Mark Sidebottom

Mark SidebottomAssistant Professor

307 Hughes Hall
513-529-0198 
sidebom@miamioh.edu
https://blogs.miamioh.edu/mtl/

 

Education

Ph. D  Lehigh University, Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, May 2018

BS  The College of New Jersey, Mechanical Engineering, May 2013

Teaching Experience

Co-Instructor- Mechanical Engineering Elements (ME 252, Lehigh University Fall 2015)

Guest lecturer- Integrated Product Development (ME 401, Lehigh University)

Professional History

Graduate Research Assistant-Lehigh University Tribology Laboratory (August 2013-June 2018, Advisor Brandon Krick)

Undergraduate Research (MUSE), The College of New Jersey (June-July 2011, June-July 2012, Advisor: Manish Paliwal)

Awards

  • Society of Tribologists and Engineers-Philadelphia Section Graduate Student Award (2017)
  • Society of Tribologists and Engineers Early Career Graduate Student Award (2017)
  • Leslie Sperling Travel Grant Award (Emulsion Polymers Institute, 2016)
  • Society of Plastics Engineers-Excellence in Polymer Science and Engineering Research Award (SPE Lehigh Valley Section Meeting, Bethlehem PA, November 2015)
  • Dr. Harold W. Eickhoff Outstanding Senior Male Scholar-Athlete (TCNJ Athletics, April 2013)

Research Overview

Surface interactions are present in many mechanical/biological/electrical systems (aircraft engines, locomotives, automobiles, pumps, orthopedic, MEMS/NEMS, cells, electronics). These interactions are also often sources of failure or inefficiency, causing increased energy consumption or potential failure of the entire mechanical system. A 2017 report released by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA states that the US currently consumes about 97.2 Quads ( 28.5 trillion kWh) per year, and postulates that tribological materials could reduce US energy demand by nearly 11o/o! One of the largest areas of energy consumption is the Transportation Sector, which accounts for a quarter of all US energy consumption. In Passenger cars for example, 16 o/o of all fuel energy is consumed by frictional losses in the engine and transmission.

My research aims to understand the fundamental mechanisms of friction and wear. By understanding these fundamentals, I hope to design better materials to reduce frictional losses and increase lifetime of mechanical interfaces. To properly investigate these systems, an interdisciplinary approach including aspects of mechanical engineering, material science, chemistry, and surface science is often required. Material system performance is evaluated by student designed and controlled instrumentation called tribometers. These tribometers are often designed to mimic contact conditions seen in common mechanical components such as journal bearings. Characterization methods, including Infrared, Raman, SEM, stylus profilometry, optical profilometry, XPS, and nanoindentation, are used to correlate differences in wear or friction performance to changes in chemistry or mechanical properties of the materials at the sliding interface. Materials of interest include engineering polymer composites & blends, thin coatings, soft materials, and multi-material surfaces.

Journal Papers

Submitted/In Preparation

13) Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Salerno, H.S., Blackman, G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Observed Changes in Perfluoroalkoxy Polymer (PFA) during sliding". ACS Macromolecules. 2018.

12) Sidebottom, M.A., Cui, F., Kolavonic, C.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman, G.S., Burch, H.E., Vinci, R.P., and Krick, B.A., "Effect of Alumina Particle Strength on Wear of PTFE-Aiumina Composites". Wear. 2018

11) Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman, G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Effect of Environment on tribofilm formation of Perfluoroalkoxy Polymer (PFA)-Aiumina Composites". Tribology Letters 2018.

Published

10) Curry, J.F., Wilson, M.R., Luftman, H.S., Strandwitz, N.C., Argibay, N., Chandross, M.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Krick, B.A., "The Impact of Microstructure on MoS2 Oxidation and Friction". ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2017.

9)  Sidebottom, M.A., Pitenis, A.A., Junk, C.P., Kasprzak, D.J., Blackman, G.S., Burch, H.E., Sawyer, W.G., and Krick, B.A., "Ultralow Wear Perfluoroalkoxy Polymer Alumina Composites". Wear. 2016.

8) Feppon, F., Michailidis, G.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Allaire, G., Krick, B.A., Vermaak, N., "Introducing a level-set based shape optimization method for the wear of composite materials with geometric constraints" Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 2016.

7)  Sidebottom, M.A., Feppon, F., Vermaak, N., Krick, B.A. "Modeling of multi-material composite wear surfaces" ASME Journal of Tribology. 2016.

