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Aerial view of the engineering campus in autumn. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in the Mechanical Engineering Building at lower center. Photo: Jeff Miller.


Eriten Research Group conducts research that involves the study of Contact MechanicsNonlinear Dynamics, and Advanced Modeling and Simulations. Laboratory activity focuses on a Multiscale approach involving the following three areas: Materials modeling, Experiments and diagnostics, and System identification and modeling. 



  • Special congratulations are in order for the following accomplishments: 
  • May 2017 Cole Hess graduated with Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 9:23 AM by GUEBUM HAN
  • April 2017 - Awarded 1st Place at Engineering EXPO! The Eriten Research Group exhibit on "Indentation testing on macro-scale materials," lead by Cole Hess and Guebum Han. Our exhibition was one of the stations in the Human Machine ...
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 9:47 AM by GUEBUM HAN
  • April 2017 Congratulations to Shixuan Chen, who passed her RRE (Research Readiness Exam)! 
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 9:19 AM by GUEBUM HAN
  • February 2017  Shixuan Chen was selected as  a poster session winner of 2017 Facilities Days Open House. Congratulations!
    Posted Jun 14, 2017, 9:24 AM by GUEBUM HAN
  • September 2016 Melih Eriten was elected to serve as the Publications Chair in the ASME Tribology Division Executive Committee (TDEC). 
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 12:42 PM by Cole Hess
  • September 2016 Melih Eriten was awarded conference travel funds from thew Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation.
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 12:33 PM by Cole Hess
  • September 2016 Congratulations to Lejie Liu, who passed his Ph.D. qualifying exams! 
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 12:44 PM by Cole Hess
  • May 2015 Ahmet Usta was awarded the Physical Sciences Division Fellowship!
    Posted May 31, 2016, 6:57 AM by Cole Hess
  • May 2015 Sohan Shinde graduated with an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering! His thesis focused on the Experimental Investigation of Energy Dissipation in Pre-sliding Contacts Under Varying Normal and Tangential Loads ...
    Posted May 16, 2016, 1:23 PM by Cole Hess
  • April 2016 - Awarded 2nd Place at Engineering EXPO! The Eriten Research Group exhibit on "Micro/Nano Scale Mechanics in Full View," lead by Cole Hess, was awarded 2nd place among all Graduate/Research Group projects competing at the ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2016, 5:29 PM by Cole Hess
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