UNIVERSITY of ARKANSAS    DEPARTMENT of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Nano Mechanics and Tribology Laboratory (NMTL)

The group's current research projects are in the area of nano-surface-engineering for tribological and biomedical applications, with emphasis on fabrication and nanomechanical and tribological characterization.

 

  • Nano-surface-engineering by:
    • Alumimum-induced crystallization of amorphous silicon
    • Spin coating of colloidal nanoparticles
    • Physical vapor deposition
    • Deep reactive ion etching
    • Self-assembled monolayers
    • Nanoscale lubricants

  • Nano-surface-engineering Applications:
    • Tribological applications
    • Superhydrophobic/superhydrophilic applications
    • Biomedical applications

  • Nano/Micro-tribology of Nano-engineered Surfaces
  • Nanomechanical Characterization of Nanostructures and Thin Films
  • Fabrication of Si Nanowires
  • Fabrication of large poly-Si grains
  • Fabrication and Characterization of Nanoparticle Polymer Composites

University of Arkansas   College of Engineering   Department of Mechanical Engineering