Imperial College London

Dr Jonathan Dench

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate







City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Jonathan graduated from Loughborough University in 2014, with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering obtaining First Class Honours. During his studies he was sponsored by J C Bamford Excavators Ltd and spent a year and a half working in various locations, including the USA.

He has just submitted a PhD in Tribology at Imperial College studying the properties of fluid mixtures under confinement. His work focuses on novel in situ optical techniques to understand the behaviour of such fluids in engineering contacts with a thesis titled: 'Comparing the global and molecular rheology of fluids, in situ, under high pressures'

He is now a Research Associate continuing on from his PhD work, while coordinating combined modelling and experimental approach to research throughout the group.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Dench J, Morgan N, Wong JSS, 2017, Quantitative Viscosity Mapping Using Fluorescence Lifetime Measurements, Tribology Letters, Vol:65, ISSN:1023-8883

Ponjavic A, Dench J, Morgan N, et al., 2015, In situ viscosity measurement of confined liquids, RSC Advances, Vol:5, ISSN:2046-2069, Pages:99585-99593

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