Group Members

Mr. Ashish Kumar Kasar, Graduate Student
M.Tech., Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2015.
B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, 2013
Research Interests: Additive manufacturing, Self-lubricating composites, Tribo-corrosion, molecular dynamics simulation.

Mr. Alessandro Ralls, Graduate Student
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2018
Research Interests: Sensors for Gas Detection Applications, Additive Manufacturing, Surface Engineering, Tribology

Mr. Soumya Sikdar, Graduate student
M.Tech, Mechanical Engineering (Maintenance Engineering & Tribology), Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, 2015
B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Gitam University, Visakhapatnam, India, 2012
Research Interests: Tribology, surface engineering, implants, robotics

Mr. Md Hafizur Rahman, Graduate Student
MSc., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Southern University, Georgia, USA, 2020
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Khulna University of Engineering & Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2015

Research Interest: Ionic liquids, Self-lubricating composites, Bioplastics, plastic to fuel conversion, FEA, Automation


Past Students



Dr. Arpith Siddaiah, 

Ph.D. University of Nevada Reno, August 2020

Thesis Title: Understanding the Tribocorrosion Behavior of Engineered Surfaces

M.E., Automated manufacturing system, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India, 2014
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, India, 2012
Research Interests: Tribology, Tribocorrosion, Surface modification and analysis, Biolubricants



Mr. Arjun Manoj

MS University of Nevada Reno, December 2019

Thesis Title: Development of a corrosion testing method for hydrophobic coatings under hydrostatic pressure

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2017
Research Interests: Dental tribocorrosion, Influence of pressure and surface parameters on corrosion properties




Undergraduates Researchers


1. Arthur (Artie) Henderson