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Ph.D. 1974, Technion, Tribology
M.Sc. 1970, Technion, Wind Tunnels
B.Sc. 1964, Technion, Aeronautical Engineering
Head, Shamban Tribology Laboratory
Fellow ASME and STLE
STLE International Award
ASME Innovative Research Award
Research Area in Energy:
Energy savings by surface texturing – Surface texturing can substantially reduce friction and wear and save energy
H. Kasem and I. Etsion: Experimental Study of the Effect of Dwell Time and Normal Load on Static Friction in Creeping Elastic-Plastic Polymer Spherical Contact, Wear, Vol. 309 (1-2), Jan. 2014, pp. 139-145.
I. Etsion: Modeling of Surface Texturing in Hydrodynamic Lubrication, Friction, Vol. 1, Sept. 2013, pp. 195-209. DOI 10.1007/s40544-013-0018-y.
V. Zolotarevskiy, Y. Kligerman and I. Etsion: The Evolution of Static Friction for Elastic-Plastic Spherical Contact in Pre-sliding, J. of Tribology, Trans. ASME, Vol. 133 (3) July 2011, 034502.
L. Li, I. Etsion, and F.E. Talke: Contact Area and Static Friction of Rough Surfaces with High Plasticity Index, J. of Tribology, Trans. ASME, Vol. 132 (3), July 2010, p. 031401.
A. Shinkarenko, Y. Kligerman, and I. Etsion: The Effect of Surface Texturing in Soft Elasto-Hydrodynamic Lubrication, Tribology International, Vol. 42 (2), Feb. 2009, pp. 284-292.
I. Etsion and E. Sher: Improving Fuel Efficiency with Laser Surface Textured Piston Rings, Tribology International, Vol. 42 (4), April. 2009, pp. 542-547.
S. Malamut, Y. Kligerman, and I. Etsion: The Effect of Dwell Time on the Static Friction in Creeping Elastic-Plastic Spherical Contact, Tribology Letters, Vol. 35 (3) Sept. 2009, pp. 159-170.
L. Rapoport, A. Moshkovich, V. Perfilyev, I. Lapsker, G. Halperin, Y. Itovich, and I. Etsion: Friction and Wear of MoS2 Films on Laser Textured Steel Surfaces, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 202 (14) April 2008, pp. 3332-3340.
A. Raeymaekers, I. Etsion, and F. E. Talke: A Model for Magnetic Tape/Guide Friction Reduction by Laser Surface Texturing, Tribology Letters, Vol. 28, Oct. 2007, pp. 9-17.
G. Ryk and I. Etsion: Testing Piston Rings with Partial Laser Surface Texturing for Friction Reduction. Wear, Vol. 261 Oct. 2006, pp. 792-796.
I. Etsion: State of the Art in Laser Surface Texturing. J. of Tribology, Trans. ASME, Vol. 127, No. 1, Jan. 2005, pp. 248-253.
Y. Kligerman, I. Etsion and A. Shinkarenko: Improving Tribological Performance of Piston Rings by Partial Surface Texturing. J. of Tribology, Trans. ASME, Vol. 127, 3, 2005, pp. 632-638.
G. Ryk, Y. Kligerman, I. Etsion, and A. Shinkarenko: Experimental Investigation of Partial Laser Surface Texturing for Piston Rings Friction Reduction. Tribology Transactions, Vol. 48, No. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2005, pp.583-588.
I. Etsion, G. Halperin, V. Brizmer and Y. Kligerman: Experimental Investigation of Laser Surface Textured Parallel Thrust Bearings. Tribology Letters, Vol. 17, August 2004, pp 295-300.
V. Brizmer, Y. Kligerman and I. Etsion: A Laser Surface Textured Parallel Thrust Bearing. Tribology Transactions , Vol. 46, July 2003, pp.397-403.
G. Ryk, Y. Kligerman and I. Etsion: Experimental Investigation of Laser Surface Texturing for Reciprocating Automotive Components. Tribology Transactions, Vol.45, No. 4, Oct. 2002, pp. 444-449
A. Ronen, I. Etsion and Y. Kligerman: Friction-Reducing Surface Texturing in Reciprocating Automotive Components. Tribology Transactions, Vol. 44, No. 3, July 2001, pp. 359-366.
I. Etsion, Y. Kligerman and G. Halperin: Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Laser-Textured Mechanical Seal Faces. Tribology Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 3, July 1999, pp. 511-516.