Dr. Jackie Krim, physics professor, was recently selected as an American Creativity and Innovation Fellow by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research. She is among 10 researchers chosen for the fellowship.
Krim was selected for making contributions to understanding friction at the nanoscale and broadening participation in science through maintaining a diverse research group and explaining her research to the lay public.
A faculty member since 1998, Krim serves as director of the Nanoscale Tribology laboratory at NC State, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Department of Energy. Nanotribology is the study of friction, wear and lubrication at atomic length and time scales.
Krim won the Alumni Outstanding Research Award in 2002. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Montana and master’s and doctoral degrees in physics from the University of Washington.