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.

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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New DOE-funded project: metal oxide anti-wear coatings

The US Department of Energy has funded a $1.9M grant for a team including the Carpick Lab at UPenn, where...
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Science History Institute interviewed Prof. Rob Carpick on mechanochemistry

Prof. Rob Carpick, principal investigator of the Carpick Research Group, was recently interviewed in a podcast on Mechanochemistry produced by...
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Kueyoung Kim won Honorable Mention in Singh Center REU poster session

Kueyoung Kim, a rising 2nd year in Chemistry at Penn State University, won Honorable Mention for his poster presentation at...
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Dr. Danny Sánchez presented paper on LGBTQ+ demographic data collection at ASEE 2022

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Danny Sánchez, attended the 129th American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He moderated...
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