Topical Advisory Panel

Topical Advisory Panel Members (26)

Dr. Luis Miguel Silva Vilhena
University of Coimbra, Centre for Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Processes, Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: tribology; biotribology (friction of human skin, tribocorrosion of biomedical materials, tribological behaviour of contact lenses, dental & orthopaedics Implants); thin films; textured surfaces and WC
Dr. Zhenyu J. Zhang
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
Interests: nanotribology, acoustic, consumer goods, polymer, colloids
Dr. Hongyu (Larry) Gao
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Saarland University, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Interests: nanotribology; atomistic simulations; solid and liquid lubricants; force fields
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Dr. Xin He
Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Interests: surface science; environmentally friendly lubricant; tribochemistry; ionic liquid; high-temperature tribology
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Dr. Noël Brunetière
Institut Pprime, CNRS, Université de Poitiers, ISAE-ENSMA, 86962 Futuroscope Chasseneuil, France
Interests: fluid film lubrication, mixed lubrication, gas lubrication, thermal effects in lubrication, turbulence, seals lubrication
Dr. Manoj Tripathi
Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
Interests: solid-state lubrication; friction force microscopy; mechanics at nanoscale; surface and interfacial science; thin films and 2D-materials
Prof. Dr. Michael Semenov
Department of Material Science, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow, Russia
Interests: tribology; friction; wear; adhesion; abrasion; contact mechanics; materials science; surfaces; coatings; films; mathematical modeling
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Dr. Hannes Allmaier
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Virtual Vehicle Research Center, Inffeldgasse 21a, 8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: combustion engines; tribology; friction; wear; lubrication
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Dr. Bo Mao

1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, NV 89557, USA
2. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai JiaoTong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: laser surface processing; surface hardening; friction and wear; magnesium alloys; steels; martensitic transformation; deformation twinning
Prof. Dr. Walter Martin Holweger
1. Technical Consultat, D-72351 Geislingen, Germany
2. Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Interests: advanced materials research; rolling contact fatigue; white etching cracks; tribology and lubrication
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Dr. Marcello Conte
Anton Paar TriTec SA, Vernets 6, 2035 Corcelles, Switzerland
Interests: polymer tribology and sealing systems; vacuum tribology including lubricants, hard coatings and materials; material surface characterization and engineering; design of scientific equipment for tribology
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Dr. Soheil Solhjoo
Institute of Engineering, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Zernikeplein 11, 9747 AS Groningen, The Netherlands
Interests: contact mechanics; molecular dynamics simulation; hot deformation
Dr. Vuokko Heino
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 02044 Espoo, Finland
Interests: abrasion; erosion; fatigue; pitting; tribo-film formation; friction
Dr. Harman Khare
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 99258, USA
Interests: solid lubricants; lubricant additives; atomic force microscopy
Dr. Sameehan S. Joshi

Center for Agile and Adaptive Additive Manufacturing, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76207, USA
Interests: laser processing; additive manufacturing; surface engineering; coatings; failure analysis
Dr. Vahid Adibnia

Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3H6, Canada
Interests: biolubrication; polymeric lubricants; nanotribology; hydration lubrication; Synovial joints; intermolecular and surface forces; biointerfaces; bioinspired materials; biosourced materials
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Z. Baykara
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Interests: nanomechanics; nanotribology; scanning probe microscopy; surface science
Prof. Dr. Wassim Habchi
Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon
Interests: tribology; elastohydrodynamic lubrication; finite elements
Dr. Oleksii Nosko
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, 15-351 Bialystok, Poland
Interests: airborne wear particle emissions; heat conduction friction problems; sliding contact temperature measurements
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Prof. Dr. Malik Yahiaoui
Laboratoire Génie de Production, Université de Toulouse, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Tarbes, 47 avenue d’Azereix, 65000 Tarbes, France.
Interests: wear mechanisms; third body; Acoustic emission; elastrohydrodynamic lubrication
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