Ali Erdemir is a TEES Eminent Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Texas A&M University, College Station,
Texas in the United States. His dedicated research on superlubricity, diamondlike carbon, superhard and slick nanocomposite
coatings, as well as a range of nanolubricants and lubrication additives have been hailed as major breakthroughs in tribology
field. In addition to receiving numerous awards and honors for his discoveries, Dr. Erdemir holds 26 US patents and has published
more than 300 papers and 19 invited book/handbook chapters, and has edited 4 books. Jean-Michel Martin is Professor Emeritus
with the Chemistry department at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. Prof Martin has over 35 years' experience in fundamental
and applied tribology, with specializations in surface chemistry, tribochemistry and chemical nano-analysis. He has published
14 patents and over 340 papers.