Faculty Profile

Thomas Scharf

Title
Professor
Department
Materials Science and Engineering
College
College of Engineering

    

Education

PhD, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2000.
Major: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Dissertation title, "Growth, Structure, and Mechanical Wear Strength of Ultra-Thin Ion Beam and Sputter Deposited Hard Coatings"
MS, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 1997.
Major: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering; Thesis title, "Structural, Tribo-Mechanical, and Thermal Characterization of Sputtered Diamond-Like Carbon and Nitrogenated Diamond-Like Carbon Thin Films"
BS, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1994.
Major: Ceramic Science and Engineering; Thesis title, "The Effects of Oxidation on the Strength Behavior of SiC Fibers"

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2021 Syllabus
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
MTSE 3100.011, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory II, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5900.007, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2021
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2020
MTSE 5900.007, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2020
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2020
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2020
MTSE 3100.011, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MTSE 5700.009, Seminar in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2020
MTSE 4900.007, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2020
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2019
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2019
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W2 2019
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 6940.107, Individual Research, Spring 2019
MTSE 5950.107, Master's Thesis, Spring 2019
MTSE 3100.011, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory II, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2018 SPOT
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2018
MTSE 6940.207, Individual Research, Fall 2018
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2018
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2018
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2018
MTSE 3100.011, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory II, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5900.107, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2018
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2017 SPOT
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2017
MTSE 3100.011, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory II, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 4900.007, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Spring 2017
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2016 SPOT
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
MTSE 4900.007, Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering, Fall 2016
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2016
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2015 SPOT
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2014 Syllabus
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2014
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2014
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2014
MTSE 6900.007, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2014
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Spring 2014
MTSE 6900.007, Special Problems, Spring 2014
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2013 Syllabus
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2013
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2013
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2013
MTSE 6900.007, Special Problems, Fall 2013
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2013
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Spring 2013
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2013
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2012
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2012
MTSE 6940.107, Individual Research, Fall 2012
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2012
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2012
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Spring 2012
MTSE 6940.107, Individual Research, Spring 2012
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2012
MTSE 5920.007, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2012
MTSE 5930.007, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Spring 2012
MTSE 4100.007, Senior Research Project II, Spring 2012
MTSE 5070.007, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2012
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2011 Syllabus
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2011
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2011
MTSE 6940.107, Individual Research, Fall 2011
MTSE 6940.207, Individual Research, Fall 2011
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2011
MTSE 4090.007, Senior Research Project I, Fall 2011
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2011
MTSE 5820.007, INTERNSHIP MAT SCI, Summer 10W 2011
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Spring 2011
MTSE 6940.107, Individual Research, Spring 2011
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Spring 2011
MTSE 4100.007, Senior Research Project II, Spring 2011
MTSE 5070.007, Tribology of Materials, Spring 2011
MTSE 3010.007, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2010 Syllabus
MTSE 5010.007, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2010
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Fall 2010
