History of Projects and Funding

"DMREF: Development of Fundamental Design Rules for Material-Liquid-Nanoparticulate Interfaces that Optimize Control of Friction, Adhesion, and Wear"

National Science Foundation, 10/1/2015 - Present

Principal Investigator

Donald Brenner (Material Sci. and Eng.)

Co-Principal Investigators

Jacqueline Krim (Physics)

Brian Reich (Statistics)

Alex Smirnov (Chemistry)

Recent Results

"A Combined QCM and AFM Study Exploring the Nanoscale Lubrication Mechanism of Silica Nanoparticles in Aqueous Suspension"
B. Acharya, M. Chestnut, A. Marek, A. I. Smirnov, J. Krim
Tribol Lett (2017) 65:115

"A comparative study of the nanoscale and macroscale tribological attributes of alumina and stainless steel surfaces immersed in aqueous suspensions of positively or negatively charged nanodiamonds"
Colin K. Curtis, Antonin Marek, Alex I. Smirnov and Jacqueline Krim
Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2017, 8, 2045-2059
"Quartz Crystal Microbalance Studies of Atomic Scale Friction"

National Science Foundation, 7/1/00 - 6/30/17

Jacqueline Krim, Principal Investigator

Project Overview

QCM at the Atomic Scale and Students Supported

Project Summary

"Multi-functional Extreme Environment Surfaces: Nanotribology for Air and Space"

MURI, 5/1/04 - 4/30/10

Jacqueline Krim, Principal Investigator

Project Overviews

Multi-functional Extreme Environment Surfaces

"Center for RF MEMS Reliability and Design Fundamentals"

University of California - San Diego, 09/13/06 - 09/12/09

G. Rebiez, Principal Investigator leading a team of 8 co-PI's including Jacqueline Krim

"Hydrodynamic Lubrication in Fiber Processing"

NCSU National Textile Center Program, 05/01/06 - 4/30/10

W. Kraus, Principal Investigator

Jacqueline Krim, co-Principal Investigator


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