ABOUT US

Research Intrests:

Experimental and computational analysis in advanced green- and bio- manufacturing; Green solid and liquid lubricants and multifunctional bio-based hybrid lubricants; Surface science and coatings; Shoe-floor design and human tribology ; Triboluminescence; Additive manufacturing; Sustainable, self-healing and self-lubricating composite matierlas; Tribology of manufacturing systems; Rock drilling technology; Explicit finite element modeling; Tribological analysis of Welded joints.

Research Group:

Dr. Pradeep L Menezes

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering Department

University of Nevada, Reno

https://www.unr.edu/me/faculty-and-staff/menezes

Arpith Siddaiah

Graduate Research Assistant & PhD student

Mechanical Engineering Department

University of Nevada, Reno

E-mail: asiddaiah@nevada.unr.edu

Rodrigo Bomfirm Madeira

Exchange Student, 

Institute of International Education

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FIND US

Mechanical Engineering Department (MS: 312)

University of Nevada, Reno

1664 N Virginia St,

Reno, Nevada-89557.

USA

Contact:

Dr. Pradeep Menezes

(775)-682-7413

Arpith Siddaiah

(925)-448-6550

WORKING HOURS:

 

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

​​Saturday: 10am - 5pm​

Mechanical Engineering Department,
University of Nevada, Reno

SERVICES

Surface Analysis

Lubricant Testing

Four ball testing of lubricants, Friction - wear experimentation & analysis under Lubricated environment

3D optical profilometer with wide range of roughness amplitude analysis

Pin/Ball-On-Disk, Pin/Ball-On-Plate (Scratch Test) customizable to suit various specimens with capabilities of experimentation at high temperature  (upto 500 °C)

Friction and Wear Testing

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