The Contact Mechanics Workshop is a two day workshop held from May 3rd-4th, 2017 at Rice University. The workshop is organized around three technical sessions: material scale contact phenomena, tribology scale surface interactions, and macro scale contact mechanics. More information will be available soon. If interested in attending, please contact Matthew Brake (

Tentative list of invited speakers:

  • Melih Eriten, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Alan Bolwing, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Yu-Lin Shen, University of New Mexico
  • Pascal Bellon, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • Greg Sawyer, University of Florida
  • BJ Fregly, University of Florida
  • Tim Rupert, University of California Irvine
  • George Pharr, Texas A&M
  • Andreas Polycarpo, Texas A&M
  • Somuri Prasad, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Rob Flicek, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Jonatan Sierra-Suarez, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Ned Thomas, Rice University
  • Matthew Brake, Rice University
  • Fred Higgs, Rice University
  • Zack Cordero, Rice University
  • Rob Jackson, Auburn University
  • Dan Marghitu, Auburn University
Contact Mechanics Workshop, May 3-4, 2017