• Research

    Interfacial fluid mechanics
    Surface wettability of micro/nano-structured materials
    Phase-change heat transfer (condensation, frost, evaporation, and boiling)
    Biomimetic engineering
    Water and energy harvesting
    Droplet dynamics
    Synthetic trees

  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    2020-Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2019-2020, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2014-2019, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics, Virginia Tech
    2014, Research Scientist, Bredesen Center, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
    2012-2014, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    2007-2012, Graduate Research Assistant, Duke University

  • Awards and Honors

    2017 – Leader in Research Award, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech
    2017 – Outstanding new Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Dean’s Award, Virginia Tech
    2017 – NSF CAREER Award, NSF-CBET – Thermal Transport Processes
    2016 – Young Investigator Program Award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
    2016 – Leader in Scholarship Award, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech
    2016 – Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
    2016 – Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 3M Company
    2014 – Best Poster Award (3rd Place), Fluid Dynamics of Living Systems Workshop
    2014 – Exceptional Contribution Award, MMT-2014 Conference, Ariel University, Israel
    2013 – Postdoc Achievement Award, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
    2011 – Best Poster Award (1st Place), Gordon Research Conference on Microfluidics
    2011 – Best Poster Award (2nd Place), MRS/ASM/AVS-NC Meeting
    2010 – Best Poster Award (2nd Place), Faraday Discussion 146 on Wetting Dynamics
    2009 – Gallery of Fluid Motion Winner, 62nd Annual APS DFD Meeting
    2009 – National Finalist, Collegiate Inventors Competition


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 2012
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College, 2007
B.S., Physics, Trinity College, 2007

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Jonathan Boreyko

Associate Professor