Kathryn Hasz


Contact information

Email: khasz@seas.upenn.edu

Mail: 220 S. 33rd Street, 112 Towne Building


Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering (expected December 2019), University of Pennsylvania 

B.A., Materials Physics, (2014), Oberlin College


Research Interests

Current interests include atomic stick-slip friction and tribological properties of 2D and layered materials. Special focus on effects of environment, including humidity, temperature, and sliding speed.



  • K. Hasz, M. R. Vazirisereshk, A. Martini, and R. W. Carpick. “Effects of Temperature and Sliding Speed on the Atomic-scale Friction on MoS2,” in prep.
  • K. Hasz, Z. B. Milne, J. B. McClimon, A. Choo, and R. W. Carpick. ‘Linking Nanoscale Sliding Speed and Adhesion,” in prep.
  • Z. B. Milne, K. Hasz, J. B. McClimon, J. Castro, and R. W. Carpick. “Addressing Limitations of the Prandtl-Tomlinson with Temperature and Multibond Models of Nanoscale Friction with a New Modifi ed Multibond Model,” in prep.
  • K. Hasz, Z. Ye, A. Martini, and R. W. Carpick. “Experiments and Simulations of the Humidity Dependence of Friction between Nanoasperities and Graphite: The Role of Interfacial Contact Quality,” Physical Review Materials (2018).
  • K. Hasz, Y. Ijiri, Krycka, K. L., J. A. Borchers, R. A. Booth, S. Oberdick, and S. A. Majetich. “Particle Moment Canting in CoFe2O4 Nanoparticles,” Physical Review B, 2014.
  • J. Brgoch, K. Hasz, K. A. Denault, C. K. H. Borg, A. A. Mikhailovsky, and R. Seshadri, “Data-driven Discovery of Energy Materials: Efficient BaM2Si3O10:Eu2+(M = Sc, Lu) Phosphors for Application in Solid State White Lighting,” Faraday Discussions, 2014.
  • K. L. Krycka, J. A. Borchers, R. A. Booth, Y. Ijiri, K. Hasz, J. J. Rhyne, and S. A. Majetich. “Origin of Surface Canting within Fe3O4 Nanoparticles,” Physical Review Letters, 2014.