Engineering and the Environment

Robert J K Wood

CEng, FIMechE, MICorr, FIMMM, FHEA, MInstPhys

Primary position:
Director of the UK National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)
Other positions:
Professor of Surface Engineering and Tribology, Chair of UK Tribology (cross institutional committee from IMechE, IoP, IET, IOM3, RSC)

Background

The University of Southampton

Professor Robert Wood is Professor of Surface Engineering and Tribology within Engineering Sciences of the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton and has 25 years research experience in the field of tribology and surface engineering. He has spent several years at BP Research researching into erosion and corrosion resistant coatings but returned to Southampton in 1993 to re-establish surface engineering/tribology research. His group was awarded a EPSRC S&I award in 2008 (£10M) to create the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) and was awarded a further £3M for research into Green Tribology under a platform Grant from EPSRC. The Centre has 9 academics, 12 postdoctoral research fellows and 20 research students.

Professor Robert Wood has research interests in rain, cavitation and solid particle erosion, erosion-corrosion interactions and modelling; tribological and multifunctional coating design and performance, biomimetic coatings for anti-fouling; electrochemical control of interfacial friction; particle modelling in pipe bends by swirl dispersion of particles. He has been involved in working on erosion of helicopter blades, nuclear slurry handling systems at Sellafield, reverse thrust actuators on aero engines, polymer coatings for potable water systems as well as offshore choke valves. He has teaching experience in Surface Engineering, Tribological Engineering and Fluid Mechanics at Undergraduate and MSc level.

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Publications

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Article

Grech, David, Kiang, Kian S., Zekonyte, Jurgita, Stolz, Martin, Wood, Robert J.K. and Chong, Harold M.H. (2014) Highly linear and large spring deflection characteristics of a Quasi-Concertina MEMS device. Microelectronic Engineering, 119, 75-78. (doi:10.1016/j.mee.2014.02.016).
Evans, M.-H., Wang, L. and Wood, R. (2014) Formation mechanisms of white etching cracks and white etching area under rolling contact fatigue. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J Journal of Engineering Tribology (doi:10.1177/1350650114525363). (In Press).
Evans, M.-H., Richardson, A.D., Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K. and Anderson, W.B. (2014) Confirming subsurface initiation at non-metallic inclusions as one mechanism for white etching crack (WEC) formation. Tribology International (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2014.03.012). (In Press).
Soleimani, Mostafa, Sophocleous, Marios, Wang, Ling, Atkinson, John, Hosier, Ian L., Vaughan, Alun S., Taylor, Robert I. and Wood, Robert J.K. (2014) Base oil oxidation detection using novel chemical sensors and impedance spectroscopy measurements. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 199, 247-258. (doi:10.1016/j.snb.2014.03.076).
Ma, Chao, Wang, S.C., Wang, Liping, Walsh, F.C. and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) The electrodeposition and characterisation of low-friction and wear-resistant Co-Ni-P coatings. Surface & Coatings Technology, 235, 495-505. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2013.08.009).
Ma, Chao, Wang, Shuncai, Wood, Robert J.K., Zekonyte, Jurgita, Luo, Quanshun and Walsh, Frank (2013) The hardness of porous nanocrystalline Co-Ni electrodeposits. Metals and Materials International, 19, (6), 1187-1192. (doi:10.1007/s12540-013-6006-y).
Critchley, Richard, Corni, Ilaria, Wharton, J.A., Walsh, F.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2013) The preparation of auxetic foams by three-dimensional printing and their characteristics. Advanced Engineering Materials (doi:10.1002/adem.201300030).
Nie, Mengyan, Wharton, J.A., Cranny, Andy, Harris, N.R., Wood, Robert J.K. and Stokes, Keith R. (2013) Characterisation of crevice and pit solution chemistries using capillary electrophoresis with contactless conductivity detector. [in special issue: Corrosion Monitoring and Control] Materials, 6, (10), 4345-4360. (doi:10.3390/ma6104345 ).
Cook, Richard B., Bolland, Benjamin J.R.F., Wharton, Julian A., Tilley, Simon, Latham, Jeremy L. and Wood, Robert J.K. (2013) Pseudotumour formation due to tribocorrosion at the taper interface of large diameter metal on polymer modular total hip replacements. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 28, (8), 1430-1436. (doi:10.1016/j.arth.2013.02.009). (PMID:23528556).
Soleimani, Mostafa, Sophocleous, Marios, Glanc, Monika, Atkinson, John Karl, Wang, Ling, Wood, R.J.K. and Taylor, R.I. (2013) Engine oil acidity detection using solid state ion selective electrodes. Tribology International, 65, 48-56. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2013.02.030).
Wood, R.J.K., Walker, J.C., Harvey, T.J., Wang, S.C. and Rajahram, S.S. (2013) Influence of microstructure on the erosion and erosion–corrosion characteristics of 316 stainless steel. Wear, 306, (1-2), 254-262. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2013.08.007).
Ma, C., Wang, S.C., Wang, L.P., Walsh, F.C. and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) The role of a tribofilm and wear debris in the tribological behaviour of nanocrystalline Ni–Co electrodeposits. [in special issue: 4th UK-China Tribology] Wear, 306, (1-2), 296-303. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2013.01.121).
Wheeler, D.W., Zekonyte, J. and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) Mechanical properties of cerium and a cerium-5 wt% lanthanum alloy by nanoindentation and ultrasonic velocity measurements. Materials Science and Engineering A, 578, 294-302. (doi:10.1016/j.msea.2013.04.083).
Wang, Chuan Ting, Escudeiro, Ana, Polcar, Tomas, Cavaleiro, Albano, Wood, R.J.K., Gao, Nong and Langdon, Terence G. (2013) Indentation and scratch testing of DLC-Zr coatings on ultrafine-grained titanium processed by high-pressure torsion. Wear, 306, 304-310.
Egan, D., Ponce de Leon, Carlos, Wood, R.J.K., jones, R.L, Stokes, K.R. and Walsh, F.C. (2013) Developments in electrode materials and electrolytes for aluminium-air batteries. Journal of Power Sources, 236, 293-310. (doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2013.01.141 ).
Wang, Chuan Ting, Gao, Nong, Gee, Mark G, Wood, Robert J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2013) Tribology testing of ultrafine-grained Ti processed by high pressure torsion with subsequent coating. Journal of Materials Science, 48, 4742-4748. (doi:10.1007/s10853-012-7110-y).
Evans, Martin-Halfdan, Walker, J.C., Ma, Chao, Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K. and nCATS (2013) A FIB/TEM study of butterfly crack formation and white etching area (WEA) microstructural changes under rolling contact fatigue in 100Cr6 bearing steel. Materials Science and Engineering A, 570, 127-134. (doi:10.1016/j.msea.2013.02.004).
Evans, Martin-Halfdan, Richardson, A.D., Wang, L. and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) Serial sectioning investigation of butterfly and white etching crack (WEC) formation in wind turbine gearbox bearings. Wear, 302, (1-2), 1573-1582. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2012.12.031).
Sutton, Daniel, Limbert, Georges, Burdett, Bary and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) Interpreting the effects of interfacial chemistry on the tribology of diamond-like carbon coatings against steel in distilled water. [in special issue: Wear of Materials 2013] Wear, 302, (1-2), 918-928. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2013.01.089).
Critchley, Richard, Corni, Ilaria, Wharton, J.A., Walsh, F.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2013) A review of the manufacture, mechanical properties and potential applications of auxetic foams. Physica Status Solidi B , 1-20. (doi:10.1002/pssb.201248550).
Lewis, Adam, Cranny, Andy, Harris, Nick, Green, Nicolas, Wharton, Julian A., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, Keith R. (2013) Review on the development of truly portable and in-situ capillary electrophoresis systems. Measurement Science and Technology, 24, (4), 04200. (doi:10.1088/0957-0233/24/4/042001).
Love, C.A., Cook, Richard B., Harvey, T.J., Dearnley, P.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) Diamond like carbon coatings for potential application in biological implants – a review. Tribology International, 63, 141-150. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2012.09.006).
Wang, Chuan Ting, Gao, Nong, Gee, Mark, Wood, R.J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2013) Processing of an ultrafine-grained titanium by high-pressure torsion: an evaluation of the wear properties with and without a TiN coating. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 17, 166-175.
Di Girolamo, G., Alfano, M., Pagnotta, L., Taurino, A., Zekonyte, J. and Wood, R.J.K. (2012) On the early stage isothermal oxidation of APS CoNiCrAlY coatings. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 21, (9), 1989-1997. (doi:10.1007/s11665-011-0115-x).
Maletta, C., Furgiuele, F., Sgambitterra, E., Callisti, M., Mellor, B.G. and Wood, R.J.K. (2012) Indentation response of a NiTi shape memory alloy: modeling and experiments. Frattura ed Integrita Strutturale, 21, 5-12. (doi:10.3221/IGF-ESIS.21.01).
Cranny, Andy, Harris, Nick R., Wharton, Julian A., Wood, Robert J.K. and Stokes, Keith R. (2012) Sensors for corrosion detection: measurement of copper ions in 3.5% sodium chloride using screen-printed platinum electrodes. IEEE Sensors Journal, 12, (6), 2091-2099. (doi:10.1109/JSEN.2012.2183867).
Gao, Nong, Wang, Chuan Ting, Wood, Robert J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2012) Tribological properties of ultrafine-grained materials processed by severe plastic deformation. Journal of Materials Science, 47, (12), 4779-4797. (doi:10.1007/s10853-011-6231-z).
Corni, I., Harvey, T.J., Wharton, J.A., Stokes, K.R., Walsh, F.C. and Wood, R.J.K. (2012) A review of experimental techniques to produce a nacre-like structure. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 7, (3), 031001-[23pp]. (doi:10.1088/1748-3182/7/3/031001).
