Diana Berman

Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor

Discovery Park E102

Diana Berman
Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioengineering and Health
  • Energy and Environment
  • Materials and Manufacturing
  • Robotics and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Sensors
About

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Education
  • Ph.D. in Physics, North Carolina State University, NC, 2012
  • M.S. in Physics, North Carolina State University, NC, 2007
  • B.S. in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 2005
Research

Research Interest and Expertise

  • Tribology: Friction, Adhesion, and Wear
  • Nanostructures, Surfaces, and Interfaces
  • Carbon Films: diamond films, graphene, diamond like carbon
  • Radio Frequency Microelectromechanical Systems, Nanodevices
Publications
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Professional Experience

Experience

  • 01/16 - 08/16  Research Associate, Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials, IL
  • 02/12 - 01/16  PostDoctoral Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials, IL
  • 07/12 - 08/12  Adjunct Professor, Moraine Valley Community College, Physics Department, IL

Associations

  • AAAS
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (Materials Tribology Section Co-Chair)
  • American Physical Society
  • American Vacuum Society
Patents

Patent Applications

  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, J. Choi, A. Erdemir, Superlubricating Graphene  Films (US20140023864A1, WO2014015165A1 )
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, J. Choi, A. Erdemir, Superlubricating Graphene and Graphene Oxide Films (US20150197701A1)
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, Graphene Layer Formation at Low Substrate Temperature on a Metal and Carbon Based Substrate (US20150206748A1)
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, J. Choi, A. Erdemir, Low Friction Wear Resistant Graphene Films (US20150367381)
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, A. Erdemir, Nanoparticles-enabled Superlubricity in Graphene at Macroscale (ANL-IN-14-029)
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, A. Erdemir, Effect of Hydrogen in Extending the Wear-life of Single and Few Layer Graphene Coated Steel Contacts (ANL-IN-14-027)
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, A. Erdemir, 2D Materials for Achieving The Superlubricity State in Sliding Interfaces (ANL-IN-15-130)
  • A.V. Sumant, D. Berman, A. Erdemir, Graphene Nanodiamond Solution for Achieving Superlubricity on Variety of Substrates (ANL-IN-15-131)
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Performance, Argonne National Laboratory (2016)
  • TechConnect National Innovation Award 2016 for “Graphene-nanodiamond solution for achieving superlubricity” technology.
  • Best Poster Preview Award, Gordon Research Conference (2014)
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi  (2008)
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