In 1970 the word "surface engineering" has been introduced to the field of engineering and has grown rapidly in the science of the materials. Surface engineering consists of three main activities:
1- Modification of the surface properties; including the modification against corrosion attacks, wear, adhesion, and other physical and chemical parameters.
2- The coating technology; including paints, electrolytic coatings, electroless coatings and etc.
3- The knowledge of the surface layers and interfaces; the studying of the properties and structures of the surface layers.
Surface engineering lab:
This lab contains two Pin-On-Disk wear testers which are able to evaluate the wear properties of the materials and coatings. The main activities of this center are carrying the M.Sc and Ph.D students projects in the field of the surface engineering.
1- The evaluation of wear properties of the materials.
2- The evaluation of friction coefficient of the materials.
3- Determination of the wear mechanisms.
4- The evaluation of the temperature effects on wear properties.