Amir Kadiric’s research applies fundamental understanding of contact behaviour to address tribological challenges faced by the industry, particularly in relation to efficiency and reliability improvements in mechanical components such as bearings and gears. To this effect, he collaborates closely with a number of engineering companies in the UK and internationally as well as with public funding bodies. He has active academic collaborations with the Department of Materials Science at University of Cambridge, UK and the Machine Elements Division of Lulea University, Sweden. Together with Prof Hugh Spikes, Amir Kadiric leads the University Technology Centre for Tribology in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
His research utilises both experimental and numerical methods and current projects include: initiation and propagation of rolling contact fatigue cracks in concentrated rolling/sliding contacts; Efficiency improvements in whole drive train system through contact/lubricant optimisation; Mechanisms of scuffing/smearing damage; Influence of surface roughness structure on contact friction; Thermo-mechanical modelling of rough coated contacts; Friction and lubrication of rotary seals; Grease/oil lubrication of rolling bearings; Reliability of traction drives.