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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Zhang J, Bolle B, Wong J, et al., 2024, Influence of atmosphere on carbonaceous film formation in rubbing, metallic contacts, Tribology Letters, Vol:72, ISSN:1023-8883

Zhang J, Wheatley A, Pasaribu R, et al., 2023, Wind turbine lubrication: low temperature fretting wear behaviour of four commercial greases, Tribology International, Vol:187, ISSN:0301-679X

Song W, Zhang J, Campen S, et al., 2023, Lubrication mechanism of a strong tribofilm by imidazolium ionic liquid, Friction, Vol:11, ISSN:2223-7690, Pages:425-440

Zhang J, Yu M, Joedicke A, et al., 2022, Characterising the effects of simultaneous water and gasolinedilution on lubricant performance, Tribology International, ISSN:0301-679X

Yang X, Liu H, Dhawan S, et al., 2022, Digitally-enhanced lubricant evaluation scheme for hot stamping applications, Nature Communications, Vol:13, ISSN:2041-1723

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