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Laboratory of Tribology

Research Topics

  • modeling the contact and frictional interaction of rough surfaces at different scale levels;
  • analysis of the influence of surface adhesive interaction on contact characteristics and friction force;
  • development of the lubricated contact theory;
  • modeling the fracture of surface layers of interacting bodies during friction, development of the contact-fatigue wear models;
  • analysis of the influence of material inhomogeneity and coatings on the stress-strain state of interacting bodies and their fracture kinetics;
  • development of the computational methods for contact characteristics and friction forces in various joints;
  • development of the methods of solution for contact and wear problems and prognosis of durability for various joints;
  • application of the contact mechanics methods to the analysis of medical and biological problems;
  • development of experimental methods for studying friction and wear of materials;
  • analysis of friction surfaces by optical, atomic force, and electron microscopy.


tribology, contact mechanics, wear, friction, coatings, adhesion, viscoelasticity, multilevel roughness, indentation, surface microscopy.


PersonalityDegreePositionRoomPhone (int)Phone (ext) 
Irina GoryachevaMember of RASHead of Laboratory41712-02+7 495 434 3692goryache
Marat BronovetsPh.D.Leading Researcher39612-18+7 495 434 3360brnovets
Yulia MakhovskayaD.Sc.Leading Researcher28812-50 makhovskaya
Ivan SoldatenkovD.Sc.Leading Researcher22113-06+7 495 434 4159iasoldat
Elena TorskayaD.Sc., Professor of RASLeading Researcher40712-00+7 495 434 2090torskaya
Anastasia LyubichevaPh.D.Senior Researcher28812-50 lyubicheva
Alexey MezrinPh.D.Senior Researcher14912-89+7 495 434 1587 
Alexey MorozovPh.D.Senior Researcher20913-04+7 495 434 1587morozovalexei
Fedor StepanovPh.D.Senior Researcher20713-00+7 495 434 3692stepanov_ipm 
Ivan TsukanovPh.D.Senior Researcher20913-04+7 495 434 1587ivan.yu.tsukanov
Olga ShcherbakovaPh.D.Senior Researcher221
+7 495 434 4159
Tamara Muravyeva Researcher221
+7 495 434 4159
Boris SachekPh.D.Researcher14912-89+7 495 434 1587bsachek
Alexey ShpenevPh.D.Researcher20713-00+7 495 434 3692kel-a-kris
Pavel Bukovskiy Junior Researcher14912-89+7 495 434 1587bukovskiy.pavel
Almira MeshcheryakovaPh.D.Junior Researcher28812-50 mif-almira
Ivan Shkalei Junior Researcher14912-89+7 495 434 1587 
Anastasia YakovenkoPh.D.Junior Researcher28812-50  
Oleg OzerskiyPh.D.Leading Technologist14912-89+7 495 434 1587 
Tatiana Lycheva Engineer20713-00+7 495 434 3692