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Understanding the nature of friction

M. Nosonovsky & V. Mortazavi. Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact (CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, 2013, forthcoming)

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Two new books:

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 )

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PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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 The admission criteria for the PhD
degree can be found at

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Green Tribology

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.

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Looking for a graduate student



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.

The candidate is expected to major in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science (background in surface mechanics / physics / tribology is preferred), to be comfortable with computational software (MATLAB, Ansys or similar), and to be enthusiastic about producing modeling/computational results and preparing publications.

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