Sujeet Kumar Sinha

BOOKS

S. K. Sinha, (Editor), Scratching of Materials and Applications, 2006, Elsevier, Netherlands. (ISBN 0-444-52880-6)(series editor: Brian J. Briscoe)

S. K. Sinha and B. J. Briscoe, (Editors), Polymer Tribology, 2009, Imperial College Press, UK. (ISBN 978-1-84816-202-0 & 978-1-84816-202-2)

S. K. Sinha, Engineering Materials in Mechanical Design, RPS Singapore (ISBN 978-981-08-2314-6).

S. K. Sinha, N. Satyanarayana, Seh Chun Lim (Eds.), Nano-tribology and Materials in MEMS, 2013, Springer. (ISBN 978-3-642-36934-6)

EDITORIALS

S. K. Sinha, Guest Editor, Tribology International, Vol 39 (2) (2006), pp.61-190.

S. K. Sinha, N. Satyanarayana and S. C. Lim, Guest Editors, Special Issue of Tribology International, Vol. 40 (2) (2007) 153-420 (1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology (iCAT2004)).

N. Satyanarayana, J. H. Choo, C. Lim, X. Zeng, S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, Guest Editors, Special Issue of Tribology International, Volume 43, Issues 5-6, Pages 859-1200 (May-June 2010) (2nd International Conference on Advanced Tribology (iCAT2008)).

PATENT APPLIED

(Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyolefin-Based Coatings)

Method of applying a lubricant to a micromechanical device, PCT Patent Application No.: PCT/SG2011/000104. Filing date 22 September 2011 (Inventors: S. K. Sinha, Jonathan Yonghui Leong, N. Satyanarayana, Hongbin Yu, Harikumar Vijayan, Guangya Zhou)(Download a poster on Loc-Lub Method of MEMS Lubrication)(Silver Level Poster Award by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE))

Chemical Modification Method to Enhance Tribological Performance of Materials for Micro/Nano-Systems Applications, USA Provisional Application Number: 61/492,399. Filing date: 2 June 2011 (Inventors: S. K. Sinha, Nalam Satyanarayana and R. Arvind Singh)

SU-8 Nano-Composites with Improved Tribological and Mechanical Properties, US Patent Application No. 13/683,467, Filing date: 21 November 2012 (Inventors: S. K. Sinha, N. Satyanarayana and Prabakaran Saravanan)

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Journal papers and book chapters

J. Katiyar, S. K. Sinha and A. Kumar, “Friction and wear durability study of epoxy-based polymer (SU-8) composite coatings with talc and graphite as fillers” accepted for publication in WEAR.

J. Katiyar, S. K. Sinha and A. Kumar, Effects of carbon fillers on the tribological and mechanical properties of an epoxy polymer (SU-8). Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 10 (1) (2016) 33-44.(Abstract)

X. Z. K. Loy and S. K. Sinha, Tribological performances of two ionic liquids (1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate) as nanolubricants on polyether-ether-ketone surface. Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 10(1) (2016) 1-9.(Abstract)

J. Katiyar, S. K. Sinha and A. Kumar, Effect of graphite concentration on the tribological and mechanical properties of filled SU-8 polymer, Tribology Online 11(2), 1 (2016) 152-158.(MANUSCRIPT)

Prabakaran Saravanan, Sujeet K Sinha, Sundaramurthy Jayaraman and Hai M Duong, A Comprehensive Study on the Self-lubrication Mechanisms of SU-8 Composites, Tribology International, 95 (2016) 391-405.(MANUSCRIPT)

Vikram Kumar, S. K. Sinha and A. K. Agarwal, Tribological studies of epoxy and its composite coatings on steel in dry and lubricated sliding, Tribology-Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 9(3) (2015) 144-153.(MANUSCRIPT)

J. Y. Leong, J. Zhang, S. K. Sinha, A. Holmes, H. Spikes and T. Reddyhoff, Confined liquids on silicon surfaces to lubricate MEMS, Tribology Letters, 59(1) (2015) 1-11. (ARTICLE)

Prabakaran Saravanan, N. Satyanarayana and Sujeet K Sinha, SU-8 Composite Based “Lube-tape” for a Wide Range of Tribological Applications, Micromachines 2014, 5(2), 263-274.(MANUSCRIPT)

Prabakaran Saravanan, Sundaramurthy Jayaraman, Duong Hai Minh and Sujeet K Sinha, The Role of Functional End Groups of Perfluoropolyether (Z-dol and Z-03) Lubricants in Augmenting the Tribology of SU-8 composites, Tribology Letters, Volume 56, Issue 3 (2014) pp 423-434. .(MANUSCRIPT)

Y. Man, B. Liu, K. K. Ng, S. Yu, S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, Investigation of light contact and lube-surfing state with electrical current, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 50(11) (2014) 1-4.

