R. Nevshupa is Distinguished Researcher with the Institute “Eduardo Torroja” (IETCC-CSIC).
His research is centred on Triboemission phenomena including
- Mechanically Stimulated Gas Emission,
- Charged particle emission,
- Nanoparticle Aerosol,
and embraces the following areas:
- Surface Engineering, Tribology, Ultrahigh Vacuum Tribology
- Tribochemistry and Advanced lubrication: characterization of tribochemical processes in operando using Mechanically Stimulated Gas Emission Mass-Spectrometry. Case studies: ionic liquids, a-C:H, green lubricants and renewable fuels, friction modifiers, rocks, construction materials, etc.
- Hydrogen in Materials: New approach for experimental characterization using Mechanically Stimulated Gas Emission Mass-Spectrometry
- Advanced materials and coatings with controlled triboemission properties.
Some recent research projects:
- «Advance technology for evaluation and reduction of risks related with emissions of gases and particles in transportation», Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (BIA2016-79582-R), 2016-2019. – Principal investigators: M. Castellote, R. Nevshupa.
- “Advanced characterization techniques for the development of surface coatings and treatments for the protection of metal components subjected to severe tribological conditions”, CSIC (iCOOPB20363), 2019-2020. Coordinator: R. Nevshupa.
- “Ad Hoc Mooring Solutions for Gas and Oil Offshore Platforms”, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (IPT-2012-1167-120000), 2012-2016. Principal investigator: R. Nevshupa.
- Sustainability of Photocatalytic Technologies In Urban Pavements: From Laboratory Tests To In Field Compliance Criteria – European project (FP7) LIFE+ PHOTOSCALING (LIFE13 ENV/ES/001221), 2015-2019. Principal investigator: M. Castellote.
- Ares J. R., Nevshupa R., et al. Unconventional Approaches to Hydrogen Sorption Reactions: Non-Thermal and Non-Straightforward Thermally Driven Methods. ChemPhysChem. 2019; 20: 1248– 1260. (Cover image)
- Puhan D, Nevshupa R, Wong JSS, Reddyhoff T. Transient aspects of plasma luminescence induced by triboelectrification of polymers. Tribology International. 2019;130:366-77.
- Nevshupa R., et al., Tribochemical Decomposition of Light Ionic Hydrides at Room Temperature. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 2015. 6(14): p. 2780-2785.
Full list of publications and other research details can be found through the following links: