Our project is titled Experimental Investigation of Antiwear Film Growth and it is a part of the NSF-funded AERIM REU Program at Oakland University. Our project goal is to determine how zirconium oxide nanoparticles act as a lubricant compared to current technologies and we will complete this through tribology testing.

-Colleen Fritz, Erik Romero, Aditya Vageesh, and Kevin Kraydich