Pradeep Menezes

Pradeep Menezes

Associate Professor

Dr. Menezes is an associate professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Nevada, Reno. Before joining the University, he worked as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and research assistant professor at University of Pittsburgh.

His productive research career has produced over 85 peer reviewed journal publications (citations over 3000, h-index - 28), 27 book chapters, and three books. He currently serves as a reviewer on over 50 prestigious journals and as an editorial board member of five journals. In addition, he has participated in many national and international conferences in roles such as conference paper reviewer, conference review committee member, conference technical committee member, and session chairman. He has peer reviewed multiple books, book chapters, grants, and master's and doctoral theses. He has also prepared technical newsletters and tribology web notes for the American Society of Mechanical Engineer's (ASME) tribology division.

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  • Ph.D., Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, India, 2008
  • M.Tech., Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), India, 1999
  • M.Sc., Materials Science, Mangalore University, India, 1997
  • B.Sc., Science, Mangalore University, India, 1995

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Research interests

  • Tribology
  • Surface engineering
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Multi-functional lubricants
  • Smart shoe design
  • Self-lubricating composites
  • Metal cutting
  • Metal forming and rock drilling
  • Bio-medical and dental tribology
  • Materials testing and characterization
  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy
  • Machine design
  • Self-cleaning and self-healing materials
  • Explicit finite element modeling

Selected publications

  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Sudeep P. Ingole, Michael Nosonovsky, Satish V. Kailas and Michael R. Lovell, Tribology for Scientists and Engineers, Springer, USA, 2013.
  • Emad Omrani, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tribology and applications of self-lubricating materials, CRC Press, USA, 2017.
  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Emad Omrani, Self-lubricating composites, Springer, USA, 2018.
  • Carlton J. Reeves, Arpith Siddaiah, Pradeep L. Menezes, Friction and wear behavior of environmentally friendly ionic liquids for sustainability of biolubricants, ASME: Journal of Tribology, 141(5), 051604;1-11, 2019.
  • Arpith Siddaiah, Ashish K. Kasar, Arjun Manoj, Pradeep L. Menezes, Influence of environmental friendly multiphase lubricants on the friction and transfer layer formation during sliding against textured surfaces, Journal of Cleaner Production, 209, 1245-1251, 2019.
  • Arpith Siddaiah, Bo Mao, Yiliang Liao, Pradeep L. Menezes, Surface characterization and tribological performance of laser shock peened steel surfaces, Surface and Coating Technology, 351, 188-197, 2018.
  • Carlton J. Reeves, Arpith Siddaiah, Pradeep L. Menezes, Tribological study of imidazolium and phosphonium ionic liquid-based lubricants as additives in carboxylic acid-based natural oil: Advancements in environmentally friendly lubricants, Journal of Cleaner Production, 176, 241-250, 2018.
  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Influence of cutter velocity, friction coefficient and rake angle on the formation of discontinuous rock fragments during rock cutting process, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 90(9-12), 3811–3827, 2017.
  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Influence of rock mechanical properties and rake angle on the formation of rock fragments during cutting operation, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 90(1-4), 127–139, 2017.
  • Carlton J. Reeves, Pradeep L. Menezes, Evaluation of boron nitride particles on the tribological performance of avocado and canola oil for energy conservation and sustainability, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 89, 9-12, 2475–3486, 2017.
  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Influence of friction and rake angle on the formation of built-up edge during the rock cutting process, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 88, 175–182, 2016.
  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Surface texturing to control friction and wear for energy efficiency and sustainability, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 85(5), 1385–1394, 2016.
  • Pradeep L. Menezes, Satish V. Kailas, Role of surface texture and roughness parameters on friction and transfer film formation when UHMWPE sliding against steel, Biosurface and Biotribology, 2(1), 1-10, 2016.

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Tribology (ME 456)
  • Advanced Tribology (ME 757)
  • Surface Engineering (ME 756)
  • Mechanical Design (ME 351)
  • Friction and Wear (ME 493/ME 791)
  • Engineering Drawing/CAD/Drafting (IND 112)
  • Manufacturing Processes (IND 350)
  • Engineering Composites (ME 457)