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Dr. Dmitry Shakhvorostov

Dmitry Shakhvorostov grew up near Moscow and received his B.A. and M.A. in Mechanical Engineering in Moscow State University (MAMI) in 1999. He then studied Applied Physics and Technology in University of Applied Sciences in Zwickau (Germany). His diploma thesis was awarded with the 1st prize of the German Society of Tribology (GFT) in 2001. In his dissertation Dmitry Shakhvorostov investigated dissipation mechanisms in a lubricated metal/metal contact with help of infrared thermometry and radioactive tracer technique, for which he recieved a PhD at University of Technology (Berlin, Germany) in 2005. In 2005 Dmitry joined research group of Martin Müser at University of Western Ontario and started his research on metal phosphates and their smart materials behavior. In the field of his research are also antimony-based semiconductors and their phase change pressure-driven behavior. Between 2007 and 2009 Dr. Shakhvorostov worked in research group of Peter Norton on developing a new method to measure ultra-low wear rates in lubricated contacts. 2009 he moved back to Germany with Prof. Müser to work in the Department of Materials Simulation at the University of Saarland, Saarbrücken.