The following equipment and instruments are housed in Dr. Nie's research group.

Plamsa Surface Engineering Research Laboratory:

  • Electrolytic Plasma Process Unit
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy

Thin Films and Coatings Research Laboratory:

  • Vacuum Plasma Enhanced PVD/CVD system

Tribological Test System:

  • Pin-on-disc Tribometer with Integrated Surface Profilometer.

Impact/Sliding Fatigue Test System:

  • Ball-on-plate Impact/Sliding Fatigue Tester

Nanomechanical Test System:

  • Nanoindentation
  • Nanoscratching
  • Nanowear
  • Heating stage attachment (under construction)

Engine Dynanometer:

  • Engine parts durability tests
  • Engine tests