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.
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, wear, and corrosion problems for government and industry through fundamental science and technological innovations in tribology, lubrication, and surface engineering.
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.
Timken Engineered Surfaces Labs (TESL)
The Timken Company and the College of Engineering, University of Akron contributed to the financing of the labs and the equipment housed in the Timken Engineered Surface Laboratory (TESL), where students and faculty work alongside industry experts in surface engineering. The mission of TESL is to solve complex friction, wear, and corrosion problems for government and industry through fundamental science and technological innovations in tribology, lubrication, surface engineering, and materials science.