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       Dr. Baytekin is awarded by the EU’s Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program, part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 initiative!
Triboelectricity, generation of static electricity in systems with friction, is a very common event, which causes value losses in many industrial manufacturing processes, due to electrostatic sticking and electrostatic discharging (ESD). To prevent triboelectricity and solve the above-mentioned problems at small dimensions, we will use an unprecedented chemical approach that we developed previously in our research.


Lubricants are one of the most used liquids in industry. A lubricant is a substance introduced to reduce friction between surfaces in mutual contact, which ultimately reduces the heat generated when the surfaces move. It may also have the function of transmitting forces, transporting foreign particles, or heating or cooling the surfaces. The property of reducing friction is known as lubricity. Life of lubricants is relatively short. Our research is focused on increasing useful life of lubricating oils.