Stefano Mischler obtained the diploma in materials science in 1983 at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETHZ in Zurich. He accomplished his PhD thesis in the field of surface analysis and corrosion at the Materials department of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology EPFL in Lausanne in 1988. In the years 1989-1990 he held a postdoctoral position at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Establishment in Harwell (Oxfordshire) where he developed novel quantification procedures for Auger Electron Spectroscopy and high lateral resolution surface analytical methods for fiber reinforced ceramics. In 1991 he joined the newly created Tribology group at the Laboratory for Metallurgical Chemistry of the EPFL where he developed research activities in the field of wear-corrosion interactions (tribocorrosion) and of tribological coatings. He is currently head of the tribology group and is developing a reserach and training activity devoted to modern aspects of tribology and surface science and technology, including surface chemical effects in tribology, biotribology and biocorrosion, tribology in microfabrication processes and wear protection methods. In 2006 he spent a sabbatical leave of 3 months at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Institute of Biomaterials.
Tribology Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
Industrial Lubrication and Tribology
|S. Cao S., A. Igual MuÃ±oz, S. Mischler
Corrosion, 73 1510-1519 (2017)
|Rationalizing the in vivo degradation of metal-on-metal artificial hip joints using tribocorrosion concepts|
|A. Igual Munoz, J. Schwiesau, B.M. Jolles, S. Mischler
Acta Biomaterialia 21, 228-236 (2015)
|In vivo electrochemical corrosion study of a CoCrMo biomedical alloy in human synovial fluids|
|S. Mischler, A. Igual Munoz
Wear 297 (2013) 1081â1094 (highly cited research)
|Wear of CoCrMo alloys used in metal-on-metal hip joints: A tribocorrosion appraisal|
|A. W Hodgson, S. Mischler, B. Von Rechenberg, S. Virtanen
Proc. IMechE Vol 221 Part H: J. Engineering in Medicine (2007) 291-303
|An analysis of the in vivo deterioration of CoCrMo implants through wear and corrosion|
|S. Cao, S. Mischler
Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science 22 (2018) 127-141
|Modeling tribocorrosion of passive metals â A review|
|N. Papageorgiou, S. Mischler
Tribology Letters 48 (2012), 271â283
|Electrochemical Simulation of the Current and Potential Response in Sliding Tribocorrosion|
Tribology International 41 (2008) 573-583 (most cited paper of Tribology International 2008-2013)
|Triboelectrochemical techniques and interpretation methods in tribocorrosion: a comparative evaluation.|
|A.Bidiville, M. Favero, P. Stadelmann, S. Mischler
Wear 263 (2007) 207217
|Effect of surface chemistry on the mechanical response of metals in sliding tribocorrosion systems|
|H. Ranc, C. Servais, P.-F. Chauvy, S. Debaud, S. Mischler
Tribology International 39, (2006) 1518-1526
|Effect of surface structure on frictional behaviour of a tongue/palate tribological system|
Teaching & PhD
- Materials Science and Engineering,
- Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
Magnin Valentine Agnès Madeleine
Osenberg David Thomas
Past PhD StudentsBermudez Castañeda Angela ...
Cao Shoufan ...
Cova Caiazzo Fabio ...
Guadalupe Maldonado Sandra ...
Mieszala Maxime Alain Baptiste ...
Perret Julien ...
Radice Simona ...
Stojadinovic Jelena ...
Wehrs Juri Aljoscha ...
This course is designed to cover a series of important scientific aspects of surface science and to provide an in-depth review of their corresponding fundamentals. It is organised as a retreat over one week, with 9 modules consisting of presentations give...
This course aims at familiarizing the student with state of the art applications of electrochemistry in materials science and technology as well as material requirements for electrochemical engineering.
This course introduces the basic principles of electrochemistry, focusing on corrosion research. It covers the basics of corrosion testing and monitoring techniques, such as linear polarization, cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscop...
The course treats the main surface analysis methods for the characterization of surfaces, interfaces and thin films. It discusses how these methods can be applied to gain specific knowledge about structural, chemical and functional properties of surfaces ...
This introductory course in tribology (science of friction, lubrication and wear) has specific goals : to present the basic principles of tribology, to develop the attitude to analyse tribological and to illustrate correlations between materials and tribo...