-liquid), and controlling interfacial properties is necessary for multiple emerging technologies. In the laboratory students are trained to develop tools, perform experiments that probe poorly understood phenomena, and model their results to enable broad uptake of the fundamental and technological implications of our findings.

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