Philip Egberts

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Philip Egberts obtained his Ph.D. in 2011 from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, while completing most of his research at the INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbr├╝cken, Germany. Following his Ph.D. studies, he joined the Carpick Research Group at the University of Pennsylvania as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow (PDF). Most recently, he has left the University of Pennsylvania and is starting his own group at the University of Calgary in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. His research focuses on exploring the origins of friction and plasticity at the atomic and nanometer length scales using atomic force microscopy. egberts


Viewpoint: Friction at the Atomic Scale

A new experimental method based on atomic force microscopy allows the investigation of friction at the scale of individual atoms. Read More »