Group News

  • Dr. Ye was recognized with the 2019 Junior Distinguished Scholar Award

    Ye Faculty Photo“Justin Ye, assistant professor in the department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering (MME), was recently announced as Miami University’s 2019 Junior Faculty Scholar Award winner.

    The Distinguished Scholars Awards program celebrates the accomplishments and work of Miami scholars each year. Exemplary faculty are nominated by their peers to be recognized for their superior work, research, and scholarly activities. According to Dr. Shukla, Chair of MME, this is the first time that a faculty member within the MME department has been recognized with this award.

    Professor Ye has been very active researching since his arrival at Miami in 2016. His primary focus is on Nanotribology, atomic scale friction, and the mechanics of nanomaterials. This research and work with students are the reasons that Ye was chosen for this distinguished award.  For all of his scholarly work, Ye will receive a plaque to honor his accomplishments and a $2000 stipend that can be used for university approved professional expenses. Please join professor Ye at the 2019 Faculty Recognition ceremony in March to celebrate with him as he receives his award.

    We are proud of professor Ye’s work and cannot wait to see what the future holds for him. To learn more about the Distinguished Scholars Awards visit their website at Miami Awards.

  • Janelle made her first program using a UR3 robot to pick up a Pingpang ball: Video!
  • Dr. Ye received an Award ($400, 000) for 3D printing and robotics!
  • Dr. Ye received 2017-2018 CFR Award!
  • One of the figures from our recent paper (Phys. Rev. B 96, 115401 (2017)) was featured and displayed on the front page of Physical Review B journal web site:

  • Our group has a new equipment, tribometer, here.

  • Dr. Ye received 2017-2018 Miami TechFee Award!
  • Our new Physical Review Letters article was highlighted on the U Penn news website, on the UC Merced news website, and in a Merced Sun Star newspaper article.
  • Our science art image entitled “Electric contact at the nanoscale” won third place at the American Vacuum Society’s 60th International Symposium and Exhibition Art Zone Contest. The caption is “This image illustrates the electric contact between an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) tip and graphite substrate. It integrates a Scanning Electron Microscope image of the AFM tip (30 nm in radius) with a snapshot from a molecular dynamics simulation of the nanoscale contact; the current between them is represented conceptually.”

    Electic contact_copy

  • Our work on atomic friction at graphene step edges was featured on the cover of the August 2013 issue of APL, Volume 103 Issue 8.

    APL Cover 2013

  • Our figure was featured on cover of the May 2013 issue of JVSTA, Volume 31 Issue 3.