Rajahram, S.S., Harvey, T.J., Walker, J.C., Wang, S.C. and Wood, R.J.K. (2012) Investigation of erosion-corrosion mechanisms of UNS S31603 using FIB and TEM. [in special issue: 37th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology Special issue: Tribology for Sustainability: Economic, Environmental, and Quality of Life] Tribology International, 46, (1), 161-173. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2011.05.012).
Wang, Ying, Wang, Liping, Wang, Shuncai C., Wood, Robert J.K. and Xue, Qunji (2012) From natural lotus leaf to highly hard-flexible diamond-like carbon surface with superhydrophobic and good tribological performance. Surface & Coatings Technology, 206, (2258), 2258-2264. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2011.10.001).
Zhou, Shengguo, Wang, Liping, Wang, S.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Xue, Qunji (2012) Tailoring microstructure and phase segregation for low friction carbon-based nanocomposite coatings. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 31, 15782-15792. (doi:10.1039/C2JM30918A ).
Wang, Chuan Ting, Gao, Nong, Gee, Mark G, Wood, Robert J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2012) Effect of grain size on the micro-tribological behavior of pure titanium processed by high-pressure torsion. Wear, 280-281, 28-35. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2012.01.012).
Wang, Chuan Ting, Gao, Nong, Wood, Robert J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2011) Wear behavior of an aluminum alloy processed by equal-channel angular pressing. Journal of Materials Science, 46, (1), 123-130. (doi:10.1007/s10853-010-4862-0).
Cranny, Andrew, Harris, Nick R, Nie, Mengyan, Wharton, Julian A, Wood, R.J. K and Stokes, K.R. (2011) Screen-printed potentiometric Ag/AgCl chloride sensors: Lifetime performance and their use in soil salt measurements. [in special issue: Selected Papers from the 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Transducers and Micro-Nano Technology] Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 169, (2), 288-294. (doi:10.1016/j.sna.2011.01.016).
Rajahram, S.S., Harvey, T.J., Walker, J.C., Wang, S.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Lalev, G. (2011) A study on the evolution of surface and subsurface wear of UNS S31603 during erosion-corrosion. Wear, 271, (9-10), 1302-1313. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2010.11.018).
Walker, J.C., Saranu, S.R., Kean, A.H. and Wood, R.J.K. (2011) Fe nano-particle coatings for high temperature wear resistance. [in special issue: 18th International Conference on Wear of Materials] Wear, 271, (9-10), 2067-2079. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2011.01.056).
Chambers, L.D., Hellio, C., Stokes, K.R., Dennington, S.P., Goodes, L.R., Wood, R.J.K. and Walsh, F.C. (2011) Investigation of Chondrus crispus as a potential source of new antifouling agents. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation (doi:10.1016/j.ibiod.2011.07.002).
Penchaliah, R., Harvey, T.J., Wood, R.J.K., Nelson, K. and Powrie, H. (2011) The effects of diesel contaminants on tribological performance on sliding steel on steel contacts. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J Journal of Engineering Tribology, 225, (8), 779-797. (doi:10.1177/1350650111409825).
Rajahram, S.S., Harvey, T.J. and Wood, R J K (2011) Electrochemical investigation of erosion-corrosion using a slurry pot erosion tester. Tribology International, 44, (3), 232-240. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2010.10.008).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2011) Micro- and nano-scale tribo-corrosion of cast CoCrMo. Tribology Letters, 41, (3), 525-533. (doi:10.1007/s11249-011-9757-y).
Low, C.T.J., Bello, J.O., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K., Stokes, K.R. and Walsh, F.C. (2010) Electrodeposition and tribological characterisation of nickel nanocomposite coatings reinforced with nanotubular titanates. Surface and Coatings Technology, 205, (7), 1856-1863. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2010.08.054).
Wang, Yongxin, Wang, Liping, Wang, S., Zhang, Guangan, Wood, Robert and Xue, Qunji (2010) Nanocomposite microstructure and environment self-adapted tribological properties of highly hard graphite-like films. Tribology Letters, 40, (3), 301-310. (doi:10.1007/s11249-010-9663-8).
Wood, Robert J.K., Bahaj, Abubakr S., Turnock, Stephen R., Wang, Ling and Evans, Martin-Halfdan (2010) Tribological design constraints of marine renewable energy systems. [in special issue: Green tribology] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368, 4807-4827. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0192).
Wang, Yongxin, Wang, Liping, Zhang, Guangan, Wang, S.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Xue, Qunji (2010) Effect of bias voltage on microstructure and properties of Ti-doped graphite-like carbon films synthesized by magnetron sputtering. Surface & Coatings Technology, 205, (3), 793-800. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2010.07.112).
Chen, S.L., Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K., Callan, R. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2010) Anomaly detection of the tapered roller bearings with statistical data-driven approaches. Insight, 52, (8), 428-436. (doi:10.1784/insi.2010.52.8.428).
Alfano, M., Di Girolamo, G., Pagnotta, L., Sun, D., Zekonyte, J. and Wood, R.J.K. (2010) The influence of high-temperature sintering on microstructure and mechanical properties of free-standing APS CeO2–Y2O3–ZrO2 coatings. Journal of Materials Science, 45, (10), 2662-2669. (doi:10.1007/s10853-010-4245-6).
Wang, Liping, Wan, Shahong, Wang, Shuncai, Wood, R.J.K. and Xue, Q.J. (2010) Gradient DLC-Based nanocomposite coatings as a solution to improve tribological performance of aluminum alloy. Tribology letters, 38, (2), 155-160. (doi:10.1007/s11249-010-9585-5).
Wheeler, David W. and Wood, Robert J. K. (2010) Observations and characterization of damage in diamond coatings due to impact loading. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 93, (7), 2035-2041. (doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2010.03679.x).
Booth, J.E., Harvey, T.J., Wood, R.J. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2010) Scuffing detection of TU3 cam–follower contacts by electrostatic charge condition monitoring. Tribology International, 43, (1-2), 113-128. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2009.05.004).
Wood, R.J.K., Sun, D., Thakare, M.R., de Frutos Rozas, A. and Wharton, J.A. (2010) Interpretation of electrochemical measurements made during micro-scale abrasion-corrosion. Tribology International, (43), 1218-1227. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2010.01.004).
Leonardi, Alessandro, Furgiuele, Franco, Wood, Robert J. K. and Syngellakis, Stravros (2010) Numerical analysis of brittle materials fractured by sharp indenters. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 77, (2), Summer Issue, 264-276. (doi:10.1016/j.engfracmech.2009.08.003 ).
Salta, M, Wharton, J A, Stoodley, P., Dennington, S P, Goodes, L R, Werwinski, S, Wood, R J K and Stokes, K R (2010) Designing biomimetic antifouling surfaces. Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences, 368, 4729-5754.
Wang, Liping, Zhang, Guangan, Wood, R.J.K., Wang, S.C. and Xue, Q.J. (2010) Fabrication of CrAlN nanocomposite films with high hardness and excellent anti-wear performance for gear application. Surface & Coatings Technology, 204, (3617-3624) (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2010.04.014).
Craig, M., Harvey, T. J., Wood, R. J. K., Masuda, K., Kawabata, M. and Powrie, H. E. G. (2009) Advanced condition monitoring of tapered roller bearings, part1. Tribology International, 42, (11-12), 1846-1856. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2009.04.033).
Ismail, M.N.F, Harvey, T.J, Wharton, J.A, Wood, R.J.K and Humprheys, A (2009) Surface potential effects on friction and abrasion of sliding contacts lubricated by aqueous solutions. Wear, 267, (11), 1978-1986. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.06.007).
Thakare, M.R., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.W. and Menger, C. (2009) Investigation of micro-scale abrasion-corrosion of WC-based sintered hardmetal and sprayed coating using in situ electrochemical current-noise measurements. [in special issue: ICAP 2008] Wear, 267, (11), 1967-1977. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.06.006).
Rajahram, S.S, Harvey, T.J. and Wood, R.J.K. (2009) Evaluation of a semi-empirical model in predicting erosion–corrosion. Wear, 267, (11), 1883-1893. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.03.002).
