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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.

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"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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