Graduate student Sami Khan receives research award

Sami Khan, a dual-degree graduate student in mechanical engineering and technology and policy, recently received a research award from the Hydro Research Foundation. Khan — who conducts research in MIT professor Kripa Varanasi's Lab for Nanoengineered Surfaces, Interfaces, and Coatings — was one of 12 recipients selected from 45 applications at 26 universities. His work focuses on novel hydrophobic rare earth coatings that aim to enhance the longevity of hydropower water conveyance structures.