Nestoridi, Maria, Pletcher, Derek, Wharton, Julian A. and Wood, Robert J.K. (2009) Further studies of the anodic dissolution in sodium chloride electrolyte of aluminium alloys containing tin and gallium. Journal of Power Sources, 193, (2), 895-898. (doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2009.05.023).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2009) Microabrasion-corrosion of cast CoCrMo: effects of micron and sub-micron sized abrasives. Wear, 267, (issues 1-4), 52-60. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.01.011).
Rajahram, S.S, Harvey, T.J. and Wood, R.J.K. (2009) Erosion-corrosion resistance of engineering materials in various test conditions. Wear, 267, (1-4), 244-254. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.01.052).
Leonardi, Alessandro, Furgiuele, Franco, Syngellakis, Stavros and Wood, Robert J.K. (2009) Analytical approaches to stress intensity factor evaluation for indentation cracks. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 92, (5), 1093-1097. (doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2009.03070.x).
Wood, R.J.K. (2009) Tribology of thermal sprayed WC-Co coatings [In special issue: Tribology of Hard Coatings]. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 28, (1), 82-94. (doi:10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2009.07.011). (Submitted).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2009) The fracture of diamond coatings by high velocity sand erosion. Philosophical Magazine, 89, (3), 285-310. (DOI: 10.1080/14786430802616557).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K., Ma, L. and Rainforth, W.M. (2009) Microabrasion-corrosion of cast CoCrMo alloy in simulated body fluids. Tribology International, 42, (1), 99-110. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2008.05.005).
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.W. and Wang, L. (2009) Optical laser triangulation and pulse phase thermography based 3D surface assessment techniques for complex rough surfaces. Measurement Science and Technology (Submitted).
Barik, R.C., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2009) Galvanic corrosion performance of high strength copper-nickel alloys in seawater. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering (In Press).
Walsh, F.C., Low, C.T.J., Wood, R.J.K., Stevens, K.T., Archer, J., Poeton, A.R. and Ryder, A. (2009) Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) for production of anodised coatings on lightweight metal (Al, Mg, Ti) alloys. Transactions of the Institute of Metal Finishing, 87, (3), 122-135. (doi:10.1179/174591908X372482).
Wang, L. and Wood, R.J.K. (2009) Acoustic emissions from lubricated hybrid contacts. Tribology International, 42, 1629-1637. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2008.11.002).
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.W. and Wang, L. (2009) Screening of characterisation technologies for complex rough surfaces. International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, 3, (4), 286-309. (doi:10.1504/IJSURFSE.2009.027417).
Barik, R.C., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2009) Electro-mechanical interactions during erosion-corrosion. Wear (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.03.011). (In Press).
Wang, L., Wood, R. and Sun, J. (2008) Acoustic emissions from oil lubricated metal on metal sliding contacts. Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 50, (9), 506-512. (doi:10.1784/insi.2008.50.9.506).
Wang, S.C., Quinn, S., Starink, M.J., Wood, R.J.K. and Wharton, J.A. (2008) Tribocorrosion damage of a Jethete M152 type stainless steel. Engineering Failure Analysis, 15, (7), 903-912. (doi:10.1016/j.engfailanal.2007.10.008).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.W. (2008) The effects of proteins and pH on tribo-corrosion performance of cast CoCrMo: a combined electrochemical and tribological study. Tribology – Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 2, (3), 150-160. (DOI: 10.1179/175158309X408315).
Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K. and Sun, Jun (2008) Acoustic emissions from tribological contacts. Condition Monitor, 260, (1), 6-9.
Thakare, M.R., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K. and Menger, C. (2008) Exposure effects of strong alkaline conditions on the microscale abrasion–corrosion of D-gun sprayed WC–10Co–4Cr coating. Tribology International, 41, (7), 629-639. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2007.07.012).
Nestoridi, Maria, Pletcher, Derek, Wood, Robert J.K., Wang, Shuncai, Jones, Richard L., Stokes, Keith R. and Wilcock, Ian (2008) The study of aluminium anodes for high power density Al/Air batteries with brine electrolytes. Journal of Power Sources, 178, (1), 445-455. (doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2007.11.108).
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2008) Complex rough surface metrology: suitable techniques and parameters. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics (Submitted).
Chen, S.L., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Callan, R. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2008) Wear detection of rolling element bearings using multiple-sensing technologies and mixture-model-based clustering method. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part O: Journal of Risk and Reliability, 222, (2), 207-218. (doi:10.1243/1748006XJRR89).
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2008) Screening of characterisation technologies for complex rough surfaces. International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering: Special Issue on Advances in the Analysis of Surface Texture in Engineering Manufacture (DOI: 10.1504/IJSURFSE.2009.027417). (Submitted).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2008) Abrasive size and concentration effects on the tribo-corrosion of cast CoCrMo alloy. Tribology International (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2009.03.018). (Submitted).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2008) Micro-abrasion mechanisms of cast CoCrMo in simulated body fluids. Wear (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2009.03.005). (Submitted).
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Dullieu-Barton, J.M., Dance, B.G.I. and Buxton, A.L. (2008) Developing pulse phase thermography as a characterization tool for grossly sculpted surfaces. Journal of Applied Surface Finishing, 3, (3), 99-113.
Harvey, T.J., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2007) Development of synergy model for erosion-corrosion of carbon steel in a slurry pot. Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 1, (1), 33-47. (doi:10.1179/175158407X181471).
Thakare, M.R., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K. and Menger, C. (2007) Exposure effects of alkaline drilling fluid on the microscale abrasion–corrosion of WC-based hardmetals. Wear, 263, (1-6), 125-136. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2006.12.047).
Celotta, D.W., Qureshi, U.A., Stepanov, E.V., Goulet, D.P., Hunter, J., Buckberry, C.H., Hill, R., Sherikar, S.V., Moshrefi-Torbati, M. and Wood, R.J.K. (2007) Sand erosion testing of novel compositions of hard ceramics. Wear, 263, (1-6), 278-283. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2007.01.098).
Harvey, T.J., Wood, R.J.K. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2007) Electrostatic wear monitoring of rolling element bearings. Wear, 263, (7-12), 1492-1501. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2006.12.073).
Wood, R.J.K. (2007) Tribo-corrosion of coatings: a review. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 40, (18), 5502-5521. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/40/18/S10).
Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2007) Electrostatic charge – a novel condition monitoring technology. Condition Monitor, 248, 5-9.
Misra, S.K., Nazhat, S.N., Valappil, S.P., Moshrefi-Torbati, M., Wood, R.J.K., Roy, I. and Boccaccini, A.R., Moshrefi-Torbati, M. (ed.) (2007) Fabrication and characterization of biodegradable poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) composite containing bioglass. Biomacromolecules, 8, (7), 2112 -2119. (doi:10.1021/bm0701954).
Harvey, T.J., Morris, S., Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2007) Real-time monitoring of wear debris using electrostatic sensing techniques. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 221, (1), 27-40. (doi:10.1243/13506501JET196).
Booth, J.E., Nelson, K., Harvey, T.J., Wang, L., Wood, R. J., Yamaguchi, E.S., Harrison, J.J. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2006) Discussion. The feasibility of using electrostatic monitoring to identify diesel lubricant additives and soot contamination interactions by factorial analysis. Tribology International, 39, (12), II-III. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2006.04.001).
Chambers, Lily D., Stokes, Keith R., Walsh, Frank C. and Wood, Robert J.K. (2006) Modern approaches to marine antifouling coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology, 201, (6), 3642-3652. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2006.08.129).
Wheeler, D.W., Wood, R.J.K., Harrison, D. and Smith, E. (2006) Application of diamond to enhance choke valve life in erosive duties. Wear, 261, (10), 1087-1094. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2006.02.003).
Booth, J.E., Nelson, K.D., Harvey, T.J., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Powrie, H.E.G. and Martinez, J.G. (2006) The feasibility of using electrostatic monitoring to identify diesel lubricant additives and soot contamination intercations by factorial analysis. Tribology International, 39, (12), 1564-1575. (doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2006.04.004).
Barik, R.C., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K., Tan, K.S. and Stokes, K.R. (2005) Erosion and erosion–corrosion performance of cast and thermally sprayed nickel–aluminium bronze. Wear, 259, (1-6), 230-242. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2005.02.033).
Sinnett-Jones, P.E., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2005) Micro-abrasion-corrosion of a CoCrMo alloy in simulated artificial hip joint environments. Wear, 259, (7-12), 898-909. (doi: 10.1016/j.wear.2005.02.045).
Wharton, J.A., Barik, R.C., Kear, G., Wood, R.J.K., Stokes, K.R. and Walsh, F.C. (2005) The corrosion of nickel–aluminium bronze in seawater [in A Century of Tafel’s Equation: A Commemorative Issue of Corrosion Science]. Corrosion Science, 47, (12), 3336-3367. (doi:10.1016/j.corsci.2005.05.053).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2005) The erosion of CVD diamond by diamond particles. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 85, (7), 367-375. (doi: 10.1080/09500830500251778).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2005) Erosion of hard surface coatings for use in offshore gate valves. Wear, 258, (1-4), 526-536. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2004.03.035).
Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2005) Flow corrosion behaviour of austenitic stainless steels UNS S30403 and UNS S31603. Corrosion, 61, 792-806.
Sun, J., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Care, I. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2005) Wear monitoring of bearing steel using electrostatic and acoustic emission techniques. Wear, 259, (7-12), 1482-1489. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2005.02.021).
Wood, Robert J.K. and Neville, Anne (2005) Second International Conference on Erosive and Abrasive Wear (ICEAW II). Wear, 258, (1-4), 1. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2004.08.006).
Barik, R.C., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K., Stokes, K.R. and Jones, R.L. (2005) Corrosion, erosion and erosion–corrosion performance of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) deposited Al2O3 coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology, 199, (2-3), 158-167. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2004.09.038).
Bello, J.O. and Wood, R.J.K. (2005) Micro-abrasion of filled and unfilled polyamide 11 coatings. Wear, 258, (1-4), 294-302. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2004.08.008).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2005) Solid particle erosion behaviour of CVD boron phosphide coatings. Surface and Coatings Technology, 200, (14-15), 4456-4461. (doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2005.03.011).
Bose, K., Wood, R.J.K. and Wheeler, D.W. (2005) High energy solid particle erosion mechanisms of superhard CVD coatings. Wear, 259, (1-6), 135-144. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2005.02.043).
Townsend, R.J., Hill, M., Harris, N.R., White, N.M., Beeby, S.P. and Wood, R.J.K (2005) Fluid modelling of microfluidic separator channels. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 111-112, 455-462. (doi:10.1016/j.snb.2005.03.035).
Wood, R.J.K. and Speyer, A.J. (2004) Erosion-corrosion of candidate HVOF aluminium-based marine coatings. Wear, 256, (5), 545-556. (doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(03)00564-7).
Wood, R.J.K., Jones, T.F., Ganeshalingam, J. and Miles, N.J. (2004) Comparison of predicted and experimental erosion estimates in slurry ducts. Wear, 256, (9-10), 937-947. (doi:10.1016/j.wear.2003.09.002).
Harvey, T., Wood, R., Powrie, H. and Warrens, C. (2004) Charging ability of pure hydrocarbons and lubricating oils. Tribology Transactions, 47, (2), 263-71. (doi:10.1080/05698190490439184).
Bose, K. and Wood, R.J.K. (2003) Influence of load and speed on rolling micro-abrasion of CVD diamond and other hard coatings. Diamond and Related Materials, 12, (3-7), 753-756. (doi:10.1016/S0925-9635(02)00238-8).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2003) CVD diamond: erosion resistant hard material. Surface Engineering, 19, (6), 466-470. (doi:10.1179/026708403225010127).
Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J., Morris, S., Powrie, H.E.G. and Care, I. (2003) Wear performance of oil lubricated silicon nitride sliding against various bearing steels. Wear, 255, (1-6), 657-668. (doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(03)00045-0).
Morris, S., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2003) Electrostatic charge monitoring of unlubricated sliding wear of a bearing steel. Wear, 255, (1-6), 430-443. (doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(03)00089-9).
Harvey, T.J., Wood, R.J.K., Denuault, G. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2002) Effect of oil quality on electrostatic charge generation and transport. Journal of Electrostatics, 55, (1), 1-23. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3886(01)00180-2).
Wood, R.J.K., Wharton, J.A., Speyer, A.J. and Tan, K.S. (2002) Investigation of erosion-corrosion processes using electrochemical noise measurements. Tribology International, 35, (10), 631-641. (doi:10.1016/S0301-679X(02)00054-3).
Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2002) Electrochemical noise measurements to monitor flow corrosion of AISI 304L stainless steel. UK Corrosion, 1-15. (1589).
Morris, S., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2002) Use of electrostatic charge monitoring for early detection of adhesive wear in oil lubricated contacts. Journal of Tribology: Transactions of the ASME, 124, (2), 288-296. (doi:10.1115/1.1398293).
Speyer, A.J., Stokes, K.R. and Wood, R.J.K. (2001) Erosion of aluminum based claddings on steel by sand in water. Wear, 250, (1-12), 802-808. (doi: 10.1016/S0043-1648(01)00734-7).
Powrie, H.E.G., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J. and Morris, S. (2001) Re-analysis of electrostatic wear-site sensor data from FZG gear scuffing tests. Condition Monitor, 177, 6-12.
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2001) Solid particle erosion of diamond coatings under non-normal impact angles. Wear, 250, (1-12), 795-801. (doi: 10.1016/S0043-1648(01)00733-5).
DeFazio, L., Syngellakis, S., Wood, R.J.K., Furgiuele, F.M. and Sciume, G. (2001) Nanoindentation of CVD diamond: comparison of an FE model with analytical and experimental data. Diamond and Related Materials, 10, (3-7), 765-769. (doi: 10.1016/S0925-9635(00)00496-9).
Amirhagi, S., Reehal, H.S., Wood, R.J.K. and Wheeler, D.W. (2001) Diamond coatings on tungsten carbide and their erosive wear properties. Surface and Coatings Technology, 135, (2-3), 126-138. (doi: 10.1016/S0257-8972(00)01083-5).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2001) High velocity sand impact damage on CVD diamond. Diamond and Related Materials, 10, (3-7), 459-462. (doi: 10.1016/S0925-9635(00)00520-3).
Wharton, J.A., Mellor, B.G., Wood, R.J.K. and Smith, C.J.E. (2000) Crevice corrosion studies using electrochemical noise measurements and a scanning electrode technique. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 147, (9), 3294-3301. (doi:10.1149/1.1393898).
Hill, M. and Wood, R.J.K. (2000) Modelling in the design of a flow-through ultrasonic separator. Ultrasonics, 38, (1-8), 662-665. (doi:10.1016/S0041-624X(99)00134-1).
Wood, R.J.K. (1999) The sand erosion performance of coatings. Materials and Design, 20, (4), 179-191. (doi:10.1016/S0261-3069(99)00024-2).
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K (1999) Erosive wear behaviour of thick CVD diamond coatings. Wear, 225-229, (1), 523-536. (doi:10.1016/S0043-1648(98)00379-2).

