Author Archive: admin

 
 
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.

 
Daniel Delghandi wins STLE Booser Scholarship

Daniel Delghandi wins STLE Booser Scholarship

The E. Richard Booser Scholarship, awarded by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), is awarded to high-achieving undergraduates who wish to pursue graduate degrees or a career in tribology. Daniel Delghandi is the recipient of the 2021-2022 scholarship.

 
Join Prof. Carpick at Mechanochemistry Faraday Discussion

Join Prof. Carpick at Mechanochemistry Faraday Discussion

Prof. Carpick will give a talk at an upcoming Faraday Discussion titled “Mechanochemistry: Fundamentals, applications and future” hosted by the Royal Society of Chemistry. This will be a hybrid event, allowing both online and in-person participation, and will take place September 12-14, 2022 in Cambridge, UK. Learn more and register for the even here!

 
Undergrad research opportunity at Texas A&M

Undergrad research opportunity at Texas A&M

The NSF Center for the Mechanical Control of Chemistry (CMCC) as opened applications for their Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program. Students will receive: 1) a stipend of $5,000; 2) housing; 3) support for travel to/from the REU site and to attend a national STEM meeting; and 4) a $500 debit card to be used […]

 
Farewell to Dr. Takaaki Sato

Farewell to Dr. Takaaki Sato

Dr. Takaaki Sato, who joined our group in 2018, is headed off to Japan. We wish him the best in his future endeavors! From left to right: Parker LaMascus, Alejandro Boscoboinik, Romulo Martins, Gokan Sensoy, Daniel Delghandi, Takaaki Sato, Pranjal Nautiyal, Brandon McClimon, Rob Carpick, Cangyu Qu, Li Yuan, Danny Sánchez, Zekun Li.

 
Parker LaMascus & Daniel Delghandi awarded STLE scholarships

Parker LaMascus & Daniel Delghandi awarded STLE scholarships

The STLE Philadelphia chapter awarded individual scholarships to undergraduate research assistant, Daniel Delghandi, and doctoral student, Parker LaMascus, in recognition of their research in tribology.

 
Science as art: sand grain orientation

Science as art: sand grain orientation

PhD student, Parker LaMascus, was featured in the Arcadia Exhibitions Instagram. Parker took the image of sand grains using an interferometric microscope and calculated the average major axis of the grains.

 
Lu Fang begins internship at ExxonMobil

Lu Fang begins internship at ExxonMobil

PhD Candidate, Lu Fang, will investigate grease-lubricated contact operating under the elastohydrodynamic lubrication regime at ExxonMobil Reseach & Engineering.