Welcome to the Nanoscale Tribology Laboratory!

We study friction, wear and lubrication at atomic length and time scales.

J. Krim, at her Northeastern University laboratory (Boston, MA, 1998) and lecturing at the 2019 Workshop on Contact Mechanics (Technical University of Berlin)*

As the need to conserve both energy and raw materials becomes increasingly urgent, our rush to understand basic frictional processes can only be expected to accelerate.

*Image courtesy of Aydar Akchurin