E. Ng, N Satyanarayana, S K Sinha, C Lim and Zhang Zheng, Tribological Performances of ZDDP and Ashless Triphenyl Phosphorothionate (TPPT) as Lubricant Additives on Ti-N and Ti-Al-N Coated Steel Surfaces, Tribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, Volume 8, Issue 4 (December 2014), pp. 209-221 ..(Abstract)(MANUSCRIPT)

E. Ng, S K Sinha, N Satyanarayana, C Lim and A Narayan, Effect of ZDDP and ashless triphenyl phosphorothionate (TPPT) as lubricant additives on tribological performance of Cr–N coatings. Tribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, Volume 8, Issue 3 (2014), pp. 172-178 ..(Abstract)..(MANUSCRIPT)

Yemei Liu, Keldren X. Z. Loy, Christina Lim and S. K. Sinha, Pre-polishing the metal counterface of metal-UHMWPE wear pair with filler filled UHMWPE composites to generate counterface changes to have an effective reduction in pure UHMWPE wear, Tribology Letters, 53(1) (2014) 11-16.>)(MANUSCRIPT)

Yemei Liu and S. K. Sinha, Mechanical and tribological properties of PEEK particle-filled UHMWPE composites: The role of counterface morphology change in dry sliding wear, J. Reinforced Plastics & Composites, 2013 (accepted).

Prabakaran Saravanan, Nalam Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Wear Durability Study on Self-lubricating SU-8 composites with perfluoropolyther, multiply-alkylated cyclopentane and base oil as the fillers, Tribology International, 64 (2013) 103-115.(ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT)

Edward Ng and S. K. Sinha, Effects of Antiwear Additives in the base oil on the tribological performance of Hydrogen-free DLC Coating, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 66 Issue 6 pp. 633 - 639..(MANUSCRIPT)

Leong Y. Jonathan, N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, A tribological study of Multiply-Alkylated Cyclopentanes and Perfluoropolyether lubricants for application to Si-MEMS devices, Tribology Letters.(ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT)

Yemei Liu and S. K. Sinha, Wear performances and wear mechanism study of bulk UHMWPE composites with nacre and CNT fillers and PFPE overcoat, WEAR (accepted).(ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT)

Kia Hian Lau, Archit Giridhar, Sekar Harikrishnan, Nalam Satyanarayana and Sujeet K. Sinha, Releasing high aspect ratio SU-8 microstructures using AZ photoresist as a sacrificial layer on metallized Si substrates, Microsystem Technologies 2013.(ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT)

Xiaosong Tang, Yee Loke, Pin Lu, Sujeet Sinha, and S. O'Shea, Friction measurement on free standing plates using atomic force microscopy, Review of Scientific Instruments, 84 (2013) 013702. (ABSTRACT) (MANUSCRIPT)

Ehsan Rismani, M. Abdul Samad, Sujeet K. Sinha, Reuben Yeo, Hyunsoo Yang, and C. Singh Bhatia, Ultrathin Si/C graded layer to improve tribological properties of Co magnetic films, Applied Physics Letters, 101 (2012) 191601.(ABSTRACT)

L. Dai, N. Satyanarayana, Sujeet K. Sinha, V.B.C. Tan, Analysis of PFPE Lubricating Film in NEMS Application via Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Tribology International, 60 (2013) 53-57. (ABSTRACT)

Sandar Myo Myint, Myo Minn, Ren Yaping, N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha, and Charanjit S. Bhatia, Friction and wear durability studies on the 3D negative fingerprint and honeycomb textured SU-8 surfaces, Tribology International, 60 (2013) 187-197. (ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT (Copyrights: Elsevier))

J. Y. Leong, T. Reddyhoff, S. K. Sinha, A. S. Holmes, H. A. Spikes, Hydrodynamic Friction Reduction in a MAC-Hexadecane Lubricated MEMS Contact, Tribology Letters, 49 (1) (2013) 217-225.(ABSTRACT)

Prabakaran Saravanan, N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Self-lubricating SU-8 Nanocomposites for micromechanical systems applications, Tribology Letters 49(1) (2013) 169-178.(ABSTRACT) (MANUSCRIPT)

Myo Minn and S. K. Sinha, The lubrication of poly(etheretherketone) by an aqueous solution of nattokinase, WEAR, 296 (1-2) (2012) 528-535.(ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT)

Keldren X. Z. Loy and S. K. Sinha, Lubrication of Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) surface by liquid ultrathin films for high wear durability, WEAR, 296 (1-2) (2012) 681-692.(ABSTRACT)(MANUSCRIPT)

B. Panjwani and S. K. Sinha, Tribology and hydrophobicity of a biocompatible GPTMS/PFPE coating on Ti6Al4V surfaces, J. of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 15 (2012) 103-111.(ABSTRACT)>)(MANUSCRIPT (Copyrights: Elsevier))

E. Rismani-Yazdi, S.K. Sinha, H. Yang, S. Tripathy, and C. S. Bhatia, “Development of a ta-C wear resistant coating with composite interlayer for recording heads of magnetic tape drives” Tribology letters, Volume 46, Number 3 (2012), 221-232(ABSTRACT).

E. Rismani-Yazdi, S. K. Sinha, S Tripathy, H Yang and C. S. Bhatia, Effect of pre-treatment of Si interlayer by energetic C+ ions on the tribo-mechanical properties of amorphous carbon/head substrate, Journal of Applied Physics, 111, 084902 (2012). (ABSTRACT)

H. Yu, G. Zhou, S. K. Sinha and F. S. Chau, Development of self-aligning two-stage co-delivery microchannel network, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Vol. 161, Issue 1 (2012) 769-774.

