Laboratory for Moving Mechanical Assemblies


Thomas W. Scharf is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of North Texas (UNT). 

His group’s research interests include: thin film deposition, coatings tribology, surface engineering, high temperature solid lubrication, laser additive manufacturing, spark plasma sintering, ceramic armor, ceramic-ceramic and ceramic-metallic composites, advanced characterization techniques, and structure-property relationships in structural materials. 

He has over 100 publications (total citations = 5308, and H-index = 41), and he has graduated 7 Ph.D. and 15  M.S. students.

Dr. Scharf is a Fellow of ASM International and a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

Dr. Scharf also holds a DoD Joint Faculty Appointment with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.