Current Award Holder

Dr. Justin Ye

Dr. Justin Ye

Dr. Ye is recognized for his creative, and innovative research. As noted by the MME chair, Dr. Amit Shukla, Dr. Ye’s research has made a significant contribution to the study of friction and wear at atomic scale.

Dr. Ye discovered a new phenomenon called “stick-slip friction” in the field of tribology. As a result of his notable contribution to the field, he received the 2013 Young Tribologist Award from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

Since joining Miami University, Dr. Ye has received about $1.5M external and internal research grants from various funding agencies including DARPA, Ohio Department of Higher Education, National Science Foundation, etc. These grants reflect the novelty and creativity of his research.