MTSE 6940.207, Individual Research, Fall 2010
MTSE 5950.007, Master's Thesis, Fall 2010
MTSE 4090.007, Senior Research Project I, Fall 2010
MTSE 6900.007, Special Problems, Fall 2010
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2010
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2010
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2010
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2010
MTSE 5900.007, Special Problems in Materials Research, Summer 5W2 2010
MTSE 6950.007, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2010
ENGR 3450.001, Engineering Materials, Spring 2010 Syllabus
MTSE 6940.007, Individual Research, Spring 2010
MTSE 5900.007, Special Problems in Materials Research, Spring 2010
MTSE 3010.514, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2009
MTSE 5010.514, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2009
MTSE 6950.515, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2009
MTSE 6940.107, Individual Research, Fall 2009
MTSE 6940.513, Individual Research, Fall 2009
MTSE 6940.613, Individual Research, Fall 2009
MTSE 6940.513, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2009
MTSE 6940.543, Individual Research, Summer 10W 2009
MTSE 5950.513, Master's Thesis, Summer 10W 2009
ENGR 3450.001, Engineering Materials, Spring 2009
MTSE 6940.008, Individual Research, Spring 2009
MTSE 5950.008, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
MTSE 5800.007, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2009
MTSE 3010.514, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2008
MTSE 5010.514, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2008
MTSE 6950.513, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
MTSE 6940.513, Individual Research, Fall 2008
MTSE 6950.513, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2008
MTSE 6940.008, Individual Research, Summer 5W2 2008
MTSE 6940.008, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2008
MTSE 6950.008, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
MFET 3450.001, Engineering Materials, Spring 2008
MTSE 6940.008, Individual Research, Spring 2008
MTSE 6900.008, Special Problems, Spring 2008
MTSE 5800.012, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2008
MTSE 3010.008, Bonding and Structure, Fall 2007
MTSE 5010.008, Bonding, Structure, and Crystallography, Fall 2007
MTSE 6950.008, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
MTSE 5920.015, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2007
MTSE 5930.003, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Fall 2007
MTSE 5920.008, Research Problems in Lieu of Thesis, Summer 5W2 2007
MTSE 5900.008, Special Problems in Materials Research, Summer 5W1 2007
MTSC 6940.008, Individual Research, Spring 2007
MTSC 6940.108, Individual Research, Spring 2007
MTSC 6940.208, Individual Research, Spring 2007
MTSC 6900.008, Special Problems, Spring 2007
MTSC 5800.008, Special Studies in Materials Science, Spring 2007
MTSC 6940.008, Individual Research, Fall 2006
MTSC 6940.018, Individual Research, Fall 2006
MTSC 4900.008, Materials Science Research, Fall 2006
MTSC 5900.008, Special Problems in Materials Research, Fall 2006
MTSC 5800.008, Special Studies in Materials Science, Fall 2006
MTSC 6940.008, Individual Research, Summer 5W1 2006
MTSC 6900.008, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2006
MTSC 6940.008, Individual Research, Spring 2006
MTSC 6940.108, Individual Research, Spring 2006
MTSC 6800.008, Selected Topics in Materials Science, Spring 2006

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Scharf, T. W. (2017). Transition Metal Dichalcogenide-based (MoS2, WS2) Coatings. Friction, Lubrication and Wear Technology. 18(2nd ed.), 583-596. ASM International.
Borkar, T., Mohseni, H., Hwang, J., Scharf, T. W., Tiley, J., Hong, S. H., Banerjee, R. (2015). Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of Carbon Nanotube (CNT)/Graphene Nanoplatelet (GNP)-Nickel Nanocomposites: Structure Property Analysis. Advanced Composites for Aerospace, Marine, and Land Applications II. 53--79. Springer, Cham.
Scharf, T. W. (2012). Low Friction Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2012). Wear of Metals.
Scharf, T. W. (2007). "Third Bodies and Tribochemistry of DLC Coatings," in Tribology of Diamond-like Carbon Films: Fundamentals and Applications, eds. A. Erdemir and C. Donnet.
Conference Proceeding
Mogonye, J., Mohseni, H., Gopagoni, S., Hwang, J., Tiley, J., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W. (2012). 3-D Focused Ion Beam Serial Sectioning to Determine Solidification and Wear Mechanisms in Adaptive Composites Coatings. AIP Conference Proceedings.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Chemical Vapor Deposition and Atomic Layer Deposition of Coatings for Mechanical Applications.
Jones, J., Ecton, P., Mo, Y., Gorman, B., Diercks, D., Scharf, T. W., Perez, J. M. (2007). Effects of Gasses on the Thermal Etching Properties of Graphene Nanoribbons. APS Texas Sections Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Scharf, T. W. (2002). In Situ Raman Tribometry of Diamond-like Carbon Coatings and Transfer Films in Dry and Lubricated Contacts.
Scharf, T. W. (2002). Third Body Processes and Friction of Solid Lubricants Studied by In Situ Optical and Raman Tribometry.
Scharf, T. W. (1999). Micro-wear Scan Test on Carbon Overcoats as Thin as 6 nm or Less.
Scharf, T. W. (1998). Observations of Depth-Sensing Reciprocating Scratch Tests of DLC and Nitrogenated-DLC Overcoats on Magnetic Disks.
Scharf, T. W. (1998). Tribological and Mechanical Properties of CN Ultra-Thin Overcoat Films and Their Influence on the Underlying Magnetic Media.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). Characterization of the Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Sputtered a:SiC Thin Films.
