Sorin has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Automatic Transmissions (2007) and a Master’s Degree in Automotive Fuel Economy and Safety (2009) from the Politechnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is currently carrying out PhD research in the Tribology Group under the supervision of Dr. Tom Reddyhoff. His work is focused on the influence of laser produced surface texture on film thickness and friction force in a convergent-divergent bearing under different lubrication regimes, closely replicating an automotive piston ring-cylinder liner conjunction.
et al., 2016, Transient experimental and modelling studies of laser-textured micro-grooved surfaces with a focus on piston-ring cylinder liner contacts, Tribology International, Vol:113, ISSN:1879-2464, Pages:125-136
et al., 2016, Combined friction and wear reduction in a reciprocating contact through laser surface texturing, Wear, Vol:358-359, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:51-61
et al., 2016, The Transient Friction Response of a Laser-Textured, Reciprocating Contact to the Entrainment of Individual Pockets, Tribology Letters, Vol:62, ISSN:1573-2711
et al., 2016, Lubricant film thickness and friction force measurements in a laser surfacetextured reciprocating line contact simulating the piston ring – linerpairing, Tribology International, Vol:98, ISSN:1879-2464, Pages:317-329
et al., 2017, Bearing interface with recesses to reduce friction, US20170009886 A1