Raju Gupta, B. Panjwani, N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and M. P. Srinivasan, Ultrathin PFPE film systems fabricated by covalent assembly: an application to tribology, Tribology Letters, Vol. 45 (2012) Pages 371–378.(ABSTRACT) (MANUSCRIPT)

Dai Ling, Myo Minn, N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and Vincent Tan, Identifying the mechanisms of polymer friction through molecular dynamics simulation, Langmuir, 27 (24)(2011) pp 14861–14867.(ABSTRACT)

R. A. Singh, N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Surface chemical modification for exception wear life of MEMS materials, AIP Advances,1, 042141 (2011).(Paper)

Myo Minn, Nalam Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and Hirofumi Kondo, Microtribological study of PFPE with different functional groups coated on hydrogen terminated Si, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 258, Issue 7 (2012) Pages 2350– 55.(ABSTRACT) (MANUSCRIPT)

Abdul Samad M. and S. K. Sinha, Mechanical, thermal and tribological characterization of a UHMWPE film reinforced with carbon nanotubes coated on steel, Tribology International, Vol. 44, Issue 12 (2011) 1932-1941.(MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)

Nam Beng Tay, M. Minn and S. K. Sinha, A tribological study of SU-8 micro-dot patterns printed on Si surface in a flat-on-flat reciprocating sliding test, Tribology Letters, Vol 167 (2011) 167-176..(MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)

M. Abdul Samad, Yang Hyunsoo, S. K. Sinha and C. S. Bhatia, Effect of carbon embedding on the tribological properties of magnetic media surface with and without a perfluropolyether (PFPE) layer, J. Physics D: Appl. Phys., (2011) vol. 44, No. 31, 315301.(Abstract)

M. Abdul Samad, E. Rismani, Yang Hyunsoo, S. K. Sinha and C. S. Bhatia, Overcoat free surface modification for lower magnetic spacing and improved tribological properties for higher areal densities, Tribology Letters, Volume 43, Issue 3 (2011), Page 247-256.(Abstract)

H. Yu, G. Zhou, X. Chew, S. K. Sinha and F. S. Chau., Nano-tribometer integrated with a nano-photonic displacement-sensing mechanism, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 21 (2011) 065014.(Abstract)

M. Abdul Samad and S. K. Sinha, Effects of counterface material and UV radiation on the tribological performance of a UHMWPE/CNT nanocomposite coating on steel substrates, WEAR, 271 (2011) 2759-2765.(MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)

Y.K. Yew, M. Myo, S.K. Sinha, V.B.C. Tan, Molecular simulation of the frictional behavior of polymer-on-polymer sliding, Langmuir, Vol. 27 (10) (2011) pp 5891–5898. (Abstract)

Y. J. Man, B. Liu, S. B. Hu, Y. S. Ma, K. D. Ye, S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, Characterization of slider-lubricant interaction with tribo-current, Microsystem Technologies, Vol. 17, No. 5-7 (2011) 1003-1007. (Abstract)

Hongbin Yu, Guangya Zhou, Fook Siong Chau and S. K. Sinha, Soft lithography replication based on PDMS partial curing, Microsystem Technologies, Volume 17, Number 3 (2011) 443-449. (Abstract)

Nam Beng Tay, M. Minn and S. K. Sinha, Polymer jet printing of SU-8 micro-dot patterns on Si surface: Optimization of tribological properties, Tribology Letters, Volume 42, Number 2, 215-222.(MANUSCRIPT), (Abstract)

B Panjwani, N Satyanarayana, S K Sinha, Tribological characterization of a biocompatible thin film of UHMWPE on Ti6Al4V and the effects of PFPE as top lubricating layer, J. of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials (accepted).(Abstract),(MANUSCRIPT)

E. Rismani-Yazdi, S. K. Sinha, S Tripathy, H Yang and C. S. Bhatia, Effect of pre-treatment of the surface by energetic C+ ion bombardment on structure and nano-tribological characteristics of ultrathin tetrahedral amorphous carbon (ta-C) protective coatings, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 44 (2011) 115502.(Paper) (Abstract)

M. Abdul Samad and S. K. Sinha, Dry and boundary lubrication performance of a UMWPE/CNTs nanocomposite coating on steel substrates at elevated temperatures, WEAR, 270 (2011) 395–402.(MANUSCRIPT), (Abstract).

R. Arvind Singh, L. Siyuan, N. Satyanarayana, T.S. Kustandi and Sujeet K. Sinha, Bio-Inspired Polymeric Patterns with Enhanced Wear Durability for Microsystems Applications, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 31 (2011) 1577–1583.(MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract).

R. Arvind Singh, N. Satyanarayana, T.S. Kustandi and Sujeet K. Sinha, Tribo-Functionalizing Si and SU8 Materials by Surface Modification for Application in MEMS/NEMS Actuator-Based Devices, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 44 (2011) 015301. (MANUSCRIPT), (Abstract)

S. K. Sinha, Ultra-thin Polymer Coatings Work Wonder in War on Wear, Egineering Research News, Vol. 25 No. 2 (June 2010). (READ THE PAPER)

Yu Hongbin, Zhou Guangya, S. K. Sinha, Leong Yonghui Jonathan and Chau Fook Siong, Characterization and reduction of MEMS sidewall friction using novel microtribometer localized lubrication method, Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 20, Issue 4 (2011) 991-1000.(Abstract)

Myo Minn, Yanadi S. G. Soentanto, S. K. Sinha, Tribology properties of ultra-thin functionalized polyethylene film chemisorbed on Si with an intermediate benzophenone layer, Tribology Letters, Vol. 41 (2011) 217-226. (MANUSCRIPT),(Abstract).

