Harman Khare

 

hkhare@seas.upenn.edu

112 Towne Building
220 S. 33rd St., Philadelphia PA 19104

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Education

Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware (2014)

Dissertation Title: The coupled effects of environmental composition, temperature and contact size-scale on the tribology of Molybdenum Disulfide

Doctoral Advisor: Dr. David Burris

B. E. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering, Panjab University (2008)

 

Professional Experience:

  • Manager of Research Projects (March 2016 – present)
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • Post-doctoral Researcher (June 2014 – February 2016)
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA
  • Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant (August 2008 – May 2014)
    University of Delaware, Newark DE

 

Awards and Honors 

  1. Marshal B. Peterson Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2016
  2. Poster Award, Gordon Research Seminar on Tribology, 2016
  3. Early Career Researcher Award, Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers, 2015
  4. Poster award, Gordon Research Seminar on Tribology, 2014
  5. Professional Development Award, University of Delaware, 2014, 2012
  6. Graduate Scholarship, National Association for Surface Finishing, 2014
  7. Scholarship Award, Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers Philadelphia and New Jersey Section, 2013
  8. Young Tribologist Award, Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers, 2013
  9. Graduate Achievement Award, University of Delaware Dept. of Mech. Engineering, 2013
  10. University Graduate Fellow, University of Delaware, 2012
  11. Best poster award, Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, 2012
  12. Poster award, International Joint Tribology Conference, 2011
  13. Best research presentation, Mechanical Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, 2010

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

  1. Interrelated effects of temperature and environment on wear and tribochemistry of an ultralow wear PTFE composite [link]
    H. S. Khare, A.C. Moore, D. Haidar, L. Gong, J.Ye, J.F. Rabolt, D. L. Burris, J. of Physical Chemistry C (2015)
  2. Quantitative characterization of solid lubricant transfer film quality [link]
    J. Ye, H.S Khare, D.L. Burris, Wear, 316, 133-143 (2014)
  3. Surface and subsurface contributions of oxidation and moisture to room temperature friction of molybdenum disulfide [link]
    H.S Khare, D.L. Burris, Tribology Letters, 53(1), 329-336 (2014)
  4. The effects of environmental water and oxygen on the temperature-dependent friction of sputtered molybdenum disulfide [link]
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, Tribology Letters, 52(3), 485-493 (2013)
  5. The extended wedge method: Atomic force microscope friction calibration for improved tolerance to instrument misalignments, tip offset, and blunt probes [link]
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, Rev. of Sci. Instruments, 84, 055108 (2013
  6. Transfer film evolution and its role in promoting ultra-low wear of a PTFE nanocomposite [link]
    J. Ye, H.S. Khare and D.L. Burris, Wear, 297, 1095-1102 (2013
  7. A quantitative method for measuring nanocomposite dispersion [link]
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, Polymer, 51, 719-729 (2010) 

 

Invited Talks               

  1. Fundamental studies of molybdenum disulfide tribology
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Philadelphia Section Meeting, Oreland, PA, 2014
  2. Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) applications in tribology
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, Bruker Nano Surface Metrology Workshop, UD Center for Composite Materials, Newark, DE, 2012
  3. Applications of 3D optical microscopy in tribology research
    H.S. Khare, J. Ye, F. Feng, D.L. Burris, Bruker Nano Surface Metrology Workshop, UD Center for Composite Materials, Newark, DE, 2012

 

Confererence Talks

  1. Revealing Mechanisms of Growth and Wear Protection of Nanoparticle Additive Tribofilms Through In-Situ Atomic Force Microscopy
    H.S. Khare, I. Lahouij, A. Jackson, Z. Chen, G.D. Cooper, R.W. Carpick, Gordon Research Seminar on Tribology, Lewiston ME, 2016
  2. In-situ AFM measurements of the interaction between conventional lubricant additives with a novel anti-wear nanomaterial
    H.S. Khare, I. Lahouij, A. Jackson, Z. Chen, G.D. Cooper, R.W. Carpick, STLE Annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV, 2016
  3. Nano-Tribological Printing: A novel additive manufacturing method for nanostructures
    H.S. Khare, N.N. Gosvami, I. Lahouij, Z. Chen, G.D. Cooper, R.W. Carpick, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston MA, 2015
  4. Structural and nanomechanical characterization of antiwear films fabricated from a novel nano-additive at nanoscale sliding contact
    I. Lahouij, H.S. Khare, N.N. Gosvami, A. Jackson, W. Xu, Z. Chen, G.D. Cooper, R.W. Carpick, Tribology Frontiers Conference, Denver CO, 2015
  5. In-situ growth of anti-wear tribofilms at a nano-scale lubricated contact from a novel nanomaterial
    H.S. Khare, N.N. Gosvami, I. Lahouij, A. Jackson, W. Xu, Z. Chen, G.D. Cooper, R.W. Carpick, STLE Annual Meeting, Dallas TX, 2015
  6. Wear of alumina-PTFE nanocomposites: Contributions of high temperature and humidity on polymer degradation and transfer
    A.C. Moore, H.S. Khare, J. Ye, D.S. Anlian, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, Dallas TX, 2015
  7. Relating tribofilm nanomechanics and the effects of length-scale to MoS2 tribology
    D.L. Burris, H.S. Khare, Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago IL, 2014
  8. Quantitative characterization of solid lubricant transfer film quality
    D.L. Burris, J. Ye, H.S. Khare, Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago IL, 2014
  9. The effects of high temperature on the wear and transfer of alumina-PTFE nanocomposites
    H.S. Khare, J. Ye, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista FL, 2014
  10. Coupled effects of environmental composition and temperature on the friction of MoS2
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista FL, 2014
  11. A quantitative metric of transfer film assessment
    J. Ye, H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista FL, 2014
  12. Nanotribological and nanomechanical properties of tribofilms in MoS2 solid lubricants
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, Detroit MI, 2013
  13. An in-situ method of AFM calibration for tribological characterization of ultra-thin transfer films
    D.L. Burris, H.S. Khare, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego CA, 2013
  14. In-situ calibration of lateral force in AFM-nanotribology
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, International Joint Tribology Conference, Denver CO, 2012
  15. Isolating the effects of water, oxygen and temperature on MoS2 tribology
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, International Joint Tribology Conference, Denver CO, 2012
  16. PTFE Nanocomposites: Relating transfer, friction and wear
    J. Ye, H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, St. Louis MO, 2012
  17. Characterization of nanoscale surface films in molybdenum disulfide
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, St. Louis MO, 2012
  18. Characterization of nanoscale surface films in solid lubricants
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, International Joint Tribology Conference, Los Angeles CA, 2011
  19. A quantitative metric for nanocomposite dispersion analysis
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, STLE Annual Meeting, Las Vegas NV, 2010

 

Colloquia and Seminars

  1. On the face of things: A multi-scale approach to understanding friction and self-lubrication
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, University of Delaware Graduate Student Forum, Newark, DE, 2012
  2. Characterization of Nanoscale Surface Films in Solid Lubricants
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, University of Delaware Graduate Student Forum, Newark, DE, 2011
  3. Tribology: Mechanics of materials in contact
    H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 2011