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My research interests include tribology, nanotechnology, microtribology related to miniature systems, magnetic storage, surface characterization, friction/vibration interaction, system dynamics and modeling, and experimental design and instrumentation. Specifically, I study micro/nanotribology of magnetic head disk interfaces and microelectromechanical systems. Recent emphasis has been on the tribology of devices for reduced energy and improved environmental-related impact, such as the use of carbon dioxide as a natural refrigerant and the use of surface treatments towards oil-lees machine operation.

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Academic Articles265
  • Bashandeh, K., Lan, P., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2023). Tribology of self-lubricating high performance ATSP, PI, and PEEK-based polymer composites up to 300 degrees C. FRICTION. 11(1), 141-153.
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  • Bashandeh, K., Lan, P., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2022). Abrasive wear of PEEK and ATSP-based polymer composite coatings under lunar regolith conditions. WEAR. 506-507, 204461-204461.
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  • Bashandeh, K., Amiri, A., Rafieerad, A., Rahman, S., Yan, W., Dhingra, S., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2022). MXene-aromatic thermosetting copolyester nanocomposite as an extremely wear-resistant biocompatible implant material for osteoarthritis applications. APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE. 600, 154124-154124.
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  • Asif, A., Rahman, S., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2022). Nanomechanical and tribological properties of nickel-chromium multilayer coating on Inconel 617. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. 132(10), 105305-105305.
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  • Vaught, L., Tsigkis, V., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2022). Development of a controlled-atmosphere, rapid-cooling cryogenic chamber for tribological and mechanical testing.. Rev Sci Instrum. 93(8), 083911-083911.
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Chapters10
  • Nunez, E. E., Bashandeh, K., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2020). Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Coatings. Polymer Coatings. 157-175. Taylor & Francis.
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  • Lan, P., Nunez, E. E., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2020). Advanced Polymeric Coatings and Their Applications: Green Tribology. Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials. 345-358. Elsevier.
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  • Gheisari, R., Lan, P., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2020). Tribological Interactions of Advanced Polymeric Coatings. Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials. 638-647. Elsevier.
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  • Polycarpou, A. A. (2013). Machine Failure Monitoring (MFM). Encyclopedia of Tribology. 2159-2159. Springer Nature.
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  • Katta, R. R., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2013). Microtribodynamics of Magnetic Storage Hard Disk Drives. Encyclopedia of Tribology. 2244-2256. Springer Nature.
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Conference Papers76
  • Fincher, C. D., Ozkan, T., Kim, H., Demirkan, M. T., Karabacak, T., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2018). Mechanical Properties of Nanoporous Si Anodes using a Continuum Mechanical Model. ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A. 134(1), 401-404.
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  • Garner, G., Fincher, C. D., Demirkan, M. T., Karabacak, T., Ozkan, T., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2018). Nanoporous Tungsten for Improved Mechanical Performance and Safety in Nuclear Control Rod Cladding. ACTA PHYSICA POLONICA A. 134(1), 397-400.
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  • Saifur Rahman, M., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2018). Wear of Ni alloys at elevated temperature (950oC) under helium environment for nuclear reactor applications. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. 119, 119-121.
  • Rahman, M. S., Lan, P., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2017). High temperature nanoindentation of Ni alloys under helium environment. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. 117, 646-647.
  • Rahman, M. S., & Polycarpou, A. A. (2017). High temperature sliding wear behavior of Ni alloys under helium environment. Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. 117, 634-637.
Repository Documents / Preprints1
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patents
Patents14
Email
apolycarpou@tamu.edu
First Name
Andreas
Last Name
Polycarpou
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Engineering Academic Coordination; 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123
USA