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.
Email:akasar@nevada.unr.edu

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
Email:alessandroralls@nevada.unr.edu

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
Email: mhrsazal@nevada.unr.edu  

Mr. Raven Maccione, Graduate Student
BS Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2020
Research interests: Solid lubricants, Self lubricating composites, surface deformation, Tribology

Email: rmaccione@nevada.unr.edu



 

Research Associate

  • Dr. Suresh Kuiry (2020-present)

 

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Carson Sawchuk (2019-present)
  • Brian Dsouza (2020-present)
  • Tatianna Macias (2021-present)
  • Harmony Werth (2021-present)
  • Kimberley Aguilar (2021-present)
  • Kevin Watson (2021-present)

Highschool Participants

  • Harshavardhini Manivannan - Davidson Academy, NV (2020-present)
  • Limal Shaji - Granite Bay High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Tanisha Fernandes - Oakmont High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Rohan Upadhyay - Mira Loma High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Rishi Upadhyay - Mira Loma High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Divya Janarthanan - Whitney High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Ansh Thakkar - Rocklin High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Kairav Gonur - Granite Bay High School, CA (2021-present)
  • Suchir Goli - Western Sierra Collegiate Academy, CA (2021-present)

 

Past students/Researchers

 

Research Associate

  • Dr. Carlton Reeves, 2015-2020
  • Dr. Emad Omrani, 2018-2020

 

Ph.D.

  • Dr. Arpith Siddaiah, 2015-2020 - Thesis "Understanding the Tribocorrosion Behavior of Engineered Surfaces"

 

M.S 

  • Arjun Manoj, 2017-2019 - Thesis "Development of a corrosion testing method for hydrophobic coatings under hydrostatic pressure"

 

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Arthur (Artie) Henderson, Summer internship, Santa Clara University, 2019
  • Ashton Chan, NSF-REU Summer internship, New York University, 2019
  • Victor Shamanaev, NSF-REU Summer internship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2019
  • Parker Hill (2020-2021)