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Surface Engineering and Tribology
Composites and Additive Manufacturing

Dr. Pradeep Menezes

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research

Education

Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India, 2008
M.Tech., Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India, 1999
M.Sc., Materials Science, Mangalore University, India, 1997

Research Interests

  • Tribology
  • Materials testing and characterization
  • Physical and Mechanical Metallurgy
  • Machine design
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Multifunctional bio-based lubricants
  • Surface texturing and coatings
  • Tribo-corrosion
  • Dental and bio-medical tribology
  • Shoe-floor design and human tribology
  • Triboluminescence
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Self-cleaning, self-healing and self-lubricating composite materials
  • Tribology of manufacturing systems
  • Rock cutting and drilling technology
  • Metal cutting and metal forming tribology
  • Explicit finite element and molecular dynamics modeling

Lab Members

Pradeep Menezes
Dr. Pradeep Menezes, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineeering
Palmer Engineering 232
University of Nevada Reno
Email: pmenezes@unr.edu
Rahul Ramachandran
Rahul Ramachandran, Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 2016
M.E., Birla Institute of Technology and Science, 2011
B.Tech., Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2008
Research Interests: Surface engineering, wetting, adhesion, hydrophobic and icephobic material
Email: rramachandran@unr.edu
Arpith Siddaiah
Arpith Siddaiah, Ph.D. Student
M.E., Automated manufacturing system, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, India, 2014
B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bengluru, India, 2012
Research Interests: Tribology, Tribocorrosion, Surface modification and analysis, Biolubricants
Email:asiddaiah@unr.edu
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Ashish Kumar Kasar
Ashish Kumar Kasar Ph.D. Student
M.Tech., Materials Science and Enginereing, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2015.
B.Tech., Metallurgical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Raipur, India, 2013
Research Interests: Additive manufacturing, Self-lubricating composites, Tribo-corrosion, molecular dynamics simulation.
Email:akasar@nevada.unr.edu
Arjun Manoj
Arjun Manoj, Ph.D. Student
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2017
Research Interests: Dental tribocorrosion, Influence of pressure and surface parameters on corrosion properties
Email:arjun@nevada.unr.edu
Zachary Monette
Zachary Monette, Ph.D. Student
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, 2017
Research Interests: Triboluminescence materials, 3D Printing, Alternative energies’ Manufacturing techniques
Email:zmonette@gmail.com

Facilities & Equipment

Facilities in the Surface Engineering & Tribology Lab

Multi-Functional Tribometer (R-Tech Instruments)

Features:
  1. Pin-on-disk
  2. Scratch tester
  3. Four ball tester
Specifications:
  1. Maximum Loading Force: 1000 N
  2. Type of loading: Servo-controlled loading
  3. Load Resolution on Friction arm: 15 mN
  4. Z-travel resolution: 0.5 μm
  5. Z-Travel Distance: 150 mm
  6. Travel Speed: 0.002-10 mm/s
  7. Linear drive resolution (X & Y drive): 0.001-10 mm/s
  8. Rotary Drive max rpm: 3000 rpm
  9. High Temp. Chamber Package: 500 C
Optimal Profilometer

Optical Profilometer

Specifications:
  1. Type: Mirau interferometer, Non-Contact type
  2. Magnification: 10X
  3. Numerical Aperture NA: 0.3
  4. Working Distance (mm): 7.4
  5. Focal Length FL (mm): 20
  6. Resolving Power (μm): 0.92
  7. Depth of Focus (μm): 3.04
  8. Field of View with 25 Diameter Field Eyepiece (mm): 2.5
  9. Mount: C-Mount
  10. Field of View, 2/3" Sensor: 0.88 x 0.66 mm
  11. Field of View, 1/2" Sensor: 0.64 x 0.48 mm
  12. High Resolution Z-drive with 2 nm motion resolution, 0.1-500 μ/s speed
Multi-Functional Tribometer (R-Tech Instruments)

Gamry Instrument Potentiostate 3000/3000AE

It can perform various electrochemical tests working as a potentiostat, Galvanostat, zero resistance ammeter.
Specifications:
  1. Maximum current: ±3 A
  2. Current range: 300 pA – 3 A
  3. Minimum current resolution: 92 aA
  4. Maximum applied potential: ±32 V
Gamry Instrument Potentiostate 3000/3000AE

Automatic Polishing machine (Buehler comet/Automet 300)

Specifications:
  1. Platen wheel speed: 50-400 rpm
  2. Water supply pressure: 40-100 psi
  3. Head speed: 60-150 rpm
  4. Force: 5-90 N
Automatic Polishing machine (Buehler comet/Automet 300)

Contact Angle Goniometer ( rame-hart, model 260)

This instrument is used to determine the contact angle and contact angle hysteresis of different surfaces.
Specifications:
  1. Stage Size: 51 x 76 mm
  2. Sample size: 76 mm deep
  3. Range: 0 – 180 ° contact angle
  4. Resolution: 0.01°
  5. Accuracy: ±0.10°
Contact Angle Goniometer (rame-hard, model 260)

Pulse power output (Dynatronix DPR-20-15-30)

It is used for metallic surface coating through pulse electrodeposition (interchangeable electrodes)
Specifications:
  1. Voltage: 0-20
  2. Voltmeter Resolution: 0.01 V
  3. Amp Meter Resolution: 0.1 A
Pulse power output (Dynatronix DPR-20-15-30)

Facilities in the Composites & Additive Manufacturing Lab

Single Zone Tube Furnace

Specifications:
  1. Maximum temperature 1700°C
  2. Heating/cooling rate = 10 °C/min
  3. Heating zone = 6”
  4. Vacuum and inter gas environment can be used.
Single zone tube furnace

Pellet Press

Specifications:
  1. Maximum Pressure: 24 tons
  2. Maximum working size: upto 50 mm die for compacting powders.
  3. Built in hydraulic pump with auto return function and a transparant safety shield.
Pellet Press

Desktop High Energy Vibratory Ball Mill

Specifications:
  1. Rotation speed: 600 rpm
  2. Maximum continuous running time: 72 hours
  3. Non-vacuum jars: 100×4
It can be used for mixing, grinding, homogenization and mechanical alloying.
Desktop High Energy Vibratory Ball Mill:

3D Printer (Prusa mk3)

Specifications:
  1. Minimum resolution: 0.5 mm
  2. Printing speed: 200+ mm/s
  3. Build volume: 25×21×21 cm¬3
  4. Nozzle diameter: 0.4mm
  5. Supported materials: PLA, ABS, PET, HIPS, Flex PP, Nylon, composite polymeric material.
#D Printer (Prusa mk3)
Filament Extruder

Filament Extruder (Filabot Ex 2: Create custom #D printing filament from pellets

Specifications:
  1. Extrusion rate: 600 cm/ min
  2. Filament size: 1.75 mm
  3. Extrudable materials: ABS, PLA, PC, HIPS, and lower melt flow polymers

University of Nevada, Reno Mechanical Engineering Facilities

The PI and his students have access to various testing equipment at the Palmer Mechanical Engineering Laboratory. These equipment include:
  • Metallurgical digital microscope (Olympus)
  • High-energy planetary ball milling (Retsch PM100)
  • Comminution crusher/ grinder (Col-Int Tech FT-120)
  • Screening sieves (30-200 mesh) and shaker (SW5-D400)
  • Custom dry/wet tumble mixer (Inversina 2L) modified for air bubbling
  • Benchtop freeze dryer (Millrock)
  • Laboratory roll bonding press (Sagar Universal)
  • Laboratory metallurgical oven with controlled atmosphere (HBX1100)
  • Precision saw, abrasive cutter, compression mounter, and grinder/polisher (Buehler EcoMet 300)
  • Fume hoods
  • Dynamic mechanical analyzer (Bose ElectroForce 3300)
  • Mechanical testing systems (Instron 5/20/50 Kip)
  • Hardness tester (Brinell, Rockwell)
  • Triboindentor nanomechanical tester (Hysitron TI-950)
  • Electrical discharge machine (Mitsubishi EDM)
  • Low-speed saw (Isomet 1180)
  • Grinder/polisher (ECOMET3)
  • Precision scale (Ohaus Scout)
  • Metallographic microscope and stereomicroscope
  • Goniometer/Tensiometer (Biolin Scientific)
Machines include: standard milling and lathe machines, as well as three-axis CNC machine and full operational wire electric discharge system for prototype and experimental apparatus fabrication.

Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility

The PI and his students have access to Electron Microscopy Facility in the College of Engineering at University of Nevada Reno. The facility include:
  1. Scanning electron microscope (SEM, Hitachi S-4700 II, Fig. 2c) with electron dispersive X-Ray spectroscopy (EDX)
  2. Transmission electron microscope (TEM, JEOL-JEM 2100F)
  3. Thermogravimetric analyzer (Shimadzu TGA-50)
  4. Differential scanning calorimeter (Shimadzu DSC 60)
  5. Raman spectroscopy (Thermo Scientific, DXR)
  6. Atomic force microscope (Nanoscope IIA)
  7. Sample preparation ion mill (Fischione 1010)
  8. Electropolisher (Fischione 110)
  9. Gas Chromatography (GC-2014)
  10. Sputter coater (EmiTech K575X)
  11. Ultrasonic bath (Delta Sonics) and plasma cleaner (SPI)
  12. X-ray diffractometer (XRD, Philips 3100)
  13. BET surface area analyzer (Micrometrics FlowSorb III 2300)
  14. Elemental analyzer (Perkin Elmer)
  15. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR, 8400S)
  16. Spectrophotometer (Shimadzu 2501 PC)
  17. Dynamic mechanical analyzer (Perkin Elmer DMA 7e)

University of Nevada, Reno Computational Resources

The PI’s group also have access to University of Nevada computational resources. These include:

UNR Linux-based Grid Cluster

The Grid comprises of 38 high-end Dell servers. They each have 16 cores, providing a total of 432. The individual servers have the following specifications:
Dual 8 core 2.6 GHz processors (Intel E2630v3), 256GB RAM, 10GBPS Ethernet, 1.2TB of local storage (3x 600GB 15K RPM SAS [6GBPS] drives in a RAID 5 configuration) Additionally, 5 of the servers have a single NVidia K20M GPU each. So, Linux-based HPC cluster consists of 432 compute cores (27 computers with 16cores each) - 16 nodes have Intel E2650v2 processors, 11 have Intel E2630v3

Compilers

GCC 4.4.7, GHC 7.0.4, MPICH2 1.4.1p1, Open MPI 1.8.1

Software

Molecular Dynamics commercial package (Accelrys Materials StudioTM, Tripos Sybyl, GROMACS, AutoDock, NAMD), FLUENT, SolidCAST, ANSYS, LS-DYNA FEA Simulation Software, Abaqus FEA software

Publications

h-index = 27, Citations > 2500



Book Publications

  1. Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Pradeep L. Menezes, Sudeep P. Ingole, Michael Nosonovsky, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell, Springer, 2013.
  2. Tribology and applications of self-lubricating materials, Emad Omrani, Pradeep K. Rohatgi and Pradeep L. Menezes, CRC Press, 2017.
  3. Self-lubricating composites, Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, and Emad Omrani, Springer, 2018.

