Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Prof. Tevis Jacobs
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Jacobs, Tevis
Assistant Professor
Office: 538E Benedum Hall
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PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2013

MSc in Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 2006

MPhil in Computer Modeling of Materials, Churchill College, Cambridge University, 2004

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, also Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2003

(2013) American Vacuum Society Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Scholarship Award.

(2012) Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, Gold Medal.

(2011) Geoffrey Belton Graduate Fellowship Award, University of Pennsylvania, Materials Science.

(2011) National Science Foundation IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship).

(2011) Peter Blau Best Poster Award, International Conference on the Wear of Materials.

(2010) Young Tribologist Award, Society for Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

(2006) O. Cutler Shepard Award for Outstanding Masters of Science Student, Stanford University.

(2004) National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

(2004) Stanford Graduate Fellowship.

(2003) Thouron Award for graduate study in the UK.

Ryan, K.E., Keating, P.L., Jacobs, T.D.B., Grierson, D.S., Turner, K.T., Carpick, R., and Harrison, J.A., 2014, "Simulated adhesion between realistic hydrocarbon materials: Effects of composition, roughness, and contact point," Langmuir, vol.30, no.8, pp. 2028-2037.

Jacobs, T.D.B., and Carpick, R., 2013, "Nanoscale wear as a stress-assisted chemical reaction," Nature Nanotechnology, vol.8, no.2, pp. 108-112.

Jacobs, T.D.B., Ryan, K.E., Keating, P.L., Grierson, D.S., Lefever, J.A., Turner, K.T., Harrison, J.A., and Carpick, R., 2013, "The effect of atomic-scale roughness on the adhesion of nanoscale asperities: A combined simulation and experimental investigation," Tribology Letters, vol.50, no.1, pp. 81-93.

Kim, H., Moldovan, N.A., Felts, J.R., Somnath, S., Dai, Z., Jacobs, T.D.B., Carpick, R., Carlisle, J.A., and King, W.P., 2013, "Heated atomic force microscope cantilevers with wear-resistant ultrananocrystalline diamond tips," IEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013, pp. 245-248, Taipei, Taiwan, province of china.

Kim, H., Moldovan, N.A., Felts, J.R., Somnath, S., Dai, Z., Jacobs, T.D.B., Carpick, R., Carlisle, J.A., and King, W.P., 2012, "Ultrananocrystalline diamond tip integrated onto a heated atomic force microscope cantilever," Nanotechnology, vol.23, no.49.

Lantz, M.A., Gotsmann, B., Jaroenapibal, P., Jacobs, T.D.B., O'Connor, S.D., Sridharan, K., and Carpick, R., 2012, "Wear-resistant nanoscale silicon carbide tips for scanning probe applications," Advanced Functional Materials, vol.22, no.8, pp. 1639-1645.

Moldovan, N.A., Dai, Z., Zeng, H., Carlisle, J.A., Jacobs, T.D.B., Vahdat, V., Grierson, D.S., Liu, J., Turner, K.T., and Carpick, R., 2012, "Advances in manufacturing of molded tips for scanning probe microscopy," Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol.21, no.2, pp. 431-442.

Jacobs, T.D.B., Gotsmann, B., Lantz, M.A., and Carpick, R., 2010, "On the application of transition state theory to atomic-scale wear," Tribology Letters, vol.39, no.3, pp. 257-271.

Fletcher, P.C., Felts, J.R., Dai, Z., Jacobs, T.D.B., Zeng, H., Lee, W., Sheehan, P.E., Carlisle, J.A., Carpick, R., and King, W.P., 2010, "Wear-resistant diamond nanoprobe tips with integrated silicon heater for tip-based nanomanufacturing," ACS Nano, vol.4, no.6, pp. 3338-3344.

Kane, W.M., Krupp, U., Jacobs, T.D.B., and McMahon, C.J.J., 2005, "On the mechanism of quench cracking in Rene 95 nickel-based superalloy," Materials Science and Engineering A, vol.402, no.1-2, pp. 42-46.