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FIU President Dr. Kenneth A. Jessell; Dr. Arvind Agarwal, chair of FIU’s Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the College of Engineering and Computing; and FIU Board Chair Roger Tovar had the honor of cutting the ribbon to unveil the new FIU Cold Spray and Rapid Deposition Laboratory.

FIU Cold Spray Center Opens Its Doors

Florida International University (FIU), Miami, Fla., officially unveiled its Cold Spray and Rapid Deposition Laboratory (ColRAD) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 11.

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Rutgers Scientists Develop Spray Technique for Bioactive Materials

Scientists at Rutgers School of Engineering, Piscataway, N.J., have devised a more-accurate method for creating coatings of biologically active materials for a variety of medical products.

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