Journal Publications

  1. Studies on friction and transfer layer using inclined scratch, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Tribology International, 39(2), 2006, 175–183.
  2. Effect of roughness parameter and grinding angle on coefficient of friction when sliding of Al-Mg alloy over EN8 steel, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas ASME: Journal of Tribology, 128(4), 2006, 697-704.
  3. Influence of surface texture on coefficient of friction and transfer layer formation during sliding of pure magnesium pin on 080 M40 (EN8) steel plate, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Wear, 261(5-6), 2006, 578-591.
  4. Effect of directionality of unidirectional grinding marks on friction and transfer layer formation of Mg on steel using inclined scratch test, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Materials Science and Engineering A, 429(1-2), 2006, 149-160.
  5. Studies on friction and transfer layer: Role of surface texture, P. L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Tribology Letters, 24(3), 2006, 265-273.
  6. Influence of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation in Mg-8Al alloy/steel tribo-system, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Shimjith M. and Satish V. Kailas Indian Journal of Tribology, 2(1), 2007, 46-54.
  7. Effect of surface roughness parameters and surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation in tin-steel tribo-system, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 208(1-3), 2008, 372-382.
  8. On the effect of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation – A study using Al and steel pair, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Wear, 265(11-12), 2008, 1655-1669.
  9. Role of surface texture and roughness parameters in friction and transfer layer formation under dry and lubricated sliding conditions, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas International Journal of Materials Research, 99(7), 2008, 795-807.
  10. Influence of roughness parameters of harder surface on coefficient of friction and transfer layer formation, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 2(1-2), 2008, 98-119.
  11. Role of surface texture on friction under boundary lubricated conditions, Pradeep Kumar C., Pradeep L. Menezes, and Satish V. Kailas Tribology Online, 3(1), 2008, 12-18.
  12. Effect of surface topography on friction and transfer layer during sliding, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Tribology Online, 3(1), 2008, 25-30.
  13. Studies on friction in iron-steel tribo-system under dry and lubricated conditions, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 23(7), 2008, 698-707.
  14. Influence of roughness parameters on coefficient of friction under lubricated conditions, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Sadhana , 33(3), 2008, 181-190.
  15. Subsurface deformation and the role of surface texture – A study with Cu pins and steel plates, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Sadhana , 33(3), 2008, 191-201.
  16. Friction tensor concept for textured surfaces, K. R. Y. Simha, Annirudhan P., Pradeep L. Menezes, and Satish V. Kailas Sadhana , 33(3), 2008, 203-206.
  17. Study of solid lubrication with MoS2 coating in the presence of additives using reciprocating ball-on-flat scratch tester, A. Shankara, Pradeep L. Menezes, K. R. Y Simha and Satish V. Kailas Sadhana , 33(3), 2008, 207-220.
  18. Role of surface texture of harder surface on subsurface deformation, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Wear, 266(1-2), 2009, 103-109.
  19. Influence of friction during forming processes – A study using numerical simulation technique, Pradeep L. Menezes, K. Kumar, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 40(11), 2009, 1067-1076.
  20. Influence of inclination angle of plate on friction, stick-slip and transfer layer - A study of magnesium pin sliding against steel plate, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Wear, 267(1-4), 2009, 476-484.
  21. Studies on friction and formation of transfer layer when Al-4Mg alloy pins slid at various numbers of cycles on steel plates of different surface texture, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Wear, 267(1-4), 2009, 525-534.
  22. Studies on friction and formation of transfer layer in HCP metals, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME: Journal of Tribology, 131(3), 2009, 031604.1- 031604.9.
  23. Study of friction and transfer layer formation in copper-steel tribo-system, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Tribology Transactions, 52(5), 2009, 611-622.
  24. Influence of roughness parameters and surface texture on friction during sliding of pure lead over 080 M40 steel, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 43(7-8), 2009, 731-743.
  25. Influence of surface texture and roughness parameters on friction and transfer layer formation during sliding of aluminium pin on steel plate, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Wear, 267(9-10), 2009, 1534-1549.
  26. Tribological characterization of machining at very small contact areas, Michael R. Lovell, P. Cohen, Pradeep L. Menezes, and R. Shankar ASME: Journal of Tribology, 131(4), 2009, 042201.1- 042201.7.
  27. A parameter characterizing plowing nature of surfaces close to gaussian, Anirudhan P., Pradeep L. Menezes, and Satish V. Kailas Tribology International, 43(1-2), 2010, 370-380.
  28. Influence of tilt angle of plate on friction and transfer layer - A study of aluminium pin sliding against steel plate, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and M. S. Bobji Tribology International, 43(5-6), 2010, 897-905.
  29. Response of materials as a function of grinding angle on friction and transfer layer formation, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 49(5), 2010, 485-495.
