Monday, August 15, 2011

Mechanical Engineering Professor Receives Highest Honor in his Field

Frank Talke, the head of the Tribology and Mechanics Lab at UCSD’s Center for Magnetic Recording Research, received the highest honor in his field from the United Kingdom Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Tribology Trust.

Talked received the 2010 Tribology Gold Medal “in recognition of his outstanding achievements in Tribology, in particular, for his meritorious work in the field of magnetic storage systems, ink jet technology, and interferometric instrumentation.”

Tribology, the study of friction, wear and lubrication, covers many key sciences including physics, chemistry, and engineering — vital for improving the reliability of hard disk drives for information storage or the safety of automobiles.

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