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Professor Robert Wood

Professor Robert Wood

Professor of Surface Engand Tribology

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, renewable energy systems and electrification of transportation. His research projects look at detecting wear, corrosion, friction and lubrication using these measurements to improve condition monitoring of machines including EVs and aeroengine fan blades and to optimise surface engineering for extended service life, energy efficiency and to drive tribology based digital twins and machine learning development.

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Email: r.wood@soton.ac.uk

Address: B7, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Research

Research groups

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, renewable energy systems and electrification of transportation. His research projects look at detecting wear, corrosion, friction and lubrication using these measurements to improve condition monitoring of machines including EVs and aeroengine fan blades and to optimise surface engineering for extended service life, energy efficiency and to drive tribology based digital twins and machine learning development.

Research projects

Completed projects

Researchers:
Sponsor: EPSRC
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Sponsor: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
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Sponsor: Schlumberger
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Sponsor: Chevron Oronite Company LLC
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Sponsor: Tribotex (Japanese)
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Sponsor: European Union
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