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Kripa Varanasi: Innovating at interfaces

January 23, 2017

MIT engineer's research on surfaces is improving everything from power plants to ketchup bottles.


"If you really understand the phenomena, you can reduce it to a few nondimensional parameters," MIT mechanical engineer Kripa Varanasi says. That collapses the complexity into manageable formulas and phase diagrams, "and then we can design new processes, new products, and zero-tradeoff solutions." That approach, he says, has been "at the heart of the companies we've started."

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