blog navigation

blog posts

  • Cicada wings may inspire new surface technologies

    The wings of Megatibicen dorsatus, a prairie-dwelling cicada, are helping engineers design water-repellent surfaces.

    The wings of Megatibicen dorsatus, a prairie-dwelling cicada, are helping engineers design water-repellent surfaces. 

    Photo by Lou McClellan

    Images

blog posts

  • To reach Nenad Miljkovic, call 217-300-0499; nmiljkov@illinois.edu.

    To reach Marianne Alleyne, call 217-333-8652; vanlaarh@illinois.edu.

    To reach Don Cropek, call 217-373-6737; Donald.m.cropek@usace.army.mil.

    The paper “Exploring the role of habitat on the wettability of cicada wings” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b07060