Honors and Awards
Research Group







Journal Papers:

  1. Tribological Properties of Nanofluids with Nano-diamond Particles”, Tribology Transactions, vol. 57, n 5, p 831-837, 2014.
  2.  “A Comparison of Two Minimum Quantity Lubrication Delivery Systems”, Journal of Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 66, No. 1, p151–159, 2014.
  3.  “Microstructural Contact Mechanics Finite Element Modeling Used to Study the Effect of Coating Induced Residual Stresses on Bearing Failure Mechanisms”, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, v 7, n 3, 2014
  4. “Friction and Wear Characteristics of Oil Based ZnO Nanofluids”, Tribology Transaction, Vol. 56, No.2, pp.236-244, 2013.
  5. “Investigation of surface characteristics and tribological behavior of clutch plate materials”, Wear, Vol. 302, No. 1-2, pp.1378–1383, 2013.
  6.  “Evolution of Contact Characteristics during a Scuffing Process”, Tribology Transactions, Vol.56, No.4, p58-64, 2013.
  7. “Study of the Motion of Floating Piston Pin against Pin Bore”, SAE Int. J. Engines, 6(2), 2013.
  8. Tribological performance of ZnO-oil nanofluids”, SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 6(1), 2013.
  9. “The use of nitriding to enhance wear resistance of cast irons”, WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences, Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics XI: Computational Methods and Experiments, Vol. 78, p171-182, 2013.
  10. “Friction and Wear Characteristics of Water-Based ZnO and Al2O3 Nanofluids”, Tribology Transactions, Vol.55, No.3, pp.345-350, 2012.
  11. “Study of the Effects of Austempering Temperature and Time on Scuffing Behavior of Austempered Ni–Mo–Cu Ductile Iron”, Wear, 290-291, pp. 99-105, 2012.
  12. “Evaluation of the Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient for Minimum Quantity Lubrication (MQL)”, Journal of Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 64, No. 6, pp. 376-386, 2012.
  13. “Scuffing Behavior of 4140 Alloy Steel and Ductile Cast Iron”, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol.5, No.1, pp.122-128, 2012.
  14. “Scuffing behavior of gray iron and 1080 steel in reciprocating and rotational sliding”, Wear, Vol.271, pp.1854-1861, 2011.
  15. “Machined surface error analysis - a face milling approach”, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 10, No.2, pp. 293-307, 2011.
  16. “Scuffing Resistance of Surface Treated 8625 Alloy Steels”, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol.4, No.1, pp. 119-124, 2011.
  17. “Heat treatment–microstructure–mechanical/tribological property relationships in austempered ductile iron”, WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences, Surface Effects and Contact Mechanics X: Computational Methods and Experiments, Vol. 71, p159-170, 2011.
  18. “Wear Measurement of the Cylinder Liner of a Single Cylinder Diesel Engine Using a Replication Method”, Wear, Vol.268, No.3-4, pp. 558-564, 2010.
  19. “A Numerical Investigation of Bolt Underhead Temperature Evolution Under Various Fastening Conditions”, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 494-503, 2008.
  20. “Investigation of Scuffing Resistance of Piston Rings Run Against Piston Ring Grooves”, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 51, No.5, pp. 621-626, 2008.
  21. “Friction and Wear of Low-Phosphorus Engine Oils with Additional Molybdenum and Boron Compounds, Measured on a Reciprocating Lubricant Tester”, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 51, No. 5, pp. 659-672, 2008.
  22. “A Study of Torn and Folded Metal (TFM) on Honed Cylinder Bore Surfaces”, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 51, No. 6, pp. 784-789, 2008.
  23. “Contact mechanics approach to determine contact surface area between bipolar plates and current collector in proton exchange membrane fuel cells”, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 185, No. 2, pp. 1252-1256, 2008.
  24. “Development of the Pressure-driven Radial Flow Microrheometer ", Tribology Transactions, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 396-402, 2008.
  25. "Effect of Lubrication on Friction and Torque-Tension Relationship in Threaded Fasteners", Tribology Transactions, Vol. 50, No.1, pp.127-136, 2007.
  26. “Process Independent Machining Simulation – A Bar Turning Approach”, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp.5-19, 2007.
  27. “Engine Lubrication System Analysis by Considering Aeration and Cavitation within the Rotating Oil Supply Passage”, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 50, No.1, pp.39-49, 2007.
  28. “An Improved Hydrodynamic Model for Open Wet Transmission Clutches”, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol.129, No.3, 2007, pp.333-337.
  29. “Effect of Internal Cooling on Tool-Chip Interface Temperature in Orthogonal Cutting”, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 49, No. 2, pp.125-134, 2006.
  30. “Dynamic characteristics of spiral groove bearing spindles: comparison between rotating-shaft and fixed-shaft designs”, Tribotest Journal, Vol. 12, pp.83-90, 2006.
  31. “Experimental study of the dynamics characteristics and the optimization of spiral groove bearing spindles”, Int. J. of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol.10, No.4, pp.731-740, 2005.
  32. “Study of Flowing Characteristics of Lubricant in Spiral Groove Bearings by Fluorescent Method”. Tribology Transactions, Vol.48, pp.259-263, 2005.
  33. “Contact Mechanics Approach to Determine Effective Radius in Bolted Joints”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Tribology, Vol.127, pp.30-36, 2005.
  34. Device with a Self-aligned Microgap for Studying Microscale Flows”, Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 76, No.5, Art. Number: 055109, 2005.
  35. “Scuffing Resistance of Coated Piston Skirts Run against Cylinder Bores”, Wear, Vol.259, pp.1041-1047, 2005.
  36. “Cantilevered Boring Bar Mechanics”, Journal of Machining Science and  Technology, Vol.9, pp.325-343, 2005.
  37. “Development of a Laboratory Test Device for Electrorheological Fluids in Hydrostatic Lubrication”, Tribotest Journal, Vol.11, No.3, pp.185-191, 2005.
  38. “An Experimental Study of Bearing and Thread Friction in Fasteners”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Tribology, Vol. 127, pp.263-272, 2005.
  39. “Tensile Behavior of ER Fluids under DC Fields”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 94, No.10, pp.6939-6944, 2003.
  40. “Normalized method for comparing tensile behaviors of electrorheological fluids”, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.82, No.26, pp.4836-4838, 2003.
  41. “A Study of Flank Wear in Orthogonal Cutting with Internal Cooling”, Wear, Vol.253, pp.957-962, 2002.
  42. “Dynamic Characteristics of Hard Disk Drive Spindles Supported by Hydrodynamic Bearings”, Science in China, Series A, Vol.44, pp.117-122, 2002.
  43. “Present Situation and Developing Trend of Hard Disk Spindles”, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol.38, No.6, pp.1-4, 2002. (in Chinese)
  44. “Experimental Study of Dynamic Characteristics of Hard Disk Drive Spindles Supported by Hydrodynamic Bearings”, Tribology, Vol.22, No.3, pp.210-213, 2002. (in Chinese)
  45. “A Method for Designing Linear Thermal Expansion Coefficient of Components”, China Mechanical Engineering, Transactions of CMES, Vol.13, No.2, pp.1808-1811, 2002. (in Chinese)
  46. “Measurement of Surface Tension of Ferro-fluids”, Journal of Tsinghua University, Vol.40, No.5, pp.73-75, 2000. (in Chinese)
  47. Elastohydrodynamic Film Thickness in Elliptical Contacts with Spinning and Rolling”, ASME Transactions, Journal of Tribology, Vol.121, pp.686-692, 1999.
  48. “Optical Interferential Method for Wear Measurement”, Journal of Tsinghua University, Vol.38, No.10, pp.9-12, 1998. (in Chinese)
  49. “Abrasive Wear Model for Lubricated Sliding Contacts”, Wear, Vol.196, pp.72-76, 1996.
  50. “A New Method for Measuring the Film Thickness of Mixed Lubrication in Line Contacts”, Tribology Transactions, Vol.38, No.4, pp.869-874, 1995.