  30. Influence of die surface textures during metal forming- A study using experiments and simulation, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Materials and Manufacturing Processes , 25(9), 2010, 1030-1039.
  31. Influence of boric-acid additive size on green lubricant performance, Michael R. Lovell, M. A. Kabir, Pradeep L. Menezes, and C. Fred Higgs III Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368, 2010, 4851-4868.
  32. Influence of inclination angle and machining direction on friction and transfer layer formation, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME: Journal of Tribology, 133(1), 2011, 014501.1 - 014501.8
  33. Role of surface texture, roughness and hardness on friction during unidirectional sliding, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Tribology Letters, 41(1), 2011, 1-15.
  34. Friction and transfer layer formation in polymer-steel tribo-system: Role of surface texture and roughness parameters, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Wear, 271(9-10), 2011, 2213-2221.
  35. The role of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation during repeated sliding of Al-4Mg against steel, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Wear, 271(9-10), 2011, 1785-1793.
  36. Response of materials during sliding on various surface textures, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 20(8), 2011, 1438-1446.
  37. Tribological behaviour of aluminium micro- and nano- composites, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tatiana Mazzei and Michael R. Lovell International Journal of Aerospace Innovations, 3(3), 2011, 153-162.
  38. Analysis of strain rates and microstructural evaluation during metal forming: Role of surface texture and friction, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Tribology Transactions , 55(5), 2012, 582-589.
  39. Analysis of the contribution of adhesion and hysteresis to shoe-floor lubricated friction in the boundary lubrication regime, Caitlin Moore Strobel, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and Kurt E. Beschorner Tribology Letters, 47(3), 2012, 341-347.
  40. Analysis of shoe friction during sliding against floor material: Role of fluid contaminant, Caitlin Moore Strobel, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and Kurt E. Beschorner ASME: Journal of Tribology, 134(4), 2012, 041104.1 - 0411047.7
  41. Tribological response of soft materials sliding against hard surface textures at various numbers of cycles, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Lubrication Science, 25(2), 2013, 79-99.
  42. The role of strain rate response on tribological behavior of metals, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME: Journal of Tribology, 135(1), 2013, 011601.1 - 011601.7
  43. Experimental and numerical analysis of helical-wedge rolling process for producing steel balls, Zbigniew Pater, Janusz Tomczak, Jaroslaw Bartnicki, Michael R. Lovell and Pradeep L. Menezes International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 67, 2013, 1-7.
  44. The size effect of boron nitride particles on the tribological performance of biolubricants for energy conservation and sustainability, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen Tribology Letters, 51(3), 2013, 437-452.
  45. Studies on the formation of discontinuous chips during rock cutting using an explicit finite element model, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, Ilya V. Avdeev, Jeen-Shang Lin and C. Fred Higgs III International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 70, 2014, 635–648.
  46. An explicit finite element model to study the influence of rake angle and friction during orthogonal metal cutting, Pradeep L. Menezes, Ilya V. Avdeev, Michael R. Lovell and C. Fred Higgs III International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology,73(5), 2014, 875-885.
  47. Studies on the formation of discontinuous rock fragments during cutting operation, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, Ilya V. Avdeev and C. Fred Higgs III International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 71, 2014, 131-142.
  48. Influence of surface texture and roughness of softer and harder counter materials on friction during sliding, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 24, 2015, 393-403.
  49. The influence of surface roughness and particulate size on the tribological performance of bio-based multi-functional hybrid lubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen Tribology International, 88, 2015, 40-55.
  50. Mechanical and tribological properties of self-lubricating metal matrix nanocomposites reinforced by carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene – A review, Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Composites Part B, 77, 2015, 402-420.
  51. The influence of fatty acids on tribological and thermal properties of natural oils as sustainable biolubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tien-Chien Jen and Michael R. Lovell Tribology International, 90, 2015, 123-134.
  52. Contributions of adhesion and hysteresis to the coefficient of friction between shoe and floor surfaces: Effects of floor roughness and sliding speed, Matthew J. H. Cowap, Seyed R. M. Moghaddam, Pradeep L. Menezes and Kurt E. Beschorner Tribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 9(2), 2015, 77-84.
  53. Influences of graphite reinforcement on the tribological properties of self-lubricating aluminum matrix composites for green tribology, sustainability, and energy efficiency — a review, Emad Omrani, Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 83(1), 2016, 325-346.
  54. Tribological performance of self-lubricating aluminum matrix nanocomposites: Role of graphene nanoplatelets, Meysam Tabandeh-Khorshid, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Engineering Science and Technology, 19(1), 2016, 463–469.
