Carpick Group Homepage


Welcome to the Carpick Nanotribology Group’s webpage at the University of Pennsylvania. We are an interdisciplinary group of researchers who are interested in studying the fundamental origins and the important applications of friction, adhesion, wear, and lubrication at the nanoscale.

The members of the Carpick Group stands on black tile in front of a green brick wall in the Quain Courtyard. The foreground consists of vibrant green plants.
Members of the Carpick Group in the Quain Courtyard. From left to right: Dr. Mehmet G. Sensoy, Li Yuan, Dr. Cangyu Qu, Lu Fang, Dr. Danny Sánchez, Prof. Robert Carpick, Michael Moriarty, Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal, Dr. Brandon McClimon, Mariana Donato, Parker LaMascus.

Prof. Carpick to give upcoming CMCC talk on mechanochemistry

Prof. Robert Carpick will be giving his CMCC Mechanochemistry Discussions seminar: The Stress-Controlled Mechanochemical Reactor: A Novel Tool to Determine...
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Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal wins the Early Career Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Pranjal Nautiyal has been chosen as the recipient of a 2022-2023 Early Career Award by the Society of Tribologists and...
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Carpick Group excites students for tribology at Philly Materials Day

Members of the Carpick Group set up their tribology demos Saturday morning at Drexel University on February 11, 2023. Read...
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Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member

Pranjal Nautiyal has been named to the 2023 class of Senior Members of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Pranjal...
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Carpick Research Group collaborates with Penn’s Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative to study better condoms

Carpick Research Group participates in launch of the Eidos LGBTQ+ Health Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania on November 2,...
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Prof. Rob Carpick gives Plenary Talk at IndiaTrib-2022

Carpick Research Group principal investigator Rob Carpick gave a talk entitled "Seeing the Hidden Interface: Revealing Nanoscale Mechanisms of Contact,...
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Dr. Danny Sánchez nominated for best poster at Materials Research Society conference

Postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Danny Sánchez, presented preliminary results from a collaborative project studying the mechanics of spontaneously folding two-dimensional materials...
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Dr. Lu Fang successfully defended her thesis

Dr. Lu Fang defended her thesis, on November 14, 2022. Dr. Fang's defense focused on "Enabling Ultra-Low Viscosity Lubricants Through...
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Kueyoung Kim won 1st place in Penn State poster competition

2022 NSF REU student and 2nd year Penn State University chemistry student, Kueyoung Kim, was a awarded first place in...
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