Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Tribology and Mechanical Engineering Design



+44 (0)20 7594 7066m.masen




Mrs Chrissy Stevens +44 (0)20 7594 7064




668City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus




Research Interests

- Bio-Contacts, -Interfaces and -Tribology

- Tribology of Human Tissue
   - Friction and the Prevention of Decubitus Ulcers
   - Modelling & Measuring Friction of the Human Skin
   - Relation Contact, Friction & Experience

- Wear
   - Modelling Two- and Three-Body Abrasion
   - Wear Mechanisms in Artificial Articular Joints

Tribology in Metal Forming Processes

Tribology of Viscoelastic Materials


Editorial Boards

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Member of the Editorial Board of the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology