Office: Herak 302A
Herak 116B
Call: 509.313.3537
Mail: 502 E. Boone Ave., AD Box 26
Spokane, WA 99258


Harman Khare, Ph.D.

I am currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University. At Gonzaga, I teach courses in materials and manufacturing and supervise student-led research in experimental tribology. Before Gonzaga, I was Postdoctoral Associate and later Manager of Research Projects in the Nanotribology Laboratory of Prof. Robert W. Carpick, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, at the University of Pennsylvania. My graduate training was with Prof. David L. Burris at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware. My dissertation research focused on friction and wear mechanisms in molybdenum disulfide, although my doctoral research included characterization of various solid lubricants such as diamond-like carbon coatings, alumina-PTFE nanocomposites and aluminum-matrix nanocomposites.



Kimbrell Larouche, BS Mech Eng ‘19
Design of high force reciprocating tribometer


William Smith, BS Eng Management ‘20
Tribometer user interface design and nanocomposites fabrication


Braden Cote, BS Mech Eng ‘20
Design for ultra-low humidity and low vacuum tribometry


Brenden Miller, BS Mech Eng ‘22
Tribometer fabrication and nanocomposites design