Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate







462City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr Jie Zhang has a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Tribology and Surface Engineering from China University of Geosciences (Beijing). His Masters project was ‘The Study on Tribological Properties of a Glucose Microemulsion’ (2005-2007). He then joined the Tribology Group in Imperial College London, worked on his PhD project “The study on the friction, wear and film formation properties of ZDDP-containing oils” and completed in 2011 (2007-2011). From 2009 he continuously worked on consultancy work for oil companies and involved in other projects in the Tribology Group (2009-2013). Since 2013 he started to work as a Research Associate on ‘Implementing Lubrication in Micro-Electro-Mechanical System’ project (2013-2015), ‘The Characterisation of Ashless Antiwear Tribofilms’ project (2015-2016), and ‘Mechanochemical behaviour of ZDDP’ (2016-now). He also received an Marie Curie Fellowship and worked as an Experienced Researcher in the beginning of 2017.

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Yu M, Zhang J, Joedicke A, et al., 2021, Experimental investigation into the effects of diesel dilution on engine lubrication, Tribology International, Vol:156, ISSN:0301-679X, Pages:1-9

Zhang J, Ueda M, Campen S, et al., 2021, Boundary friction of ZDDP tribofilms, Tribology Letters, Vol:69, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:1-17

Zhang J, Spikes H, 2020, Measurement of EHD friction at very high contact pressures, Tribology Letters, Vol:68, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:1-12

Zhang J, Ewen JP, Ueda M, et al., 2020, Mechanochemistry of zinc dialkyldithiophosphate on steel surfaces under elastohydrodynamic lubrication conditions, Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:12, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:6662-6676


Yu M, Zhang J, Reddyhoff T, Characterizing Fuel Dilution Effects on Rheological and Tribological Behavior of Engine Lubricant, the 7th World Tribology Congress (WTC2021)

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