Title: Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineerging
Office Location: AME 221
Dr. Krick earned his doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida where he served as a postdoctoral associate before joining the Lehigh faculty. His research interests are at the intersection of mechanical engineering, materials science, and surface physics. Krick studies the fundamental origins of friction, wear, materials deformation, and adhesion on complex surfaces ranging from cells to nanocomposites in environments ranging from space to thousands of feet under water. His research experience includes performing materials experiments on the international space station, evaluating wear of dinosaur dental fossils (published in Science magazine), developing and patenting ultra-low wear polymer nanocomposites, and collaborating internationally on soft matter.