Dr. Sanjay Mohan, Faculty, School of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, delivered an invited talk at University (UTM) in Ecuador, South America on 26 October 2021.
The topic of the talk was “Friction and Wear Studies of Iron-based Self Lubricating Composites”. Dr. Mohan also addressed the Faculty and Students of UTM and shared his research experience. During his talk, Dr. Mohan apprised the audience about the role of iron in the field of automotive and biodegradable materials.
Dr. Mohan highlighted the development and characterization of a novel iron-based self-lubricating composite where fluorides have been used as a solid lubricant. The enhancement in the tribological properties of the newly developed composite was elaborated. The wear and friction behaviour of the developed composites at room and high temperatures was also discussed during the talk.
The session was interactive and the queries raised by the audience were also addressed by Dr. Mohan. The talk ended with a vote of thanks delivered by Dr. Erik Fernandez, Faculty UTM. Dr. Fernandez expressed his willingness to collaborate with SMVDU Faculty, and undertake research projects in future.