20 years ago, was the first usage of the famous Navier Stokes Equation for replication of high- and low speed streaks.
Also, in the same year, Szodruch estimated about 2% drag reduction on the Airbus 320, if the aircraft is covered with Riblets.
10 years after the offer from 3M, Kourky & Virk made their first experiments with 3M foil on pipes for pipe flow studies.
Goldstein founded a numerical modelling of turbulent flow over Riblet system in the same year.
Another scientist called Han did experiments with Riblets on aeroplane wings and aeroplane fuselages in 2002.
In the same year, the US Office of Naval Research and scientist Brennan developed sharkskin inspired surfaces for antifouling on submarine and ships.
5 years later IFAM tested its painted Riblets on aircraft in commercial operation in terms of stability.
In the same year, Lee & Choi investigated flow visualization and flexible thin Riblet film (PDMS).
The BMW Oracle Team won the 33. America's Cup with their Racing Yacht covered with Riblet foil.
In the same year, bionic surface technologies did their first full scale wind tunnel test on a GT-Race Car.
Also, it was the first year, where bionic surface technologies used successfull Riblets in DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagenmeisterschaft). Unfortunately, Riblets were banned 3 years later in 2013 from the DTM.
Sareen imployed different sizes of sawtooth Riblets applied to DU-96-W-180 airfoil for wind turbines.
In the same year, bionic surface technologies did their first tests with Riblets on a Formula 1 car.
IFAM & HSVA tested painted Riblets for ship-application in the same year. They indicated a drag reduction of 3.5% - 5%.
The Swiss Air Race Team won the 1st Place at Reno Air Race. bionic surface technologies calculated and applied the Riblets on the Swiss Air Race Teams Aircraft 'Scarlett Screamer'.
IFAM and Lufthansa Technik did their first in-service tests of painted Riblets on civil aircraft in the same year.
Peugeot presented their concept car 'Peugeot Exalt' at the Peking Motorshow. The rear wing was concepted with a Riblet surface.
In the same year, bionic surface technologies used Riblets in Bobsleight at the Olympic Winter Games in Sotchi.
One year later, bionic surface technologies and Lufthansa did Simulations with Riblets on a Boeing 747-400. BST calculated fuel savings of 3%.
2015 was also the first year, when an aircraft was equipped with Riblets from bionic surface technologies at Red Bull Air Race.
Eschmann Textures developed a scratch-resistant sharkskin like surface out of resin for cars.
IFAM and bionic surface technologies did in-service tests of painted Riblets on wind turbines, indicating significant performance increase.
bionic surface technologies, General Electric, MAN, Lufthansa and others started the EU-funded project ReSiSTant (Large Riblet Surface with Super Hardness, Mechanical and Temperature Resistance by Nano Functionalization).
bionic surface technologies applied Riblets on Vattenfall Solar Teams Solarcar NunaX. Unfortunately, NunaX burned down at the Bridgestone World Solarchallenge in Australia.
2019 was also the year of the last Red Bull Air Race. 49% of all podium positions and 51% of all victories were with Riblets.
Lufthansa uses AeroShark Riblets developed by BASF on Boeing 777F.
In the same year, NIKON Corporation and bionic surface technologies sign a Joint Development Agreement for Riblet Research.