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Professor Renguo LU

Doctor of Engineering, Tribologist

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University, Japan

<Research Topics>

The keyword in our laboratory is tribology, which is defined as “the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion and of related subjects and practices.” Tribology is an engineering field that deals with friction, wear, and lubrication. It covers all phenomena that occur on frictional surfaces and is related closely to many academic fields, including mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics and biology.

The research topics in our group are listed as follows,

Development of smart tribosystem with ultralow friction

Tribotronics for next generation electric vehicles

Tribochemistry, especially tribochemical stability of lubricants

Optimization design in tribofilm

Development of intelligent tribosensing system using machine learning

We welcome applicant for joint research and postgraduate.

<Laboratory Equipment>

  • Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (TOF-SIMS)
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Micro-Raman Spectroscopy
  • Infrared Microspectroscopy
  • 3D Measuring Laser Microscope
  • Contact Angle Meter
  • Ellipsometer
  • In-situ Micro-FTIR Spectroscopy for Observation of Lubricant Molecules
  • In-situ Measurement System of Tribochemical Processes
  • In-situ Triboscope
  • Tribometers, and so on

<Papers and Presentations>

[Published papers]

[Presentations at International Conference]


Professor Renguo LU

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science, Kansai University

3-3-35 Yamate-cho, Suita-shi, Osaka, 564-8680 JAPAN

Email: R_Lu[at]kansai-u.ac.jp

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