Professor Carpick works at the intersection of mechanics, materials, and physics to conduct research into nanotribology (the atomic-scale origins of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and wear), nanomechanics, nanostructured materials, and scanning probe microscopy (SPM). His primary focus is on using SPM and other materials in contact, and to apply the results to nanotechnology applications. Recently he has focused extensively on the science and technology of ultrahard carbon-based thin films including nanocrystalline diamond, and on self-assembled monolayers.
For more information about Professor Carpick’s research visit his website.
Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania
“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”
–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania