Kevin Golovin is an assistant professor at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. He received his PhD from the University of Michigan for his research on drag-reducing surfaces, anti-icing materials, extreme liquid repellency, and the fracture mechanics of interfaces. After completing his PhD, Golovin continued to develop novel, next-generation coatings and materials at HygraTek LLC. HygraTek is currently commercializing Golovin’s ice-repellent materials for wind farms and power-lines in cold climates.
Dr. Golovin holds several patents and has published and presented extensively in the field of material science. His work on icephobic surfaces has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Chemistry World, The London Telegraph, and Science Magazine. Along with a team of business students, he received the first-place grand prize at the 2016 Patagonia Eco Innovation Case Competition.
Dr. Golovin's diverse research team is investigating next-generation surface science with a focus on addressing energy and sustainability challenges. His research group explores high-impact engineering using a multidisciplinary, fundamental research approach.