Book Section

Wood, R.J.K., Basumatary, J. and Evans, M.-H. (2013) Energy-related tribo-corrosion research at the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton. In, Tribo-Corrosion: Research, Testing, and Applications. , ASTM International , 169-202. (Selected Technical Papers 1563). (doi:10.1520/STP156320120148).
Gao, Nong, Wang, Chuan Ting, Wood, Robert J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2011) Wear resistance of SPD-processed alloys. In, Wang, Jing Tao, Figueiredo, Roberto B. and Langdon, Terence G. (eds.) Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation: NanoSPD5. Zurich, Switzerland, Trans Tech, 1095-1100. (Materials Science Forum, 667-669). (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.667-669.1095).
Wang, Chuan Ting, Gao, Nong, Wood, Robert J.K. and Langdon, Terence G. (2010) Wear behaviour of Al-1050 alloy processed by severe plastic deformation. In, Wang, Jing Tao, Figueiredo, Roberto B. and Langdon, Terence G. (eds.) Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation: NanoSPD5. Zurich, Switzerland, Trans Tech, 1101-1106. (Materials Science Forum, 667-669). (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.667-669.1101).
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2009) Addressing the optical reflection issues in complex rough surfaces. In, Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Rzeszow, Poland (2009). 12th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces Rzeszow, Poland, Rzeszow University of Technology. (In Press).
Chen, S.L., Craig, M., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Callan, R. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2008) Bearing condition monitoring using multiple sensors and integrated data fusion techniques. In, Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference in Vibrations in Rotating Machinery. Ninth International Conference in Vibrations in Rotating Machinery Oxford, UK, Chandos, 586-600.
Chen, S.L., Craig, M., Callen, R., Powrie, H. and Wood, R. (2008) Use of artificial intelligence methods for advanced bearing health diagnostics and prognostics. In, 2008 IEEE Aerospace Conference. USA, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1-9. (doi:10.1109/AERO.2008.4526604).
Sun, D., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2008) Effect of protein adsorption on the wear-corrosion behaviour of cast CoCrMo alloy in simulated healthy and infected joint environments. In, 16th International Colloquium Tribology. , Elsevier.
Chen, S.L., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Callan, R. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2008) An integrated scheme for adaptation and updating of anomaly detection model. In, Proceedings of the 3rd World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems. 3rd World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems London, UK, Springer, 284-296.
Wang, Ling, Wood, Robert and Sun, Jun (2008) Acoustic emissions from oil lubricated metal on metal sliding contacts. In, The Fifth International Conference on Condition Monitoring & Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies. First Edition 2008. Fifth International Conference on Condition Monitoring & Machinery Failure Prevention Technologies Oxford, GB, Coxmoor, 1484-1499.
Wood, Robert J.K. (2006) Understanding surface wear in engineering materials. In, Mellor, Brian G. (ed.) Surface Coatings for Protection Against Wear. Cambridge, UK, Woodhead Publishing Limited, 1-57.
Chambers, L.D., Walsh, F.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2006) Biomimetic approach to the design of the marine antifouling coatings. In, World Maritime Technology Conference. Maritime innovation - delivering global solutions. World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) 2006 London, UK, The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. (Conference proceedings of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology).
Wood, R.J.K., Ramkumar, P., Wang, L., Harvey, T.J., Nelson, K., Yamaguchi, E.S., Harrison, J.J., Powrie, H.E.G. and Otin, N. (2005) Electrostatic monitoring of the effects of carbon black on lubricated steel/steel sliding contacts. In, Dowson, D., Priest, M., Dalmaz, G. and Lubrecht, A.A. (eds.) Life cycle Tribology: 31st Leeds-lyon Tribology Symposium. 31st Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology London, UK, Elsevier, 109-123. (Tribology & Interface Engineering, 48).
Wood, R.J.K., Jones, T.F., Fraige, F. and Langston, P.A. (2004) Particle distribution patterns in pipeflow for modelling wear. In, Proceedings of the 16th international conference on hydrotransport. 16th International Conference on Hydrotransport , BHR Group, 595-608.
Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K., Care, I. and Powrie, H. (2004) Electrostatic wear sensing of ceramic-steel lubricated contacts. In, Lubrecht, A. and Dalmaz, G. (eds.) Transient Processes In Tribology. 30th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribiology , Elsevier, 711-720. (Tribology and Interface Engineering 43).
Wood, R.J.K. (2004) Challenges of living with erosion-corrosion. In, Advanced materials for fluid machinery second international symposium. Second International Symposium on Advanced Materials for Fluid Machinery , Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 113-132.
Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J., Morris, S., Powrie, H.E.G. and Care, I. (2003) Feasibility of using electrostatic monitoring for oil lubricated ceramics to steel sliding contacts. In, Dowson, D., Priest, M., Dalmaz, G. and Lubrecht, A.A. (eds.) Tribological Research and Design for Engineering Systems. 29th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology the Netherlands, Elsevier, 625-635. (Tribology Series, 41).
Wood, R.J.K., Wharton, J.A. and Lynn, G.T. (2002) The influence of chloride concentrations on the erosion-corrosion of AISI 304L stainless steel in alkaline slurries. In, Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Hydrotransport incorporating the 11th International Symposium of Freight Pipelines. 15th International Symposium on Hydrotransport incorporating the 11th International Symposium of Freight Pipelines Cranfield, BHR, 173-186.
Powrie, H., Wood, R., Harvey, T., Wang, L. and Morris, S. (2002) Electrostatic charge generation associated with machinery component degradation. In, IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2002. IEEE Aerospace Conference London, UK, IEEE, 2927-2934. (doi:10.1109/AERO.2002.1036132).
Wood, R.J.K., Jones, T.F. and Ganeshalingam, J. (2002) Erosion in swirl-inducing pipes. In, 2002 Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting: Cd-Rom. ASME FEDSM 2002: ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting 2002 New York, USA, ASME Press, 31287.
Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J., Morris, S. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2002) Electrostatic monitoring of boundary and mixed lubrication. In, Proceedings of 28th Leeds-Lyon symposium on Tribology: Boundary and mixed lubrication. 28th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology UK, Elsevier, 83-92. (Tribology Series 40).

