Research Staff

  • Dr Alessandra Ciniero

    Alessandra Ciniero

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    Dr Alessandra Ciniero Marie Curie Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Triboemission, mechanochemistry, textures, coatings, molecular dynamics simulations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Asad Jamal

    Asad Jamal

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    Dr Asad Jamal Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Corrosion inhibitors, friction modifiers, aqueous lubrication, surfactants, atomic force microscopy (AFM), biotribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr James Ewen

    James Ewen

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    Dr James Ewen RAEng Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Nonequilibrium molecular dynamics (NEMD) simulations, lubricant additives, boundary lubrication, organic friction modifiers (OFMs), elastohydrodynamic  lubrication ( EHL), mechanochemistry, surfaces and interfaces

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Jie Zhang (Jason)

    Jie Zhang

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    Dr Jie Zhang (Jason) Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Boundary lubrication, wear measurements, lubricant additives, elastohydrodynamic (EHD) friction, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS),  zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP), mechanochemistry

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Li Shen

    Li Shen

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    Dr Li Shen Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Analytical fluid dynamics,  experimental fluid dynamics,  computational fluid dynamics, a ntifoaming, bubbles, surfactants

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Min Yu

    Ming Yu

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    Dr Min Yu Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Mechatronic systems design and modeling, vehicle dynamics and control, actuation and sensing, instrumentation and measurement

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Nicola Menga

    Dr Nicola Menga

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    Dr Nicola Menga Marie Curie Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Contact mechanics, rough surfaces, computational modelling

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Pawel Rycerz

    Pawel Rycerz

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    Dr Pawel Rycerz Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Bearings, additives, rolling contact fatigue, crack propagation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Peng Wang

    Peng Wang

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    Dr Peng Wang Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Contact modelling, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), liquid slip, elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Songtao Hu

    Songtao Hu

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    Dr Songtao Hu Sponsored Researcher

    Research Interests

    Surface Science, Tribology, Contact Mechanics, Wear, Friction, Acoustic Emission, Seals, Lubrication

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Sophie Campen

    Sophie Campen

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    Dr Sophie Campen Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Surface adsorption/deposition, boundary lubrication, Organic Friction Modifiers (OFMs), self-assembly, in-situ adsorption measurements (AFM and QCM)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    BP-ICAM

  • Dr Sorin-Cristian Vlădescu

    Dr Sorin-Cristian Vlădescu

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    Dr Sorin-Cristian Vlădescu Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Laser surface texturing, film thickness measurements in lubricated contacts , s oft contact tribology (seals), automatic transmissions, automotive safety

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Stefano Galvan

    Stefano Galvan

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    Dr Stefano Galvan Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Software design and development for scientific research, parallel programming, linux system administration and network management, project management

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Zhengchu Tan

    Zhengchu Tan

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    Dr Zhengchu Tan Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, 3D-printing, bio-printing, tissue mimicking materials, crack growth modelling in soft materials

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

Research Students

  • Ajit Bastola

    Ajit Bastola

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    Ajit Bastola PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Contact mechanics, wear phenomena (particularly rolling wear), wear simulation using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Alexander MacLaren

    Alexander MacLaren

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    Alexander MacLaren PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Geared transmission efficiency, churning, elastohydrodynamic lubrication  (EHL) , rheology of oils, gear failure, scuffing, micropitting, electric current damage (ECD), triboelectrochemistry

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Amran Mohamed

    Amran Mohamed

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    Amran Mohamed PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, viscosity modifiers, polymers, molecular dynamics, dissipative particle dynamics

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Andrea Bernardini

    Andrea Bernardini

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    Andrea Bernardini PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, biomechanics, multiscale modelling

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Andreas Varellas

    Andreas Varellas

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    Andreas Varellas MRes Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Ben Collard

    Ben Collard

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    Ben Collard PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Benjamin Wainwright

    Benjamin Wainwright

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    Benjamin Wainwright PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Micropitting, fatigue, spalling, cracks

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Björn Kunzelmann

    Björn Kunzelmann

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    Björn Kunzelmann PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Bearings, Rolling Contact Fatigue, Crack Propagation, Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication  (EHL), Finite Element Methods (FEM), Numerical Simulation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Carlos Ayestarán Latorre

    Carlos Ayestaran Latorre

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    Carlos Ayestarán Latorre PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, surfaces, molecular dynamics (MD), density functional theory (DFT)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    TSM-CDT

