Imperial College London

DrPhilippaCann

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Principal Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7027p.cann

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mrs Chrissy Stevens +44 (0)20 7594 7064

 
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Location

 

456BCity and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Overview

Current research projects in grease lubrication:

  • Grease lubrication and maintenance of electrical switchgear
  • Grease lubrication of rolling element bearings: develoment of low friction greases

Current research project in Biotribology:

  • Synovial fluid lubrication of artificial joints (EPSRC grant EP/H020837/1)
  • Degradation mechanisms in articular cartilage
  • Biomaterials for artificial cartilage
  • Tribology of shaving sponsored
  • Abrasive removal of dental biofilms
  • Bio-inspired lubrication additives for water-based solutions
  • Tribology of food and oral processing

 

Research sponsors include: Proctor and Gamble, Mars Petcare, SKF, Northern Powergrid