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.



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, Kadiric A, Spikes H, 2021, Wear of hydrogenated DLC in MoDTC-containing oils, Wear, Vol:474-475, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:1-10

Ueda M, Kadiric A, Spikes H, 2021, Influence of steel surface composition on ZDDP tribofilm growth using Ion implantation, Tribology Letters, Vol:69, ISSN:1023-8883

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, Vol:11, ISSN:2045-2322, Pages:3621-3621

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