Faculty Directory
Q. Jane Wang

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech A219
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-7510Email Q. Jane Wang

Website

Tribology Laboratories


Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Graduate Program

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1993

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1989

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Xian University of Technology, Xian, China, 1982


Research Interests

Contact/interfacial mechanics, tribology of advanced materials and novel lubricants, design and engineering of energy-efficient surfaces, including 1) novel approaches of extreme-condition tribological and energy efficiency problems; 2) theories of and methods for contact and interfacial mechanics, numerical simulations of frictional heat transfer and mixed-thermo-elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication problems; 3) thermal-tribological designs of machine elements and their surfaces, multidisciplinary modeling of asperity contact; 4) virtual surface texturing and novel surface texturing technologies;  5) new lubricants and lubrication technologies; and 6) industrial applications of models, surface designs, and novel lubricants for friction reduction, lubrication enhancement, and failure prevention.

 

 


Significant Recognition

  • STLE International Award, Society’s highest award to individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of tribology and/or its related sciences, 2015
  • ASME Journal of Tribology 2015 Best Paper Award, 2015
  • STLE Surface Engineering Best Paper for 2013, Received in 2014
  • Captain Alfred E. Hunt Best Paper Award, STLE, 2014
  • ASME Journal of Tribology 2013 Best Paper Award, 2013
  • Surface Engineering Technical Committee 2010 Best Paper Award, STLE, 2011
  • Edmond E Bisson Best Written Technical Contribution Award, STLE, 2010
  • Ralph R. Teeter Educational Award, SAE, 2000
  • Advisor Award Certificate, ASME Board of Governors, 2000, 2002
  • Edmond E Bisson Best Written Contribution Award, STLE (Society of Tribologists and Lubrication engineers), 2010
  • Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, 2007
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2009
  • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
  • ASME Advisor Award Certificate
  • Reviewer of the Year, ASME Journal of Tribology
  • CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1997
  • Captain Alfred E. Hunt Best Paper Award (two papers, with H. S. Cheng), STLE, 1997
  • Captain Alfred E. Hunt Best Paper Award (two papers, with H. S. Cheng), STLE, 1997

Significant Professional Service

  • Chief Editor, Encyclopedia of Tribology, 6 volumes, Springer, 2013.
  • Associate Editor: Friction, 2012-
  • Associate Editor: ASME Journal of Tribology, 2002-2009
  • Associate Editor: STLE Tribology Transactions, 2003-2013
  • Associate Editor: STLE Lubrication Engineering, 2000-2003
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Micromechanics and Molecular Physics, 2015-; Tribology - Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces, 2006-
  • Editorial Board Member and Associate Editor: Advances in Tribology, 2006-2013
  • Chair, 2011-2012, STLE Fellows Committee
  • Chair, 2011 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Oct. 23-27, Los Angeles
  • Chair, STLE Annual Meeting Program Committee, May 2008, Cleveland
  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Triboloy, 2002-09
  • Associate Editor: STLE Tribology Transactions, 2003 - Present
  • Chief Editor, Encyclopedia of Tribology
  • Editorial Board Member:"Tribology - "Materials, Surfaces and Interfaces and Advances in Tribology
  • Associate Editor, Friction, 2012 - Present

Selected Publications

    Zhang, X. and Wang, Q., 2019, “A SAM-FFT Based Model for 3D Steady-State Elastodynamic Frictional Contacts,” International Journal of Solids and Structure, Vol. 170, pp. 53-67. 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.04.028.

    Wu, H., Khan, A., Johnson, B., Sasikumar, K., Chung, Y-W., and Wang, Q., 2019, “Formation and Nature of Carbon-Containing Tribofilms,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 11 (17), pp. 16139-16146.

    Yang, W., Zhou, Q., Yu, Z., Ding, L, Huang, Y., Wang, J., Jin, X., Keer, L. M., and Wang. Q., 2019, “Semi-analytical solution for steady state heat conduction in a heterogeneous half space with embedded cuboidal inhomogeneity,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 139, May, pp. 326-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2019.02.019

    Xu, S., Wang, Q., and Wang, J., 2019, “A New Wall Model for Slip Boundary Conditions in Dissipative Particle Dynamics,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids.

    Zhang, M., Wang, Q., Wang, Z., Zhao, N., Peng, Y., “ Multiscale Computational Scheme for Semi-Analytical Modeling of the Point Contact of Inhomogeneous Materials,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.03.019

    Gu, T., Wang, Q., Xiong, S., Liu, Z., Gangopadhyay, A., and Lu, Z., 2019, “Profile Design for Misaligned Journal Bearings Subjected to Transient Mixed-Lubrication,” Journal of Tribology

    Pickens, III D., Liu, Z., Nishino, T., and Wang. Q., 2019, “Experimental Analysis of Chromium Molybdenum (CrMo) Coatings under Mixed-Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication for Film Thickness, Friction, and Wear Characterizations,” Journal of Tribology

    Lu, J., Wang, Q., Ren, N., and Lockwood, F., 2019, “Correlation between Pressure-Viscosity Coefficient and Traction Coefficient of the Base Stocks in Traction lubricants: A Molecular Dynamic Approach,” Tribology International, Vol. 134, pp, 328–334. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2019.02.013.

