Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Distinguished Research Fellow



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691City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Andy Olver worked as a materials scientist, tribologist and transmission engineer in the helicopter industry before joining the staff of Imperial College in 1992. His research interests include lubrication, fretting, rolling contact fatigue and tribological materials.



Hili J, Pelletie C, Jacobs L, et al., 2017, High-speed elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication by a dilute oil-in-water emulsion, Tribology Transactions, Vol:61, ISSN:1547-397X, Pages:287-294

Rycerz P, Olver A, Kadiric A, 2017, Propagation of surface initiated rolling contact fatigue cracks in bearing Steel, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:97, ISSN:1879-3452, Pages:29-38

Kakavas I, Olver AV, Dini D, 2016, Hypoid gear vehicle axle efficiency, Tribology International, Vol:101, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:314-323

Vladescu S-C, Olver AV, Pegg IG, et al., 2016, Combined friction and wear reduction in a reciprocating contact through laser surface texturing, Wear, Vol:358-359, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:51-61


Vladescu S, Reddyhoff T, Olver A, et al., 2017, Bearing interface with recesses to reduce friction, US20170009886 A1

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