With the advent of nanotechnology, the properties offered by nano-sized particles in various engineering applications have revolutionized the area of material science. Furthermore, due to the use of nanomaterials in various engineering components, particularly in moving parts, it is imperative to understand the behavior of these nanomaterials under sliding conditions. Therefore, an augmented approach of nanotechnology and tribology has been addressed in this book. It presents recent advancements on the topics related to:
- Mechanical and tribological behaviour of nanocomposites
- Nanomaterials in lubricating oils
- Synergetic effects of nanomaterials
- Surface texturing at nano-scale
- Nanocoatings for various applications
- Biotribological applications of nanomaterials
Nanomaterials for Sustainable Tribology covers major aspects of tribology of nanomaterials, and its current status and future directions. This book will provide the readers an insight on several aspects of tribology of nanomaterials. It will act as a strong stimulant for readers to appreciate and initiate further advancements in the field of tribology, particularly at nano-scale.
Dr. Ankush Raina is an Assistant Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu and Kashmir, India. His areas of interest include wear and lubrication, additive manufacturing and rheological properties of lubricating oils. He has been awarded a PhD in the field of industrial lubrication. He completed his MTech in Mechanical System Design from NIT Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. He was awarded a Gold Medal for securing the first position in MTech. He has extensive research experience in the field of nanolubrication and has carried out various studies using nano-additives in different lubricating oils and composite materials. Furthermore, he has also explored the tribological characteristics of different types of 3D-printed polymeric materials. He has published more than 50 articles in the SCI/ SCIE/Scopus-indexed journals with more than 1,300 citations, and an h-index of 19 and i-10 index of 33. He has also presented several papers in national and international conferences in India and abroad. He is the reviewer of several reputed SCI/SCIE-indexed journals and has also coordinated several events at university level.Dr. Mir Irfan Ul Haq is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University. He has previously worked with the R&D wing of Mahindra and Mahindra. He has obtained a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from SMVD University and a Master of Engineering in Mechanical System Design (Gold Medallist) from National Institute of Technology, Srinagar. He has done his PhD in the area of tribology of lightweight materials. He is actively involved in teaching and research for the past 10 years in the field of materials, tribology and 3D printing. His research interests include lightweight materials, new product development and additive manufacturing, development of green lubricants, self-lubricating materials and cutting fluids, mechanical testing of composites, friction and wear of materials and surface engineering. He has published around 50 research papers in SCI- and Scopus-indexed journals. He has edited three books and has served as a guest editor in reputed journals. Moreover, he has been awarded various research grants for various projects from various agencies like DST and NPIU AICTE. He has attended numerous conferences and workshops both in India and abroad (The United States and Singapore). He is a member of reviewer boards of various international journals apart from chairing technical sessions in various international and national conferences. Dr. Haq is actively involved in organizing various conferences and workshops. He has also coordinated various student events such as SAEBAJA, ECOKART and TEDX. Moreover, he has supervised around 20 Master- and Bachelorlevel projects. Dr. Haq has served as a member of various committees at national and state levels.Dr. Patricia Iglesias Victoria earned her PhD in Mechanical Engineering with focus on tribology from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (Spain). Dr. Iglesias also worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Center for Materials Processing and Tribology at Purdue University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Tribology Laboratory in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on wear and friction of materials, ionic liquids as lubricants and additives of lubricants, bio-lubricants, nanostructured materials and textured surfaces. Dr. Iglesias has extensive experience working on tribology and has published 40 peer-reviewed articles and more than 40 conference proceedings in the field of tribology.Dr. Sudhanraj Jeganmohan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Informatics, Eotvos Lorand University, Szombathely, Hungary. He has an industrial experience of 3 years at Bharath Electronics Limited, Bengaluru as Contract Engineer in the Production Department. He has an additional 2 years of experience at Wipro Technologies, Chennai as Design Engineer in the Design and Development Team. He has obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University, Chennai and Master of Engineering in Engineering Design from Anna University, Coimbatore. He has done his PhD in the field of industrial tribology in automotive disk brake pads. He is actively involved in teaching and research for a decade in the field of industrial tribology, composite materials and 3D printing. His research interests include noise, vibration and harshness studies in automotive brakes, yaw brakes, biomedical materials, eco-friendly polymers, material development and characterization. To his credit, he has published various research papers in SCI- and Scopus-indexed journals and presented various papers in national and international conferences.Dr. Ankush Anand is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, India. His areas of interest include sustainability and product life-cycle design, tribology of metal matrix composites, polymer composites and biotribology. He is actively involved in teaching and research activities for more than 17 years. He has successfully guided 6 PhD and supervised more than 15 MTech dissertations. He has published more than 50 articles in the SCI/SCIE/Scopus-indexed journals with more than 1,000 citations and an h-index of 18. He has also attended various international conferences in India and abroad, has presented research articles and has also chaired various technical sessions in the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, etc. He is an active member of various professional bodies including the American Society for Mechanical Engineers.