  • Chiara Bertuccioli

    Chiara Bertuccioli

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    Chiara Bertuccioli PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Bearings, additives, rolling contact fatigue, crack propagation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • David Uribe Saenz de Camara

    David Uribe Saenz de Camara

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    David Uribe Saenz de Camara PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Contact mechanics, machine element failure mechanisms and vibrations

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dimitrios Bikos

    Dimitrios Bikos

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    Dimitrios Bikos PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, mouth feel, food tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    TSM-CDT

  • Eduardo Ramos Fernandez

    Eduardo Ramos Fernandez

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    Eduardo Ramos Fernandez PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiscale modelling, coupling strategies

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    TSM-CDT

  • Eliane Gendreau

    Eliane Gendreau

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    Eliane Gendreau PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, viscosity modifiers, polymers, fluorescence spectroscopy

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Erik Weiand

    Erik Weiand

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    Erik Weiand PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Georgios Samaras

    Georgios Samaras

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    Georgios Samaras PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, mouth feel, food tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    TSM-CDT

  • Jack Hayes

    Jack Hayes

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    Jack Hayes PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Jagjeevan Bhamra

    Jagjeevan Bhamra

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    Jagjeevan Bhamra PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics, density functional theory, lubricant additives, diamond-like-carbon

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Joseph Shore

    Joseph Shore

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    Joseph Shore PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Bearings, additives, rolling contact fatigue, crack propagation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Jun Wen

    Jun Wen

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    Jun Wen PhD Student

    Research Interests

    MEMS, NEMS, microtexturing, coatings

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Kian Kun Yap

    Kian-Kun Yap

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    Kian Kun Yap PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Polymer tribology, high-temperature sliding, transfer film formation, high-performance polymers
    (HPPs), polyimide composites, solid lubricants, graphite filler

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Lu Yin

    Lu Yin

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    Lu Yin PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Luli Li

    Luli Li

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    Luli Li PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, mechanobiology,  contact mechanics, soft tissue

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Manoj Murali

    Manoj Murali

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    Manoj Murali PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Mao Ueda

    Mao Ueda

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    Mao Ueda PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, thermal stability, mechanochemistry, stress-augmented thermal activation (SATA)

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Marie-Louise Schlichting

    Marie-Louise Schlichting

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    Marie-Louise Schlichting PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology, wire drawing 

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Mohamed Abdelbar

    Mohamed Abdelbar

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    Mohamed Abdelbar PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics, coarse graining, polymers, biotribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Mohanad Bahshwan

    Mohanad Bahshwan

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    Mohanad Bahshwan PhD Student

    Research Interests

    3D printing, additive manufacturing, water desalination

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Rachel Januszewski

    Rachel Januszewski

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    Rachel Januszewski PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Bearings, surface analysis, crack proprogation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Rikeen Jobanputra

    Rikeen Jobanputra

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    Rikeen Jobanputra PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, Skin Modelling, Soft-Tissue Interactions, Finite Element Methods

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Rory McAllister

    Rory McAllister

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    Rory McAllister PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Grease, electric vehicles, bearings, infrared spectroscopy

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Sarah Bellingham

    Sarah Bellingham

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    Sarah Bellingham PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Oil degradation, aged oil, sensors

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Shaoli Jiang

    Shaoli Jiang

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    Shaoli Jiang Visiting Student

    Research Interests

    Polymer tribology, bearings, water lubrication

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Stavros Bontitsopoulos

    Stavros Bontitsopoulos

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    Stavros Bontitsopoulos PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Stephen Jeffreys

    Stephen Jeffreys

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    Stephen Jeffreys PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Elastohydrodynamic lubrication  (EHL), EHL rheology,  fluorescence spectroscopy

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Suhaib Ardah

    Suhaib Ardah

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    Suhaib Ardah PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL), contact mechanics, thermal analyses , wear mechanisms,  numerical simulations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Thomas Kirkby

    Thomas Kirkby

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    Thomas Kirkby PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Tian Yuan

    Tian Yuan

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    Tian Yuan PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, fluid flow, Convection-Enhanced Delivery (CED),  Finite Element  Method (FEM)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Wei Song

    Wei Song

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    Wei Song Visiting Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Xikai Yu

    Xikai Yu

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    Xikai Yu PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Rolling contact fatigue, bearings,  crack proprogation, surface analysis

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Xue Zhou

    Xue Zhou

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    Xue Zhou PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Zheng Sun

    Zheng Sun

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    Zheng Sun PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus