Research Staff

  • Dr Alessandra Ciniero

    Alessandra Ciniero

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    Dr Alessandra Ciniero 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 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 Hak-Mook Kim

    Dr Hak-Mook Kim

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    Dr Hak-Mook Kim Sponsored Researcher

    Research Interests

    Base oils, lubricant formulation, lubricant additives

    Location

    564 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 Jinbang Li

    Dr Jinbang Li

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    Dr Jinbang Li Academic Visitor

    Research Interests

    Base oils, lubricant formulation, lubricant additives

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Joonwoo Lee

    Dr Joonwoo Lee

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    Dr Joonwoo Lee Sponsored Researcher

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 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 Nicola Menga

    Dr Nicola Menga

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    Dr Nicola Menga 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 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 Sung-Uk Choi

    Dr Sung-Uk Choi

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    Dr Sung-Uk Choi Sponsored Researcher

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    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

  • Amran Mohamed

    Amran Mohamed

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    Amran Mohamed PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    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 Ayestarán Latorre

    Carlos Ayestaràn 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

  • Daniel Owens

    Daniel Owens

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    Daniel Owens PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 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

    Tribology

    Location

    564 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 PhD 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Luca Pierangeli

    Luca Pierangeli

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    Luca Pierangeli Visiting Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, FEA modelling

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Tian Yuan

    Tian Yuan

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    Tian Yuan 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

  • 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