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 Academic contacts A-E
Profile Name and role Contact details Research interests
 Pavlos Aleiferis

Professor Pavlos Aleiferis

Professor of Thermofluids

+44 (0)20 7594 7032

My research interests are in the field of turbulent multiphase flows and heat transfer, covering injection and spray formation, chemical reactions, cavitation, flash boiling and supercritical conditions, using Laser-based optical diagnostic techniques and computational fluid dynamics. Applications are diverse, including sustainable fuels and hydrogen for low-carbon propulsion technologies and thermofluid aspects of electrification of transport.
Andrew Amis 

Professor Andrew Amis

Professor of Orthopaedic Biomechanics

+44 (0)20 7594 7062

 My research interests include the design of artificial human joints, tendons and ligaments and the mechanical analyses of biological systems and structures.
Richard van Arkel 

Dr Richard van Arkel

Senior Lecturer

My research investigates orthopaedic systems, exploring: how surgical interventions restore healthy joint function, how implants behave in the body, and how new technologies, such as additive manufacturing, could improve treatments.
 Daniel Balint

Professor Daniel Balint

Professor in Solid Mechanics

+44 (0)20 7594 7084

 My research interests include: metal forming, materials modelling, defect and damage evolution, grain boundary decohesion and sliding, superplasticity, size effects, CPFE methods, discrete dislocation plasticity modelling, XFEM methods, thermal barrier coatings and functionally graded materials, thin film delamination/fracture, failure of paints and coatings, modelling of elastic/plastic fracture, and orthopaedic biomechanics.
Bamber Blackman 

 Professor Bamber Blackman

Professor of the Mechanics of Materials

+44 (0)20 7594 7196

 My research interests include: fracture mechanics of engineering adhesive joints, surface pre-treatment and adhesive bonding, delamination of composite materials, high speed impact response and high speed photography, structure-property relationships (including atomic force microscopy and dynamic mechanical analysis), and standardisation of fracture test methods.
 Michael Bluck

Dr Michael Bluck

Reader in Nuclear Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 7055

 My research interests include: nuclear reactor thermal hydraulics; nuclear fusion; hybrid, coupled numerical methods; electromagnetic, acoustic and elastodynamic wave propagation; boundary integral equations; finite element methods; applications of differential forms to numerical methods; multipole methods for fast numerical solutions of discrete problems; and model based event correlation in networks.
 Teng Cao

 Dr Teng Cao

Lecturer in Thermofluids

+44 (0)20 7594 7186

 My research is in the field of turbomachinery which is a crucial component for the current and future energy systems in the world. I am passionate about improving turbomachines performance, including efficiency, stability, and robustness, through understanding its aerothermal mechanics using both numerical and experimental methods.
Peter Cawley 

 Professor Peter Cawley

Professor in Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 7000

 The motivation of my work is to solve real industrial inspection problems. I work within the Non-Destructive Evaluation research group, which currently looks at the following research themes: Imaging, Inspection and Monitoring, and Material Characterisation.
 Fred Cegla

 Dr Frederic Cegla

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 8096

 My research interests are in the field of non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring. Most of my activities are focused on the modelling, design and application of advanced transducers in industrial plants like refineries or power stations.
 Maria Charalambides

Professor Maria Charalambides

Professor of the Mechanics of Materials

+44 (0)20 7594 7246

 My group’s research deals with mechanical characterisation and modelling of soft solids, micromechanics models for particulate composites and cellular solids, measurement and modelling of interfaces.
 Catrin Davies

 Dr Catrin Davies

Reader in Structural Integrity of Alloys

+44 (0)20 7594 7035

 My research interests include: elastic-plastic-creep fracture mechanics; residual stress; welding; finite element modelling; and additive manufacturing processes.
 John Dear

 Professor John Dear

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 7086

 My research expertise is in structural integrity of materials including manufacturing and micro-structural effects.
 Daniele Dini

 Dr Daniele Dini

Professor in Tribology

+44 (0)20 7594 7242

 My research is in tribology, the study of friction, wear, and lubrication. Applications include performance of lubricants, biomedical implants, arerospace and automotive. Most of my activities are related to modelling and simulations.
Dr Matt Eaton

Dr Matthew Eaton


+44 (0)20 7594 7053

 My research interests encompass computational radiation transport, computational fluid dynamics, nuclear criticality, cloud radiation physics, nuclear reactor physics, radiation shielding and dosimetry, infra-red optical tomography, high-resolution finite volume methods, sub-grid scale modelling, non-linear Petrov-Galerkin methods, mesh generation, coupled radiation/heat/fluid dynamic problems and algebraic multigrid solvers.


