PhD, Physics (2011), McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Research Scientist, Leibniz-Institute for New Materials, Saarbrücken, Germany (2008-2011)
MASc, Materials Science and Engineering (2006), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
BASc, Engineering Science-Nanoengineering (2004), University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Friction, wear and small-scale plasticity.
I am primarily interested in using atomic force microscopy and its related techniques to study tribological properties at the atomic length-scale.
- Poster Prize Winner, Gordon Research Conference, Tribology: Paths of Dissipation, 2012
- Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF), 2011
- Poster Prize, Advance Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques, 2011
- Poster Prize, Nanobrücken – European Hysitron User Group Meeting & Nanomechanical Testing Workshop, 2010
Correlation Between Probe Shape and Atomic Friction Peaks at Graphite Step Edges
Y. Dong, X.Z. Liu, P. Egberts, Z. Ye, R. W. Carpick, and A. Martini. Tribology Letters, DOI: 10.1007/s11249-012-0072-z (2012).[pdf]
Angle-Resolved Environmental X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: A New Laboratory Setup for Photoemission Studies at Pressures up to 0.4 Torr
F. Mangolini, J. Åhlund, G. E. Wabiszewski, V. P. Adiga, P. Egberts, F. Streller, K. Backlund, P.G. Karlsson, B. Wannberg, and R. W. Carpick. Review of Scientific Instruments, 83, 093112 (2012).[pdf]
Temporal Development of Indentation Plasticity on the Atomic Scale Revealed by Force Microscopy
P. Egberts, R. Gralla, and R. Bennewitz. Physical Review B, 86, 035446 (2012).[pdf]
Friction Model for Single Asperity Elastic-Plastic Contacts
M. Mishra, P. Egberts, R. Bennewitz, and I. Szlufarska. Physical Review B, 86, 045452 (2012).[pdf]
Atomic-scale Nanoindentation: Detection and Identification of Single Glide Events in Three Dimensions by Force Microscopy
P. Egberts and R. Bennewitz. Nanotechnology, 22, 42, 425703 (2011).[pdf]
Molecular Order and Disorder in the Frictional Response of Alkanethiol Self-Assembled Monolayers
N.N. Gosvami, P. Egberts and R. Bennewitz. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115, 25, 6942 (2011).[pdf]
The Role of Plastic Deformation in Nanometer-scale Wear
P. Egberts and R. Bennewitz. Advances in Science and Technology, 64, 25-32 (2010).[pdf]
Nanotribology – Fundamental Studies of Friction and Plasticity
R. Bennewitz, K. Brörmann, P. Egberts, N.N. Gosvami, F. Hausen, and C. Held. Advanced Engineering Materials, 12, 362-367 (2010).[pdf]
Microscopic Friction Studies on Metal Surfaces
N.N. Gosvami, T. Filleter, P. Egberts, and R. Bennewitz, Tribology Letters, 39, 19-24 (2010).[pdf]
Nano-meter Scale Plasticity in KBr Studied by Nanoindention and Force Microscopy
P. Manimunda, T. Filleter, P. Egberts, V. Jayaram, S.K. Biswas, and R. Bennewitz. Materials Research Symposium Proceedings, 1185, 1185-I107-08 (2009).[pdf]
Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy of Charged Indentation-Induced Dislocation Structures in KBr
P. Egberts, T. Filleter, and R. Bennewitz, Nanotechnology, 20, 264005 (2009).[pdf]
Mesoscale Compositionally Modulated Nanocrystalline Ni-Fe Electrodeposits for Nanopatterning Applications
P. Egberts and G. Hibbard, Journal of Nanomaterials 2008, 858234 (2008).[pdf]
Mesoscale Structure in Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Ni-Fe Alloys
P. Egberts, P. Brodersen, and G.D. Hibbard, Materials Science and Engineering A, 441, 336-341 (2006).[pdf]
P. Egberts, N.N. Gosvami, and R. Bennewitz. “Wear in Nanofriction” CIMTEC 2010, Montiecatini Terme, Italy, June 6-18, 2010.
P. Egberts and R. Bennewitz. ” Creep with Single Dislocation Resolution”, DPG Frühjahrstagung – Regensburg10, Regensburg, Germany, March 21-26-2010.
P. Egberts, T. Filleter, and R Bennewitz. “Indentation of KBr(100)”, 428th WE Heraeus Seminar – “Physics of Friction”, Bad Honnef, Germany, March 23-25, 2009.