Marian Max

Profesor Asistente

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Macul, Chile

Líneas de Investigación

Simulación multifísica y multiescala, machine learning, mecánica de contacto, ingeniería de superficie, tribología, biotribología, fricción, lubricación, hidrodinámica, elastohidrodinámica, desgaste, lubricantes sólidos, recubrimiento, materiales 2D


  •  Industrial Engineering and Management, ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION. Chile, 2015
  •  Industrial Engineering and Management , ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION. Chile, 2013

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time


    Facultad de Ingeniería

    Macul, Chile

    2022 - At present

  •   Consejero academico Full Time


    Technical Faculty

    Erlangen, Alemania

    2019 - 2020

Experiencia Profesional

  •   CEO Part Time

    Marian Immobilien GmbH

    Fuerth, Alemania

    2020 - At present

  •   Assistant CEO Part Time

    Marian Holding GmbH

    Fuerth, Alemania

    2010 - 2015

Formación de Capital Humano

Desde 2015 Max Marian fue supervisor de 23 tesis (4 tesis de bachelor, 9 tesis de proyecto, 10 tesis de máster) en la Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Alemania. Max Marian está supervisando dos investigadores de postdoctorado. Además, está dictando los siguientes cursos: Diseño mecánico (ciclo 1, pregrado), Diseño de elementos de máquinas (ciclo 2, pregrado), Ingeniería de superficies y tribología (ciclo 2, postgrado).

Difusión y Transferencia

Max Marian ha publicado más de 45 artículos en revistas y forma parte del comité editorial del Frontiers in Chemistry Nanoscience, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Lubricants y Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces. Además, es miembro de la Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) y la German Society for Tribology (GfT). Es en el Steering Committe del 24th International Colloquium Tribology 2024 en Esslingen, Alemania.

Premios y Distinciones

  •   GfT Förderpreis

    Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V.

    Alemania, 2016

    Best Master Thesis

  •   Reviewers' Favorite Award

    Design Society

    Croacia, 2018

    Reviewers' Favorite Award

  •   Best Presentation Award

    Gesellschaft für Tribologie e.V.

    Austria, 2019

    Best presenter award at the 4th Young Tribological Researcher Symposium 2019, in Wiener Neustadt, Austria

  •   Innovation Award

    Schaeffler FAG Foundation

    Alemania, 2021

    Best Doctoral Thesis

  •   Outstanding Reviewer Award

    Emerald Publishing

    Reino Unido, 2022

    Outstanding Reviewer Award for the journal Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

  •   Future Technology Award

    Schaeffler FAG Foundation

    Alemania, 2022

    Awarded with 100.000 for an innovative research idea

  •   Emerging Leader

    IOP Publishing

    Reino Unido, 2023

    Listed among the Emerging Leaders by Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties

  •   Top cited article award


    Estados Unidos, 2023

    Top cited article award in the journal Advanced Materials Interfaces, Wiley

  •   Best Paper Award


    Suiza, 2023

    Best Paper Award in the journal Lubricants, MDPI

  •   Ken Ludema Best Paper Award


    Holanda, 2023

    Ken Ludema Best Paper Award at the Wear of Materials Conference 2023 in Banff, Canada


Article (37)

Evaluation of the wear-resistance of DLC-coated hard-on-soft pairings for biomedical applications
Experimental study on the tribological behavior of ceramic disks for application in mixer taps under different lubrication conditions
Predicting EHL film thickness parameters by machine learning approaches
Subject-specific tribo-contact conditions in total knee replacements: a simulation framework across scales
Wear Mechanism of Superhard Tetrahedral Amorphous Carbon (ta-C) Coatings for Biomedical Applications
A Semantic Annotation Pipeline towards the Generation of Knowledge Graphs in Tribology
Combining surface textures and MXene coatings-towards enhanced wear-resistance and durability
Evaluation of DLC, MoS2, and Ti3C2Tx thin films for triboelectric nanogenerators
Experimental investigation of friction in compliant contact: The effect of configuration, viscoelasticity and operating conditions
Layered 2D Nanomaterials to Tailor Friction and Wear in Machine Elements-A Review
Machine Learning in Tribology-More than Buzzwords?
Micro-scale deterministic asperity contact FEM simulation
Numerical micro-texture optimization for lubricated contacts-A critical discussion
Roadmap for 2D materials in biotribological/biomedical applications-A review
Tribological Behavior of Additively Manufactured Metal Components
Amorphous Carbon Coatings for Total Knee Replacements-Part I: Deposition, Cytocompatibility, Chemical and Mechanical Properties
Amorphous Carbon Coatings for Total Knee Replacements-Part II: Tribological Behavior
Correlating wine astringency with physical measures - Current knowledge and future directions
Current Trends and Applications of Machine Learning in Tribology-A Review
Enhancing mechanical and biomedical properties of protheses - Surface and material design
Evaluation of the surface fatigue behavior of amorphous carbon coatings through cyclic nanoindentation
Exploring the lubrication mechanisms of synovial fluids for joint longevity-A perspective
Geometrical Optimization of the EHL Roller Face/Rib Contact for Energy Efficiency in Tapered Roller Bearings
Rheological behavior of an artificial synovial fluid - influence of temperature, shear rate and pressure
The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Tribology-A Perspective
Ti3C2Tx solid lubricant coatings in rolling bearings with remarkable performance beyond state-of-the-art materials
Towards the understanding of lubrication mechanisms in total knee replacements - Part I: Experimental investigations
Towards the understanding of lubrication mechanisms in total knee replacements - Part II: Numerical modeling
Effective usage of 2D MXene nanosheets as solid lubricant - Influence of contact pressure and relative humidity
Mxene nanosheets as an emerging solid lubricant for machine elements ? Towards increased energy e fficiency and service life
Non-Dimensional Groups, Film Thickness Equations and Correction Factors for Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication: A Review
Numerical Modeling of Wear in a Thrust Roller Bearing under Mixed Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication
tribAIn-Towards an Explicit Specification of Shared Tribological Understanding
Designing surface textures for EHL point-contacts - Transient 3D simulations, meta-modeling and experimental validation
Friction reduction in EHL contacts by surface microtexturing - tribological performance, manufacturing and tailored design
On Friction Reduction by Surface Modifications in the TEHL Cam/Tappet-Contact-Experimental and Numerical Studies
Microtextured surfaces in higher loaded rolling-sliding EHL line-contacts

BookSection (1)

Lubrication of hip and knee joint replacements: The contribution of experiments and numerical modeling

Monograph (2)

Machine learning in tribology
Numerische Auslegung von Oberflächenmikrotexturen für geschmierte tribologische Kontakte
Marian Max

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ingeniería de Mecánica y Metalúrgica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Macul, Chile

Andreas Rosenkranz


Department of Chemical Engineering, Biotechnology and Materials

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Natalia Brossard

Profesor asistente

Fruticultura y Enología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Magdalena Walczak

Associate Professor

Mechanical and Metallurgical Engineering


Santiago, Chile

Fabiola Pineda

Assistant professor


Universidad Mayor de Chile

Santiago, Chile

Edmundo Bordeu


Fruticultura y Enología


Santiago, Chile