Theoretical investigation on the tribochemical properties of lubricant additives and its degradation.
Project Vision Statement
The nature and chemical activity of the surfaces that are in close contact affect the chemical reactions of lubricant additives under boundary lubricating conditions. For designing and developing better eco-friendly lubricants a proper understanding of mechanism of tribochemical reactions of lubricant additives is necessary. The quantum chemical calculations are efficient tools to understand the action mechanism of lubricant additives. In the proposed project DFT calculations will be efficiently used for in-depth study the tribochemical properties of lubricant additives and the mechanism of lubricant additive degradation.
v PhD in Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Thiruvananthapuram (IISER-TVM), India (2013).
v M.Sc in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Kerala University, Trivandrum, India (2008)
v B.Sc in Chemistry, Mahatma Gandhi University, India (2006)
Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics, Ecole Centrale de Lyon.
For more information contact Deepthi;
Advisors: Associate Prof. Clotilde Minfray and Associate Prof. Manuel Cobian