Dr 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. 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. Current research topics include: initiation and propagation of rolling contact fatigue cracks in concentrated rolling/sliding contacts pertinent to operation of rolling bearings and gears, efficiency of electric vehicle transmissions, gear micropitting, mechanisms of scuffing and fretting damage, EHL lubrication including grease friction and film formation, and modelling of rough surface contacts.