J. David Schall, Ph.D.

J. David Schall, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering Department
328 EC; (248) 370-2870; Fax: (248) 370-4416

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering 


  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, Materials Science and Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, OU, 2009 to present
  • Assistant Research Professor, Chemistry, United States Naval Academy, 2004-2009
  • Materials Analyst - IBM-RTP 1996-1997


  • Member of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
  • Secretary - Surface Engineering Committee, STLE


  • Molecular simulation of tribology
  • Molecular simulation of diamond and diamond-like carbon films
  • Experimental and theoretical measurement of thermal and tribological properties of nanofluids
  • Hydrogen embrittlement of wind turbine bearings
  • Nanoindentation of graphene and graphane films
  • Development of interatomic potentials


  • ERG 280- - Electromechanical Systems Design
  • ME 472/572 - Mechanical Properties and Processes of Materials
  • ME Special topics - Molecular Simulation of Materials
  • ME Special topics - Nano/Microstructural Analysis of Materials (Fall 2011)