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Research Interests

My research is in the area of surface science, tribology, design and characterization of lubricant additives, hard coatings and alloys, as well as high throughput synthesis of multi-component systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, University of California at Berkeley

… → 1977

Physics, MPhil, University of Hong Kong

… → 1973

Physics and Mathematics, BSc, University of Hong Kong

… → 1971

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Grants 2001 2020

Electric power generation
Precipitates
Steel
Temperature
Ferritic steel
Polymers
Metals
Flexible electronics
Polymer matrix composites
Industry

Research Output 1975 2019

Fabrication of superamphiphobic Cu surfaces using hierarchical surface morphology and fluorocarbon attachment facilitated by plasma activation

Cai, J., Wang, T., Hao, W., Ling, H., Hang, T., Chung, Y-W. & Li, M., Jan 15 2019, In : Applied Surface Science. 464, p. 140-145 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fluorocarbons
Contact angle
Surface morphology
Chemical activation
Plasmas

Thermal stability of nanocrystalline grains in Cu-W films

Du, Y., Li, L., Pureza, J. M., Chung, Y-W., Pradeep, K. G., Sen, S. & Schneider, J., Jan 15 2019, In : Surface and Coatings Technology. 357, p. 662-668 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermodynamic stability
thermal stability
grain size
solutes
hardness

Acid Treatment of Diamond-Like Carbon Surfaces for Enhanced Adsorption of Friction Modifiers and Friction Performance

Khan, A. M., He, X., Wu, H., Desanker, M., Erdemir, A., Chung, Y-W. & Wang, Q. J., Dec 1 2018, In : Tribology Letters. 66, 4, 128.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diamond
Diamonds
friction
Carbon
diamonds

Alkyl-cyclens as effective sulfur- and phosphorus-free friction modifiers for boundary lubrication

Desanker, M., He, X., Lu, J., Liu, P., Pickens, D. B., Delferro, M., Marks, T. J., Chung, Y-W. & Wang, J., Feb 1 2018, Tribology and Lubrication Technology, 74, 2, p. 22-30 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Sulfur
Phosphorus
Lubrication
Friction
Oils

Boundary Lubrication Mechanisms for High-Performance Friction Modifiers

He, X., Lu, J., Desanker, M., Invergo, A. M., Lohr, T. L., Ren, N., Lockwood, F. E., Marks, T. J., Chung, Y-W. & Wang, Q. J., Nov 21 2018, In : ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 10, 46, p. 40203-40211 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lubrication
Friction
Molecules
Steel
Hydrocarbons