Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Postgraduate







City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Mao Ueda graduated from the Kyoto University with a Masters in Chemistry in 2012. Since then he has been working for Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., in charge of developing engine oils.

In 2018, he joined Tribology Group for his PhD study. His research is ZDDP tribofilm properties under the supervision of Professor Hugh Spikes and Dr. Amir Kadiric.



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

Garcia Gonzalez C, Ueda M, Spikes H, et al., 2021, Temperature dependence of Molybdenum dialkyl dithiocarbamate (MoDTC) tribofilms via time-resolved Raman spectroscopy, Scientific Reports, ISSN:2045-2322

Ueda M, Kadiric A, Spikes H, 2020, ZDDP tribofilm formation on non-ferrous surfaces, Tribology Online, Vol:15, ISSN:1881-218X, Pages:318-331

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

Ueda M, Kadiric A, Spikes H, 2019, On the crystallinity and durability of ZDDP tribofilm, Tribology Letters, Vol:67, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:1-13

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