Imperial College London

Dr Tom Reddyhoff

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Tribology



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Tom Reddyhoff is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Tribology Group.  He also holds a five year EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship.  Before joining Imperial College, he completed a PhD in tribology at The University of Sheffield.

Dr Reddyhoff’s background is as a mechanical engineer, though the scope of his research has broadened to include the chemistry and physics of surfaces.  He has specialised in developing a range of experimental methods, which he uses in combination with numerical modelling to analyse sliding interfaces.  For this research, he has received the Tribology Trust Bronze Medal, a Tiaho Young Tribologist Award and two best paper awards. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Vlădescu S-C, Bozorgi S, Hu S, et al., 2021, Effects of beverage carbonation on lubrication mechanisms and mouthfeel, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol:586, ISSN:0021-9797, Pages:142-151

Reddyhoff T, Ewen J, Deshpande P, et al., 2021, Macroscale superlubricity and polymorphism of long-chain n-alcohols, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Vol:13, ISSN:1944-8244, Pages:9239-9251

Ciniero A, Le Rouzic J, Baikie I, et al., 2017, The origins of triboemission - correlating electron emission with surface damage, Wear, Vol:374-375, ISSN:0043-1648, Pages:113-119

Vladescu S, medina S, olver A, 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

Ma G, Wang L, Gao H, et al., 2015, The friction coefficient evolution of a TiN coated contact during sliding wear, Applied Surface Science, Vol:345, ISSN:0169-4332, Pages:109-115

Yang S, Reddyhoff T, Spikes H, 2013, Influence of Lubricant Properties on ARKL Temperature Rise and Transmission Efficiency, Tribology Transactions, Vol:56, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:1119-1136

Le Rouzic J, Reddyhoff, Tom, 2013, Development of Infrared Microscopy for Measuring Asperity Contact Temperatures, Journal of Tribology - Transactions of the ASME, Vol:135, ISSN:0742-4787, Pages:021504-021504

Ku ISY, Reddyhoff T, Wayte R, et al., 2012, Lubrication of microelectromechanical devices using liquids of different viscosities, Journal of Tribology - Transactions of the ASME, Vol:134, ISSN:0742-4787

Reddyhoff T, Choo JH, Spikes HA, et al., 2010, Lubricant Flow in an Elastohydrodynamic Contact Using Fluorescence, Tribology Letters, Vol:38, ISSN:1023-8883, Pages:207-15

Dwyer-Joyce RS, Reddyhoff T, Drinkwater BW, 2004, Operating limits for acoustic measurement of rolling bearing oil film thickness, Tribology Transactions, Vol:47, ISSN:1040-2004, Pages:366-375

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