Journal Article
Al-Shenawa, A., Argade, G., Chilukuri, A., D'Souza, N. A., Nasrazadani, S., Scharf, T. W., Banerjee, R. (2021). Effect of supercritical CO2 on salt water corrosion and wear resistance of bismaleimide coating filled with organophilic montmorillonite clay. Other. 1-18. Taylor & Francis. https://doi.org/10.1080/01694243.2021.1884353
Rubink, W., Ageh, V., Lide, H., Ley, N., Young, M. L., Casem, D., Faierson, E., Scharf, T. W. (2021). Spark plasma sintering of B4C and B4C-TiB2 composites: Deformation and failure mechanisms under quasistatic and dynamic loading. Other. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955221921000601
Gwalani, B., Torgerson, T. T., Dasari, S., Jagetia, A., Nartu, M., Gangireddy, S., Pole, M., Wang, T., Scharf, T. W., Banerjee, R. (2021). Influence of fine-scale B2 precipitation on dynamic compression and wear properties in hypo-eutectic Al0. 5CoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 853, 157126.
Thomas, J., Mogonye, J., Mantri, S. A., Choudhuri, D., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W. (2020). Additive Manufacturing of Compositionally Graded Laser Deposited Titanium-Chromium Alloys. 33, 101132. Additive Manufacturing.
Lee, J., Hasannaeimi, V., Scharf, T. W., Berman, D. (2020). Mechanical and chemical robustness of the aluminum oxide-infiltrated block copolymer films and the resulting aluminum oxide coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 399(126204), . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.126204
Patil, A., Walunj, G., Torgerson, T. B., Koricherla, M. V., Khan, M. U., Scharf, T. W., Gupta, R., Borkar, T. (2020). Tribological Behavior of In Situ Processed Ni-Ti-C Nanocomposites. Tribology Transactions.
Huang, J., Rubink, W. S., Lide, H., Scharf, T. W., Banerjee, R., Minary‐Jolandan, M. (2019). Alumina–Nickel Composite Processed via Co-Assembly Using Freeze-Casting and Spark Plasma Sintering. Advanced Engineering Materials. 21, 1801103.
Clayton, J. D., Rubink, W. S., Ageh, V., Choudhuri, D., Chen, R. R., Du, J., Scharf, T. W. (2019). Deformation and Failure Mechanics of Boron Carbide--Titanium Diboride Composites at Multiple Scales. JOM. 71(8), 2567--2575. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03548-y.
She, Y., Lee, J., Lee, B., Diroll, B., Scharf, T. W., Shevchenko, E. V., Berman, D. (2019). Effect of the micelle opening in self-assembled amphiphilic block Co-polymer films on the infiltration of inorganic precursors. Langmuir. 35(3), 796-803.
Munagala, V. N., Torgerson, T. B., Scharf, T. W., Chromik, R. R. (2019). High Temperature Friction and Wear Behavior of Cold-Sprayed Ti6Al4V and Ti6Al4V-TiC Composite Coatings. Wear. 426-427, 357-369.
Torgerson, T. B., Mantri, S. A., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W. (2019). Room and Elevated Temperature Sliding Wear Behavior and Mechanisms of Additively Manufactured Novel Precipitation Strengthened Metallic Composites. Wear. 426-427, 942-951.
Zhang, Y., Choudhuri, D., Scharf, T. W., Descartes, S., Chromik, R. R. (2019). Tribologically Induced Nanolaminate in a Cold-Sprayed WC-reinforced Cu Matrix Composite: A Key to High Wear Resistance. Materials & Design. 182, 108009.
She, Y., Lee, J., Diroll, B. T., Scharf, T. W., Shevchenko, E. V., Berman, D. (2018). Accessibility of the Pores in Highly Porous Alumina Films Synthesized via Sequential Infiltration Synthesis. Nanotechnology. 29, 495703.
Mantri, S. A., Torgerson, T. B., Ivanov, E., Scharf, T. W., Banerjee, R. (2018). Effect of Boron Addition on the Mechanical Wear Resistance of Additively Manufactured Biomedical Titanium Alloy. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. 49, 806-810.
Mangolini, F., Krick, B. A., Jacobs, T. B., Kanal, S. R., Streller, F., McClimon, J. B., Hilbert, J., Prasadi, S. V., Scharf, T. W., Ohlhausen, J. A., Lukes, J. R., Sawyer, W. G., Carpick, R. W. (2018). Effect of Silicon and Oxygen Dopants on the Stability of Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon under Harsh Environmental Conditions. Carbon. 130, 127-136.
Gwalani, B., Ayyagari, A. V., Choudhuri, D., Scharf, T. W., Mukherjee, S., Gibson, M., Banerjee, R. (2018). Microstructure and wear resistance of an intermetallic-based Al0. 25Ti0. 75CoCrFeNi high entropy alloy. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 210, 197--206. Elsevier.
Ayyagari, A., Barthelemy, C., Gwalani, B., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W., Mukherjee, S. (2018). Reciprocating sliding wear behavior of high entropy alloys in dry and marine environments. Materials Chemistry and Physics. 210, 162--169. Elsevier.
