School of Chemistry
My research deals with lubricants under high pressure. Despite the obvious applied motivation of the research it is challenging for basic understanding of mechanisms of friction, wear, etc.
A few alternative experimental techinques are in use for study of structural transitions under high pressure and measurements of viscosity and bulk modules of modern lubricants. I use diamond anvil cells (including ShearDAC which allows to apply shear stress under high pressure) and few spectroscopic methods.