Conference or Workshop Item

Lewis, Adam P., Cranny, A, Harris, N.R., Green, N G, Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2012) Modelling the operational limits of a separation enhancement method for capillary electrophoresis: a designer’s tool. At The 26th European Conference on Solid-state Transducers (Eurosensors XXVI), Poland, Republic of, PL, 09 - 12 Sep 2012.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.W. and Wang, L. (2009) Advanced optical laser triangulation assessment for tribological surfaces. In, World Tribology Congress 2009, Kyoto, Japan, 06 - 11 Sep 2009.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2009) Complex rough surface characterisation using a modified and calibrated optical laser triangulation system. In, 9th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, San Sebastian, Spain, 02 - 05 Jun 2009.
Turnock, S.R., Nicholls-Lee, R., Wood, R.J.K. and Wharton, J.A. (2009) Tidal turbines that survive? In, Marine Corrosion Forum, Birmingham, UK, 08 Jul 2009. 39pp.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2009) Assessment of complex rough surfaces for surface texturing and tribological applications. In, UK-China Symposium & Summer School of Tribology and Surface Engineering, Lanzhou, China, 26 Jun - 05 Jul 2009.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2009) Assessment of complex 3-D textured and rough surfaces. In, 14th Materials, Surface Engineering and Bioengineering Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Southampton, UK, Oct 2009. (Submitted).
Chambers, L.D., Helio, C., Stokes, K.R., Walsh, F.C. and Wood, R.J.K. (2008) Practical aspects of developing a natural product based marine antifouling coating system. In, 14th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Kobe, Japan, 27 - 31 Jul 2008.
Chambers, L.D., Wood, R.J.K., Walsh, F.C. and Stokes, K.R. (2008) Biomimetic inspired marine antifouling coating system assessed using electrochemical techniques. In, Materials Research Society. Symposium DD: From Biological Materials to Biomimetic Material Synthesis, San Francisco, USA, 25 - 28 Mar 2008.
Wang, L., Wood, R.J.K. and Sun, J. (2008) Unlubricated metal on metal sliding contact and its acoustic emission signatures. In, 3rd World Congress on Engineering Asset Management and Intelligent Maintenance Systems Conference, Beijing, China, 27 - 30 Oct 2008. London, UK, Springer11pp, 1614-1624.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Dance, B.G.I. and Buxton, A.L. (2007) Topographical characterization of electron beam sculpted surfaces by pulse phase thermography. In, Advanced Infrared Technology and Applications 9, Leon, Mexico, 08 - 12 Oct 2007. Leon, Mexico, 1pp.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J., Wang, L., Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Dance, B.G. and Buxton, A. (2007) Pulse phase thermography (PPT): potential characterisation technology for grossly sculpted surfaces. In, Novel Applications of Surface Modification (NASM 2007), Southampton, UK, 18 - 20 Sep 2007. Southampton, UK, Institute of Physics1pp.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2007) Three-dimensional (3-D) characterisation of sculpted surfaces. In, 11th International Conference on Metrology and Properties of Engineering Surfaces, Huddersfield, UK, 16 - 20 Jul 2007.
Chambers, L.D., Wood, R.J.K., Walsh, F.C. and Stokes, K.R. (2007) Natural products for antifouling coatings. In, Marine Corrosion Forum, London, UK, 10 Oct 2007.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L., Dulieu-Barton, J.M., Dance, B.G.I. and Buxton, A.L. (2007) Developing pulse phase thermography as a characterisation tool for grossly sculpted surfaces. In, SUR/FIN 2007 (International Surface Finishing Conference), Cleveland, USA, 14 - 17 Aug 2007. Cleveland, USA, 15pp.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2007) Characterisation of electron beam sculpted surfaces. In, 13th Materials, Surface Engineering and Bioengineering Sciences Research Groups' Postgraduate Conference, New Forest, UK, 2007.
Ang, K.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Wang, L. (2007) Metrology techniques for 3D complex surfaces produced by Surfi-Sculpt® Direct Writing process. In, Direct Writing 1st International Conference, Durham, UK, 16 - 17 Apr 2007.
Chambers, L.D., Walsh, F.C., Wood, R.J.K. and Stokes, K.R. (2007) Natural products as antifoulants in marine surface coatings. In, NASM 2007: Novel Applications for Surface Modifications, Southampton, UK, 18 - 20 Sep 2007.
Wood, R.J.K., Dan, S., Moshrefi-Torbati, M., Misra, S., Valappil, S. P., Boccaccini, A. and Roy, I. (2006) Nanoindentation testing of biodegradabale polymers. In, Cambridge Micro-Mechanical Testing Centre (CAMTEC) Workshop, Cambridge, GB,
Wood, R.J.K., Wang, L. and Sun, J. (2006) Wear monitoring of lubricated sliding contacts by acoustic emission and electrostatic technologies. In, Institution of Mechanical Engineers:Tribology Group, 50th Anniversary Conference, Tribology 2006: Surface Engineering and Tribology for Future Engineers and Drivelines, London, UK, 12 - 14 Jul 2006. London, UK, 5pp, 1-5.
Chambers, L.D., Wood, R.J.K., Walsh, F.C. and Stokes, K.R. (2006) The effects of marine natural product extracts in a paint system. In, 13th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 23 - 28 Jul 2006. (Submitted).
Wang, L., Streit, E., Powrie, H.E.G., Care, I.C.D. and Wood, R.J.K. (2004) Performance evaluation of hybrid (ceramic on steel) bearings with advanced aircraft engine oils for lubrication. In, ASME TURBO EXPO 2004, Vienna, Austria, 14 - 17 Jun 2004. New York, USA, American Society of Mechanical Engineers10pp, 117-126.
Townsend, R.J., Hill, M., Harris, N.R., White, N.M., Wood, R.J.K. and Beeby, S.P. (2004) Fluid modelling of microfluid separator channels. In, Eurosensors XVIII, Rome, Italy, Sep 2004. , 124-125.
Barik, Rakesh, Wharton, Julian A., Wood, Robert J.K. and Stokes, Keith R. (2004) The environment factors affecting the performance of nickel-aluminum bronze (NAB). In, Corrosion 2004 NACE, 1-14.
Care, I., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J., Morris, S., Wang, L. and Powrie, H.E.G. (2003) Electrostatic monitoring of aerospace bearings. In, Sensors & Their Applications XIII, Medway, UK, 06 - 08 Sep 2005. London, UK, Institution of Engineering and Technology, 531-538.
Bello, J.O., Wharton, J.A. and Wood, R.J.K. (2003) Evalutaion of the adhesive properties of downhole corrosion resistant polymeric coatings by cathodic disbondment. In, Corrosion NACE, 2003. Texas, USA, NACE International.
Barik, R.C., Wharton, J.A., Wood, R.J.K., Tan, K.S. and Stokes, K.R. (2003) Erosion and erosion-corrosion performance of cast and thermally sprayed nickel-aluminium bronze. In, RTO AVT Specialists’ Meeting on “The Control and Reduction of Wear in Military Platforms”, Williamsburg, USA, 07 - 09 Jun 2003. RTO-MP-AVT-10925pp, 17-17.
Wood, R.J.K., Jones, T.F., Ganeshalingam, G. and Wang, M. (2002) Erosion modelling of swirling and non-swirling slurries in pipes. In, 15th International Symposium on Hydrotransport, Banff, Canada, 03 - 05 Jun 2002. Bedfordshire, UK, BHR, 497-510.
Tan, K.S., Wood, R.J.K., Wharton, J.A. and Stokes, K.R. (2002) Electrochemical investigation of high velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) aluminum bronze coatings under slurry erosion in saline environments. In, Corrosion 2002, Denver, USA, 07 - 11 Apr 2002.
Powrie, H., Wood, R., Harvey, T., Wang, L. and Morris, S. (2002) Electrostatic charge generation associated with machinery component deterioration. In, Aerospace Conference 2002 2002. 8pp, 2927-2934.
Bose, K. and Wood, R.J.K. (2001) Simulation of erosive wear of CVD boron carbide coatings by static and repetitive nanoindentation. In, 2nd World Tribology Congress, Vienna, Austria, Sep 2001. Vienna, Austria, 2nd World Tribology Congress4pp.
Bose, K., Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2001) Micro-abrasion of CVD diamond coatings. In, University of Southampton School of Engineering Sciences Postgraduate Conference, Southampton, UK, 2001.
Grooves, Steve, Symonds, Nicola, Wood, Robert and Mellor, Brian (2001) Impact testing of downhole tubing internal coatings. NACE 2001, Houston, USA, 11 - 16 Mar 2001. USA, National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)8pp.
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2001) Erosion damage in diamond coatings by high velocity sand impacts. In, Proceedings of the 52nd Diamond Conference, Bristol, UK, 2001. , 1-4.
Morris, S., Wood, R.J.K., Harvey, T.J. and Powrie, H.E. (2000) Electrostatic sensor calibration for the detection of charge generated by wear debris formation in oil lubricated contacts. In, Sixth Postgraduate Conference in Engineering Materials, Southampton, UK, 06 Oct 2000.
Bose, K. and Wood, R.J.K. (2000) Micro-ball cratering of CVD coatings. In, 22nd IRG-OECD Tribology Meeting, Cambridge, UK, 21 - 22 Sep 2000.
Speyer, A.J. and Wood, R.J.K. (2000) Erosion of aluminium-based claddings on steel by sand in water. In, Sixth Postgraduate conference in Engineering Materials, Southampton, UK, 06 Oct 2000.
Wheeler, D.W. and Wood, R.J.K. (2000) A scanning acoustic microscopy study of erosion damage features in CVD diamond coatings. In, 51st Diamond Conference, Cambridge, UK, 13 - 15 Jul 2000.
Symonds, N., Mellor, B.G., Wood, R.J.K. and Grooves, S. (2000) Wireline wear resistance of polymeric corrosion barrier coating for downhole applications. In, Corrosion 2000, Orlando, USA, 26 - 31 Mar 2000. Houston, USA, NACE International12pp.
Hill, M. and Wood, R.J.K. (1999) On the design and evaluation of a flow-through ultrasonic separator. In, Ultrasonics International ’99, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 Jun - 01 Jul 1999.

