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Dr. Stamboulides developed solutions to reduce friction on snow and ice. The ultimate goal of his work was to provide an engineering edge to Canadian athletes at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games. The materials he developed were implemented by cross-country, biathlon and snowboard teams with great success.
A randomly-selected Doctoral citation each day: today from the Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD) - graduated in 2010