Andras (Andy) Korenyi-Both, Tribologix, Inc., Colorado, USA
Andras (Andy) Korenyi-Both is the Chief Technical Officer for Tribologix Inc. Golden, CO, a company he founded in 2007 to provide low friction and wear coatings for moving mechanical assemblies that operate in extreme environments. Thin film coatings he developed for specialty industries such as space and nuclear applications are now standard spec. coatings with great success and growth. Of great interest to him has always been tribological testing and surface analysis techniques to precisely define tribological problems and then formulate best available thin film solutions. From 2003-2007 he was a Visiting Scientist for the U.S. Air Force at AFRL and developed coatings for aerospace applications, including self-healing adaptive smart coatings and nanocomposites. Prior to this he was Vice President of Vacuum and Plasma Coatings for Hohman Plating in Dayton, Ohio primarily focused on high volume thin film coating solutions to the jet engine and space industry. He began his working career at NASA Glenn Research Center in the Tribology Branch in space tribology, vacuum coatings and surface analysis. He completed undergraduate studies in Physics at the University of Richmond and graduate studies in Material Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. He is also an Affiliate Research Faculty member at the Colorado School of Mines in the Metallurgy and Materials Engineering department.
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