  55. Role of surface texture and roughness parameters on friction and transfer film formation when UHMWPE sliding against steel, Pradeep L. Menezes and Satish V. Kailas Biosurface and Biotriology, 2(1), 2016, 1-10.
  56. Mechanical, physical and tribological characterization of nano-cellulose fibers reinforced bio-epoxy composites: An attempt to fabricate and scale the 'green' composite, Bamdad Barari, Emad Omrani, Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Pradeep L. Menezes, Krishna M. Pillai and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Carbohydrate Polymers, 147, 2016, 282-293.
  57. State of art on tribological behavior of polymer matrix composites reinforced with natural fibers in the green materials world, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Engineering Science and Technology, 19(2), 2016, 717–736.
  58. Surface texturing to control friction and wear for energy efficiency and sustainability, Pradeep L. Menezes The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 85(5), 2016, 1385-1394.
  59. Effect of graphite particles on improving tribological properties of Al-16Si-5Ni-5graphite self-lubricating composite under fully flooded and starved lubrication conditions for transportation applications, Emad Omrani, Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 87(1), 2016, 929–939.
  60. Influence of friction and rake angle on the formation of built-up edge during the rock cutting process, Pradeep L. Menezes International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 88, 2016, 175–182.
  61. Effect of in-situ processing parameters on the mechanical and tribological properties of self-lubricating hybrid aluminum nanocomposites, Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Tribology Letters, 62(25), 2016, 1-10.
  62. Advances in bio-inspired tribology for engineering applications, Arpith Siddaiah and Pradeep L. Menezes Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 2(23), 2016, 1-19.
  63. Comparative analysis of two methods for evaluating wear rate of nanocrystalline diamond films, Andrei Bogatov, Maxim Yashin, Mart Viljus, Pradeep L. Menezes and Vitali Podgursky, Key Engineering Materials, 721, 2017, 345-350.
  64. Wear rate of nanocrystalline diamond coating under high temperature sliding sonditions, Maxim Yashin, Janis Baroninš, Pradeep L. Menezes, Mart Viljus, Taavi Raadik, Andrei Bogatov, Maksim Antonov, and Vitali Podgursky, Solid State Phenomena, 267, 2017, 219-223.
  65. A review on the science and technology of natural and synthetic biolubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Arpith Siddaiah and Pradeep L. Menezes Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 2017, 3(11), 1-27.
  66. Evaluation of boron nitride particles on the tribological performance of avocado and canola oil for energy conservation and sustainability, Carlton J. Reeves and Pradeep L. Menezes The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 89(9-12), 2017, 3475–3486.
  67. Influence of rock mechanical properties and rake angle on the formation of rock fragments during cutting operation, Pradeep L. Menezes The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 90(1-4), 2017, 127–139.
  68. Influence of cutter velocity, friction coefficient and rake angle on the formation of discontinuous rock fragments during rock cutting process, Pradeep L. Menezes The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 90(9-12), 2017, 3811–3827.
  69. Performance analysis of retrofitted tribo-corrosion test rig for monitoring in situ oil conditions, Arpith Siddaiah, Zulfiqar A. Khan, Rahul Ramachandran and Pradeep L. Menezes, Materials, 10(10), 2017, 1145:1-17.
  70. Ionic liquids: A plausible future of bio-lubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Arpith Siddaiah and Pradeep L. Menezes Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 3(18), 2017, 1-8.
  71. Tribological study of imidazolium and phosphonium ionic liquid-based lubricants as additives in carboxylic acid-based natural oil: Advancements in environmentally friendly lubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Arpith Siddaiah and Pradeep L. Menezes, Journal of Cleaner Production, 176, 2018, 241–250.
  72. Synergistic wear-corrosion analysis and modelling of nanocomposite coatings , Mian H. Nazir, Zulfiqar A. Khan, Adil Saeed, Arpith Siddaiah and Pradeep L. Menezes, Tribology International, 121, 2018, 30–44.
  73. Surface texturing by indirect laser shock surface patterning for manipulated friction coefficient, Bo Mao, Arpith Siddaiah, Pradeep L. Menezes and Yiliang Liao, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 257, 2018, 227-233.
  74. Graphene-reinforced metal and polymer matrix composites, Ashish K. Kasar, Guoping Xiong and Pradeep L. Menezes, JOM, 70(6), 2018, 829–836.
  75. Synthesis and recent advances in tribological applications of graphene, Ashish K. Kasar, and Pradeep L. Menezes, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 87(9-12, 2018, 3999-4019.
  76. Natural adhesion system leads to synthetic adhesives, Ashish K. Kasar, Rahul Ramachandran, and Pradeep L. Menezes, Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 4:43, 2018, 1-17.
  77. Tribocorrosion of porous titanium used in biomedical applications, Arjun Manoj, Ashish K. Kasar, and Pradeep L. Menezes, Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 2018, accepted.
  78. Influence of environmental friendly multiphase lubricants on the friction and transfer layer formation during sliding against textured surfaces, Arpith Siddaiah, Ashish K. Kasar, Arjun Manoj, and Pradeep L. Menezes, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2018, accepted.
  79. Surface characterization and tribological performance of laser shock peened steel surfaces, Arpith Siddaiah, Bo Mao, Yiliang Liao, and Pradeep L. Menezes, Surface and Coatings Technology, 351, 2018, 188-197.

