Faculty Directory
Yip-Wah Chung

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2220 Campus Drive
Cook Hall 2036
Evanston, IL 60208

847-491-3112Email Yip-Wah Chung

Website

Chung Research


Departments

Materials Science and Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1977

M.Phil. Physics, University of Hong Kong, 1973

B.S. Physics and Mathematics, University of Hong Kong, 1971


Research Interests

My research is in the area of surface science, tribology, design and characterization of lubricant additives, hard coatings and high-performance alloys


Significant Recognition

  • Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (2005)
  • Innovative Research Award, ASME Tribology Division (2002)
  • Fellow, American Vacuum Society (2000)
  • National Storage Industry Consortium Technical Achievement Award (1999)
  • Fellow, ASM International (1998)
  • Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for Promotion of Science (1997)
  • Ralph A. Teetor Engineering Educator Award (1991)
  • ASME Tribology Division Best Paper Award (1990)
  • Faculty Honor Roll (1990)
  • Teacher of the Year in MSE (1986, 1991)

Significant Professional Service

  • Member, Hong Kong Research Grants Council
  • Member, University Grants Committee
  • Editorial Board, Tribology Letters
  • Editorial Board, Materials Science and Engineering R
  • Secretary, AVS Advanced Surface Engineering Division Executive Committee
  • Program Director, Civil and Mechanical Systems Division, National Science Foundation (2003-2005)
  • Chair, AVS Advanced Surface Engineering Division (2004)
  • American Vacuum Society Board of Directors (1/1998 - 12/1999)
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Tribology (1997-2003)
  • Director, NSF/IUCRC Center for Engineering Tribology (1987-1992)

Selected Publications

  • Jha, Dipendra; Narayanachari, K. V.L.V.; Zhang, Ruifeng; Keane, Denis T.; Liao, Wei Keng; Choudhary, Alok; Chung, Yip Wah; Bedzyk, Michael J.; Agrawal, Ankit, Enhancing phase mapping for high-throughput X-ray diffraction experiments using fuzzy clustering, SciTePress:507-514.
  • Ma, Qiang; He, Tao; Khan, Arman Mohammad; Wang, Q.; Chung, Yip Wah, Achieving macroscale liquid superlubricity using glycerol aqueous solutions, Tribology International 160.
  • Khan, Arman Mohammad; Wu, Hongxing; Ma, Qiang; Chung, Yip Wah; Wang, Q. Jane, Relating Tribological Performance and Tribofilm Formation to the Adsorption Strength of Surface-Active Precursors, Tribology Letters 68(1).
  • He, Xingliang; Song, Miao; Du, Yao; Shi, Yi; Johnson, Blake A.; Ehmann, Kornel; Chung, Yip-Wah; Wang, Q Jane, Surface hardening of metals at room temperature by nanoparticle-laden cavitating waterjets, Journal of Materials Processing Technology 275.
  • Chen, Xinjie; Du, Yao; Chung, Yip Wah, Commentary on using H/E and H3/E2 as proxies for fracture toughness of hard coatings, Thin Solid Films 688.
  • Wu, Hongxing; Khan, Arman Mohammad; Johnson, Blake; Sasikumar, Kiran; Chung, Yip Wah; Wang, Q. Jane, Formation and Nature of Carbon-Containing Tribofilms, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 11(17):16139-16146.
  • Gao, Yanshan; Chen, Jiazhen; Wang, Yang; Pickens, David B.; Motta, Alessandro; Wang, Q. Jane; Chung, Yip Wah; Lohr, Tracy Lynn; Marks, Tobin J., Highly branched polyethylene oligomers via group IV-catalysed polymerization in very nonpolar media, Nature Catalysis 2(3):236-242.
  • Cai, Junyan; Wang, Tanyanyu; Hao, Wei; Ling, Huiqin; Hang, Tao; Chung, Yip Wah; Li, Ming, Fabrication of superamphiphobic Cu surfaces using hierarchical surface morphology and fluorocarbon attachment facilitated by plasma activation, Applied Surface Science 464:140-145.

Patents

Inventors: Yip-Wah Chung, Qian Wang, Blake A. Johnson
Title: Lubricant additives, lubricant compositions, and applications of same
U.S. Patent number: 10,745,637
Date issued: 8/18/2020

Inventors: Yip-Wah Chung, Qian Wang, Blake A. Johnson
Title: Lubricant additives, lubricant compositions, and applications of same
U.S. Patent number: 10,414,997
Date issued: 9/17/2019

Inventors: Cameron T. Gross, Yao Du, Xu Zhang, Dieter Isheim, Semyon Vaynman, Yip-Wah Chung, Zilin Jiang, Allan V. Mathai
Title: High temperature steel for steam turbine and other applications
U.S. Patent number: 10316379
Date Issued: 6/11/2019

Inventors: Qian Wang, Xuan Dou, Jiaxing Huang, Yip-Wah Chung
Title: Lubrication material using self-dispersed crumpled graphene balls as additives in oil for friction and wear reduction
U.S. Patent Number: 10,138,439
Date Issued: 11/27/2018

In the Classroom

In addition to teaching regular classes in materials science and engineering, Prof. Chung is involved with the development and teaching of one core course (ISEN 220, Introduction to 21st Century Energy Systems) for the Institute of Energy and Sustainability at Northwestern, focusing on the various renewable and sustainable energy options, personal choices in exercising these options, and the role of energy efficiency.