University of Delaware - College of Engineering

Jiaxin Ye

Research Assistant: Materials Tribology Laboratory
Doctoral Candidate
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
University of Delaware

333 Spencer Laboratory
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Executive summary

Jiaxin Ye is a fourth year PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Delaware. He received his bachelor degree at Tsinghua University in 2008 with a major in mechanical engineering and automation. His research interests are in the area of polymer tribology; more specifically, on understanding the role of transfer films in promoting low friction, low wear sliding of polymeric solid lubricants (e.g., PTFE).


  • Transfer Film Evolution and Its Role in Promoting Ultra-Low Wear of a PTFE Nanocomposite, J. Ye, H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, Wear 297 (2013) 1095-1102
  • A New Method of Quantifying Transfer Film Quality for Polymeric Solid Lubricants, J. Ye, H.S. Khare, D.L. Burris, in preparation
  • A Quantitative Study of Transfer Film Quality for Polymeric Solid Lubricants , J. Ye, H. S. Khare, D.L. Burris in preparation

Research areas

Transfer Films in Tribological Applications

Characterization of transfer film development, morphology and adhesion/cohesion strength; Role of transfer film in wear and friction reduction


Low friction, low wear polymer nanocomposites for tribological applications; design; synthesis; characterization of dispersion

Aerospace Engineering

Tribo-materials to lubricate moving mechanical assemblies in extreme air and space environments.

Design Science

Precision instrument design

Materials Engineering

Solid lubricant engineering; polymers science, composites, and nanocomposites; metal matrix composites, nanocomposite tribological coatings, Polytetrafluoroethylene

Solid Mechanics

Contact and interface mechanics, failure of materials