Chapter Publications

  1. Studies on friction and transfer layer using inclined scratch , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Scratching of Materials and Applications; Tribology and Interface Engineering Series, Elsevier, 51, 2006, 262-279.
  2. Influence of die grinding marks orientation and roughness parameters on friction and transfer layer formation , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Tribology: Research Advances, Nova Science, 2009, 121-138.
  3. Green lubricants: Role of additive size , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, M.A. Kabir, C. Fred Higgs III and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Green Tribology, Springer, 2012, 265-286.
  4. Studies on tribological behaviour of natural fibre reinforced polymer composites , Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi and Michael R. Lovell Green Tribology, Springer, 2012, 329-345.
  5. Tribological properties of fly ash based green friction products , Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Michael R. Lovell Green Tribology, Springer, 2012, 429-443.
  6. Self lubricating behaviour of graphite reinforced metal matrix composites , Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi and Michael R. Lovell Green Tribology, Springer, 2012, 445-480.
  7. Tribological response of materials with varying hardness and crystal structure during sliding on various surface textures , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Materials and Surface Engineering: Research and Development, Woodhead, 2012, 207-242.
  8. Fundamentals of engineering surfaces , Pradeep L. Menezes, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 3-41.
  9. Friction and wear , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael Nosonovsky, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 43-91.
  10. Tribology of metal matrix composites , Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Meysam Tabandeh-Khorshid, Emad Omrani, Michael R. Lovell and Pradeep L. Menezes Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 233-268.
  11. Fundamentals of lubrication, Pradeep L. Menezes, Carlton J. Reeves, and Michael R. Lovell Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 295-340.
  12. Self-lubricating behavior of graphite-reinforced composites, Pradeep L. Menezes, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep K. Rohatgi and Michael R. Lovell Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 341-389.
  13. Tribology of solid lubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, , Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 447-494.
  14. Tribology of green lubricants, Jagadeesh K. Mannekote, Pradeep L. Menezes, , Satish V. Kailas, and Sathwik Chatra K.R. Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 495-521.
  15. Tribology in metal forming, Pradeep L. Menezes, Carlton J. Reeves, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 783-818.
  16. Macroscale applications in tribology , Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, , Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 881-919.
  17. Microscale applications in tribology , Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, , Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, 2013, 921-948.
  18. Advancements in ecofriendly lubricants for tribological applications: Past, present, and future , Carlton J. Reeves and Pradeep L. Menezes EcoTribology, Springer, 2016, 41-61.
  19. New emerging self-lubricating metal matrix composites for tribological applications , Emad Omrani, Afsaneh Dorri Moghadam, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi EcoTribology, Springer, 2016, 63-103.
  20. Engineering and technology of environmentally friendly lubricants , Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, , Michael R. Lovell and Tien-Chien Jen Environmentally Friendly and Biobased Lubricants, CRC Press, 2016, 235-271.
  21. Self-Lubricating Materials , Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials, CRC Press, 2017, 1-21.
  22. Self-Lubricating Metal Matrix Composites , Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials, CRC Press, 2017, 23-67.
  23. Self-Lubricating Polymer Matrix Composites , Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials, CRC Press, 2017, 69-120.
  24. Self-Lubricating Ceramic Matrix Composites , Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials, CRC Press, 2017, 121-177.
  25. Computational Methods of Tribology in Self-Lubricating Materials , Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials, CRC Press, 2017, 179-191.
  26. Fundamentals of Solid Lubricants , Ajay Kumar Prajapati, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Self-Lubricating Composites, Springer, 2018, 1-32.
  27. Self-Lubricating Polymer Composites , Ajay Kumar Prajapati, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Self-Lubricating Composites, Springer, 2018, 75-103.

