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Hadi Ghasemi’s Frog-Inspired Adaptive Surface Places in the Top Ten at NASA iTech Competition

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Audrey Grayson

Bill D. Cook Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering Hadi Ghasemi is freezing out the competition at the NASA iTech Cycle 2. Inspired by North American wood frogs, Ghasemi invented a new anti-icing material that can withstand critically low temperatures, earning him a spot as a Top Ten finalist in the NASA competition.

Learn more about Ghasemi’s anti-icing material at https://www.egr.uh.edu/news/201705/north-american-wood-frog-inspires-hadi-ghasemi-invent-new-adaptive-surface

Read the full press release on the NASA iTech Cycle 2 Top Ten finalists at https://www.nasa.gov/offices/oct/feature/top-ten-2017-nasa-itech-finalists-announced

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