6)  Sidebottom, M.A., Allan, D., and Paliwal, M., "Analysis of a retrieved squeaking ceramic-on-ceramic hip arthroplasty bearing" Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science. 2016.

5) Erickson, G.M.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Curry, J.F., Kay, D.l., Kuhn-Hendricks, S., Norell, M.A., Sawyer, W.G., and Krick, B.A., "Paleo-tribology: Development of wear measurement techniques and a three-dimensional model revealing how grinding dentitions self-wear to enable functionality" Surface Metrology. 2016.

4) Feppon, F.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Michailidis, G., Krick, B.A., Vermaak, N., "Efficient steady-state computation for wear of multi-material composites" ASME Journal ofTribology. 2015.

3) Harris, K.L., Curry, J.F., Pitenis, A.A., Rowe, K.G.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Sawyer, W.G., and Krick, B.A., "Wear debris mobility, aligned surface roughness and the low wear behavior of filled polytetrafluoroethylene" Tribology Letters. 2015.

2) Erickson, G.M.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Kay, D.l., Turner K.T, lp, N., Norell, M.A., Sawyer, W.G., and Krick, B.A\., "Complex Dental Architecture with Preserved Wear Properties Reveal the Biomechanics of Slicing in the Giant Horned Dinosaur, Triceratops" Science Advances. 2015.

1)  Sidebottom, M.A., Krick, B.A. "Sources of Error in Friction Measurement for Small Diameter Pin-on-Disk Experiments: Considering Pressure Distributions and Transducer Misalignment". Tribology Letters. 2015

Conference Presentations

12)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Kolanovic, C.A., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Effect of Alumina Particle Strength on Wear of PTFE-AI umina Composites". Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 21-25, 2017, Atlanta, GA.

11)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Developing a Mechanistic Framework for Wear of PFA Fluoropolymer I Alumina Composites". SocietyofTribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 15-19, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

10)  Sidebottom, M.A.; Goldstein, M.A.; Jia, X.l.; Feppon, F.; Vermaak, N.; Krick, B.A.," Topology Optimization of a Composite Surface to Minimize Run-in Wear Volume". Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 15-19, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

9) Curry, J.F., Luftman, H., Strandwitz, N.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Argibay, N., Krick, B.A., "Environmental Sensitivity of MoS2 Coatings: Probing the First Few Layers". Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 15-19, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

8) Schulze, K., Uruena, J., Pitenis, A., Curry, J.F.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Krick, B.A., Angelini, T., Sawyer W.G., "Slow Rise, Take it Easy: Local Mesh Size Control ofThermal Fluctuation Lubrication" Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 15-19, 2016, Las Vegas, NV.

7) Curry, J. F., Ling, J., Luftman, H.S., Strandwitz, N.C.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Argibay, N. and Krick, B.A., "Environmental Sensitivity of MoS2 Coatings: Probing the First Few Layers". Materials Research Society. Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, 2016. Phoenix, AZ.

6)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Ultra-Low Wear Melt Processable Perfluorocopolymer Nanocomposites". Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 17-21,2015, Dallas, TX.

5) Zeng, G., Tansu, N., Curry, J.F., Krick, B.A., and  Sidebottom, M.A. "Nanoscale Mechanisms in Ductile Wear of Brittle Material". Society ofTribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 17-21, 2015, Dallas, TX.

4) Krick, B.A., Pitenis, A.A, Harris, K.L.,  Sidebottom, M.A., and Sawyer, W.G., "Uitralow Wear PTFE and Alumina Composites: The Role ofTribochemistry and Nanomechanics ".Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 17-21, 2015, Dallas, TX.

3) Curry, J.F.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Krick, B.A., and Counts, M. "Uncertainties in Tribometry: A Multi-Functional Thrustwasher, Block-on-Ring, Rotary Pin-on-Disk and Reciprocating Tribometer" J. Curry, M. Sidebottom, B. Krick, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, M. Counts, WD-40 Company, Summit, NJ Society ofTribologists and Lubrication Engineers. STLE Annual Meeting, May 17-21, 2015, Dallas, TX.

2)  Sidebottom, M.A., and Paliwal, M., "Ceramic-on-Ceramic Hip Implants: Analysis of Friction induced squeal". American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 14-20,2014, Montreal, Canada.

