Tom Reddyhoff is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Tribology Group. He also holds a five year EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship. Before joining Imperial College, he completed a PhD in tribology at The University of Sheffield.
Dr Reddyhoff’s background is as a mechanical engineer, though the scope of his research has broadened to include the chemistry and physics of surfaces. He has specialised in developing a range of experimental methods, which he uses in combination with numerical modelling to analyse sliding interfaces. For this research, he has received the Tribology Trust Bronze Medal, a Tiaho Young Tribologist Award and two best paper awards.
et al., 2017, "The origins of triboemission - Correlating wear damage with electron emission", Wear, Vol:374, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:113-119
et al., 2016, Lubricant film thickness and friction force measurements in a laser surface textured reciprocating line contact simulating the piston ring-liner pairing, Tribology International, Vol:98, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:317-329
et al., 2015, The friction coefficient evolution of a TiN coated contact during sliding wear, Applied Surface Science, Vol:345, ISSN:0169-4332, Pages:109-115
Yang S, Reddyhoff T, Spikes H, 2013, Influence of Lubricant Properties on ARKL Temperature Rise and Transmission Efficiency, Tribology Transactions, Vol:56, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:1119-1136
Le Rouzic J, Reddyhoff T, 2013, Development of Infrared Microscopy for Measuring Asperity Contact Temperatures, Journal of Tribology - Transactions of the ASME, Vol:135, ISSN:0742-4787
Dwyer-Joyce RS, Reddyhoff T, Drinkwater BW, 2004, Operating limits for acoustic measurement of rolling bearing oil film thickness, Tribology Transactions, Vol:47, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:366-375
et al., 2012, Lubrication of microelectromechanical devices using liquids of different viscosities, Journal of Tribology - Transactions of the ASME, Vol:134, ISSN:0742-4787
et al., 2010, Lubricant Flow in an Elastohydrodynamic Contact Using Fluorescence, Tribology Letters, Vol:38, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:207-215