About LiquiGlide

Spun out of the Varanasi Lab at MIT, LiquiGlide has raised over $30 million and is working with leading, global companies in packaging, manufacturing and medical devices to commercialize the first-ever durable slippery coatings that will delight consumers, eliminate waste, and save lives.


Our mission is to fundamentally alter interfaces between liquids and solids to eliminate waste, save lives and enable a new engineering paradigm.


LiquiGlide’s technology was invented by Prof. Kripa Varanasi and Dave Smith at MIT. When Kripa joined MIT faculty in 2009, his vision was to fundamentally manipulate interfaces to dramatically enhance performance across various industries, including energy, water, agriculture, transportation, and medicine. Dave was one of the first students to join Kripa’s lab, and he embraced the vision. Together, Dave and Kripa invented and developed the fundamental scientific framework for stable liquid-impregnated surfaces, which became the foundation for LiquiGlide. In addition to this deep scientific endeavor to fundamentally change the paradigm at the liquid-solid interfaces, they simultaneously developed manufacturing approaches to commercialize the technology. After winning the audience-choice award in the MIT 100K competition, they released videos of complete dispensing of various consumer products such as ketchup and other condiments from bottles coated with their coatings. The videos went viral, attracting world-wide attention and interest from thousands of companies requesting their coatings for a myriad of applications. They co-founded LiquiGlide in 2012 with a vision to eliminate the no-slip boundary condition to minimize material, water, and energy waste and enable new and better products, processes, and technologies across industries.


LiquiGlide is an exciting start-up led by seasoned industry and scientific professionals. Our team of passionate experts are driven by LiquiGlide’s mission to make an impact. We are a close-knit group of technology and business professionals working together to reach our goals and create real innovative solutions to our client’s stickiest problems.