“The phenomenon of water droplets accumulating on a lotus leaf, then rolling off is due to its non-wettable surface. The leaf has tiny hair nanostructures that reduce contact between its surface and water, offering very little resistance to the movement of droplets. Gravity or a gentle movement of the leaf can propel the droplets.” Aritra Ghosh, a Ph.D. student of Professor Constantine Megaridis, spoke to the Times of India about how a curiosity from his childhood lead to his joining Megaridis’ team in developing technology that can potentially revolutionize industries from medical diagnostics to power supply. Most importantly, for people living in extremely arid and water-scarce areas, this technology could change their entire way of living. Read more »

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