Academic contacts F-Q
Profile Name and role Contact details Research interests

Dr Enrico Franco



Dr Andrea Giusti


 My research activity focuses on the development of theoretical and numerical models for multi-phase turbulent reacting flows. Research interests include the modelling of extreme events in aero-engine combustors, nanofuels and nanofluids, particle-laden flows in microchannels, soot formation and evolution. The study of innovative technologies for environmentally friendly engines is also part of my current research.
 Ulrich Hansen

Dr Ulrich Hansen


+44 (0)20 7594 7061

My research interests include: bone properties related to fracture and implant loosening, particularly how these are affected by disease processes and drugs; cartilage properties, particularly as related to arthritis and joint replacements; and implant performance, particularly loosening and how this performance is related to the interaction with the natural tissue.
 Yannis Hardalupas

Professor Yannis Hardalupas

Professor of Multiphase Flows 

+44 (0)20 7594 7057

My research interests include: development and application of optical experimental methods in combustion, liquid atomisation and two-phase flows; control of emissions and combustion oscillations; flame sensors and optical instrumentation; atomisation of liquid fuels, internal flow characteristics and liquid cavitation in injectors; and particle agglomeration/granulation with applications in the chemical industry.
 Paul Hooper

Dr Paul Hooper

Senior Lecturer in the Mechanics of Materials division 

+44 (0) 20 7594 7128

  Dr Peter Huthwaite

Dr Peter Huthwaite

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 3794

My main research is in Imaging in non-destructive evaluation, applying ultrasonics, radiography and guided wave techniques. I have also applied these approaches to medicine, as well as developing modelling and inversion techniques
Jonathan Jeffers   

Professor Jonathan Jeffers

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 5471

My current research activity includes using new materials and manufacturing methods to create new treatment paradigms in orthopaedics, and investigating biomechanics of the hip joint to improve joint preserving and joint replacement surgery.
Jun Jiang   

Dr Jun Jiang

Senior Lecturer

My research focuses on developing novel light-metal (Ti, Mg, Al) forming techniques. I am keen on enhancing our fundamental understanding of microstructure development during forming process e.g. recrystallization and diffusion bonding through micromechanical characterization and modelling.
 Bill Jones

Professor Bill Jones

Professor of Combustion

+44 (0)20 7594 7037

My research interests include combustion, turbulent flow, Large Eddy Simulation, and experimental studies of high-intensity combustion systems.
 Amir Kadiric

Dr Amir Kadiric

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 1717

My research focuses on efficiency and reliability of mechanical systems including: damage accumulation in rolling/sliding contacts through mechanisms of rolling contact fatigue; micro-pitting and scuffing; use of condition monitoring for contact damage prediction; frictional losses and efficiency in transmission systems; contact mechanics and surface coatings.

Dr Jang Ah Kim



 Tony Kinloch

 Professor Tony Kinloch

Professor of Adhesion

+44 (0)20 7594 7081

My research interests are concerned with measuring, modelling and predicting the performance of adhesives and bonded joints, components and structures; and the fracture of composite materials.
Jianguo Lin 

Professor Jianguo Lin

Professor in Mechanics of Materials Division

+44 (0)20 7594 7082

My research interests include: materials and process modelling, multiscale modelling, damage mechanics, crystal plasticity, metal forming, hot forging, hot rolling, and creep-age-forming. 

Professor Peter Lindstedt

Professor in the Thermofluids Division


Current interests include methods for the prediction of particle size distributions of particulate matter from automotive and aero-engines, heterogeneous surface-fluid interactions leading to material degradation and deposits, catalytically active materials, highly reactive fuels and the transition between different combustion modes as may occur under ultra-lean conditions and in high performance devices.
 Mike Lowe

Professor Mike Lowe

Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 7071

My research is in Non Destructive Testing (NDT), with particular interests in structure guided ultrasound, wave theory, wave scattering, materials characterisation, and analytical and numerical modelling. My teaching interests are in mechanics, stress analysis, mathematics, vibration, and Finite Element modelling.
Dr Monica Marinescu

Dr Monica Marinescu


I am interested in understanding how physical and chemical processes impact the behaviour of energy storage devices in applications. 
 Ricardo Martinez Botas

Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas

Professor of Turbo-machinery

Deputy Head of Department

+44 (0)20 7594 7241

My work is in the area of low carbon vehicles with particular emphasis to highly downsized engines, turbochargers and energy recovery systems. I have developed the area of unsteady flow aerodynamics of small turbines, with particular application to the turbocharger industry.
 Marc Masen

Dr Marc Masen

Reader in Tribology and Mechanical Engineering Design

+44 (0)20 7594 7066

I develop models and design and build new experimental devices to study friction, wear and lubrication. Applications are engineering systems operating in extreme conditions as well as bio-tribology: product-skin interaction, tissue damage and durable joint replacements.

Professor Aimee Morgans

Professor of Thermofluids

+44 (0)20 7594 9975

My research aims to make energy generation and transport more environmentally friendly. My main research areas are: thermoacoustic instability in gas turbine combustors; modelling and reducing the aerodynamic drag of bluff bodies (representative of road vehicles).; aeroacoustics, flow instability and feedback control of fluid flows in general.
 Salvador Navarro-Martinez

Dr Salvador Navarro-Martinez


+44 (0)20 7594 9229

My research interests lie in the area of Computational Modelling of Thermofluids. My current research activities lie in the areas of reactive, multi-phase and compressible flows. Applications include spray atomization, gas turbine combustors, high-speed combustion and aerothermodynamics.
 David Nowell

Professor David Nowell

Chair in Machine Dynamics and Director of the VUTC

+44 (0)20 7594 1458

My research interests are in the general area of structural integrity and performance, particularly fatigue, contact and friction. 
 Greg Offer

Professor Greg Offer

Professor in Electrochemical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 7072

Having trained as an electrochemist before moving to engineering, my research portfolio focuses on understanding the limits of operation, degradation mechanisms and failure modes of batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells in automotive applications, and the impacts and consequences on system design, integration and control.
 Soraia Pimenta

Dr Soraia Pimenta

Reader in Mechanics of Materials and Structures

+44 (0)20 7594 3784

My research is focused on understanding and modelling the mechanics of composites, especially for discontinuous materials suitable for large-volume applications (such as the automotive industry). I am also interested in the development of novel composites with improved mechanical properties, by designing the material microstructure using inspiration from Nature.


Academic contacts R-Z
Profile  Name and role  Contact details  Research interests 
 Tom Reddyhoff

Dr Thomas Reddyhoff

Reader in Tribology

+44 (0)20 7594 3840


 My research is tribology, which encompasses friction, lubrication and wear.  I address problems in areas ranging from automotive components to Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems to biological contacts.  This often involves developing new experimental techniques, such as fluorescence, infrared microscopy and ultrasonic sensing, which are applied in combination with numerical modelling.
 Guillermo Rein

Professor Guillermo Rein

Professor of Fire Science

+44 (0)20 7594 7036

 My research is centred in heat transfer, material flammability and fire behaviour. The purpose of my work is to reduce the worldwide burden of accidental fires and protect people, their property, and the environment. I specially enjoy solving multidisciplinary problems combining experimental and modelling techniques.
Ludovic Renson 

Dr Ludovic Renson

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)20 7594 7088

My research investigates the dynamics and control of nonlinear systems. Applications include aerospace structures (aircraft, turbo engines, satellites), spider webs, mammalian stem cells and neurons. Most of my activities include both simulations and experimental tests. 
Stelios Rigopoulos 

 Dr Stelios Rigopoulos

Reader in Thermofluids

+44 (0)20 7594 7108

My research is on environmental and engineering problems involving fluid dynamics and aerosols, such as volcanic ash clouds, contrail formation, nanoparticle synthesis and crystallisation. At the fundamental level, I develop and employ advanced theoretical and computational methods including population balance models, machine learning, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and molecular modelling, with a wide range of applications including the aforementioned fields.
Mike Ristic 