L. Y. Jonathan, V. Harikumar, N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha, Localized lubrication of micromachines: a feasibility study on si in reciprocating sliding with PFPE as the lubricant, WEAR, 270 (2010) 19-31 (READ THE MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract).

H. Yu, G. Zhou, S. K. Sinha and F. S. Chau, Scanning grating based in-plane movement sensing, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 20 (2010) 085007. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT)(for personal use only; copyrights- IOP Publishing Ltd, UK)(Abstract)

Abdul Samad M. and S. K. Sinha, Nanocomposite UHMWPE-CNT polymer coatings for boundary lubrication on aluminium substrates, Tribology Letters, Vol. 38 (2010) 301-311. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)

Y. Hongbin, Z. Guangya, S. K. Sinha, F. S. Chau and S. Wang, Lens integrated with self-aligned variable aperture using pneumatic actuation method, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 159, Issue 1 (2010) 105-110. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT)(for personal use only; copyrights- Elsevier B. V.)(Abstract)

Myo Minn and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene film on Si substrate with chromium nitride, titanium nitride and diamond like carbon as intermediate layers, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 518, Issue 14 (2010) 3830-3836. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT) (Abstract)

Myo Minn and S. K. Sinha, The frictional behavior of UHMWPE films with different surface energies at low normal loads, WEAR, Vol. 268 (2010)1030-1036. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT) Copyrights: Elsevier B V. (Abstract)

Tanu Suryadi Kustandi, Jian Huei Choo, Hong Yee Low and S. K. Sinha, Texturing of UHMWPE Surface via NIL for Low Friction and Wear Properties, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43 (2010) 015301. (DOWNLOAD PAPER) (Abstract)(Copyrights: Institute of Physics, UK)

Yijun Man, Bo Liu, Yansheng Ma, Sujeet K. Sinha, and Seh Chun Lim, Slider–Lubricant Interaction and Corresponding Tribocurrent, IEEE Transactions on magnetics, Vol. 45, No. 11 (2009) 5069-5072

Abdul Samad M, Satyanarayana Nalam and S. K. Sinha, Effect of Air-plasma pre-treatment of Si substrate on adhesion strength and tribological properties of a UHMWPE film, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol. 24 (2010) 2557–2570. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT)

Abdul Samad M, Satyanarayana Nalam and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of UHMWPE film on air-plasma treated tool steel and the effect of PFPE overcoat, Surface & Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 1330-1338. (DOWNLOAD MANUSCRIPT) (Abstract)

N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, Highly wear resistant chemisorbed polar UHMWPE thin film on Si surface for micro systems application, J. Materials Research, Vol. 24, No. 11 (2009) 3331-3337. (DOWNLOAD PAPER) (Abstract)

S. K. Sinha, Robin Pang and Xiaosong Tang, Application of micro-ball bearing on Si for high rolling life-cycle, Tribology International, Volume 43, Issues 1-2, January-February 2010, Pages 178-187. (Abstract) (DOWNLOAD PAPER)(for personal use only)(Copyrights: Elsevier)

Myo Minn and S. K. Sinha, Molecular orientation, crystallinity, and topographical changes in sliding and their frictional effects for UHMPWE film, Tribology Letters, 34 (2) (2009) 133-140.(DOWNLOAD MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)Copyrights: Springer Science + Business Media

N. Satyanarayana, K. H. Lau and S. K. Sinha, Nano-lubrication of poly (methyl methacrylate) films on Si for micro-electro mechanical systems applications, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93 (2008) 261906.(Abstract)(DOWNLOAD PAPER)[For personal use only; Copyright (2008)American Institute of Physics]

S. K. Sinha, Tingwan Song, Xuefei Wan and Yuejin Tong, Scratch and Normal Hardness Characteristics of Polyamide 6/Nano-Clay Composite, Wear, 266 (2009) 814-821. (DOWNLOAD MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)

V. N. Sekhar, T. C. Chai, S. Balakumar, L. Shen, S. K. Sinha, A. A. O. Tay, S. W. Yoon, Influence of thickness on nanomechanical behavior of Black Diamond™ low dielectric thin films for interconnect and packaging applications, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Vol 20, No. 1 (2009) 74-86.(Abstract)

M. Minn and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of UHMWPE thin films on Si with interfacial layers and modifications, in Polymer Tribology (Eds. S. K. Sinha and B. J. Briscoe), 2008, Imperial College Press, pp. 660-688.

N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Tribological studies of ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) thin-films on silicon surface, in Polymer Tribology (Eds. S. K. Sinha and B. J. Briscoe), 2008, Imperial College Press, pp. 629-659.

H. M. Leung and S. K. Sinha, Scratch and indentation tests on seashells, Tribology International, 42(1) (2009) 40-49.(Abstract) (DOWNLOAD PAPER)(for personal use only)(Copyrights: Elsevier)

M. Minn, J. Y. Leong and S. K. Sinha, Effects of interfacial energy modification on the tribology of UHMWPE coated Si, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 (2008) 055307.(Abstract)

M. Minn and S. K. Sinha, DLC and UHMWPE as hard/soft composite film on Si for improved tribological performance, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202 (2008) 3698-3708. (DOWNLOAD MANUSCRIPT)(Abstract)

N. N. Gosvami, S. K. Sinha, S. J. O'Shea, Squeeze-out of branched alkanes on graphite, Physical Review Letters, 100 (2008) 076101.(Abstract)

S. K. Sinha, Catherine B. Lee, S. C. Lim, Tribological performance of UHMWPE and PFPE coated films on aluminium surface, Tribology Letters, 29(3)(2008) 193-199. (DOWNLOAD PAPER (Copyright: Springer))(for personal use only)(Abstract)

N. N. Gosvami, S. K. Sinha, M. P. Srinivasan and S. J. O'Shea, Effect of surrounding media on resistance of a molecular monolayer junction, J. Physical Chemistry C, 112 (1) (2008) 297 -302. Download

N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and L. Shen, Effect of molecular structure on friction and wear of polymer thin films deposited on Si surface, Tribology Letters, 28(2007)71-80. Abstract

S. K. Sinha and B. J. Briscoe, Tribological Applications of polymers and their composites - Past, Present and Future Prospects, in Tribology of Polymeric Nanocomposites (Eds. Klaus Friedrich and Alois K. Schlarb), Tribology and Interface Engineering Series, No. 55, (2008)(Series Editor - B. J. Briscoe), Elsevier, pp. 1-14.

S. R. Puniredd, K. W. Yang, M. P. Srinivasan, N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Tribological properties of nanoparticle laden ultrathin films formed by molecular assembly, Langmuir , 23(2007) 8299-8303. Abstract

N. N. Gosvami, S. K. Sinha, Wulf Hofbauer, and S. J. O'Shea, Solvation and squeeze out of hexadecane on graphite, J. Chemical Physics, 126 (2007) 214708.Abstract

N. Satyanarayana, K. S. Skandesh Rajan, S. K. Sinha and Shen Lu, Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polyimide Thin-film for High Wear Durability, Tribology Letters, 27 (2007) 181-188. Abstract

N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and M. P. Srinivasan, Tribology of ultra-thin self assembled films on Si - the role of PFPE as a top mobile layer, in The Role of Surfactants in Tribology (Eds. Kash Mittal and Girma Biresaw), Marcel Dekker publishers, USA (2008) pp. 111-132.

N. Satyanarayana, N. N. Gosvami, S. K. Sinha and M. P. Srinivasan, Friction, adhesion and wear durability of an ultra-thin PFPE-coated 3-Glycidoxypropyltrimethoxy silane self-assembled monolayer on a Si surface, Philosophical Magazine, 87 (22) (2007) 3209-3227.

S. K. Sinha, W. L. M. Chong and S. C. Lim, Scratching of polymers, Modelling abrasive wear, Wear, 262 (2007) 1038-1047.Abstract

Myo Minn, S. K Sinha, S.-K Lee and H. Kondo, High-speed tribology of PFPEs with different functional groups and molecular weights coated on DLC, Tribology Letters, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2006) 67-76.(DOWNLOAD MANUSCRIPT)

S. K. Sinha, Scratching of polymers: Deformation mapping and Wear modeling, Chapter 6 in Scratching of Materials & Applications (Ed. S. K. Sinha), Elsevier, Netherlands, 2006, pp. 124-135.

S. K. Sinha and B. J. Briscoe, 2006, Surface mechanical damage and wear of polymers, chapter in Encyclopedia of Polymers Science and Technology. John Wiley & Sons (published online on Jan 13, 2006) (pages 1-26)(DOI: 10.1002/0471440264.pst550) Abstract

S. K. Sinha, S-L Thia and L. C. Lim, A new tribometer for friction drives, Wear 262 (2007) 55-63.

S. Guddati, J. Zhang, S. K. Sinha and S. M. Hsu, (2006)Nanotribology: Characterization of patterned lubricant films on magnetic hard disks, Tribology Letters, 21(3) (2006) 253-261.

N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha and Boon Hong Ong, Tribology of a novel UHMWPE/PFPE dual-film on Si surface, Sensors and Actuators A Physical, Vol. 128, Issue 1 (2006) 98-108. Download Paper

N. Gosvami, K. Lau, S. K. Sinha and S. J. O'Shea, Measurement of contact resistance of alkanethiol based metal-molecule-metal junctions using current sensing AFM in liquid, Applied Surface Science 252 (2006) 3956-3960.

S. Ugandhar, M. Gupta and S. K. Sinha, 2006, Enhancing ductility of SiC/Mg composites using recrystallization heat treatment, Composite Structures, 72 (2006) 266-272.

B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of polymeric solids and their composites, in Wear: Materials, Mechanism and Practice, (ed. G. Stachowiak), (2005) pp. 223-267, John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England.

N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, 2005, Tribology of self �assembled monolayers on silicon surfaces, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 38 (18), pp. 3512-3522.DOWNLOAD PAPER (Copyright: Institute of Physics, UK)

S. K. Sinha, 2006, 180 years of scratch testing, Editorial of a Special Issue of Tribology International, Vol. 39 (2), p.61.

S. K. Sinha, S. U. Reddy and M. Gupta, 2006, Scratch hardness and mechanical property correlation for Mg/SiC and Mg/SiC/Ti metal-matrix composites, Tribology International, Vol. 39 (2), pp. 184-189.

S. K. Sinha and Desmon Lim, 2006, Effects of normal load on single pass scratching of polymers, Wear, 260 (2006) 751-765.

