Research Interests:

  • Nano, Micro and Macro Scale Contact
  • Friction, Wear, and Lubrication (Tribology)
  • Electrical Contacts
  •  Surface Coating and Texturing
  • Multiscale/Multiphysics Modeling
  • Design of Machine Components

We also do research in the area of mechanical and electrical machine component design.

Past and Current Research Topics:

  • Friction and Wear Testing
  • Lubricant Formulation and Testing
  • Nanoparticle Colloidal Lubricant Additives
  • Theoretical Friction Modeling
  • High Current and Conventional Electrical Connectors
  • Multiscale Contact Mechanics
  • Multiphysics Thermo-Electro-Mechanical FEM Simulations
  • Articular Cartilage Property Measurement and Modeling
  • Biomimetic and Self-adapting Surfaces
  • Surface Texturing and Engineering
  • Automobile Tire Testing and Modeling
  • Solenoid Valve Reliability and Modeling
  • Thrust Washer Bearings
  • Electrical and Thermal Contact Resistance
  • Numerical Simulation of Complex Tribological Systems
  • Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication
  • Bearing Prognostics and Failure Analysis

Other Topics of Interest:

  • Design of Machine Components

Subject Areas:

  • Wear
  • Surface Fatigue
  • Surface Engineering
  • Tribology
  • Friction
  • Bearings
  • Lubrication
  • Nanoparticles
  • Surface Roughness
  • Biotribology


Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 2004
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 2000
BS, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1998
mechanical engineering machine design mechanics tribology friction or wear lubrication
American Society of Mechanical Engineering