Frieder Mugele received a VICI grant from NWO/STW. Together with his team he will develop “Electrically Switchable Superhydrophobic Surfaces” in the upcoming five years. The goal of the research is to design a new generation of functional surfaces and three-dimensional topographic structures with electrically tunable wetting properties. Reversible switching between competing wetting states, such as the well-known Cassie and Wenzel state on superhydrophobic surfaces, will allow for novel tunable optofluidic devices, ultrasound detectors, and microfluidic devices with enhanced functionality. The total funding volume amounts to 1.5mio EUR.