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Merced Sun Star: Chevron partnership creates opportunities

November 18, 2015

Professor Ashlie Martini is one of only a few university researchers in the country who work on tribology — the study of friction, lubrication and wear. Her work and her willingness to develop partnerships has led to a pilot program with the Chevron Products Company that will allow three undergraduate students and one graduate student to conduct research for one of the world’s largest energy companies in a specialized field. Chevron is interested in promoting lubrication science as well as attracting talented new hires, so we view UC Merced as a good school for developing a cooperative relationship,” Chevron Manager for Driveline Technology Jack Zakarian said.

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