Research Staff

  • Dr Alessandra Ciniero

    Alessandra Ciniero

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    Dr Alessandra Ciniero Research Associate

    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

    Metal working fluids (MWFs), corrosion inhibitors, friction modifiers, aqueous lubrication, surfactants, atomic force microscopy (AFM)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Carlos Garcia Gonzalez

    Carlos Garcia Gonzalez

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    Dr Carlos Garcia Gonzalez Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, tribochemistry, mechanochemistry, Raman spectroscopy, IR  spectroscopy

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Debashis Puhan

    Debashis Puhan

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    Dr Debashis Puhan Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Polymer tribology, polymer composites, triboemission, t riboelectrification/charging mechanochemistry , tribochemistry, additives, boundary lubrication, friction and wear mechanisms

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Edward Smith

    Edward Smith

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    Dr Edward Smith Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, multiscale-multiphysics modelling,  coupling strategies

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Francesco Manieri

    Francesco Manieri

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    Dr Francesco Manieri Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Fracture mechanics, wind turbine tribology, elastohydrodynamic (EHD) friction,  white etching cracks

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr James Ewen

    James Ewen

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    Dr James Ewen Research Associate

    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 Joanna Dawczyk

    Joanna Dawczyk

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    Dr Joanna Dawczyk Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Boundary lubrication, fuels and lubricant additives, topography of antiwear films, organic friction modifiers (OFMs), nanoparticles

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Jon Dench

    Jon Dench

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    Dr Jon Dench Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Viscosity, confined fluids, fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging, in situ measurements of thin fluid films under extreme conditions, effect of shear stress and confinement on lubricant flow, structure and rheology

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Nicola De Laurentis

    Nicola De Laurentis

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    Dr Nicola De Laurentis SKF UTC Research Manager

    Research Interests

    Grease lubrication, elastohydrodynamic (EHD) friction, rheology, rolling bearings, engineering coatings, gears

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Pauline Cusseau

    Pauline Cusseau

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    Dr Pauline Cusseau Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, Viscosity Modifiers, Viscosity Index Improvers, Polymers, Rheology

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 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 Pushkar Deshpande

    Pushkar Deshpande

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    Dr Pushkar Deshpande Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, tribochemistry, tribocatalysis,  friction modifiers, coatings, nanoparticles, surface-additive synergy

    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 Zhe Geng

    Zhe Geng

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    Dr Zhe Geng Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Acoustic emission

    Location

    564a 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

  • 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

  • Ben Fry

    Ben Fry

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    Ben Fry PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Organic Friction Modifiers (OFMs), boundary lubrication, boundary films

    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

  • Bo Peng

    Bo Peng

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    Bo Peng PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Scuffing, wear,  non-conformal contacts

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Branislav Džepina

    Branislav Džepina

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    Branislav Džepina PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics simulations, diamond cutting tools, multiscale simulations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Carlos Ayestaran Latorre

    Carlos Ayestaran Latorre

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    Carlos Ayestaran 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

  • Damon Lee

    Damon Lee

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    Damon Lee PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), elastohydrodynamic lubrication, heat transfer

    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

  • Elze Porte

    Elze Porte

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    Elze Porte PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, lubrication mechanisms, imaging techniques, porous media flow

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Georgios Samaras

    Georgios Samaras

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    Georgios Samaras MSc Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, mouth feel, food tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    TSM-CDT

  • Giulio Fatti

    Giulio Fatti

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    Giulio Fatti PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Ab initio molecular dynamics, density functional theory (DFT), coupling strategies, triboemission

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Guido Boidi

    Guido  Boidi

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    Guido Boidi PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Mechanical behavior of materials, microstructure, mechanical testing

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Harriet Stevenson

    Harriet Stevenson

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    Harriet Stevenson PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, artificial joints, boundary lubrication, ultra-thin film optical interferometry

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Ilias Konstantinou

    Ilias Konstantinou

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    Ilias Konstantinou PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, biomechanics, brain tribology, finite element methods (FEM)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Jia Lu

    Jia Lu

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    Jia Lu PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Infrared microscopy, shear heating, heat generation,  elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Jonas Verschueren

    Jonas Verschueren

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    Jonas Verschueren PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Dislocation dynamics, atomistic modelling of dislocations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

    TSM-CDT

  • 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

  • Li Shen

    Li Shen

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    Li Shen PhD Student

    Research Interests

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

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 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

  • Marco Trovatelli

    Marco Trovatelli

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    Marco Trovatelli Visiting Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, tissue mimicking materials, soft materials

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Michele Terzano

    Michele Terzano

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    Michele Terzano PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Fracture mechanics, soft matter, contact mechanics, biomechanics, 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

  • Peng Wang

    Peng Wang

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    Peng Wang PhD Student

    Research Interests

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

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Qian Wang (Alexis)

    Qian Wang

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    Qian Wang (Alexis) PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Soft materials, soft contact lubrication modelling, rough surface contacts, rubber friction

    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

  • Ruby McCarron

    Ruby McCarron

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    Ruby McCarron 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ying Wang

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    Ying Wang Visiting 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

  • Zhengchu Tan

    Zhengchu Tan

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    Zhengchu Tan PhD Student

    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