Alison C. Dunn – director (CV) (Google Scholar Profile)







Jiho Kim – graduate, lubrication of hydrogel surfaces, 2014 – present






Shabnam Bonyadi – graduate, wear of synthetic and biological soft materials, 2016 – present






Chris Johnson – graduate, soft materials, 2017-present






Yaswanth Sai Jetti – graduate, interplay of fatigue and wear in steels


Lihua Wei – upcoming PhD student in Canada

M.S. 2019 insect tribology


Hao Fu (Foundry Methods Engineer at Harrison Steel Castings Co.)

M.S. 2019 rail tribology


Michael Atten (Regal Development Program in Engineering at Regal Beloit)

M.S. 2017 hydrogel wear and surface properties


Prabhakaran Balasubramanian (mechanical engineer at LobePro Rotary Pumps)

M.S. 2018 wear of steel in combined rolling and sliding


Enrique Chavez Villalobos (FEA Analyst at Katcon)

M.S. 2014-2016 “Surface Friction and Bulk Properties of Cortical Gray and White Matter in LE/Blu Gill Rats


Ruben Esparza (Product Development Engineer at Navistar)

graduate independent study on contact mechanics, Fall 2015


Erik Reale – (Smith research group) M.S. 2014-2016, “Poroelasticity-driven lubrication



David Xu, Helen Jo, Sukrit Patwardhan (2019)

Kavita Desai, Chenghao Duan, Honglu He, Tabare Torres, Jingfan Zhang

Ahmad Abdulla, Hannah Ahn, Sherveen Masghati, Kevin Niedzwiecki, Liying Peng


Visiting PhD students:

Chao Wang (2018) – Chassis Brakes International Germany GmbH