Robert Carpick Named 2017 MRS Fellow

Robert CarpickRobert Carpick, John Henry Towne Professor and Chair in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, has been named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS) Fellow.

The fellowship honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, worldwide. Dr. Carpick was recognized by the MRS “for fundamental insights into the nanometer scale mechanics of materials and atomic scale origins of friction, lubrication, and wear.” The distinction is highly selective with the maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year being limited to 0.2% of the current MRS regular membership.

Dr. Carpick conducts his research at the intersection of mechanics, materials, and physics. He is an expert in experimental nanomechanics and nanotribology (friction, adhesion, and wear). His lab has developed novel advanced scanning probe microscopy tools, used to investigate the fundamental nature of materials in contact with applications in nanomanufacturing, vehicle lubrication, data storage, and mechanical computing.
crystal and thin film surfaces including ultra-strong carbon-based materials, and polymeric materials.

To read more about Robert Carpick please visit his faculty research profile.