Dr. Michael Nosonovsky's blog
M. Nosonovsky & V. Mortazavi. Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2013, forthcoming)
Friction is usually thought as a process that leads to irreversible dissipation of energy and wear is thought of as irreversible deterioration. Many scientists and engineers do not realize that under certain conditions friction can lead to the formation of new structures at the interface, including in-situ tribofilms, and various patterns at the interface. Friction-induced self-organization was studied mostly by scholars in Eastern Europe in the 1970-1990s although the field remains exotic to many tribologists in other countries.
Two new books:
M. Nosonovsky and P.K.Rohatgi Biomimetics in Materials Science:
Self-healing, self-lubricating, and self-cleaning materials (Springer
Series in Materials Science, Vol. 152, 2011, Hardcover, ISBN
M. Nosonovsky and B. Bhushan (eds.), Green Tribology Biomimetics, Energy
Conservation, and Sustainability (Springer Series: Green Energy and
Technology, 2011, Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-642-23680-8 )
I am looking for a PhD student (RA) in Mechanical
Engineering to start in Sept. 2010. The topic is in modeling in tribology
(biomimetic surfaces, contact mechanics, adhesion). The initial support (RA) can be
provided via INSIC TAPE grant and other sources. Interested persons should send
their resume to me at nosonovs AT uwm.edu. The admission criteria for the PhD
degree can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/ceas/current_students/graduate_students/index.cfm
Tribology is defined as the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion, which involves friction, wear and lubrication.
The term “tribology” was introduced in the 1960s by Prof. Peter Jost. In the consequent decades, various aspects of interacting surfaces in relative motion have been the focus of tribology, including, for example, the tribology of automotive applications, microelectromechanical systems, magnetic storage devices, adhesive contact, micro/nanotribology, biotribology.
I am looking for a graduate student or a Postdoc who is interested to work on a research project in modeling and simulation of self-healing surfaces and related topics.