 Dr Mike Ristic

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)20 7594 7048

 My research interests include Robotics, Control Systems, CAD/CAM and Medical Imaging. It combines aspects of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering with software algorithms for signal processing and 3D shape modelling. Much of recent work has involved Magnetic Resonance Imaging, including novel MRI scanners and robotics for interventional MRI.
 Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena

 Dr Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena

Professor in Medical Robotics

+44 (0)20 7594 7046

 My current research interests lie in the application of mechatronic systems to medicine, in the specific areas of clinical training, diagnostics and surgical intervention.
 Christoph Schwingshackl

Dr Christoph Schwingshackl


+44 (0)20 7594 1920

 My main research interest is structural dynamics of aircraft engines, with a special focus on nonlinear contact interface behaviour. The main aim of my work is to gain a better analytic and experimental understanding of the dynamic response of nonlinear assemblies to allow a reliable stress and fatigue analysis of the components.
 Antonis Sergis

Dr Antonis Sergis

Lecturer in Thermofluids

+44 (0)20 7594 7041

Hugh Spikes 

 Professor Hugh Spikes

Emeritus Professor, Senior Research Investigator in the Tribology group

+44 (0)20 7594 7063

 My research interests span many areas of Tribology, ranging from the design of engine lubricants to the tribology of micromachines.  In all of these, my goal is to understand the relationship between lubricant properties and their composition at a molecular level, and to determine underlying mechanisms of lubrication. 
 Sina Stapelfeldt

Dr Sina Stapelfeldt

Lecturer in the Dynamics group

+44 (0)20 7594 7076

 Ambrose Taylor

Professor Ambrose Taylor

Professor of Materials Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 7149

My research investigates adhesives, fibre composites, paints and coatings. We use experiments and modelling to understand the microstructure/property relationships. We develop new materials, using thermoplastics or nanoparticles to toughen these brittle thermoset polymers, and understand the durability and fatigue performance.
 Alex Taylor

 Professor Alex Taylor


+44 (0)20 7594 7042

 My research interests  include experimental methods for combusting two phase flows, including internal combustion engines, with emphasis on electro-optic techniques; applications to gas turbines and steel production.
 Ravi Vaidyanathan

Professor Ravi Vaidyanathan

Professor of Biomechatronics

+44 (0)20 7594 7020

 My laboratory studies mechanisms of sensory-motor control, specifically with respect to systems-level coupling between mechanics and neurophysiology -  ‘neuromechanics’.  Application areas include biologically-inspired robotics, prosthetics, rehabilitation systems and human-machine interface. Our current research is drawn from a combination of systems engineering, robotics, neuroscience, physiological signal recognition, and dynamic systems theory.
Richard van Arkel 

Dr Richard van Arkel

Senior Lecturer

My research investigates orthopaedic systems, exploring: how surgical interventions restore healthy joint function, how implants behave in the body, and how new technologies, such as additive manufacturing, could improve treatments.
Huizhi Wang 

 Dr Huizhi Wang

Senior Lecturer

+44 (0)20 7594 7165

My research interests are in the field of electrochemical energy engineering with a particular focus on the thermofluid aspects of electrochemical energy conversion and storage systems including fuel cells, batteries and electrolysers. Relying on a combined experimental and modeling approach, I study the coupled transport of heat, mass, species and charge at different length scales and link up them with the new designs and performance improvement of electrochemical energy systems. I am also interested in advanced manufacturing (e.g., microfluidic-based fabrication, additive manufacturing) and diagnostic techniques for electrochemical energy applications.
Liliang Wang 

 Dr Li-Liang Wang

Reader in Mechanical Engineering

+44 (0)20 7594 3648

 My research is in metal forming and process modelling, which includes FE modelling of metal forming processes, Tribology in metal forming processes and the development of advanced metal forming technologies.
 Janet Wong

 Dr Janet Wong 

Reader in Tribology and Mechanochemistry

+44 (0)20 7594 8991

 I am interested in interface phenomena, polymer dynamics and nano-tribology and have pioneered the application of fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging to in-situ measurements of velocity profiles, surface reaction rates, and additive interaction and phase stabilities of fluids at tribological contacts and under extreme conditions.