Kaiwen (Kevin) Tian

 

                                                        

img_3723 Email: kaiwtian@sas.upenn.edu | Office: 112 Towne

 

 

Education:

Ph.D. Candidate, Physics and Astronomy ( expected in August 2017 ), University of Pennsylvania

B.S., Physics, ( 2011 ), University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests:

My current project is on rock friction and rate and state friction (RSF) laws at the nanoscale, mainly with the surface analytical techniques and microscopy such as AFM.

 

Publications:

New jamming scenario: From marginal jamming to deep jamming

Cang Zhao, Kaiwen Tian, and Ning Xu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 125503 (2011)

Load and Time Dependence of Interfacial Chemical Bond-Induced Friction at the Nanoscale

Kaiwen Tian, Nitya N. Gosvami, David L. Goldsby, Yun Liu, Izabela Szlufarska, and Robert W. Carpick, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 076103 (2017)

Non-logarithmic ageing behavior at small timescales in nanoscale contacts

Kaiwen Tian, Yun Liu, Nitya N. Gosvami, David L. Goldsby, Izabela Szlufarska, and Robert W. Carpick, in preparation, plan to submit to Phys. Rev. Lett.

Memory distance in friction

Kaiwen Tian, Nitya N. Gosvami, David L. Goldsby, and Robert W. Carpick, in preparation, plan to submit to Phys. Rev. Lett.

Mini earthquakes: stick-slip phenomena for interfacial-chemical-bond induced friction at the nanoscale

Kaiwen Tian, Nitya N. Gosvami, David L. Goldsby, and Robert W. Carpick, in preparation, plan to submit to Phys. Rev. Lett.

Physically-based rate and state friction laws at the nanoscale

Kaiwen Tian, David L. Goldsby, and Robert W. Carpick, in preparation, plan to submit to Phys. Rev. Lett.

 

Awards:

Outstanding Students Silver Award, 2008, USTC

Outstanding Students Silver Award,  2010, USTC

STLE Philadelphia chapter scholarship, 2016