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Plasma Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Lab

Plasma Surface Engineering and Nanotechnology Lab

Research Areas 

  • Structural and coating materials for vehicle weight reduction (e.g., wear and galvanic corrosion prevention of Al, Mg, Ti alloys)
     
  • Structural and coating materials for next-generation engine components (e.g., high temperature wear and oxidation, alternative fuel corrosion, fatigue and creep)
     
  • PVD/CVD coatings for advanced manufacturing and tooling (e.g., AHSS & UHSS stamping; die cast, & machining of Ni, Ti)
     
  • Structural and coating materials for energy-related systems (fuel cell, power generation & battery)
     
  • Structural and coatings materials for biomedical, clinic, MEMS and sensor applications
     
  • Hybrid/duplex surface treatment and coating technology for multifunctional surfaces
     
  • Materials-process-property-performance relationship

   Research infrastructure

  • Plasma surface coating deposition equipment (mainly for wear and corrosion resistance)
     
  • Impact-sliding surface fatigue wear tester (simulating extremely high stresses)
     
  • Pin-on-disc and reciprocating sliding tribometers
     
  • High speed tribometer (up to 10m/s sliding velocity)
     
  • Electrochemical corrosion tester
     
  • Nanomechanical property tester (Ubi-1)
     
  • Coin cell battery lab manufacturing kits
     
  • Coin cell battery analyzer

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
xnie@uwindsor.ca