Keynote Speaker

Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Robert Carpick

Robert Carpick is the John Henry Towne Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania. He studies nanotribology, nanomechanics, and scanning probe microscopy. He has received the AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award, the ASME Newkirk Award, an R&D 100 Award, and a NSF CAREER Award. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Physical Society, Materials Research Society, AVS, and Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He holds 10 patents and has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications. He received his B.Sc. (University of Toronto, 1991) and his Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley, 1997) in Physics, and was a postdoctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratory.

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