Conference Publications

  1. Coefficient of friction and material transfer studies of an Al-Mg alloy pin on EN8 steel flat using inclined scratch , Satish V. Kailas and Pradeep L. Menezes Proceedings of International Seminar on Metal Forming – Process Design and Optimization Bangalore, India, 2003, 124-143.
  2. Studies on friction and transfer layer using inclined EN8 flat and aluminium pin , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology (ICAT) Singapore, 2004, B17-B18.
  3. Role of surface topography on friction and transfer layer formation – A study using inclined scratch test , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Y. Sasidhar and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III Washington D.C., USA, 2005, 151-152.
  4. Effect of directionality of grinding marks on friction at different surface roughness using inclined scratch test , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III Washington D.C., USA, 2005, 389-390.
  5. Effect of surface topography on friction and transfer layer formation during sliding , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the Third Asia International Conference on Tribology (ASIATRIB 2006) Japan, 2006, 113-114.
  6. Influence of roughness parameters on friction and transfer layer formation , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) Bangalore, India, 2006, 183-190.
  7. The role of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation – A study of aluminium and steel pair using pin-on-plate sliding tester , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) Bangalore, India, 2006, 214-221.
  8. Influence of friction during forming processes – A study using numerical simulation technique , Pradeep L. Menezes, K. Kumar, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) Bangalore, India, 2006, 292-299.
  9. Role of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation when Mg-8Al alloy slid against steel counterface , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore,Shimjith M. and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) Bangalore, India, 2006, 314-320.
  10. Role of surface texture on friction and wear under lubricated conditions , Pradeep Kumar C., Pradeep L. Menezes and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) Bangalore, India, 2006, 395-402.
  11. A parameter to characterize the plowing nature of surfaces which are close to Gaussian , Anirudhan P., Pradeep L. Menezes and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT) Bangalore, India, 2006, 419-424.
  12. Response of materials during sliding on various surface textures , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC 2007) California, USA, 2007, 709-711.
  13. Influence of surface textures during metal forming , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC 2007) California, USA, 2007, 713-715.
  14. Effect of directionality of grinding marks on coefficient of friction and formation of transfer layer , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 9th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2008) Israel, 2008, 307-314.
  15. Studies on friction and formation of transfer Layer in HCP metals , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 9th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2008) Israel, 2008, 315-322.
  16. Correlating the features of topography to friction by sliding experiments , Anirudhan P., Pradeep L. Menezes and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 9th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2008) Israel, 2008, 361-364.
  17. The role of strain rate response on the transfer layer formation during sliding, Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Abrasive Processes (ICAP) Cambridge, UK, 2008 (in CD).
  18. Influence of tilt angle of plate on friction and transfer layer – A study of aluminum pin sliding against steel plate , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, M. S. Bobji and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Advanced Tribology 2008 (ICAT2008) Singapore, 2008, 160-162.
  19. Influence of inclination angle of plate on friction, stick-slip and transfer layer – A study of magnesium pin sliding against steel plate , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Wear of Materials Las Vegas, USA, 2009, 1-32 (in CD).
  20. Studies on friction and formation of transfer layer when Al-4Mg alloy pins slid at various numbers of cycles on steel plates of different surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore and Satish V. Kailas Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Wear of Materials Las Vegas, USA, 2009, 1-27 (in CD).
  21. Friction and transfer layer formation in FCC metals: Role of surface texture and roughness parameters , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the 64th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Florida, USA, 2009, 569-571.
  22. Friction in metal forming processes – A study using experiments and simulation , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the 64th STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Florida, USA, 2009, 575-577.
  23. Influence of tilt angle and grinding angle of the plate on friction and transfer layer formation , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress IV (WTC-IV) Kyoto, Japan, 2009, 189.
  24. An explicit finite element model to study the influence of rake angle on the discontinuous chip formation during orthogonal metal cutting , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, Jeen-Shang Lin and C. Fred Higgs III Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009) Tennessee, USA, 2009, 455-457.
  25. Finite element modeling of discontinuous chip formation during rock cutting , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, Jeen-Shang Lin and C. Fred Higgs III Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009) Tennessee, USA, 2009, 463-465.
  26. Influence of inclination angle and surface texture of the plate on friction and transfer layer formation , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009) Tennessee, USA, 2009, 467-469.
  27. Influence of alloying element addition on friction and transfer layer formation in Al-Mg system: Role of Surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2009) Tennessee, USA, 2009, 459-461.
  28. Studies on friction and transfer layer formation when high purity Al pins slid at various numbers of cycles on steel plates of different surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the 2010 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Las Vegas, USA, 2010, 1-3 (in CD).
  29. Role of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation during sliding of PVC pin on steel plate , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Proceedings of the 2010 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Las Vegas, USA, 2010, 1-3 (in CD).
  30. An explicit finite element model to study the influence of friction during orthogonal metal cutting , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and C. Fred Higgs III Proceedings of the 2010 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Las Vegas, USA, 2010, 1-3 (in CD).
  31. Studies on the formation of discontinues rock fragments during drilling and cutting operations , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and C. Fred Higgs III Proceedings of the 2010 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Las Vegas, USA, 2010, 1-3 (in CD).
  32. Studies on friction and transfer layer formation when pure Mg pins slid at various numbers of cycles on steel plates of different surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2010) San Francisco, USA, 2010, 263-265.
  33. Influence of friction and rake angle on the formation of discontinuous rock fragments during rock cutting , Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell and C. Fred Higgs III ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2010) San Francisco, USA, 2010, 271-273.
  34. Response of metals and polymers during sliding: Role of surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2010) San Francisco, USA, 2010, 267-269.
  35. The effect of hardness ratio on friction: Role of surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell AsiaTrib 2010 Perth, Australia, 2010, 1 (in CD).
  36. Tribological response of soft materials sliding against hard surface textures at various number of cycles , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell First International Brazilian Conference on Tribology Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 2010, 1-9 (in CD).
  37. Tribological properties of fly ash based green friction products , Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, Subhashini Gunashekar and Michael R. Lovell Third International Workshop on Advances in Asbestos Free Friction Composites (IWAAFC-III) Delhi, India, 2011, 63-69.
  38. Friction and transfer layer formation in polymer-steel tribo-system: Role of surface texture and roughness parameters , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Wear of Materials (WOM-2011) Philadelphia, USA, 2011 (in CD)
  39. The role of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation during repeated sliding of Al-4Mg against steel , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell Wear of Materials (WOM-2011) Philadelphia, USA, 2011 (in CD)
