Thierry Blanchet


Professor, 2006 – present
Department Head (Acting), 2011-2012
Associate Department Head for Faculty Affairs, 2012-2013
Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies, 2009-2011
Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies, 2007-2009
Associate Professor, 1999-2006
Assistant Professor, 1993-1999

Education & Training

Ph.D., Engineering Science,  Dartmouth College, 1992

M.S., Engineering Science, Dartmouth College, 1988

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1986

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Post-Doctoral Researcher, 1992-1993

NASA Lewis (Glenn) Research Center, Surface Science Branch, Summers 1989-1991

Dow Chemical Central Research, Organic Chemical and Polymers Laboratory, April–September 1988

Hercules Corporation, Champlain Cable Co. Polymer R&D Laboratory, Summers 1983-1986


Primary Research Focus
Materials Tribology (friction, wear, lubrication)
Other Focus Areas

Mechanical Behavior of Materials; Glass Strengthening Mechanisms; Polymer Composites; Conduction Modeling of Moving Surface Heat Sources


Elements of Mechanical Design; Analysis of Manufacturing Processes; Tribology; Mechanical Systems Laboratory; Machine Dynamics; Fluid Mechanics; Metal Cutting; Wear; Design of Mechanical Systems


Awards & Honors

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2008)
Fellow, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (2005)
ASME Burt L. Newkirk Award (2002)
STLE Walter D. Hodson Award (1997)
STLE Al Sonntag Award (1993, 1998)


The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Thierry Blanchet has 96 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Materials Science, Physics and Astronomy.

Mary E. Makowiec, Grace L. Gionta, Suvrat Bhargava, Rahmi Ozisik, Thierry A. Blanchet
, 502-503
, 2022
Thierry A. Blanchet
Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology
, 144
, 2022
Thierry A. Blanchet
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology
, 235
, 2021
, pp.2155-2168
Bronson David Hausmann, Thierry A. Blanchet, Minoru Tomozawa
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
, 104
, 2021
, pp.3770
Thierry A. Blanchet, Stefan M. Grzyboski
Journal of Manufacturing Processes
, 52
, 2020
, pp.165-180
Suvrat Bhargava, Mary E. Makowiec, Thierry A. Blanchet
, 444-445
, 2020
Bronson D. Hausmann, Paul A. Miller, Emily M. Aaldenberg, Thierry A. Blanchet, Minoru Tomozawa
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
, 103
, 2020
, pp.1666-1676
Emily M. Aaldenberg, Jared S. Aaldenberg, Thierry A. Blanchet, Minoru Tomozawa
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
, 102
, 2019
, pp.4573-4582
Mary E. Makowiec, Thierry A. Blanchet
, 374-375
, 2017
, pp.77-85

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Professional Society Service

Associate Editor, STLE Tribology Transactions (1996-present)
Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Tribology (2005-2011, 2020-present)
Editorial Advisory Board, Tribology & Lubrication Technology (2005-2007)
ASME Tribology Division Executive Committee (Chair 2016/2017)
STLE Fellows Selection Committee (Chair 2012)
ASME Tribology Division Honors&Awards Committee (Chair 2011)
STLE Awards Committee (Chair 2005)
ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference (Chair 2004)
STLE Solid Lubricants Technical Committee (Chair 2000)

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