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MSE Alum Ali Erdemir Named AAAS Fellow
Argonne scientist Ali Erdemir was named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Ali Erdemir, an Argonne Distinguished Fellow and senior scientist, was recognized for his “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications,” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). According to the award citation, Erdemir was elected for his “distinguished contributions to the fields of materials science, surface engineering and tribology and other related disciplines including friction, wear and lubrication.”
Throughout his career, Erdemir has focused on a branch of materials science called tribology, which focuses on the study of lubricants, friction and wear. He holds 15 patents for various inventions, including a boric acid-based lubricant and a near-frictionless carbon coating. He has also won six R&D 100 awards, also known as the “Oscars of Innovation.”
Erdemir graduated from Istanbul Technical University in 1977 and received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Georgia Tech in 1986. He began his career at Argonne in 1987.