Advanced/Engineered Surfaces & Coatings

Advanced/Engineered Surfaces & Coatings

Our research area of impact in advanced/engineered surfaces and coatings includes the study of tribology and lubrication; corrosion/erosion/aging mitigation; material design, advanced surface treatments and coatings for mechanical/biomechanical/chemical/biological functions; testing and characterization at extreme environments.

Akron Engineering Tribology Laboratory (AETL)

Director: Dr. Christopher Dellacorte

The Akron Engineering Tribology Laboratory (AETL) provides a learning environment for students to develop problem solving skills to address industrial friction and wear (tribology) problems. The AETL: Conducts industry standard and cutting-edge testing as a means to train students and solve compelling industrial problems; Connects exemplary students with post-graduation career opportunities while they are on-campus.

Center for Surface Engineering and Lubrication Research (CSELR)

Director: Dr. Christopher Dellacorte

Led by Dr. Christopher Dellacorte, the Center for Surface Engineering and Lubrication Research is focused on solving complex friction and wear problems through engineering innovations in tribology.

National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP)

Director: Dr. Scott Lillard

NCERCAMP draws from the expertise of more than 30 faculty members to provide corrosion and materials performance solutions to industry and government organizations. The center is home to a multimillion-dollar suite of equipment to provide research, testing and analysis in many ways.


Dr. Ajay Mahajan
Associate Dean for Research & Industrial Engagement

Phone: 330-972-6033

Dr. Sadhan C. Jana
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Phone: 330-972-8293