Torgerson, T. B., Harris, M. D., Alidokht, S. A., Scharf, T. W., Aouadi, S., Chromik, R. R., Zabinski, J. S., Voevodin, A. (2018). Room and elevated temperature sliding wear behavior of cold sprayed Ni-WC composite coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology. 350, 136-145.
Shaikh, V. A., Scharf, T. W., Boubekri, N. (2017). Microlubrication Machining of 1018 Steel: The Effect of a Biodegradable Lubricant on the Microstructural Integrity. 29, 357-376.
Mogonye, J., Scharf, T. W. (2017). Tribological Properties and Mechanisms of Self-mated Ultrafine-Grained Titanium. Wear. 376-377, 931-939.
Mogonye, J., Argibay, N., Goeke, R. S., Kotula, P. G., Scharf, T. W., Prasad, S. V. (2017). Tribology and Sliding Electrical Contact Resistance of E-beam Hard Au: Effects of Annealing. Wear. 376-377, 1662-1672.
Ayyagari, A., Barthelemy, C., Gwalani, B., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W., Mukherjee, S. (2017). Reciprocating sliding wear behavior of high entropy alloys in dry and marine environments. Materials Chemistry and Physics. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2017.07.031
Gwalani, B., Ayyagari, A. V., Choudhuri, D., Scharf, T. W., Mukherjee, S., Gibson, M., Banerjee, R. (2017). Microstructure and wear resistance of an intermetallic-based Al0.25Ti0.75CoCrFeNi high entropy alloy. Materials Chemistry and Physics. Elsevier BV. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchemphys.2017.06.034
Ayyagari, A., Scharf, T. W., Mukherjee, S. (2016). Dry Reciprocating Sliding Wear Behavior and Mechanisms of Bulk Metallic Glass Composites. Wear. 350-351, 56-62.
Ayyagari, A., Scharf, T. W., Mukherjee, S. (2016). Dry reciprocating sliding wear behavior and mechanisms of bulk metallic glass composites. Wear. 350, 56--62. Elsevier.
Tinubu, O. O., Das, S., Dutt, A., Mogonye, J., Ageh, V., Xu, R., Forsdike, J., Mishra, R. S., Scharf, T. W. (2016). Friction Stir Processing of A-286 Stainless Steel: Microstructural Evolution during Wear. Wear. 356-357, 94-100.
Mogonye, J., Srivastava, A., Gopagoni, S., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W. (2016). Solid/Self-Lubrication Mechanisms of an Additively Manufactured Ni–Ti–C Metal Matrix Composite. Tribology Letters. 64(3), 37.
Scharf, T. W., Prasad, S. V., Kotula, P. G., Michael, J. R., Robino, C. V. (2015). Elevated Temperature Tribology of Cobalt and Tantalum-based Alloys. Wear. 330-331, 199-208.
Borkar, T., Mohseni, H., Hwang, J., Scharf, T. W., Tiley, J. S., Hong, S. H., Banerjee, R. (2015). Excellent Strength-Ductility Combination in Nickel-Graphite Nanoplatelet (GNP/Ni) Nanocomposites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 646, 135-144.
Mohseni, H., Mensah, B. A., Gupta, N., Srivilliputhur, S. G., Scharf, T. W. (2015). Exceptional Friction Mitigation via Subsurface Plastic Shear in Defective Nanocrystalline Ceramics. Materials Research Letters. 3, 23-29.
Mogonye, J., Hattar, K., Kotula, P. G., Scharf, T. W., Prasad, S. V. (2015). He Implantation for Improved Tribological Performance in Au Electrical Contacts. Journal of Materials Science. 50, 382-392.
Ageh, V., Choudhuri, D., Scharf, T. W. (2015). High Frequency Reciprocating Sliding Wear Behavior and Mechanisms of Quaternary Metal Oxide Coatings. Wear. 330-331, 390-399.
Mohseni, H., Nandwana, P., Tsoi, A., Banerjee, R., Scharf, T. W. (2015). In Situ Nitrided Titanium Alloys: Microstructural Evolution during Solidification and Wear. Acta Materialia. 83, 61–74.
Argibay, N., Mogonye, J., Michael, J. R., Goeke, R. S., Kotula, P. G., Scharf, T. W., Dugger, M. T., Prasad, S. V. (2015). On the Thermal Stability of Physical Vapor Deposited Oxide-Hardened Nanocrystalline Gold Thin Films. Journal of Applied Physics. 117, 145302-1 - 145302-13.