1)  Sidebottom, M.A., and Paliwal, M., "Friction-induced squeak of Ceramic-on-Ceramic Hip Implants: A stability design criteria". American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 9-15, 2012, Houston, TX.

Invited Presentations

5)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., Salerno H.S., and Krick, B.A., ""Effects of Sliding on the Microstructure of Perfluoroalkoxy Polymer". Philadelphia STLE Section Meeting, September 28th, 2017, Oreland, PA.

4)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Developing a Mechanistic Framework for Wear of PFA Fluoropolymer I Alumina Composites". Emulsion Polymer Institute. Emulsion Polymer Institute Annual Review Meeting, June 2-3, 2016, Bethlehem, PA.

3)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Ultra-Low Wear Melt Processable Perfluorocopolymer Nanocomposites". Society of Plastics Engineers, Lehigh Valley Section Meeting, November 17, 2015, Bethlehem, PA.

2)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Blackman G.S., Burch, H.E., and Krick, B.A., "Ultra-Low Wear Melt Processable Perfluorocopolymer Nanocomposites". The College of New Jersey-Mechanical Engineering Seminar, September 30, 2015, Ewing, NJ.

1)  Sidebottom, M.A., Curry, J.F., and Krick, B.A., "EvaIuating Wear Using Scanning White Light Interferometry". Bruker Co. Technical Conference, January 21, 2015, Bethlehem, PA.

Poster Presentations

8) Campbell, K.L.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., and Krick, B.A. "Exploring the Parameters and Wear Mechanisms of PEEK-PTFE based TriboBiends" Poster Presentation. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. May 2017. Atlanta, GA.

7) Kolavonic, C.A,  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Burch, H.E., Blackman, and Krick, B.A. "PTFE-Aiumina Composites: Effect of Particle Properties on Wear" Poster Presentation. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. May 2017. Atlanta, GA. *Won "Silver" award

6)  Sidebottom, M.A., Junk, C.P., Burch, H.E., Blackman, G.S., Salerno, H.S. and Krick, B.A. "Uitralow wear of PFA Composites and sub Tg relaxations within wear debris" Poster Presentation. Gordon Tribology Research Conference. June 2016. Lewiston, ME.

5) Smith, J.C., Curry, J.F.,  Sidebottom, M.A., Krick, B.A., "Effects of Relative Motion on Friction and Wear: Unidirectional vs Reciprocating Rotary Contacts" Poster Presentation. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. May 2016. Las Vegas, NV.

4)  Sidebottom, M.A. and Krick, B.A. "Ultra Low Wear, Melt Processable Fluoropolymer Composites" Poster Presentation. Society of Plastics Engineers. October 2014. Bethlehem, PA.

3)  Sidebottom, M.A. and Krick, B.A. "Numerical Wear Model of a Two-Material Composite Surface" Poster Presentation. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. May 2014. Orlando, FL.

2)  Sidebottom, M.A., and Paliwal, M., "Influence of coupling stiffness on friction-induced squeak of Ceramic-on­ Ceramic Hip Implants", Poster presentation, Orthopedic Research Society (ORS) 2013 ORS Annual Meeting, January 28-29, 2013, San Antonio, TX.

1)  Sidebottom, M.A., and Paliwal, M., "Design criteria for preventing friction-induced squeak of Ceramic-on-Ceramic Hip Implants", Poster presentation, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) 2011 Annual Meeting, October 12-15, 2011, Hartford, CT.

Community Involvement and Outreach

American Society of Materials Materials Camp (Summer 2017)- taught a group of 16 high school age students about the basics of friction and wear of materials. Concept of wear rate was taught by determining "How many licks does it takes to reach the center of a Tootsie ® Pop?".

STLE STEM Camp (2014-2017)- worked along academics and industry professionals to give quick tutorials about the importance of friction, wear, and lubrication. Example activities included repeating Leonardo Da Vinci's friction experiments.

Professional Service

REVIEWER
        2016-Present- Tribology International
        2014-Present- Tribology Transactions

Professional Societies
        2013-Present- Society ofTribologists and Lubrication Engineers

        -Session Vice Chair, Materials Tribology, STLE Annual Meeting 2018
        -Session Chair, Materials Tribology, STLE Annual Meeting 2017
        -Session Vice-Chair, Materials Tribology, STLE Annual Meeting 2016
        -Session Vice-Chair, Materials Tribology, STLE Annual Meeting 2015