S. U. Reddy, N. Srikanth, M. Gupta and S. K. Sinha, 2004, Enhancing the properties of magnesium using SiC particulates in sub-micron length scale, Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 6, No. 12, pp. 957-964.

N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha, M. P. Srinivasan, Friction and wear life evaluation of silane based self assembled monolayers on silicon surface, 2005, Life-Cycle Tribology, Elsevier (Eds. D. Dowson, M. Priest and A. Neville)Tribology and Interface Engineering Series, No. 48, Elsevier, pp. 821-826.

R. B. M. Sani, S. K. Sinha, J. P. Y. Tan and K. Y. Zeng, 2005 Wear debris generation mechanism for polymers studied using nano-scratching technique, Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 85, No. 19, pp. 2101-2122.Manuscript (Copyright: Taylor and Francis Group, UK)

S. K. Sinha, M. Kawaguchi and T. Kato, 2004 Surface profiles and modulation of ultra-thin perfluoropolyether lubricant in contact sliding, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 37, No. 16, pp. 2247-2255. DOWNLOAD PAPER (Copyright: Institute of Physics, UK)

B. K. P. Wong, S. K. Sinha, J. P. Y. Tan and K. Y. Zeng, 2004 Nano-wear mechanism for ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) sliding against a model hard asperity, Tribology Letters, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 613-622.

B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, 2003 Scratch resistance and localized damage characteristics of polymer surfaces - a review, Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik (Materials Science and Engineering Technology), Vol. 34, No. 10. pp. 989-1002.

S. K. Sinha, J. Choi and T. Kato, 2003 Topographical and tribo-chemical studies of contact sliding on ultra-thin perfluoropolyether film, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 875-880.

S. K. Sinha, M. Kawaguchi, T. Kato and F. E. Kennedy, 2003, Wear durability studies of ultra-thin perfluoropolyether lubricant on magnetic hard disk, Tribology International, Vol. 36, Issue 4-6, pp. 217-225.

B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, 2002, Wear of polymers, Journal of Engineering Tribology, Proc. Instn. Mech. Engrs, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, Vol.216, pp. 401-413. (READ THE MANUSCRIPT (copyrights: IMechE, London, UK)

S. K. Sinha, 2002, Wear Failure of plastics, chapter in Failure Analysis & Prevention, ASM International Handbook, Volume 11 (Volume Editors William T. Becker and Roch J. Shipley), pp. 1019-1027.(READ THE MANUSCRIPT (copyrights: ASM International USA)

K. Adachi, S. K. Sinha, U. Cho and K. Kato, Self-lubrication by formation of graphite films in the sliding of silicon nitride against cast iron, 2001, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 41-46.

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo, F. Ragazzi and S. K. Sinha, Scratch deformation of methanol plasticized poly(methylmethacrylate) surfaces, 1998 Polymer, 39 No. 11, pp. 2161-2168.

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Characterisation of the scratch deformation mechanism for poly(methylmethacrylate) using surface optical reflectivity, 1997, Polymer International, Vol. 43, pp. 359-367.

M. J. Adams, I. Aydin, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, finite element analysis of the squeeze flow of an elasto-viscoplastic paste material, 1997, J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 71, pp. 41-57.

B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Density distribution characteristics of green ceramic compacts using scratch hardness, 1997, Tribology International, Vol. 30, No. 7, pp. 475-482.

B. J. Briscoe, P. D. Evans, S. K. Biswas and S. K. Sinha, The hardnesses of poly(methylmethacrylate), 1996, Tribology International, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 93-104.

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Scratch hardness and deformation maps for Poly(carbonate) and Poly(ethylene), 1996, Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol. 36, No. 24, pp. 2996-3005.

B. J. Briscoe, K. S. Sebastian and S. K. Sinha, Application of the compliance method to micro-hardness measurements of organic polymers, 1996, Philosophical Magazine A, vol. 74, No. 5, pp. 1159-1169.

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, An indentation study of an elasto-viscoplastic material, 1996, Philosophical Magazine A, vol. 74, No. 5, 1225-1233.

B. J. Briscoe, P. D. Evans, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Scratching maps for polymers, 1996, Wear, Vol. 200, pp. 137-147. (MANUSCRIPT) Copyrights: Elsevier

S. K. Sinha and S. K. Biswas, Effect of sliding speed on friction and wear of uni-directional aramid fibre-phenolic resin composite, 1995, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 30, pp. 2430-2437.

S. K. Sinha, Rheological measurement of concentrated paste, in Solid-Solid Interactions, (Eds. M. J. Adams, B. Briscoe and S. K. Biswas) pp. 364-373, Imperial College Press, London, 1995

B. J. Briscoe, S. K. Biswas, S. S. Panesar and S. K. Sinha, The scratch hardness and friction of a soft rigid-plastic solid, 1993, Tribology International, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp.183-193.

S. K. Sinha and S. K. Biswas, Friction and wear behaviour of continuous fibre as cast Kevlar-phenolic resin composite, 1992, Journal of Materials Science, vol. 27, pp. 3085-3091.

Conference proceeding papers and extended abstracts

Vikram Kumar, Sujeet K. Sinha and Avinash K. Agarwal, Tribology of epoxy composite (graphene and graphite) coatings on steel in dry and lubricated conditions, National Tribology Conference, Bangaluru, India, 15-17 Dec 2014, page 28.