Mohseni, H., Scharf, T. W. (2015). Role of Atomic Layer Deposited Solid Lubricants in the Sliding Wear Reduction of Carbon–Carbon Composites at Room and Higher Temperatures. Wear. 332-333, 1303-1313.
Singh, H., Mutyala, K. C., Mohseni, H., Scharf, T. W., Evans, R. D., Doll, G. L. (2015). Tribological Performance and Coating Characteristics of Sputter Deposited Ti-Doped MoS2 in Rolling and Sliding Contact. Tribology Transactions. 58, 767-777.
Shaikh, V., Boubekri, N., Scharf, T. W. (2014). Analyzing the Effectiveness of Microlubrication using a Vegetable Oil-based Metal Working Fluid during End Milling AISI 1018 Steel. International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering. 2014, 1-13.
Sun, W., Ageh, V., Mohseni, H., Scharf, T. W., Du, J. (2014). Experimental and Computational Studies on Stacking Faults in Zinc Titanate. Applied Physics Letters. 104(24), 241903-1 – 241903-5.
Borkar, T., Sosa, J., Hwang, J. Y., Scharf, T. W., Tiley, J., Fraser, H., Banerjee, R. (2014). Laser Deposited in situ TiC-Reinforced Nickel Matrix Composites: 3D Microstructure and Tribological Properties. Journal of Minerals, Metals and Materials (JOM) Society, Vol. 53, No. 9, pp. 66(6), 935-942.
Stone, D. S., Gao, H., Chantharangsi, C., Paksunchai, C., Bischof, M., Jaeger, D., Martini, A., Scharf, T. W., Aouadi, S. (2014). Load-dependent High Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate Coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology. 244(37-44), .
Aouadi, S., Gao, H., Martini, A., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C. (2014). Lubricious Oxide Coatings for Extreme Temperature Applications: A Review. Surface and Coatings Technology. 257, 266-277.
Aouadi, S., Gao, H., Martini, A., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C. (2014). Lubricious oxide coatings for extreme temperature applications: A review. Surface and Coatings Technology. 257, 266–277. Elsevier.
Ageh, V., Rajamure, R. S., Ho, Y. H., Scharf, T. W. (2014). Nanocrystalline Zinc Titanate Coatings for Corrosion Protection. Nanomaterials and Energy. 3(2), 47-52.
Ageh, V., Mohseni, H., Scharf, T. W. (2014). Processing-Structure-Tribological Property Interrelationships of Zinc Titanate Thin Films Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition. Surface and Coatings Technology. 241, 112-117.
Borkar, T., Hwang, J., Hwang, J. Y., Scharf, T. W., Tiley, J., Hong, S. H., Banerjee, R. (2014). Strength versus Ductility in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nickel Matrix Nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Research. 29, 761-769.
Gao, H., Aouadi, S., Scharf, T. W., Martini, A. (2013). High-Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate. Other. 69(10), 22. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Lubricious Silver Tantalate Films for Extreme Temperature Applications.
Stone, D., Harbin, S., Mohseni, H., Mogonye, J., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A., Martini, A., Aouadi, S. (2013). Lubricious silver tantalate films for extreme temperature applications. Surface and Coatings Technology. 217, 140–146. Elsevier.
Stone, D. S., Harbin, S., Mohseni, H., Mogonye, J. E., Scharf, T. W., Muratore, C., Voevodin, A., Martini, A., Aouadi, S. (2013). Lubricious silver tantalate films for extreme temperature applications. Surface & Coatings Technology. 217, 140-146. <Go to ISI>://WOS:000315975400020http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0257897212012388/1-s2.0-S0257897212012388-main.pdf?_tid=3af9cfd4-5f35-11e6-8112-00000aacb35f&acdnat=1470859471_ad59255822fd68fc78248fcca41a2aac!!!
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Lubricious Zinc Titanate Coatings for High Temperature Applications.
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Mechanistic Studies of High Temperature Friction Reduction in Silver Tantalate.
Scharf, T. W., Shaikh, V., Boubekri, N. (2013). Microlubrication Effects during End Milling AISI 1018 Steel. International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials and Mechanical Engineering. 3(4), 14-29.
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Solid Lubricants: A Review.
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Synthesis of Au-MoS2 Nanocomposites: Thermal and Friction-Induced Changes to the Structure.
