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New DOE-funded Project: Metal Oxide Anti-Wear Coatings

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 lab members Parker LaMascus and Dr. Pranjal Nautiyal will work with the team to develop high-performance coatings for gears and bearings operating in harsh environments. LaMascus and Nautiyal will specialize in rapid testing and material […]

 
Science History Institute interviewed Rob Carpick on mechanochemistry

Science History Institute interviewed Rob Carpick on mechanochemistry

Rob Carpick was recently interviewed in a podcast on Mechanochemistry produced by the Science History Institute, which describes research our group participates in through the NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry.

 
Kueyoung Kim wins Honorable Mention in Singh Center REU poster session

Kueyoung Kim wins Honorable Mention in Singh Center REU poster session

Kueyoung Kim, a rising 2nd year in Chemistry at Penn State University, has won Honorable Mention for his poster presentation at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) symposium. His poster was titled “Using shear stress to drive Diels-Alder cycloaddition”. Keuyoung had been working in the Carpick Lab over the summer […]

 
Dr. Danny Sánchez presented paper on LGBTQ+ demographic data collection at ASEE 2022

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 the Engineering and Public Policy Division (EPPD) symposium and presented the findings of his soon-to-appear conference paper in a talk titled “LGBTQ+ Demographic Data: Barriers and Motivations”. The day of the talk appropriately coincided with […]

 
Lu Fang wins Best Student Poster award at Tribology GRC

Lu Fang wins Best Student Poster award at Tribology GRC

PhD Candidate, Lu Fang, was one of two students awarded “Best Student Poster” at the 2022 Gordon Research Conference on Tribology. The title of her award-winning poster was “Spatially-resolved mechanochemistry: Taking advantage of contact mechanics to understand how forces drive ZDDP tribofilm formation”.

 
Carpick Group attends Tribology GRC

Carpick Group attends Tribology GRC

Members of the Carpick Research Group, pictured below, attended the 2022 Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Tribology at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

 
Carpick Group attends STLE 2022 Meeting

Carpick Group attends STLE 2022 Meeting

Current and former Carpick group members gathered in Olrando, FL for the Annual STLE meeting.

 
New article: in situ study of sliding nanocontacts

New article: in situ study of sliding nanocontacts

Reporting in Nature Communications, postdoctoral alum, Dr. Takaaki Sato, and collaborators studied crystalline silver nanocontacts under various loading conditions. The outcomes of these loading schemes were observed using transmission electron microscopy, which unveiled new mechanistic insights into the behavior of materials under sliding contact. Read more about the study in Nature Communications.

 
Dr. Brandon McClimon interviewed for TLT cover story

Dr. Brandon McClimon interviewed for TLT cover story

Postdoctoral researcher, Dr. J. Brandon McClimon, offered his expertise on solid lubricants in the May 2022 issue of Tribology & Lubrication Technology, an STLE publication. Read the cover story, titled “Solid lubricants: Research into the molecular mechanisms” here.

 
Prof. Carpick’s 2DMaT seminar on tribology of 2D materials available online

Prof. Carpick’s 2DMaT seminar on tribology of 2D materials available online

Prof. Carpick gave a presentation titled “Friction and Adhesion Behavior of Two-Dimensional Materials: Insights from Atomic-Scale Studies” at the 2D Materials in Tribology (2DMaT) webinar series on February 23, 2022. The recording is available on YouTube.