Dr. Gary L. Doll

Dr. Gary L. Doll

Title: Professor Emeritus
Dept/Program: Engineering Dean's Office/Department of Civil Engineering
Office: AERC 311
Phone: (330)-972-7350
Email: gdoll@uakron.edu
Website: https://tesl.uakron.edu
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Dr. Doll joined The University of Akron in 2011. Prior to joining us, he had a robust career in industry, including time spent working for General Motors and The Timken Company.  Since 2011, he has served as the Director of the Timken Engineered Surfaces Laboratories in partnership with The University of Akron. Dr. Doll is a Fellow with ASM International and with the Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He was awarded a Distinguished Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2016. He has published over 350 articles and book chapters and received more than 28 US Patents.


Tribology, Surface Engineering, Lubrication Research, Materials Research


  • PostD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1989
  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Kentucky 1986
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Kentucky 1983
  • B.S. in Physics, Marshall University 1981


Materials Science of Thin Films, Rolling Bearing Tribology, Statics, Mechanics