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The University of Southampton
Engineering
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(023) 8059 4771
Email:
Ping.Lu@soton.ac.uk

Dr Ping Lu PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Ping Lu is a Research Fellow within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Ping obtained her BSc in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Beijing Institute of Technology (China) in 2011. She then undertook a MSc study in University of Southampton, and obtained a degree with Distinction in Advanced Mechanical Engineering.  Followed this she carried out her PhD at the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton.

Currently Ping is working on the EPSRC project ‘Early detection of contact distress for enhanced performance monitoring and predictive inspection of machines’. Prior to her appointment at the University of Southampton, Ping has held post-doctoral research positions at the University of Sheffield investigating the tribological properties of laser clad rail or rail components.

Research interests

  • Wear
  • Friction
  • Surface texturing
  • Laser cladding
  • Rail-wheel contacts
  • Electrostatic condition monitoring

Other research projects

Early detection of contact distress for enhanced performance monitoring and predictive inspection of machines

Rail-energy knowledge exchange on emerging materials (ALCHEMy)

Research group

national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS)

Research project(s)

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.

Dr Ping Lu
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number: 7/4033/M7

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