Research

Education

The Pennsylvania State University

PhD in Mechanical Engineering (2018)

NSF Graduate Research Fellow (Reserve)

Laboratory for Nature Inspired Engineering

Princeton University

B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering (2013)

Certificate (minor) in Engineering Biology

Publications

Free-standing liquid membranes as unusual particle separators

Bio-inspired propulsion

Slippery Rough Surfaces

Brochosomes

  1. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Luke Gockowski, Hannah Feldstein, Houston Claure, Jing Wang, and Tak- Sing Wong, Free-standing liquid membranes as unusual particle separators. Science Advances, 4, eaat3276 (2018). <https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/8/eaat3276>
  2. Xianming Dai, Nan Sun, Steven Nielsen, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong. Hydrophilic directional slippery rough surfaces for condensation and water harvesting Science Advances, vol. 4, no. 3 pp. eaaq0919 (2018). <https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/3/eaaq0919>
  3. Shikuan Yang, Nan Sun, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Jing Wang, Yu Huang, and Tak-Sing Wong. Ultra-antireflective synthetic brochosomes Nature Communications vol. 8, pp. 1285 (2017). <https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-01404-8>
  4. Yu Huang, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Nan Sun, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong. A switchable cross-species liquid repellent surface. Advanced Materials vol. 29, pp. 1604641 (2017). <https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/adma.201604641>
  5. Shikuan Yang, Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, and Tak-Sing Wong. Ultrasensitive surface- enhanced Raman scattering detection in common fluids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. vol. 113, no. 2 (2016): 268-273. <https://www.pnas.org/content/113/2/268>
  6. Xianming Dai, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong. Slippery Wenzel state. ACS Nano vol. 9 (2015): 9260-9267. <https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b04151>
  7. Birgitt M. Boschitsch, Peter A. Dewey, and Alexander J. Smits. Propulsive performance of unsteady tandem hydrofoils in an in-line configuration. Physics of Fluids vol. 26 (2014): 051901. <https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4872308>
  8. Peter A. Dewey, Daniel B. Quinn, Birgitt M. Boschitsch, and Alexander J. Smits. Propulsive performance of unsteady tandem hydrofoils in a side-by-side configuration. Physics of Fluids vol. 26 (2014): 041903. <https://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4871024>
  9. Keith Moored, Peter Dewey, Birgitt M. Boschitsch, Alexander Smits, and Hossein Haj-Hariri. Linear instability mechanisms leading to optimally efficient locomotion with flexible propulsors. Physics of Fluids vol. 26 (2014): 041905. <https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4872221>
  10. Peter A. Dewey, Birgitt M. Boschitsch, Keith W. Moored, Howard A. Stone, and Alexander J. Smits. Scaling laws for the thrust production of flexible pitching panels. Journal of Fluid Mechanics vol. 732 (2013): 29-46. <https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-fluid-mechanics/article/scaling-laws-for-the-thrust-production-of-flexible-pitching-panels/C6DE41F21E0C8E4DCF09AD3D4B8FB53B>

Presentations

  1. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Luke Gockowski, Hannah Feldstein, Houston Claure, Jing Wang, and Tak- Sing Wong . “Liquid-based membranes as unusual particle separators” Oral Presentation, 92nd ACS Colloids and Surface Science Symposium, June 11, 2018.
  2. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin. “Bio-inspired self-healing liquid membranes for unusual particle separation” Seminar Talk (invited), Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, April 17, 2018. <>
  3. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin. “Bio-inspired liquid membranes for unusual particle separation” Seminar Talk (invited), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Jan- uary 23, 2018.
  4. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Luke Gockowski, Hannah Feldstein, Houston Claure, Jing Wang, and Tak- Sing Wong . “Liquid-Based Membranes as Unusual Particle Separators” Oral Presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2017.
  5. Shikuan Yang, Nan Sun, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Jing Wang, Yu Huang, and Tak Sing Wong. “Ultra-antireflective Synthetic Brochosomes” Oral Presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2017.
  6. Jing Wang, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Nan Sun, Yu Huang, Xianming Dai, and Tak Sing Wong. “Biologically Inspired Materials for Water Sustainability” Oral Presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2017.
  7. Xianming Dai, Nan Sun, Steven Nielsen, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang, and Tak Sing Wong. “Condensation on Hydrophilic Directional Slippery Rough Surfaces” Oral Presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2017.
  8. Yu Huang, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Nan Sun, Jing Wang, Shikuan Yang, and Tak-Sing Wong. “A Bioinspired Liquid-Repellent Material with Switchable Slippery and Superhydrophobic Functions.” Oral Presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2016.
  9. Shikuan Yang, Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Xianming Dai, and Tak-Sing Wong. “SLIPSERS–When a Pitcher Plant Meets SERS.” Oral Presentation, Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2016.
  10. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Hannah Feldstein, Xianming Dai, Houston Claure and Tak-Sing Wong, “Wetting and Evaporation Characteristics of Bioinspired Slippery Rough Surfaces.” Oral Presentation, The 3rd International Conference on Bioinspired and Biobased Chemistry & Materials, Nice, France, November 16 - 19, 2016.
  11. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Xianming Dai, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Wenzel Wetting on Slippery Rough Surfaces.” Oral Presentation, Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey, July 13 - 15, 2016.
  12. Birgitt Boschitsch Stogin, Xianming Dai, and Tak-Sing Wong, “Wenzel Wetting on Slippery Rough Surfaces.” Oral Presentation, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 22 - 24, 2015, Boston, MA, USA.
  13. Birgitt Boschitsch, Peter Dewey, and Alexander Smits.“Hydrodynamic performance of multiple bodies swimming in an in-line configuration.” Oral Presentation, 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 18 - 20, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  14. Peter Dewey, Birgitt Boschitsch, and Alexander Smits. “Effects of flexibility on bio-inspired aquatic propulsion.” Oral Presentation, 65th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 18 - 20, 2012, San Diego, CA, USA.
  15. Birgitt Boschitsch, Peter A. Dewey, Keith W. Moored, and Alexander J. Smits. “Wake interactions of panels swimming in a side-by-side configuration.” Oral Presentation, 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 20 - 22, 2011, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  16. Keith Moored, Hossein Haj-Hariri, Peter Dewey, Birgitt Boschitsch, and Alexander Smits. “Hydro- dynamic wake resonance as an underlying principle of efficient unsteady propulsion.” Oral Presentation, 64th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 20 - 22, 2011, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Patents

I am currently a co-inventor of five pending patents and three issued patents.

Awards

2019 Rice Business Plan Competition (3rd place)

2019 National Science Foundation SBIR Phase I Award

2018 Penn State Alumni Association Dissertation Award and Distinguished Doctoral Scholar Medal

2018 Cleantech University Prize (Allegheny Region; 1st Place)

2017 MRS Graduate Student Gold Award

2017 MRS Arthur Nowick Graduate Student Teaching Award

2017 MRS iMatSci Innovator, 1st Place

2015 Gabron Graduate Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering

2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

2013 STEM Fellowship

2013 Morgan McKinzie ‘93 Senior Thesis Award (2nd)

2012 Morgan W. McKinzie ‘93 Thesis Prize