People

varenberg

Dr. Michael Varenberg
Principal investigator
Faculty profile

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Ye Qi
Ph.D. student
Mechano-chemical
surface modification
for reduction
of friction losses

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Jaekang Kim
Ph.D. student
Wall-shaped hierarchical
microstructure
for gecko-like
attachment

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Yingdan Wu
Ph.D. student
Stick-slip instabilities
in smooth and textured
model belt drives

Former students

Alexander Yakhnis, M.Sc. thesis: Mechano-chemical modification of friction surfaces using shot peening (@ Technion-IIT)
Evgeny Guller, M.Sc. thesis: Tribology of rolling friction transmission (@ Technion-IIT)
Alexey Tsipenyuk, M.Sc. thesis: Tribology of biomimetic surface microstructures (@ Technion-IIT)
Liron Ilberg, M.Sc. thesis: The effect of structure and hydrogen bonding of amorphous carbon films on their tribological properties (@ Technion-IIT)
Boris Murarash, M.Sc. thesis: Tribology of contact surface patterns evolved in biological microsystems (@ Technion-IIT)

Carlos Espina, project: Building a 3-axes moving stage
George Smirnov, project: Building a fretting tribometer
York Huang, project: Building a tribometer for in-situ SEM of microstructured contacts
Stephen Woolfitt, project: Building a one-pass slide tribometer
Jeffrey McMichael, project: Building a pin-on-disc tribometer
Himanshu Dedge, project: Building a pin-on-disk tribometer
Boris Sheendlin, project: Reduction of vacuum nipple wear: experiment (@ Technion-IIT)
Evgeny Viloska, project: Reduction of vacuum nipple wear: theory (@ Technion-IIT)
Noam Rozen, project: Reduction of vacuum nipple wear: experiment (@ Technion-IIT)
Peter Breitman, project: Development of clean biomimetic dry adhesive: theory (@ Technion-IIT)
Tamir Akhavan, project: Reduction of vacuum nipple wear: theory – toroid bumps (@ Technion-IIT)
Ariella Mansfield, project: Reduction of vacuum nipple wear: theory – spherical bumps (@ Technion-IIT)
Yonatan Tchernyak, project: Development of clean biomimetic dry adhesive: experiment (@ Technion-IIT)
Ofer Gutman, project: Tribological characterization of greased high-speed ball bearings (@ Technion-IIT)
Igor Khait, project: Effect of aspect ratio on deformation of micro-pillar (@ Technion-IIT)
Kirill Vorotnikov, project: Nip contact modeling between blanket and impression paper drums (@ Technion-IIT)