Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Mechanical Engineering



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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. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

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

Chennaoui M, Fowell M, Liang H, 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

Kadiric A, Shore J, Christodoulias AI, 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

Ueda M, Wainwright B, Spikes H, 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

Boidi G, Grützmacher PG, Kadiric A, 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

Manieri F, Stadler K, Morales-Espejel GE, 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

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