Jitendra K. Katiyar, Arvind Kumar and Sujeet K. Sinha, The effect of filler material on mechanical and tribological properties of SU-8, National Tribology Conference, Bangaluru, India, 15-17 Dec 2014.

S. K. Sinha, Lubrication for Microsystems, Extended Abstract, International Conference on Advances in Tribology and Engineering Systems Gujarat, India, October 15 – 17, 2013 (Keynote paper)

N. Satyanarayana, K. H. Lau and S. K. Sinha, Nano-texturing and nano-lubrication of PMMA film by O2-plasma treatment and PFPE overcoat, IISc Centenary – International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (IC-ICAME), 2-4 July 2008, Bangalore, India. (Invited paper)

N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of ultra-thin polymer films covalently bonded to silicon surface: Effect of molecular structure, STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, 22-24 Oct. 2007, San Diego, California, USA, Paper no. IJTC2007-44236.

Myo Minn and S. K. Sinha, Friction and wear properties of DLC/UHMWPE composite film, STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, 22-24 Oct. 2007, San Diego, California, USA, Paper no. IJTC2007-44242-856.

N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Effects of molecular structure on the tribological characteristics of polymer films covalently bonded to silicon surface, International Conference on Industrial Tribology (ICIT-2006), Bangalore, India, Nov 30-Dec 2, 2006.

S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, An approach to correlate abrasive wear of polymers with their scratch performances, Extended abstract, AUSTRIB 2006, Dec 3-6, 2006, Brisbane, Australia.

S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, Single point scratching and abrasive wear correlation for polymers, Extended abstract, Proceedings of the 3rd Asia International Conference on Tribology (ASIATRIB 2006), Kanazawa, October 16-19, 2006, Japan.

S. K. Sinha, Nanotribology of surfactant-like ultra self-assembled films, Abstract, 16th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, SIS2006 Korea, June 4-9, 2006, Seoul, South Korea, Page 58. Invited Paper.

Mark C. W. Lup, S. K. Sinha and S. C. Lim, Modeling abrasive wear for polymers using intersecting scratching technique, Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III, Washington DC, Sept 12-16, 2005, Paper# WTC2005-64071.

N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of PFPE overcoated self assembled monolayers deposited on silicon surface: Effect of thermal treatment, Proceedings of the World Tribology Congress III, Sept. 12-16, 2005, Washington DC, USA, Paper#WTC2005-64067.

S. K. Sinha, 2005, Investigating surface damage characteristics of polymers by scratching, synopsis for the Symposium on the New Frontiers in Tribology, Kobe, May 27- May 28, 2005. Invited paper

S. K. Sinha, 2005, Low-cycle fatigue wear debris generation in polymers, synopsis for the International Tribology Conference, Kobe, May 29- June 2, 2005, p.336.

E.L. Kek, Y.S. Ma, S.K. Sinha, B. Liu, Load/Unload processes for sub-5-nm flying height sliders, Digests of the IEEE International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2005), Nagoya, Japan, 4-8 April 2005

V. N. Sekhar, R. Jayaganthan, V. Srinivasarao, K. Mohankumar, A. A. O. Tay and S. K. Sinha, 2004, A study on the mechanical behaviour of Au thin films by nanoindentation, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, December 6-8, 2004, Singapore.

V. N. Sekhar, R. Jayaganthan, V. Srinivasarao, K. Mohankumar, A. A. O. Tay and S. K. Sinha, 2004, A study on the mechanical behaviour of Au-Ni multilayer, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, December 6-8, 2004, Singapore.

S. Ugandhar, M. Gupta and S. K. Sinha, 2004, Influence of amount of sub-micron SiC particulate reinforcement on the microstructure and properties of pure magnesium, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Processing and Fabrication of Advanced Materials, December 6-8, 2004, Singapore.

E.L. Kek, Y.S. Ma, S.K. Sinha, Sensitivity of load/unload processes to PSA/RSA tolerances for sub-5-nm flying height sliders, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology 2004 (iCAT 2004), Singapore, 1-3 December 2004.

T. Song, X. Wan, S. K. Sinha and Y. Tong, Scratch study of polyamide 6/clay nanocomposites, Extended Abstract, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology (iCAT), 1-3 Decmber 2004, Singapore, p. C-32.

N. Satyanarayana, H. Chee Chen and S. K. Sinha, Influence of bonding type of self-assembled monolayers with silicon substrate on tribological properties, Extended Abstract, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology (iCAT), 1-3 Decmber 2004, Singapore, p. B-25.

N. Satyanarayana and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of PFPE-coated self assembled monolayers, Extended Abstract, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology (iCAT), 1-3 Decmber 2004, Singapore, p. B-24.

S. Ugandhar, S. K. Sinha and M. Gupta, Correlating mechanical and tribological behaviour of magnesium based composites using scratch test, Extended Abstract, 1st International Conference on Advanced Tribology (iCAT), 1-3 Decmber 2004, Singapore, p. B-14.

R. B. M. Sani, S. K. Sinha, J. P. Y. Tan and K. Y. Zeng, Nano-scratching as a means to study wear debris generation in polymers, Proceedings of 2003 STLE/ASME Joint International Tribology Conference, Florida, USA, October 26-29, 2003.

