Meagan Elinski, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, recently received a $55,000 award from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund Undergraduate New Investigator Program. The project is titled Role of Hydrocarbon Chemical Structure in Composite Film-Forming Surface Reactions.
This project will explore the impact of lubricant chemical structures on composite film formation, which form the basis of protective surface coatings. A better understanding of the mechanisms that drive surface reactions by sliding forces will aid in developing specialized lubrication schemes for developing technologies such as electric vehicles.
Congratulations, Meagan, on your new award!