    He, T., Zhu, D., Yu, C., and Wang, Q., 2019, “Mixed Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Model for Finite Roller-Coated Half Space Interfaces,” Tribology International. Vol.134, pp.178–189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2019.02.001

    Liu, Z., Pickens, III D., He, T., Zhang, X., Liu, Y., Nishino, T., and Wang, Q., 2019, “A Thermal Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication Model for Crowned Rollers and its Application on Apex Seal-Housing Interfaces,” Journal of Tribology, Vol. 114, doi: 10.1115/1.4042503.

    Ma, X., Liu, X., Mehta, V. S., and Wang, Q., 2019, “Piston Surface Design to Improve the Lubrication Performance of a Swash Plate Pump,” Tribology International, Vol. 132, pp. 275-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2018.12.023.

    Gao, Y., Chen, J., Wang, Y., Pickens, D., Motta, A., Wang, Q., Chung, Y. W., Lohr, T., and Marks, T. J., 2019, “Highly Branched Polyethylene Oligomers via Group 4-Catalyzed Polymerization in Very Nonpolar Media,” Nature Catalysis. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41929-018-0224-0

    Li, D., Wang, Z., and Wang, Q., 2019, “Explicit Analytical Solutions for Elastic Fields in Two Imperfectly Bonded Half-Spaces with a Thermal Inclusion,” International Journal of Engineering Science, International Journal of Engineering Science Vol. 135, pp. 1–16. file:///C:/Users/qwa947/Downloads/1-s2.0-S0020722518315489-main.pdf.

    Zhang, X., He, T., Miwa, H., Nanbu, T., Murakami, R., Liu, S., Cao, J., and Wang, Q., 2019, “A New Approach for Analyzing the Temperature Rise and Heat Partition at the Interface of Coated Tool-Sheet Incremental Forming Systems,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 129, pp.1172–1183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.10.056.

    He, X., Lu, J., Desanker, M., Invergo, A., Lohr, T., Ren, N., Lockwood, F., Marks, T. J., Chung, Y.-W., and Wang, Q., 2018, “Boundary Lubrication Mechanisms for High-Performance Friction Modifiers,” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol. 10 (46), pp 40203–40211. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b11075.

    Khan, A., He, X., Wu, H., Desanker, M., Erdemir, A., Chung, Y. W., and Wang, Q., 2018, “Acid Treatment of Diamond-Like Carbon Surfaces for Enhanced Adsorption of Friction Modifiers and Friction Performance,” Tribology Letters, Vol. 66: 128. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-018-1081-3.

    Zhang, X., Wang, Q., and Shen, H., 2018, “A Multi-Field Coupled Mechanical-Electrical-Magnetic-Chemical-Thermal (MEMCT) Theory for Material Systems,” Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 341, pp. 133-162. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045782518303360, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cma.2018.07.005.

    Zhang, X., Wang, Q., Wang, Y., Wang, Z, Shen, H., and Liu, J. 2018, “Contact Involving a Functionally Graded Elastic Thin Film and Considering Surface Effects,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 150, pp. 184-196.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.06.016.

    Zhang, X., Wang, Z., Shen, H., and Wang, Q, 2018, “Dynamic Contact in Multiferroic Energy Conversion,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 143, 15,  pp. 84-102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2018.02.034

    Zhang, M., Zhao, N., Wang, Q., Arakere, N., Zhou, Q., Wang, Z., Jin, X., and Keer, L. M., 2018, “Contact Elasto-Plasticity of Inhomogeneous Materials and a Numerical Method for Estimating Matrix Yield Strength of Composites,” Tribology International, Vol. 127, pp. 84-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2018.06.001.

    Zhang, W., Ma, X., Lu, J., Zhang, Z., Wang, Q., Su, X, Zeng, D, Mirdamadi, and Cao, J., 2018, “Experimental Characterization and Numerical Modeling of the Interaction Between Carbon Fiber Composite Prepregs During a Preforming Process,” ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, doi:10.1115/1.4039979.

    Desanker, M., He, X., Lu, J.,Johnson, B. A., Liu, L., Delferro, M, Ren N., Lockwood, F., Greco, A., Erdemir A., Marks, T. J., Wang, Q., and Chung, Y.-W., 2018, “High-Performance Heterocyclic Friction Modifiers for Boundary Lubrication" Tribology Letters, 60:50, DOI: 10.1007/s11249-018-0996-z.

    Encyclopedia of Tribology, Q. Jane Wang and Y.W. Chung, eds., Spinger, ISBN 978-0-387-92898-2

     

Patents

In the Classroom

Professor Wang believes that encouraging active learning and promoting motivational forces, or psychological stimulators, can help achieve the best teaching effect. She feels that teaching is an art that requires a constant effort for improvement. She consistently conducts teaching experiments and search for effective means of classroom instruction.

Professor Wang teaches Design of Element at the undergraduate level and Tribology courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Wang is very active in supervising graduate and undergraduate research projects.

In the Classroom

Professor Wang believes that encouraging active learning and promoting motivational forces, or psychological stimulators, can help achieve the best teaching effect. She feels that teaching is an art that requires a constant effort for improvement. She consistently conducts teaching experiments and search for effective means of classroom instruction.

Professor Wang teaches Design of Element at the undergraduate level and Tribology courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Professor Wang is very active in supervising graduate and undergraduate research projects. She encourage innovative work and scholarly publications. An example of student publication is the book, Remarkable Natural Material Surfaces and Their Engineering Potential, by ME346 students, edited by M. Lee, class of 2013, ISBN 978-3-319-03125-5.