UNT professor Thomas Scharf elected to national leadership post

Thomas Scharf (Photo by Michael Clements)Thomas Scharf, professor of materials science and engineering, was elected to the national Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers board of directors for his leadership in the field. His research interests include developing high temperature solid lubricants that can minimize the negative effects of friction and wear on complex mechanical systems. His work has received funding from industry and the National Science Foundation, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the American Chemical Society.