Monograph

Harvey, T.J., Walker, J.C., King, Simon and Wood, R.J.K. (2013) Results of a UK industrial tribological survey. , National Centre for Advanced Tribology (nCATS), 27pp.
 

Research

Research Interests

Professor Robert Wood has research interests that span the application of lubrication, wear and friction science to current and next generation critical machine components such as bearings, transmissions, turbines, pumps and oil and gas drills.

Green Tribology

He heads a major research effort into Green Tribology where the management and reduction of wear and friction are obtained from solutions that are more environmentally friendly and relate to sustainable systems such as wind and tidal energy capture. Solutions being explored include surfaces inspired by nature, water based lubricants, sensing of wear for improved control of machines, and texturing surfaces for low drag/friction.
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Marine Tribology

Marine-based research includes a tidal turbine project looking at protecting blades from solid and cavitation erosion combined with corrosion, cavitation erosion-corrosion of ships propulsion systems and anti-fouling and drag reduction for marine vessels.

Tribological Coatings

Assessment of coating survival in next generation nuclear plant; impact and erosion resistant coatings for wind turbine blade protection and military applications, wind turbine transmission tribology; suspension spraying of thick thermally sprayed coatings.

Oil and Gas tribology

Modelling abrasion-corrosion of down-hole drilling equipment and drill string friction; simulating the friction encountered in oilfield operations.

Bio-Tribology

Engagement with the newly formed Southampton Centre for Arthroplasty Revision Surgery (SOCARS) hosted by the NHS Southampton University Foundation Trust. Nanowear and nanofretting of biomedical materials, and forensic analysis of failed hip replacements.

Aerospace Tribology

Seconded to Rolls-Royce under a senior KTS scheme to identify what tribology means to Rolls-Royce and to suggest provision of solutions.

Primary research group:  national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)

Research projects

Tribological behaviour of nano-structured alloys processed by Severe Plastic Deformation

Prolonging the life of machine parts in nuclear applications

Wear modelling of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coatings.

Scuffing in piston assembly and liner of fired combustion engines

Scuffing in automotive engines has increased in both frequency and severity which has led industry to undertake development of a new heavy duty (HD) engine test that will assess the scuff resistance of lubricants. This is planned to be part of a scuffing test standard to be introduced in January 2016. This program of work aims to understand the fundamental causes and events leading to piston ring and liner scuffing by developing new and novel bench test capabilities that will contribute to the set of tests developed for the scuffing test standard.

Reduction of downhole friction by electrochemical methods

Development of an antifouling system using environmentally acceptable and naturally occuring products

Development of automated condition monitoring using AI tools

Abrasion-corrosion of downhole drill tool components

Erosion-corrosion modelling

Health monitoring of new generation aircraft bearings

Natural products as marine antifoulants

Abrasion-corrosion of cast CoCrMo alloy in simulated hip joint environments

Antifouling coatings for warships

Sensor actuated smart interfaces incorporating bio-hybrid materials (biofilm sensing)

Condition monitoring to predict component wear

Assessment of complex electron beam textured rough surfaces

Suspension sprayed surface coatings for specialised applications

Lightweight ceramic nanotubes reinforced polymer composite coatings and nanofibres with improved impact resistance and responsive functions

Simulating the friction encountered in oilfield operations

This is a two year project aiming to design and build a novel friction simulation device at the National Centre for Advanced Tribology. The project will allow us to re-create in the laboratory the conditions that occur during oilfield exploration. This will allow better understanding as to the conditions and effects that arise from friction when exploring for hydro-carbon reservoirs or to reach geothermal energy sources.

Aluminium-air battery: study of three dimensional aluminium anode and air cathode for the development of high energy density battery for micro-UAVs

The project focusses on the electrochemical properties and energy capability of the aluminium – air battery system. This comprises the separate half-cells, including the aluminium anode and its alloys as well as the cathode materials for oxygen reduction and the electrolytes with and without additives. The project propose the construction of a structural three dimensional battery and it is based on a PhD project currently in the final stages.

Green Tribology

Tribology is the study of friction, lubrication and wear. Decreasing friction by any means always leads to welcome reductions in fuel and energy consumption, with a corresponding decrease in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Structured Surfaces for Tribological Applications

Using structured surface rather than smooth surface to decrease friction is at variance with the classical tribology theories. However, it really happened and has been proved by worldwide researchers.

Structured Surfaces to Trap Bubbles and Reduce Drag and Friction

This project uses a novel method to structure a metal surface with dimples from the micro to nano scale, after which it can be chemically modified to make it hydrophobic.

Wear associated with slurry flows with application in oil and gas directional drilling

Tribological behaviour of ultrafine-grained alloys formed by severe plastic deformation

Materials with submicron- or nano-scaled grains produced by severe plastic deformation (SPD) offer new structural and functional properties for innovative products in a wide range of applications. The aims of this study are to understand the effect of SPD processing on wear behaviour of materials, to seek a way to use SPD processing to improve the mechanical properties of materials and their wear resistance.

Designing sensors to detect corrosion in hidden places

Designing sensors to detect corrosion in hidden places

Impact and erosion resistant materials

Protective surfaces for impact tolerance

Cavitation erosion-corrosion of ship propeller materials

Cavitation erosion-corrosion phenomenon is inevitable in marine propulsion system and has adverse effects on the life and functioning of the propellers. The intensity of the cavitation wear and the exact location of its occurrence have been found to be difficult to predict.The main aim of this PhD project is to identify cavitation wear-corrosion mechanism of marine materials used in propellers and rudders in order to characterize the materials based on their behaviour to cavitation erosion simulated by a vibratory probe device. Several tests will be conducted, with and without cavitation protection, using both direct and indirect methods of cavitation erosion tests along with incorporation of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling of the experiment.This research is sponsored by the university research groups National Centre of Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) and Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), along with Lloyd’s Register.

Crack propagation in carbon fibre

Crack propagation in carbon fibre

3-D printed auxetic foam as support

3-D printed auxetic foam as support

High strain rate testing capability

High strain rate testing capability

High resolution surface scan

of a wear scar on a Diamond-Like Carbon coating

High resolution surface scan

Teaching Responsibilities

Module titleModule codeDisciplineRole
Surface Engineering SESG6017 Engineering Sciences Course leader
Tribological Engineering SESM3026 Mechanical Engineering Lecturer

Recent Events

International Conference on Abrasive Processes (ICAP) 2014 (http://www-icap.eng.cam.ac.uk/)

World Tribology Congress 2013

Wear of Materials 2013

Faraday Discussion 158

UK-China Tribology Conference 2012

Contact

Professor Robert J K Wood
Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 7/4065

Telephone: (023) 8059 4881
Email: r.wood@soton.ac.uk