Research Staff

  • Alessandra Ciniero

    Alessandra Ciniero

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    Alessandra Ciniero Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Triboemission, mechanochemistry, molecular dynamics simulations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Achilleas Vortselas

    Achilleas Vortselas

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    Dr Achilleas Vortselas Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Quantitative wear modelling, contact mechanics, multiscale modelling of surfaces and structures, plasticity, fracture, materials processing

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Asad Jamal

    Asad Jamal

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    Dr Asad Jamal Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Metal working fluids (MWFs), corrosion inhibitors, friction modifiers, aqueous lubricantion, surfactants

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr He Liang (Holly)

    He Liang

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    Dr He Liang (Holly) Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Film thickness measurements in lubricated contacts, elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL) modelling

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Jie Zhang (Jason)

    Jie Zhang

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    Dr Jie Zhang (Jason) Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Boundary lubrication, wear measurements, lubricant additives, elastohydrodynamic (EHD) friction, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS),  zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP)

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Nicola De Laurentis

    Nicola de Laurentis

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    Dr Nicola De Laurentis Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Grease lubrication, elastohydrodynamic (EHD) friction, rheology, rolling bearings, engineering coatings, gears

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Nigel Marx

    Nigel Marx

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    Dr Nigel Marx Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Hydrodynamic lubrication, polymer shear thinning, hydrodynamic film thickness and friction measurements in lubricated contacts, journal bearings, soft contacts, surface texturing

    Location

    Shell UTC

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Pawel Rycerz

    Pawel Rycerz

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    Dr Pawel Rycerz Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Bearings, additives, rolling contact fatigue, crack propagation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Sophie Bozorgi

    Sophie Bozorgi

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    Dr Sophie Bozorgi Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, oral tribology, rheology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Sophie Campen

    Sophie Campen

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    Dr Sophie Campen Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Surface adsorption/deposition, boundary lubrication, Organic Friction Modifiers (OFMs), self-assembly, in-situ adsorption measurements (AFM and QCM)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Sorin-Cristian Vlădescu

    Dr Sorin-Cristian Vlădescu

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    Dr Sorin-Cristian Vlădescu Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Laser surface texturing, film thickness measurements in lubricated contacts , s oft contact tribology (seals), automatic transmissions, automotive safety

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Stefano Galvan

    Stefano Galvan

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    Dr Stefano Galvan Research Fellow

    Research Interests

    Software design and development for scientific research, parallel programming, linux system administration and network management, project management

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Yilun Xu

    Yilun Xu

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    Dr Yilun Xu Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Nanotribology, multi-scale modelling, discrete dislocation plasticity, crack initiation and propagation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Dr Yingying Guo

    Yingying Guo

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    Dr Yingying Guo Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Polymers, dissipative particle dynamics (DPD), molecular tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Thanos Christodoulias

    Thanos Christodoulias

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    Thanos Christodoulias Research Associate

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, m ultiscale modelling

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

Research Students

  • Andrea Bernardini

    Andrea Bernardini

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    Andrea Bernardini PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, biomechanics, multiscale modelling

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Annelise Jean-Fulcrand

    Annelise Jean-Fulcrand

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    Annelise Jean-Fulcrand PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Polymers, dry sliding, solid coatings, materials characterisation

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Artemis Kontou

    Artemis Kontou

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    Artemis Kontou PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Lubricant additives, wear, soot properties, surface engineering for antifouling

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Ben Fry

    Ben Fry

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    Ben Fry PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Organic Friction Modifiers (OFMs), boundary lubrication, boundary films

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Bo Peng

    Bo Peng

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    Bo Peng PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Scuffing, wear,  non-conformal contacts

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Branislav Džepina

    Branislav Džepina

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    Branislav Džepina PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics simulations, diamond cutting tools, multiscale simulations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Damon Lee

    Damon Lee

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    Damon Lee PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), elastohydrodynamic lubrication, heat transfer

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Daniel Lofgren

    Daniel Lofgren

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    Daniel Lofgren PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Dry sliding, surface roughness

