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George R. Fenske

Program Lead, Tribology


George Fenske is the Tribology Lead for Argonne National Laboratory’s Applied Materials division. He has more than 20 years of experience as a principal investigator on research projects related to tribology of hard coatings, surface modification by ion implantation and thin-film deposition processes, and nuclear reactor safety. He has led a program to develop hard coatings for tribological applications and is the author of more than 100 publications on surface modification, friction, wear and lubrication of coated surfaces, and reactor safety. Fenske received his PhD in nuclear engineering from the University of Illinois.