DR. MEAGAN B. ELINSKI

EDUCATION

  • BS, Chemistry: Hope College | Holland, MI | 2013

    • Research: bottom-up directed assembly of nanostructures​

  • PhD, Chemistry: Texas A&M University | College Station, TX | 2018

    • Thesis: "Tailoring Surface Forces to Control the Frictional Properties of Graphene"​

POSTDOCTORAL WORK

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering: University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA | 2018-2020

    • Research: enabling low viscosity lubricants through understanding the formation of nanoparticle-derived antiwear tribofilms alongside co-additives

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • structure-function relationships at surfaces and interfaces

  • surface chemistry & intermolecular forces

  • tribology, nanotribology

  • tribochemistry/mechanochemistry

  • surface analysis:

    • AFM (atomic force microscopy)

      • quantitative nanomechanical measurements: adhesion, friction, modulus​

      • conductive probe: current sensing, biased lithography

    • ATR-FTIR (attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy)​

    • SEM/EDS (scanning electron microscopy/energy dispersive spectroscopy)

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