Jonas Jarvholm in the Sunday AJC

AGG Senior Science Advisor Jonas Jarvholm, Ph.D., was profiled in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution because of his efforts to create a golf ball that sheds water and mud. Dr. Jarvholm, a 2-handicap golfer, tested chemical coatings that repel water while pursuing his doctorate at Georgia Tech. He decided to study whether a coating could be added to golf balls during manufacturing to keep them cleaner during play. Dr. Jarvholm formed a research company, Naqua, LLC, as in no aqua, and worked with Bridgestone Golf for 18 months until the economy faltered. More research and approval from the U.S. Golf Association are needed before Dr. Jarvholm’s cleaner ball can be marketed.