Frank E. Talke
Professor , Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Medical device technology; mechanics and tribology of magnetic storage systems (disk and tape drives)
The focus of Professor Talke’s research is in the areas of medical device technology and information storage.
In the area of medical device technology, Prof. Talke and his students are involved in developing an intraocular pressure sensor for implantation in the human eye, and the design of novel internet-enabled ophthalmic instrumentation. In addition, research efforts on 3-d printed endoscopes, esophagus deflection devices, detachable bronchoscopes, and biofilm retardant catheters are under way.
In the area of information storage, Prof. Talke and his students have been studying tribology and mechanics of hard disk drives, and more recently, the optimization of thermal flying height control sliders and heat assisted magnetic recording.
The research in Professor Talke’s group is interdisciplinary, combining mechanical engineering, physics, materials science and high precision instrumentation to advance information storage and biomedical device technology.
Endowed Chair, Center for Memory and Recording Research
Web Page: http://www.talkelab.ucsd.edu/