Ali Erdemir Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Energy Technology Division
Institution Disciplines
Argonne National Laboratory Engineering Tribology
City State / Provence
Argonne Illinois
Country Website
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Dr. Erdemir has published more than 100 refereed journal articles in the areas of friction, wear, and lubrication of materials and coatings; five chapters in various books and handbooks; five U.S. patents; numerous invited talks at international conferences and universities.

Education

• PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; MS, Materials Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; BS, Metallurgy, Istanbul Technical University

Career Highlights

Experience
More than 15 years of extensive work and experience in the areas of surface engineering and tribology
• Pioneered development of nearly frictionless carbon films and high-temperature carbon-based composites for severe tribological applications
• Directed and conducted fundamental and experimental research on boric acid-based solid lubricants and surface engineered tribomaterials
• Developed and implemented new solid lubricants for extreme pressure applications, such as aluminum forming
• Conceived and carried out research toward the realization of fuel-efficient automotive and turbine engines
• Pursued extensive research on advanced ceramics with emphasis on elucidating their friction and wear mechanisms
• Recent tribological research activities include super-hard, multifunctional coatings (such as diamond and related materials), ceramics and composites, lubricious oxides, metal-forming lubricants, nanocrystalline diamond and diamondlike carbon films, and hard nitride, carbide, and boride coatings.

Affiliations, Professional Societies
• Chairman, Annual Meeting Program Committee, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), 2000
• Symposium Chair, Tribological Coatings/Surface Modifications, International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films, San Diego, CA, 1996 to date
• Program Co-Chair, 2nd Joint American-Eastern Europe Conference on New Materials and Technologies in Tribology, Minsk, Belarus, September 1-6, 1997
• Member, Research Committee on Tribology, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since May 1995
• Chairman, Solid Lubricants Technical Committee, STLE, 1995-1996
• Member, Annual Meeting Program Committee, STLE, since 1992
• Associate Editor, Tribology Transactions, Since 1994
• Member, Program Committee, ASM-International/Surface Engineering Sector, Since 1995
• Member, International Advisory Board, 5th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, European Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering, Garmisch-Tartenkirchen, Germany, September 9-13, 1996
• Member, Advisory Board, 9th International Metallurgy and Materials Congress, Chamber of Metallurgical Engineers, Istanbul, Turkey, 11-15 June, 1997
• Member, International Advisory Board, Asian-European International Conference on Plasma Engineering (AEPSE'97) Seoul-Korea
• Member, International Advisory Board, 9th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies: World Ceramics Congress & Forum on New Materials, Florence, Italy, 14-19 June 1998
• Member, International Advisory Board, 9th International Conference on Modern Materials and Technologies: World Ceramics Congress & Forum on New Materials, Florence, Italy, 14-19 June 1998
• Member, International Advisory Board, 6th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, European Committee on Plasma and Ion Surface Engineering, Garmisch-Tartenkirchen, Germany, September 14-18, 1998
• U.S. National Representative, VAMAS-TWA-I (Versaille Project on Advanced Materials and Standards)-Wear Test Methods Technical Working Area-I, 1992-1995
• Member, Advisory Board, Center for Advanced Tribology, Western Michigan University, 1994-1996

Awards

• Innovative Research Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers-International, 1999
• Director's Award, Argonne National Laboratory, 1999
• R&D - 100 Award, Research and Development Magazine, 1998
• Discover Magazine Award, 1998
• Pace Setter Award, Argonne National Laboratory, 1998
• Edmond E. Bisson Award, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 1998
• Honorary Doctorate Degree, Anatolian University, Turkey, 1998
• Al Sonntag Award, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 1992
• R&D 100 Award, Research and Development Magazine, 1991
• Certificate of Achievement, Argonne National Laboratory, 1991
• National Research Service Award, the National Institute of Health, 1986
• Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1986

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