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Research Interests

 

My research area is in Tribology, especially in automotive tribology. My research activities include theoretical modeling and experimental investigation. Some of my current research interests include:

 

·         Fundamentals and Potential Applications of Nanofluids

 

·         Comprehensive Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Scuffing Processes

 

·         Investigation on Scuffing and Wear Resistance of Engine Cylinder Kits

 

 

Research Projects and Sponsors

 

·         “REU Site: Automotive and Energy Research and Industrial Mentorship (AERIM) Program at Oakland University”, National Science Foundation, (2014-2016)

·         “Fretting Fatigue in Engine Block (Phase I)”, General Motors, (2013-2015).

·         “Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Investigations of Nanofluid Stability”, US. Army TARDEC (through Battelle), (2011-2013).

·         Tribological Testing of Piston Wrist Pin against Pin Bore”, General Motors, (Phase I: 2006-2007; Phase II: 2007-2008; Phase III: 2011-2012).

·         “The use of Nitriding to Enhance Wear and Corrosion Resistance of Ball Studs”, Chrysler, (2012).

·         “Automotive Tribology Center”, US. Army TARDEC, (2010-2013).

·         “REU Site: Automotive and Energy Research and Industrial Mentorship (AERIM) Program at Oakland University”, National Science Foundation, (2010-2012).

·         “IRES: Collaborative Research Activities with China on Fluid and Thermal Transport in Fuel Cells”, National Science Foundation, (2010-2012).

·         “Investigation of the Friction and Wear Behavior of Current and Future Engine Oils”, Chevron Oronite Company LLC, (2007-2008).

·         “Investigation of the Friction Characteristics of Clutch Plate Materials”, General Motors, (2007-2008).

·         “Automotive Tribology Consortium”, General Motors, (2007).

·         “REU: Automotive Research and Industrial Mentorship Program at Oakland University”, National Science Foundation, (2006-2008).

·         “Fundamentals and Applications of Nanofluids”, Oakland University SECS Research Excellence Fund, (2006-2007).

·         Nanofluids: Fundamentals and Applications”, Oakland University Faculty Research Fellowship, (2006-2007).

·         “Tribology Phenomena for Advanced Diesel Engines”, US Army TACOM, SBIR with CK Technologies, (2004-2006).

·         Developing Wear Method Using an Existing Tribometer”, General Motors, (2005-2006).

·         “Wear Resistance of Die Surface Treatments”, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, (2005).

·         “Study of Manufacturing Process and Analysis of Topographic Features of Clutch Plates”, BorgWarner, (2005-2006).

·         “Accurately Validated High-Speed Wear Prediction Code”, US Air Force SBIR with CK Technologies, (2005-2006).

·         “Fabrication of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering applications”, Oakland University SECS Research Excellence Fund, (2004-2005).

·         “Non-destructive test device to determine the coefficient of static friction”, Robert Bosch Corporation, (2004).

·         “Torque-Tension Relationship in Bolted Assemblies”, US Army TACOM, (2004-2005).

·         “Investigation on Methodologies for Assessing Torn and Folded Metal on Honed Cylinder Bore Surfaces”, General Motors, (Phase I: 2004-2005, Phase II: 2005-2006).

·         Electrorheological Fluid - A Promising Intelligent Material”, Oakland University Faculty Research Fellowship, (2003-2004).

·         “Investigation on Scuffing and Wear Resistance of Piston Rings Run Against Piston Ring Grooves”, General Motors, (Phase I: 2003, Phase II: 2004, Phase III: 2005).

·         “Investigation of Lubricant Volatility in Fluid Dynamic Bearings”, Oakland University SECS Research Excellence Fund, (2003-2004).

·         “Study of Oil Volatility and its Mechanism”, Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation, (2002-2003).

·         “Investigation on Scuffing and Wear Resistance of Coated Piston Skirts Run Against Aluminum Cylinder Bores”, General Motors, (2002-2003).

·         “Study on the principle and application of self-lubricating and self-sealing thin film bearing”, National Science Foundation of China, (2000-2001).

·         “Experimental studies on precision hydrodynamic bearings”, Seiko Instruments Inc., Japan, (1997-1999).

·         “Study of fluid mechanics of plastic flow and its lubrication failure”, National Science Foundation of China, (1997-1999).