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Theoretical and Experimental Investigations on the Mechanism of Carbothermal Reduction of Zirconia.
Scharf, T. W. (2012). Atomic Layer Deposition of ZnO/Al2O3/ZrO2 Nanolaminates for Improved Thermal and Wear Resistance in Carbon-Carbon Composites.
Scharf, T. W. (2012). Nanocrystalline Orientation and Phase Mapping of Textured Coatings Revealed by Precession Electron Diffraction.
Mohseni, H., Mensah, B. A., Gupta, N., Srinivasan, S. G., Scharf, T. W. (2012). On tailoring the nanocrystalline structure of ZnO to achieve low friction. Other. 68(1), 17. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
Scharf, T. W. (2011). Microstructural evolution in laser deposited nickel-titanium-carbon in situ metal matrix composites.
Scharf, T. W. (2010). A comparative study of the photoluminescence and conduction mechanisms of low temperature pulsed laser deposited and atomic layer deposited zinc oxide thin films.
Kuo, F. L., Lin, M., Mensah, B. A., Scharf, T. W., Shepherd, N. (2010). A comparative study of the photoluminescence and conduction mechanisms of low temperature pulsed laser deposited and atomic layer deposited zinc oxide thin films. Physica Status Solidi (a). 207(11), 2487–2491. WILEY-VCH Verlag.
Scharf, T. W. (2010). Bulk Nickel-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites by Laser Deposition.
Scharf, T. W. (2010). Chemical Vapor Deposition and Atomic Layer Deposition of Coatings for Mechanical Applications.
Scharf, T. W. (2010). Friction and Wear Mechanisms in MoS2/Sb2O3/Au Nanocomposite Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Application of Diamond-Like Nanocomposite Coatings on LIGA Microsystem Parts.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Atomic Layer Deposition of Tungsten Disulphide Solid Lubricant Nanocomposite Coatings on Rolling Element Bearings.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Growth, Structure and Friction Behavior of Titanium Doped Tungsten Disulphide (Ti-WS2) Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Modification of an Epoxy Resin with a Fluoroepoxy Oligomer for Improved Mechanical and Tribological Properties.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Role of the Transfer Film on the Friction and Wear of Metal Carbide Reinforced Amorphous Carbon Coatings during Run-in.
Scharf, T. W. (2009). Solid Lubrication of Laser Deposited Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nickel Matrix Nanocomposites.
Scharf, T. W. (2008). Atomic-scale Structure and Composition of Tungsten Carbide Reinforced Diamond-like Carbon Films.
Scharf, T. W. (2008). Laser-deposited Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nickel Matrix Composites.
Scharf, T. W. (2008). Surface and Subsurface Characterization of Epoxy-Mesoporous Silica Composites to Clarify Tribological Properties.
Romanes, M. C., D’Souza, N. A., Coutinho, D., Balkus, K. J., Scharf, T. W. (2008). Surface and subsurface characterization of epoxy-mesoporous silica composites to clarify tribological properties. Wear. 265(1), 88–96. Elsevier.
Scharf, T. W. (2008). Wear Resistance of Laser-Deposited Boride Reinforced Ti-Nb-Zr-Ta Alloy Composites for Orthopedic Implants.
Scharf, T. W. (2007). Formation of nanometer-size high-density pits on epitaxial diamond (100) films.
Scharf, T. W. (2007). Mechanisms of Friction in Diamond-like Nanocomposite Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2007). Tribochemistry and Material Transfer for the Ultrananocrystalline Diamond-Silicon Nitride Interface by X-PEEM Spectromicroscopy.
Scharf, T. W. (2006). Growth, Structure, and Tribological Behavior of Atomic Layer Deposited Tungsten Disulphide Solid Lubricant Coatings with Applications to MEMS.
Scharf, T. W. (2005). Atomic Layer Deposition of Highly Conformal Tribological Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2005). Diamond-Like Nanocomposite Coatings for LIGA-Fabricated Nickel Alloy Parts.
Scharf, T. W. (2004). Atomic Layer Deposition of Tungsten Disulphide Solid Lubricant Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2004). Structural, Mechanical and Tribological Behavior of Fullerene-like and Amorphous Carbon Nitride Coatings Synthesized by DC Reactive Magnetron Sputtering.
Scharf, T. W. (2003). Monitoring Transfer Films and Friction Instabilities with In Situ Raman Tribometry.
Scharf, T. W. (2003). Quantification of the Thickness of Carbon Transfer Films Using Raman Tribometry.
Scharf, T. W. (2003). Role of Third Bodies in Friction and Wear of Protective Coatings.
