Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Senior Lecturer



+44 (0)20 7594 7066m.masen




Mrs Chrissy Stevens +44 (0)20 7594 7064




667City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Marc received his MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands. His PhD thesis was entitled Abrasive Tool Wear in Metal Forming Processes. Following his PhD he worked at the R&D centre of Hydro Aluminium with a focus on investigating the surface quality of aluminium extrusions. In 2006 he returned to Twente as a lecturer, initiating research into biotribology. In 2013 he joined Imperial College as a Senior Lecturer.

Marc's main areas of research are
- Tribology of Human Tissue
- Tribology of Elastomers and Polymers
- Wear Prevention and Wear Mechanisms
- Tribometer Development.

Recent work includes the development of analytical models for the contact and friction behaviour of compliant, visco-elastic materials, an investigation of the wear behaviour of UHMWPE for use in implants and the design of a novel portable tribometer that has been used in the development of a statistics based model for friction forces in human skin contacts.

He currently runs a research project in which engineers and clinicians collaborate to establish the relationship between friction or shear forces and the development of pressure ulcers.



Klaassen M, de Vries EG, Masen MA, 2017, The static friction response of non-glabrous skin as a function of surface energy and environmental conditions, Biotribology, Vol:11, Pages:124-131

Woldman M, Van Der Heide E, Tinga T, et al., 2017, A Finite Element Approach to Modeling Abrasive Wear Modes, Tribology Transactions, Vol:60, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:711-718

Hu Y, Wang L, Politis DJ, et al., 2017, Development of an interactive friction model for the prediction of lubricant breakdown behaviour during sliding wear, Tribology International, Vol:110, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:370-377

Wang A, Liu J, Gao H, et al., 2017, Hot stamping of AA6082 tailor welded blanks: Experiments and knowledgebased cloud - finite element (KBC-FE) simulation, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol:250, ISSN:0924-0136, Pages:228-238


Wang A, Zheng Y, Liu J, et al., Knowledge based cloud FE simulation a multi-objective FEA system for advanced FE simulation of hot stamping process, The 10th International Conference and Workshop on Numerical Simulation of 3D Sheet Metal Forming Processes, Numisheet 2016, IOP Publishing, ISSN:1742-6588

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