Alfred F. T. Twang and S. K. Sinha, Tribology of a spider silk-polymer composite, Proceedings of 9th National Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme Congress, Singapore, 2003.Download paper

J. Choi, S. K. Sinha and T. Kato, Friction and wear of Organosilane monolayer film on diamond-like amorphous carbon surface, in Proceedings of the Second Asia International Conference on Tribology, October 21-24, 2002, Jeju Island, Korea, pp. 69.

S. K. Sinha, J. Choi and T. Kato, Topographical and tribo-chemical studies of contact sliding on ultra-thin perfluoropolyether film, in Proceedings of Asia Pacific Magnetic Recording Conference 2002, 27-29 August 2002, Singapore.

S. K. Sinha, J. Choi and T. Kato, Topographical changes in perfluoropolyether and organosilane monolayer in contact sliding, in Proceeding of Asia Pacific Magnetic Recording Conference 2002, 27-29 August 2002, Singapore.

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Evolution of boundary friction conditions in paste processing using a ring compression test, Proc. of the World Tribology Conference, London UK, 1997, IMechE publication, pp. 289.

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pellilo and S. K. Sinha, Interrelation between abrasion and scratch hardness for PMMA, Proc. of the World Tribology Conference, London UK, 1997, IMechE publication, pp. 326.

B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Correlation between the counterface roughness and wear of high density polyethylene in sliding, Proc. of the World Tribology Conference, London UK, 1997, IMechE publication, pp. 833.

S. K. Sinha, K. Adachi and K. Kato, Low friction in unlubricated sliding of cast iron against silicon nitride, Proc. of the World Tribology Conference, London UK, 1997, IMechE pulication, pp. 517.

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Scratch deformation of solid polymeric surfaces, 1997, European Forum for Young Researchers in Chemical Engineering, Firenza (Italy), May 4-7, 1997, pp. 2523-2526.

S. K. Sinha, K. Adachi and K. Kato, (in Japanese) Chikka Keiso to Kyujo Kokuen Chutetsu no Mujunkatsu Suberi ni okeru Jiko Junkatsumou Keisei, 1997, Nihon Tribology Gakkai, Tribology Kaigi Yokoushu, Paper 3B7.

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Ductile to brittle transition during single point scratching for PMMA and PC, 1997, The 1997 Jubilee Research Event, IChemE, UK, pp. 461-464.

B. J. Briscoe, A. U. Khan, P. F. Luckham, N. Ozkan and S. K. Sinha, Engineering of particle interactions in wet processing of alumina ceramics, 1997, Fourth Euro Ceramics, Vol. 2, pp. 93-100 (ed. C. Galassi).

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Determination of the surface deformation mechanisms during scratching of poly(methylmethacrylate) using surface optical reflectivity, 1996, Partnership in Polymer Conference, September 30-October 2, 1996, Cambridge, UK, pp. 125-129.

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Extrusion of pastes: Rheological characterisation, 1996, Proc. XIIth Int. Congress on Rheology, Quebec City, Canada, pp.485 (Eds. A. Ait-Kadi, J. M. Dealy, D. F. James and M. C. Williams).

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Wedge indentation of visco-plastic pastes, 1996, Proc. XIIth Int. Congress on Rheology, Quebec City, Canada, pp.486 (Eds. A. Ait-Kadi, J. M. Dealy, D. F. James and M. C. Williams).

B. J. Briscoe, E. Pelillo and S. K. Sinha, Deformation and friction during scratching of polymeric surfaces, 1996, ECF �E11 Mechanism and Mechanics of Damage and Failure of Engineering Materials and Structures, (eds. J. Petit, J. de Fouquet and A. Dragon).

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Interfacial and bulk rheological characterisations of paste materials in extrusion flow, 1995, 27th International SAMPE Technical Conference, New Mexico, USA, October 9-12, 1995, pp. 877-891.

M. J. Adams, I. Aydin, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Finite element analysis for upsetting of elasto-viscoplastic paste materials, 1995, 27th International SAMPE Technical Conference, New Mexico, USA, October 9-12, 1995, pp. 892-900.

M. J. Adams, I. Aydin, N. Ozkan, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Flow behaviour of alumina pastes, 1995, 27th International SAMPE Technical Conference, New Mexico, USA, October 9-12, 1995, pp. 613-618.

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, The rheology of soft-solid particulate pastes in traction induced and traction arrested flows, 1994, Proc. of the Fourth European Rheology Conference, Sevilla, Spain, Sept. 4-9, 1994, pp. 453-455 (Eds. C. Gallegos, A. Guerrero, J. Munoz and M. Berjano).

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, The analysis of paste forming operations, 1994, The 1994 IChemE Research Event, London UK, pp. 965-966.

M. J. Adams, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, Rheology of pastes in traction induced flow, 1993, Abstract, American Rheology Society Annual Meeting, Oct. 1993, Boston, USA.

M. J. Adams, S. K. Biswas, B. J. Briscoe and S. K. Sinha, A two roll mill as a rheometer for pastes, 1992, Flow and Microstructure of Dense Suspensions, Material Research Society Symposium Proceedings (eds. L. J. Stuble, C. F. Zukoski and G. C. Maitland), Vol. 289, pp. 245-250.

Pedagogical

S. K. Sinha, Encouraging Class Participation, A Personal Experience, CDTLink, January 2009, Vol. 13 No. 1, pp. 8-9, 13.

S. K. Sinha, Learning from Students: Managing Student Expectations, CDTLink, July/August 2009, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 4-5, 20.