Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics

Brandon A. Krick

Assistant Professor
Packard Lab 562
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-5772
Brandon A. Krick

Areas of Research

Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
Mechanical Engineering
Solid and Fracture Mechanics
Surface Chemistry
Catalysis, Surface Science, and Interfacial Engine
Composites and Functionally Gradient Materials
Interface Structures
Materials Characterization
Surface Science
Thin Films
Contact Mechanics


Brandon A. Krick earned his doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida where he served as a postdoctoral associate before joining the Lehigh faculty. His research interests are at the intersection of mechanical engineering, materials science, and surface physics. Krick studies the fundamental origins of friction, wear, materials deformation, and adhesion on complex surfaces ranging from cells to nanocomposites in environments ranging from space to thousands of feet under water. His research experience includes performing materials experiments on the international space station, evaluating wear of dinosaur dental fossils (published in Science magazine), developing and patenting ultra-low wear polymer nanocomposites, and collaborating internationally on soft matter.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida