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Melih Karabacak

Melih is a middle school student at LISA Academy  (West  Campus, Little Rock, AR). During 2014-2016 school years, he worked on collection of water from air using a combination of hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces that were micro-structured by a simple sanding process. This approach mimics the water collection by Namib Desert Beetle. He also worked on the anti-freezing behavior of those surfaces. (Co-mentored by Nawzat Saadi)

- 1st Place at Central Arkansas Regional Science and Engineering Fair, Junior Engineering and Bioenergy Category (2016).

- United States Navy Award (2016).

- Received 3rd place in LISA Academy Science Fair, Middle School Environmental Sciences Category (2015).