Dr Amir Kadiric is a Reader in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Tribology Group. He also leads the SKF University Technology Centre for Tribology at Imperial College.
He obtained his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering followed by a PhD in Tribology from Imperial College in 2005. He subsequently took a post at SKF’s Engineering and Research Centre in the Netherlands where he worked on rolling bearing research, before returning to Imperial.
Dr Kadiric’s research focuses on damage and failure in machine elements including mechanisms of rolling contact fatigue (pitting and micro-pitting), scuffing and fretting; reliability and efficiency of transmission systems in electric vehicles; condition monitoring of tribological systems; contact mechanics and surface coatings. He has strong links with industry and his research is applicable to a wide range of engineering systems including wind turbines, geared turbo-fan engines and electric vehicles.
Ueda M, Spikes H, Kadiric A, 2022, In-situ observation of the effect of the tribofilm growth on scuffing in rolling-sliding contact, Tribology Letters, Vol:70, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:1-21
et al., 2022, A novel set-up for in situ measurement and mapping of lubricant film thickness in a model rolling bearing using interferometry and ratiometric fluorescence imaging, Tribology Letters, Vol:70, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:1-17
et al., 2022, Prediction of electric vehicle transmission efficiency using a new thermally coupled lubrication model, SAE Technical Paper Series, ISSN:0148-7191, Pages:1-20
et al., 2022, The effect of friction on micropitting, Wear, Vol:488-489, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:1-13
Ueda M, Spikes H, Kadiric A, 2022, Influence of black oxide coating on micropitting and ZDDP tribofilm formation, Tribology Transactions, Vol:65, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:1-21
et al., 2021, Fast laser surface texturing of spherical samples to improve the frictional performance of elasto-hydrodynamic lubricated contacts, Friction, Vol:9, ISSN:2223-7704, Pages:1227-1241
Ueda M, Kadiric A, Spikes H, 2020, ZDDP tribofilm formation on non-ferrous surfaces, Tribology Online, Vol:15, ISSN:1881-218X, Pages:318-331
Kanazawa Y, De Laurentis N, Kadiric A, 2019, Studies of friction in grease lubricated rolling bearings using ball-on-disc and full bearing tests, Tribology Transactions, Vol:63, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:77-89
Ueda M, Spikes H, Kadiric A, 2019, In-situ observations of the effect of the ZDDP tribofilm growth on micropitting, Tribology International, Vol:138, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:342-352
Rycerz P, Kadiric A, 2019, The influence of slide–roll ratio on the extent of micropitting damage in rolling–sliding contacts pertinent to gear applications, Tribology Letters, Vol:67, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:1-20
Peng B, Spikes H, Kadiric A, 2019, The development and application of a scuffing test based on contra-rotation, Tribology Letters, Vol:67, ISSN:1023-8883
et al., 2019, The origins of white etching cracks and their significance to rolling bearing failures, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:120, ISSN:0142-1123, Pages:107-133
Kanazawa Y, Sayles RS, Kadiric A, 2017, Film formation and friction in grease lubricated rolling-sliding non-conformal contacts, Tribology International, Vol:109, ISSN:1879-2464, Pages:505-518
Rycerz P, Olver A, Kadiric A, 2017, Propagation of surface initiated rolling contact fatigue cracks in bearing Steel, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol:97, ISSN:1879-3452, Pages:29-38