Research in Plasma Surface Engineering and Tribology Laboratory deals with design and manufacturing of multifunctional materials with self-adaptive surfaces which could eliminate the usage of such as coolants and lubricants and the applications of environmentally-unfriendly coatings and their processes. The research group is equipped with Eco-friendly Plasma Surface Engineering Research Laboratory, Nanomechanical Test System, and PVD/CVD Laboratory. High qualified research personnel have been involved in a broad research interest in the fields of Plasma Surface Engineering, Thin Films and Coatings, Nanomaterials, Biomaterials, Smart materials and Structures, Tribology and Wear, Corrosion and Erosion, and Nano/micro-mechanical and Wear Properties. The research projects have been sponsored by NSERC, CFI, OIT, OCE, Auto/Steel Partnership, USAMP, General Motors, Chrysler, Ford Motor, and other industries.
The goal of the research group is to build a base of research that will significantly impact industrial practice and productivity in an environmentally benign manner through the application of multifunctional nanostructured materials design and advanced surface engineering and manufacturing technology.
For more information, please contact Professor Xueyuan Nie
To get involved with the Plasma Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Lab
Contact: Dr. Xueyuan Nie
Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering
519-253-3000, Ext. 4148