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 Group Sparks Visitors’ Enthusiasm for Tribology at Philly Materials Day

On February 3, the Carpick Group captivated visitors with the intriguing realm of tribology at Philly Materials Day. Through interactive...
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CURF Research Expo witnessed Jacob’s impressive poster presentation

Jacob Goell, an undergraduate who made valuable contributions to our lab's research over the summer, delivered an exceptional poster presentation...
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Study on mechanochemistry-enabled Diels-Alder reaction published in Science Magazine

Reporting in Science, co-authors Li Yuan (doctoral student) and Alejandro Boscoboinik (former postdoctoral researcher) show how mechanics can drive chemical...
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Carpick Group Members attend 2023 STLE Annual Meeting

Multiple Carpick group members attended the 77th STLE Annual Meeting in May 2023 in Long Beach, CA. They gave a...
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Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal to start tenure track faculty position at Oklahoma State University

Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal, has accepted an offer to join the faculty of the Oklahoma State University School of...
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Daniel Delghandi wins Gold Award in the Student Poster Competition at STLE Annual Meeting

Undergraduate Research Assistant Daniel Delghandi attended the 77th Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in...
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Dr. Lu Fang receives her PhD degree

Carpick Research Group alumna Dr. Lu Fang returned to Penn to receive her PhD at the 2023 Penn Engineering Doctoral...
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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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