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Timothy Ovaert

Timothy Ovaert

Email: tovaert@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-9371

Office: 146 Multidisciplinary Research Building


Ph.D. - Northwestern University, 1989


Dr. Ovaert conducts research on orthopaedic biomaterials, biomaterial characterization methods utilizing nanoindentation and computational modeling, and soft material contact mechanics and simulation. His research also encompasses orthopaedic tribology, and advanced manufacturing/design technologies. Dr. Ovaert has received both Research Initiation and National Young Investigator Awards from the National Science Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and a recipient of the ASME Burt L. Newkirk Award, and the Ralph R. Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He has served as the Chair of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, and as Chair of the ASME Research Committee on Tribology. Dr. Ovaert directs the Nanomechanics and Tribology Laboratory, located in the Multidisciplinary Research Building.


See curriculum vitae link above.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Tribology, Nanomechanical Characterization, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Manufacturing, Design


Engineering Professor Timothy Ovaert Receives 1st Source Commercialization Award

March 6, 2012

Timothy Ovaert, professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named recipient of the 1st Source Commercialization Award celebrating research that has made it to the marketplace.