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Ali Erdemir

Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Argonne National Laboratory Distinguished Fellow and Senior Scientist


Argonne National Laboratory
Building 212, D222/ 9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

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Materials Science and Engineering


PhD, Materials Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

MS, Materials Science, Georgia Institute of Technology

BS, Istanbul Technical University

Research Interests

Dr. Erdemir's current research is directed toward nano-scale design and large-scale manufacturing of new materials, coatings, and lubricants for a broad range of applications in manufacturing, transportation and other energy conversion and utilization systems.

Significant Recognition

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering, 2019
  • STLE International Award, 2020
  • JAST Distinguished Tribologists Award, 2020
  • President, International Tribology Council, 2018 - present
  • President, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 2016-2017
  • ASME Mayo D. Hersey Award, 2015
  • University of Chicago’s Medal of Distinguished Performance
  • Six R&D-100 Awards
  • Two Al Sonntag and an Edmond E. Bisson Awards
  • Innovative Research Award from the Tribology Division of ASME
  • AAAS, ASME, AVS, ASM-International, STLE Fellow