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Debashis Puhan

    Debashis Puhan

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    Debashis Puhan PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Triboemission, polymer composites, vibration and noise engineering, MEMS and magnetic storage devices, condition monitoring

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Eduardo Ramos Fernandez

    Eduardo Ramos Fernandez

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    Eduardo Ramos Fernandez PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), multiscale modelling

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Elze Porte

    Elze Porte

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    Elze Porte PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, lubrication mechanisms, imaging techniques, porous media flow

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Francesco Manieri

    Francesco Manieri

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    Francesco Manieri PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Fracture mechanics, wind turbine tribology, elastohydrodynamic (EHD) friction

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Harriet Stevenson

    Harriet Stevenson

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    Harriet Stevenson PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, artificial joints, boundary lubrication, ultra-thin film optical interferometry

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • James Ewen

    James Ewen

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    James Ewen PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Molecular dynamics simulations, lubricant additives, boundary lubrication, organic friction modifiers (OFMs), elastohydrodynamic  lubrication ( EHL)

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Jia Lu

    Jia Lu

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    Jia Lu PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Infrared microscopy, shear heating, heat generation,  elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Joanna Dawczyk

    Joanna Dawczyk

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    Joanna Dawczyk PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Boundary lubrication, fuels and lubricant additives, topography of antiwear films, organic friction modifiers (OFMs)

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Jon Dench

    James Ewen

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    Jon Dench PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Viscosity, confined fluids, fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging, in situ measurements of thin fluid films under extreme conditions, effect of shear stress and confinement on lubricant flow, structure and rheology

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Jonas Verschueren

    Jonas Verschueren

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    Jonas Verschueren PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Dislocation dynamics, atomistic modelling of dislocations

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Kostas Pagkalis

    Kostas Pagkalis

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    Kostas Pagkalis PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Rolling bearings, boundary lubrication, additives

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Li Shen

    Li Shen

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    Li Shen PhD Student

    Research Interests

    A nalytical fluid dynamics,  experimental fluid dynamics,  computational fluid dynamics, a ntifoaming, bubbles

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Mahdieh Tajabadi Ebrahimi

    Mahdieh Tajabadi Ebrahimi

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    Mahdieh Tajabadi Ebrahimi PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Multiscale modelling, polycrystalline diamond, cutting tools failure

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Maryam Imani Masouleh

    Maryam Imani Masouleh

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    Maryam Imani Masouleh PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, biomechanics

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Peng Wang

    Peng Wang

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    Peng Wang PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Contact modelling, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), liquid slip, elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Qian Wang (Alexis)

    Qian Wang

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    Qian Wang (Alexis) PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Soft materials, soft contact lubrication modelling, rough surface contacts, rubber friction

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Rachel Januszewski

    Rachel Januszewski

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    Rachel Januszewski PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Bearings, surface analysis, crack proprogation

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Ruby McCarron

    Ruby McCarron

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    Ruby McCarron PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Contact mechanics, wear phenomena (particularly rolling wear), wear simulation using Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Stephen Jeffreys

    Stephen Jeffreys

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    Stephen Jeffreys PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Elastohydrodynamic lubrication  (EHL), EHL rheology,  fluorescence spectroscopy

    Location

    Shell UTC

    462 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Suzanna Whitehouse

    Suzanna Whitehouse

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    Suzanna Whitehouse PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology,  skin, viscoelastic fluids, fluorescence imaging

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Yasunori Shimizu

    Yasunori Shimizu

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    Yasunori Shimizu PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Ashless anti-wear additives, zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP)

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Yuta Kanazawa

    Yuta Kanazawa

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    Yuta Kanazawa PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Grease lubrication, elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)

    Location

    SKF UTC

    456 City and Guilds Building, South Kensington Campus

  • Zheng Sun

    Zheng Sun

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    Zheng Sun PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Tribology

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus

  • Zhengchu Tan

    Zhengchu Tan

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    Zhengchu Tan PhD Student

    Research Interests

    Biotribology, bio-printing and tissue mimicking materials, crack growth modelling in soft materials

    Location

    564 City and Guilds Building
    South Kensington Campus