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A Facile Method of Surface Modification using Octadecyltrichlorosilane for the Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Coating and Optimization to Improve Transparency

posted on 2023-05-24, 10:07 authored by KRISTIAN HENDRATA
The problem with the current methods to fabricate superhydrophobic coating is that it requires multiple laborious steps and special coating equipment. This research work attempts to develop a simple and practical method to fabricate superhydrophobic coating using one-step spray coating method, which is fast and simple to be applied. The spray coating parameters were optimized to produce superhydrophobic coating with better transparency compared to that of formed by dip coating. In summary, the findings of current study demonstrated the spray coating process is a facile and versatile approach for industrial fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces.


Principal supervisor

Patrick Siah Ying Tang

Additional supervisor 1

Lee Chern Leing

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

School of Engineering (Monash University Malaysia)


Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Engineering