I’m developing a marine coating that repairs itself

BSc Xinru Su, student

Under the waterline, ships are exposed to all kinds of surface damage, such as from seaweed. Our smart coating provides a clever solution: when it is damaged, the surface structure recovers by itself. Smart coatings like this make products stay at a high performance level longer.

My research team for this project included students from many different countries. Studying in Eindhoven allowed me to improve myself: I’m doing much more teamwork than before and I’ve gained a lot of confidence. During the week, I spend a lot of time studying. On weekends and holidays, I explore Dutch cities and travel around Europe.