"From the Cradle to the Grave - Learn, From the Powder to the Coating - Inferno" is the title of the latest episode where STLE interviews Dr. Hooshang Heshmat, a Leading Founder and Technical Director at Mohawk Innovative Technology, Inc. (MiTi). His pioneering research work, along with his published articles, papers and books, has generated a scientific field within the field of tribology known as powder lubrication or third-body lubrication. He posits that "under appropriate geometries, powders behave in a similar way to liquid lubricants, thus, generating a hydrodynamic-like pressure, and consequently, a load capacity." Powder lubrication can be used in applications for extreme environments, and Dr. Heshmat explores this notion in the interview, as well as providing detail on his new book, Tribology of Interface Layers.
Click on the slider bar to play the episode in your screen, download the episode, or read the transcript. You can also extend the interview experience by reading the 20 Minutes article on Dr. Heshmat.
You can get even more by reading the book review written by Dr. Robert Gresham that appeared in the October 2010 issue of TLT. You can purchase the book from our website, and if you are a member, you will receive a discount! See the flyer for more information. You can get more information about the book by visiting the publisher, CRC Press, at their website. Complete the overall experience by viewing photos from the book signing below.