Scharf, T. W. (2003). Thickness of Diamond-like Carbon Coatings Quantified with Raman Spectra.
Scharf, T. W. (2002). Assessing Defect Density and Wear Resistance of Ultrathin Diamond-like Carbon Films.
Scharf, T. W. (2002). Role of Third Bodies in Friction Behavior of Diamond-like Nanocomposite Coatings Studied by In Situ Tribometry.
Scharf, T. W. (2001). Mechanical Strength and Wear Resistance of 5 nm IBD Carbon Overcoats for Magnetic Disks.
Scharf, T. W. (2001). Nanotribology Studies of Cr, Cr2N and CrN Thin Films Using Constant and Ramped Load Nanoscratch Techniques.
Scharf, T. W. (2001). Wear of Ultrathin Carbon Overcoat Characterized by Microwear Scan and Auger Electron Spectroscopy.
Scharf, T. W. (2000). Coverage and Mechanical Wear Assessment of ≤50 Å Thick Dual Ion Beam Deposited and Sputtered Protective Overcoats.
Scharf, T. W. (1999). Structural and Tribological Characterization of Protective a:C and a:CNx Overcoats for Next Generation Hard Disks.
Scharf, T. W. (1998). Tribological and Mechanical Properties of CN Ultra-Thin Overcoat Films.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). Adhesion Assessment of Silicon Carbide, Carbon, and Carbon Nitride Ultrathin Overcoats by Nanoscratch Techniques.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). Determining Critical Loads for Ultra-Thin Overcoats Using a Depth Sensing Nanoindentation Multiple Sliding Technique.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). High Coercivity Nanostructured Networks.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). Mechanical and Fracture Toughness Studies of Amorphous SiC-N Hard Coatings Using Nanoindentation.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). Nanotribology of Ultrathin a:SiC/SiC-N Overcoats Using a Depth Sensing Nanoindentation Multiple Sliding Technique.
Scharf, T. W. (1997). Nanowear/nanomechanical Testing and the Role of Stress in Sputtered CNx Overcoats.
Scharf, T. W. (1996). Nanostructured Magnetic Networks.
Magazine/Trade Publication
Singh, H., Mutyala, K. C., Mohseni, H., Scharf, T. W., Evans, R. D., Doll, G. L. (2015). Tribological Behavior of Ti Containing MoS2 in Sliding and Rolling Contact. 71(1), 22-24.
Scharf, T. W., Gao, H., Aouadi, S., Martini, A. (2013). High-Temperature Tribological Properties of Silver Tantalate. 69(10), 16-19.
Scharf, T. W. (2013). Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Frictional Behavior in FCC Copper and HCP Magnesium.
Scharf, T. W., Sondhi, A., Reidy, R. F. (2013). Understanding the Mechanism of Zirconia to Zirconium Carbide Conversion for Ultra-high Temperature Ceramic Applications. 92(6), 56.
Scharf, T. W. (2012). Materials Phenomena Revealed by In situ Tribometry.
Scharf, T. W. (2012). On Tailoring the Nanocrystalline Structure of ZnO to Achieve Low Friction.
Scharf, T. W. (2010). Tribological Improvement of Carbon/Carbon Composites by Infiltration of ZnO/Al2O3/ZrO2 Solid Lubricant Coatings.
Other
Gopagoni, S., Scharf, T. W., Banerjee, R., Tiley, J. S. (2013). Solid lubricating, hard and fracture resistant composites for surface engineering applications.
Poster
Al Shenawa, A., D'Souza, N. A., Nasrazadani, S., Scharf, T. W. (2017). Effect of Supercritical CO2 on Corrosion and Wear Resistance of BMI Coating Filled with Montmorillonite Clay. Houston Texas:.
Technical Report
Banerjee, R., Needleman, A., Scharf, T. W., Wilson, A. K. (2015). Institute for Science and Engineering Simulation (ISES). University of North Texas Denton United States.
Tiley, J. S., Borkar, T., Sosa, J., Hwang, J. Y., Scharf, T. W., Fraser, H., Banerjee, R. (2014). Laser-Deposited In Situ TiC-Reinforced Nickel Matrix Composites: 3D Microstructure and Tribological Properties (Postprint). AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Contract
Mishra, R. S., Scharf, T. W., Srivilliputhur, S. G., Jiang, Y., Mukherjee, S., Young, M. L., Shepherd, N., Reidy, R. F., "Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology: A Mechanisms-based Approach to Designing Materials Systems for Enhanced Dynamic Performance," Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory - ARL, Federal, $3250000 Funded. (July 15, 2020July 14, 2021).
