Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



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Dr Amir Kadiric is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of Tribology Group. He also leads the SKF University Technology Centre for Tribology at Imperial College.

He obtained his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering followed by a PhD in Tribology from Imperial College in 2005. He subsequently took a post at SKF’s Engineering and Research Centre in the Netherlands where he worked on rolling bearing research, before returning to Imperial.

Dr Kadiric’s research focuses on efficiency and reliability of mechanical systems including: damage accumulation in rolling/sliding contacts through mechanisms of rolling contact fatigue, micro-pitting and scuffing; use of condition monitoring for contact damage prediction; frictional losses and efficiency in transmission systems; contact mechanics and surface coatings.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Peng B, Spikes H, Kadiric A, 2019, The development and application of a scuffing test based on contra-rotation, Tribology Letters, Vol:67, ISSN:1023-8883

Rycerz P, Kadiric A, 2019, The influence of slide–roll ratio on the extent of micropitting damage in rolling–sliding contacts pertinent to gear applications, Tribology Letters, Vol:67, ISSN:1023-8883

Manieri F, Stadler K, Morales-Espejel GE, et al., 2019, The origins of white etching cracks and their significance to rolling bearing failures, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:120, ISSN:0142-1123, Pages:107-133

Morales-Espejel GE, Rycerz P, Kadiric A, 2018, Prediction of micropitting damage in gear teeth contacts considering the concurrent effects of surface fatigue and mild wear, Wear, Vol:398-399, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:99-115

Kanazawa Y, Sayles RS, Kadiric A, 2017, Film formation and friction in grease lubricated rolling-sliding non-conformal contacts, Tribology International, Vol:109, ISSN:1879-2464, Pages:505-518

Hajishafiee A, Kadiric A, Ioannides E, et al., 2016, A coupled finite-volume CFD solver for two-dimensional elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication problems with particular application to rolling element bearings, Tribology International, Vol:109, ISSN:1879-2464, Pages:258-273

Rycerz P, Olver A, Kadiric A, 2016, Propagation of surface initiated rolling contact fatigue cracks in bearing Steel, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:97, ISSN:1879-3452, Pages:29-38

Kadiric A, Sayles RS, Ioannides E, 2008, Thermo-mechanical model for moving layered rough surface contacts, Journal of Tribology-transactions of the Asme, Vol:130, ISSN:1528-8897

Lee-Prudhoe I, Sayles RS, Kaderic A, 1999, Investigations Into Asperity Persistence in Heavily Loaded Contacts, Journal of Tribology - Transactions of the ASME, Vol:121, ISSN:0742-4787, Pages:441-441

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