- MEEM 807
Richard & Bonnie Robbins Chair, Professor, Associate Chair and
Director of Graduate Studies, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
Director, Multi-Scale Technologies Institute (MuSTI)
- PhD, Oklahoma State University
Craig Friedrich is the Robbins Professor of Sustainable Design and Manufacturing and has been on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics for more than fifteen years, after serving on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University for ten years. He serves as the associate chair and director of graduate studies in the department and directs the Multi-Scale Technologies Institute. Friedrich holds a BSME and an MSME from Louisiana Tech University, and a PhD from Oklahoma State University.
Friedrich’s research generally focuses on mechanical micromachining and nanofabrication for health and energy. In the 1990s, he pioneered the field of mechanical micromilling, making and using milling tools one-quarter of the diameter of a hair in size. Friedrich is currently working on nanotexturing orthopedic implant surfaces to promote cell growth and bone adhesion, and he leads an interdisciplinary team in developing nanosensors, with the goal of detecting biomolecules associated with the early onset of muscle degeneration. Recent work focused on the use of proteins derived from bacteria that act as biological solar cells and can also be used for molecular-scale toxin sensing. In 2010, Friedrich received the Paul A. Siple Award for this work, the highest recognition for research bestowed by the US Army. His research is based on the diversity of the field of mechanical engineering and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Links of Interest
Areas of Expertise
- Micromechanical Systems
- Micromechanical machining processes
- Microsystem design
- Dingeldein, Joseph C., Kruse, Kevin L., Demars, Casey, Middlebrook, Christopher T., Friedrich, Craig R., Roggemann, Michael C., 2013, “Optical-electrical Printed Wiring Board for High-speed Computing Applications,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 52 (3), 2013, Article No. 035201, DOI: 10.1117/1.OE.52.3.035201.
- Dingeldein, Joseph C., Walczak, Karl A., Swatowski, Brandon W., Friedrich, Craig R., Middlebrook, Christopher T., Roggemann, Michael C., 2013, “Process Characterization for Direct Dispense Fabrication of Polymer Optical Multi-mode Waveguides,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 23 (7), Article No. 075015, 9 pages, DOI: 10.1088/0960-1317/23/7/075015.
- Friedrich, Craig R., Zhong, Xiaoliang, Slough, William, and Pandey, Ravindra, 2012, "Interaction of Nucleobases with Silicon Nanowires: A First-principles Study," Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 553, pp. 55-58.
- Friedrich, Craig R., Griep, Mark H., Winder, Eric M., Lueking, Donald R., Garrett, Gregory A., and Karna, Shashi P., 2012, "Forster Resonance Energy Transfer between Core/Shell Quantum Dots and Bacteriorhodopsin," Molecular Biology International, Vol. 2012, Article ID 910707, 7 pages.
- Friedrich, Craig, An, Libao, 2012, "Measurement of Contact Resistance of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes by Electrical Contact Using a Focused Ion Beam," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 272, pp. 169-172.
- Friedrich, Craig, Shahbazian Yassar, Reza, Shokuhfar, Tolou, Asthana, A., Gao, Q., Heiden, P.A., 2012, "Deformation-Driven Electrical Transport in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes," Applied Physics A, Vol. 109, No. 1, pp. 127-132.
- Craig Friedrich, Daw Don Cheam, K. Walczak, M. Acharya, "Leakage Current in Single Electron Device due to Implanted Gallium Dopants by Focused Ion Beam," Microelectronic Engineering, Vol. 88, No. 8, pp. 1906-1909, 2011-08-00
- Craig Friedrich, R. Tewari, "Patterning PLA Packaging Films for Implantable Medical Devices," Journal of Medical Devices, Vol. 5, No. 2, Article ID 027522, 1 page, 2011-07-13