Research

Our research focus is application of multi-scale simulations and measurements to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying tribological phenomena. Current areas of active research include:

  • Solid and liquid lubricants
  • Tribochemistry
  • Nanoscale contact and sliding


Check out the latest publications and news from our group!

Interested graduate student or post-doctoral researchers should contact amartini(at)ucmerced.edu.

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Our team at the Fall 2019 kick-off party
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Our team at the Spring 2019 kick-off party
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Our team at the 2018 graduation party
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Our team at the 2017 holiday party
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Our team at the 2017 summer party
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Our team at the 2017 graduation party
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Our team at the 2017 spring party
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Our team at the 2016 summer party
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Our team at the 2016 STLE Annual Meeting
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Our team at the 2015 holiday party
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Our team at the 2015 STLE Annual Meeting
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Our team at the 2015 summer party

Ashlie Martini

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of California Merced
Office: Sustainability Research & Engineering, Rm 319
Phone: 209-228-2354
E-mail: amartini(at)ucmerced.edu

Ashlie Martini

Editor, Tribology Letters
Associate Editor, Tribology Transactions
Editorial Board Member, Tribology International
Editorial Board Member, Computational Materials Science
Editorial Board Member, Lubricants

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 2007
Northwestern University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1998
Northwestern University