  40. Studies on friction in steel-aluminum alloy tribo-system: Role of surface texture of the softer material , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell 2011 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Atlanta, USA, 2011 (in CD)
  41. Role of surface texture on friction and transfer layer formation when pure Al pins slid at various numbers of cycles on steel plates , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell 2011 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Atlanta, USA, 2011 (in CD)
  42. Influence of rake angle and hardness ratio on the formation of discontinuous chip during orthogonal metal cutting , Pradeep L. Menezes and Michael R. Lovell 2011 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition Atlanta, USA, 2011 (in CD)
  43. Tribology of natural fibre reinforced polymer composite , Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 341-343
  44. Factors influencing stick-slip motion: Effect of hardness, crystal structure and surface texture , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 71-73.
  45. Tribological performance of aluminium micro and nano composites , Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tatiana Mazzei and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 257-259.
  46. Influence of rock mechanical properties on the formation of rock fragments during cutting operation , Pradeep L. Menezes and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 253-255.
  47. Analysis of the contribution of adhesion and ploughing to shoe-floor lubricated friction in the boundary lubrication regime , Caitlin Moore, Kurt E. Beschorner, Pradeep L. Menezes and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 43-45.
  48. On the size effect of boron nitride particles on the tribological performance of canola oil , Pradeep L. Menezes, Emmanuel Wornyoh and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 49.
  49. The tribological performance of green shea butter , Emmanuel Wornyoh , Pradeep L. Menezes and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 62.
  50. Studies of Shannon entropy evolution due to self-organization during the running-in , Vahid Mortazavi, Pradeep L. Menezes and Michael Nosonovsky ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2011) Los Angeles, USA, 2011, 303-305.
  51. Evaluating the tribological performance of green liquid lubricants and powder additives based green liquid lubricants , Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tien-Chien Jen, and Michael R. Lovell 2012 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2012) St. Louis, USA, 2012 (in CD)
  52. Surface texturing for energy efficiency and sustainability , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2012) Denver, USA, 2012, (in CD)
  53. Self-organization and friction during sliding , Pradeep L. Menezes, Kishore, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2012) Denver, USA, 2012, (in CD)
  54. Using a 3-Dimensional viscoelastic finite element model to analyze the effects of floor roughness, sliding speed and material properties on shoe-floor friction , Gurjeet Singh, Vikas Hasija, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Kurt Beschorner ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2012) Denver, USA, 2012, (in CD)
  55. Tribological performance of environmentally-friendly ionic liquid lubricants , Carlton J. Reeves, Sarah Garvey, Pradeep L. Menezes, Mark Dietz, Tien-Chien Jen, and Michael R. Lovell ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2012) Denver, USA, 2012, (in CD)
  56. A mathematical model to study the stick-slip phenomena during sliding at various machining angles , Vahid Mortazavi, Pradeep L. Menezes, and Michael Nosonovsky ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2012) Denver, USA, 2012, (in CD)
  57. Lightweight composites and foams for building applications , Pradee K. Rohatgi, Nikhil Gupta, Grigorios Itskos, Pradeep L. Menezes, Brandon Bosch and Konstantin Sobolev International Conference on Advanced Materials for Energy Efficient Buildings Roorkee, India, 2013, 18-20.
  58. The effect of surface roughness on the tribological performance of environmentally friendly bio-based lubricants with varying particle size, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tien-Chien Jen, and Michael R. Lovell 2013 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2013) Detroit, USA, 2013 (in CD)
  59. The effect of anion-cation moiety manipulation to characterize the tribological performance of environmentally benign room temperature ionic liquid lubricants, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Sarah Garvey, Tien-Chien Jen, Mark Dietz, and Michael R. Lovell 2013 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2013) Detroit, USA, 2013 (in CD)
  60. The tribological performance of bio-based room temperature ionic liquid lubricants: A possible next step in biolubricant technology, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, Tien-Chien Jen, Sarah Garvey, and Mark Dietz World Tribology Congress - 5 Torino, Italy, 2013 (in CD)
  61. Addition of solid lubricants to metal matrices and liquid lubricants to improve tribological performance , Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, and Satish V. Kailas ASIATRIB-2014 Agra, India, 2014, (in CD)
  62. The effect of particulate additives on the tribological performance of bio-based and ionic liquid-based lubricants for energy conservation and sustainability , Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Michael R. Lovell, and Tien-Chien Jen 2014 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2014) Florida, USA, 2014, (in CD)
  63. The effect of phosphonium- and imidazolium- based ionic liquids as additives in natural oil: An investigation of tribological performance , Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Sarah Garvey, Tien-Chien Jen, Mark Dietz, and Michael R. Lovell 2014 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2014) Florida, USA, 2014, (in CD)
  64. Role of surface texture and roughness on friction and transfer film formation when UHMWPE sliding against steel , Pradeep L. Menezes, and Satish V. Kailas International Tribology Conference Tokyo, Japan, 2015
  65. Tribological properties of micro- and nano-sized solid lubricant (graphite and graphene) as lubricant oil additives, Emad Omrani, Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Denver, USA, 2015
  66. Effect of in-situ processing parameters on the mechanical and tribological properties of hybrid aluminum nanocomposites , Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Denver, USA, 2015
  67. Self-lubricating aluminum matrix nanocomposites reinforced by graphene nanoplatelets, Meysam Tabandeh-Khorshid, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi TMS 2016 Nashville, USA, 2016
  68. Carbon allotropes as an oil additives, which one is more effective?, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Las Vegas, USA, 2016
  69. Effect of graphite particles on tribological properties of self-Lubricating Al-16Si-5Ni-5 graphite composite under lubricating and limited lubricating condition for automotive application, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Las Vegas, USA, 2016
  70. Challenge between aluminum matrix nanocomposites and microcomposites for tribological applications, Afsaneh D. Moghadam, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Las Vegas, USA, 2016
  71. Enhanced tribological performance of metallic materials through laser surface processing, Pradeep L. Menezes and Yiliang Liao STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Las Vegas, USA, 2016
  72. Role of graphene nanoplatelets on tribological properties of self-lubricating aluminum matrix nanocomposites, Emad Omrani, Pradeep L. Menezes and Pradeep K. Rohatgi Materials Science and Technology (MS$T) conference, Pittsburgh, USA, 2017
  73. Influence of machining angle and solid lubricants in a bio-lubricant medium, Pradeep L. Menezes , Arpith Siddaiah and Ashish Kasar 2018 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2018) Minneapolis, USA, 2018
  74. Investigation and fabrication of multi-functional nanoparticle surface coatings for wear-corrosion synergistic resistance, Arpith Siddaiah, MMuhammad U. Bhutta, Zulifiquar Khan, and Pradeep L. Menezes 2018 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2018) Minneapolis, USA, 2018
  75. Development of alumina-based self-lubricating materials for high-temperature application, Ashish Kasar, Arpith Siddaiah and Pradeep L. Menezes , 2018 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition (STLE2018) Minneapolis, USA, 2018

Teaching

Courses Taught

  • ME 351 Mechanical Design at Univeristy of Nevada Reno (UNR)
  • ME 456/656 Introduction to Tribology at UNR
  • ME 493/791 Friction and Wear at UNR
  • MECHENG 465/MATLENG 465 Friction and Wear at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM)
  • MECHENG 457/MATLENG 457 Engineering Composites at UWM
  • IND 350 Manufacturing Processes at UWM
  • IND 112 Engineering Drawing/CAD/Drafting at UWM

Contact

Pradeep Menezes
Dr. Pradeep Menezes
Palmer Engineering (PE) 232
1664 N. Virginia Street, MS 0312
Reno, NV 89557
Phone
775-682-7413