Microtribodynamics is the study of tribology (friction, adhesion, wear, and lubrication) and dynamic interaction in miniature systems. Microtribodyanmics (µTDL) research group at Texas A&M University is led by Dr. Andreas A. Polycarpou. The group studies nano-, micro-, and macro-tribology in various applications.
Research interests of the group are quite diverse. They range from practical tribological problems in compressor application to nano- tribology for Head-Disk Interfaces (HDI’s) in magnetic storage.