Dahotre, N. (Co-Principal), Mishra, R. S. (Principal), Reidy, R. F. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Co-Principal), Banerjee, R. (Co-Principal), Scharf, T. W. (Co-Principal), Srivilliputhur, S. G. (Co-Principal), Du, J. (Co-Principal), Xia, Z. (Co-Principal), Mukherjee, S. (Co-Principal), Voevodin, A. (Co-Principal), "Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology: A Mechanisms-based Approach to Designing Materials Systems for Enhanced Dynamic Performance," Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory, Federal, $2000000 Funded. (March 21, 2018March 20, 2020).
Mishra, R. S. (Principal), Banerjee, R. (Co-Principal), Dahotre, N. (Co-Principal), Du, J. (Co-Principal), Mukherjee, S. (Co-Principal), Reidy, R. F. (Co-Principal), Scharf, T. W. (Co-Principal), Srivilliputhur, S. G. (Co-Principal), Verbeck, G. F. (Co-Principal), Voevodin, A. (Co-Principal), Xia, Z. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Co-Principal), "Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology: A Mechanisms-based Approach to Designing Materials Systems for Enhanced Dynamic Performance," Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory - ARL, Federal, $1000000 Funded. (March 21, 2018March 20, 2020).
Mishra, R. S. (Principal), Banerjee, R. (Co-Principal), Mukherjee, S. (Co-Principal), Reidy, R. F. (Co-Principal), Scharf, T. W. (Co-Principal), Xia, Z. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Co-Principal), "Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology Materials Development, Characterization and Computational Modeling Activities; You do not have access to modify this field.Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology Materials Development, Characterization and Computational Modeling Activities," Sponsored by ARL subcontract through Temple University - Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education; You do not have access to modify this field.ARL subcontract through Temple University - Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Federal, $2197537 Funded. (September 29, 2017September 28, 2018).
Mishra, R. S. (Principal), Banerjee, R. (Co-Principal), Mukherjee, S. (Co-Principal), Reidy, R. F. (Co-Principal), Scharf, T. W. (Co-Principal), Xia, Z. (Co-Principal), Young, M. L. (Co-Principal), "Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology Materials Development, Characterization and Computational Modeling Activities," Sponsored by ARL subcontract through Temple University - Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education, Federal, $3754970 Funded. (September 29, 2016September 28, 2017).
Scharf, T. W. (Co-Principal), "Polymer Tribology and Flame Retardant Polymers," Sponsored by Industrial external research from DAF Trucks NV (Co-PI) and A&A Logistics (PI), University of North Texas, $11000 Funded. (20072008).
Grant - Research
Scharf, T. W. (Principal), Banerjee, R. (Co-Principal), "Fundamental Mechanistic Investigations of Novel Additively Manufactured Hybrid Materials," Sponsored by Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Federal, $171359.00 Funded. (September 15, 2017September 14, 2020).
Scharf, T. W., Voevodin, A., Aouadi, S., "Adaptive Tribological Surfaces Prepared by Additive Cold Spray Processes," Sponsored by US Army Research Laboratory - ARL, University of North Texas, $113000 Funded. (20162017).
Scharf, T. W., Mishra, R. S., Banerjee, R., Mukherjee, S., Reidy, R. F., Xia, Z., Young, M. L., "Technical Proposal for Advanced Ballistics Technology Materials Development, Characterization and Computational Modeling Activitie," Sponsored by Temple University, University of North Texas, $3754970.00 Funded. (20162017).
Scharf, T. W. (Principal), "Next Generation Tribological Developments to Reduce Manual In-process Operations and Increase Throughput," Sponsored by Carpenter Technology Corporation, University of North Texas, $69000 Funded. (20122015).
Prasad, V. (Principal), Dahotre, N. (Co-Principal), H. L. (Co-Principal), Omary, M. A. (Co-Principal), Banerjee, R. (Co-Principal), Scharf, T. W. (Co-Principal), "Modernization of Multi-scale Characterization, Analysis, and Synthesis Facility for Materials and Devices: Remote Access, Visualization, and Public Engagement," Sponsored by National Science Foundation, Federal, $1046053 Funded. (20102013).
Grant - Service
Scharf, T. W., "Equipment and Service Grant: Atomic Layer Depostion," Sponsored by Hunt Energy Enterprises, LLC, National, $3940 Funded. (December 2019 – Present).
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