Professor Jacobson's primary field of research is tribology, with focus on the micro-mechanisms of friction and wear of materials. Projects involve microstructured diamond surfaces with extreme tribological properties, materials for rock drilling, and materials and thin coatings for extreme tribological applications. A major part of his research has been on the formulation of models. He has co-authored an extensively used textbook on Tribology with Sture Hogmark.
Professor Jacobson has been a member of the CEI-Europe Faculty since 2002.
Course 051 Thin Film Deposition at the Nanoscale - Mechanisms and Applications