Pradeep L Menezes

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

University of Nevada




Dr. Menezes is an assistant 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 the University of Pittsburgh.

His productive research career has produced over 100 peer-reviewed journal publications (citations over 3900, h-index - 33), 28 book chapters, and four books. He currently serves as a reviewer on over 50 prestigious journals and as an editorial board member of 10 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.

Area of Interests

Tribology: Friction, Wear, Lubrication


Surface Engineering: Surface Texturing, Roughness, Coatings

Manufacturing Processes: Additive Manufacturing, Metal Cutting, Metal Forming, Rock Drilling, Friction Stir Welding/Processes

Composites: Micro/Nano, Self-Lubricating, Self-cleaning, Self-healing, Self-Adaptive materials

Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Material Processing, Testing and Characterization

Machine Design, Mechanics of Materials 

Multifunctional biobased lubricants, Ionic Liquids