Selected Research Activities

  • Wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings
  • Super hydrophobic and icephobic coatings
  • Microbial corrosion-resistant graphene coatings
  • Abrasion/erosion resistant coatings
  • Anti-microbial surface treatments
  • Drug eluting coatings

Research Highlights

TiO2 nanotube coatings processed via electrochemical treatment for improved bone healing.


Conformal coating of few-layer graphene film on Ni foam using a chemical vapor deposition process.


A-Carbide/oxide coating on metal showing ice resistance; B-Competing coating showing ice formation.


A-Schematic of hydrophobic/hydrophilic surfaces; B-Superhydrophobic carbide/oxide coating on metal substrate (AP-CVD & nanospray)


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From laboratory research to practical applications - SERC partners with researchers and industry to solve real-world surface engineering challenges.

Dr. Grant Crawford
Director, SERC
(605) 394-5133

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