  51. “Investigation into Measuring Nanometer Lubricating Film Thickness by Relative Light Intensity Principle”, Lubrication Engineering, Vol.1, pp.32-34, 1995. (in Chinese)
  52. “NGY-2 Nano-scale Lubricating Film Thickness Measurer”, Tribology, Vol.14, No.2, pp.175-179, 1994. (in Chinese)
  53. “Study on the Nanometer Film Thickness Measurement by Changing Light Wave Length”, Lubrication Engineering, Vol.1, pp.27-30, 1994. (in Chinese)


Conference Proceedings:


  1.  “Tribological and metallurgical properties of nitrided AISI 4340 steel”, SAE Technical Papers, SAE 2014 World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, Michigan, April 8-10, 2014, Paper#: 2014-01-0959
  2. “NUMERICAL MODELING OF THE TRANSIENT TEMPERATURE RISE DURING BALL-ON-DISK SCUFFING TESTS”, Accepted for publication in Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Orlando, Florida, July 14-16, 2014. Paper # 1569878041
  3. “Engaging US Engineering Students in Fuel Cell Research at a Foreign Site,” Proceedings of 2013 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia, June 23-26, 2013. Paper# AC 2013-7524
  4. "Engaging Underrepresented Undergraduates in Engineering through a Hands-on Automotive-themed REU Program," Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2013), San Diego, California, November 15-21, 2013, Paper #IMECE2013-62111.  
  5. Austempering Process for Carburized Low Alloy Steels”, SAE 2013 World Congress & Exhibition, Detroit, MI, April 16-18, 2013, Paper#: 2013-01-0949. 
  6. “AERIM Automotive-themed REU Program : Organization, Activities, Outcomes and Lessons Learned,” 2011ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011, Paper# AC 2011-1309.
  7. “International Research Experience for Engineering Students in China in the area of Fuel Cells”, 2011 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011, Paper# AC 2011-1667.
  8. “Effect of Material Microstructure on Scuffing Behavior of Ferrous Alloys”, SAE 2011 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 12-14, 2011, Paper#: 2011-01-1091.
  9. “Cutting Insert and Workpiece Materials for Minimum Quantity Lubrication”, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v 7997, 2011, Fourth International Seminar on Modern Cutting and Measurement Engineering (ISMCME 2010), December, 2010, Beijing, China.
  10. “Evaluating Major Parasitic Losses in IC Engines”, SAE 2009 Congress, Detroit, MI, April, 2009, Paper#: 09PFL-0023.
  11. “Industrial mentors: An often untapped resource in undergraduate research programs”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Volume 9: Engineering Education and Professional Development, Paper no. IMECE2008-66063, p19-24, 2008.
  12. “Robust Optimization of Engine Lubrication System”, SAE 2007 Congress, Detroit, MI, April 3-6, 2007, Paper#: 2007-01-1568.
  13. “Rheological Behaviors of Pressure-Driven Radial Flow”, 2007 STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, San Diego, California, Oct. 22-24, 2007.
  14. “A Numerical Investigation of Bolt Underhead Temperature Evolution during Tightening”, Proceedings of 2007 ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA, July 8-12, 2007.
  15. “Generating Enthusiasm for Research through Automotive Projects and Industrial Mentors: Lessons Learned from the First Year of an REU Program”, 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition,  Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24-27, 2007.
  16. “Effect of Coating on Fastener Torque-Tension Relationship”, SAE Technical Paper Series, 2006-06M-454, Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, April 3-6, 2006.
  17. “Wear model for piston ring and cylinder bore system”, ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2005 Fall Technical Conference, Ottawa, Canada, May 2005.
  18. “Analysis of Pressure-Driven Disk-Flow Rheometry”, 60th SPE Annual Technical Conference, Boston, May 2005.
  19. “Study of Thread Friction in Bolted Joints”, 60th STLE Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NE, May 2005.
  20. “Thin Oil Film Volatility and its Mechanism”, ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Long Beach, California, October 24-27, 2004
  21. “Review and Expectation: Progress of Studies on Gear Transmission Lubrication”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Mechanical Transmission, April 4-6, 2001.
  22. “The Effects of Spinning Motion and Design Parameters on Lubrication Performance of Bearings”, 1st Asia International Conference on Tribology, Oct.12-15, 1998, Beijing. P71-75.
  23. “Design of the Nano-scale Lubricating Film Thickness Measurer”, Future of Mechanic Science and Technology---Forum of Youth Scientists, 1993. (in Chinese) .