Research

 
 
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 […]

 
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.

 
New study published in Nano Letters

New study published in Nano Letters

In collaboration with Prof. Ju Li from MIT, this work utilizes a multiscale discrete element method to simulate the deformation of amorphous materials and provides insight into the mechanisms of yielding and hardening phenomena observed in experiments. Read more about it here!