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Doctor Monica Ratoi

Lecturer in Lubrication Science

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Address: B7, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Dr. Monica Ratoi is the Lecturer in Lubrication Science. With 30 years of research experience in lubrication, tribology and nanotechnology at Imperial College, University of Oxford and nCATS she has established a strong track record and international reputation in these fields. She has published interdisciplinary research on the topics of organic friction modifiers and antiwear additives, Langmuir Blodgett and self-assembly layers, aqueous lubrication, lubricant nanoadditives, lubrication for hydrogen technology, lubrication of polymers and composites, nanotechnology and nanotoxicology. She has acted as expert advisor on Nanotechnology and evaluator for Nanotechnology Risk and Safety Monica has a long-established collaboration with the International Institute for Carbon-Neutral Energy Research in Japan and Hydrogenius Centre at Kyushu University in Japan.

Monica has received international prizes and research funding from the top international tribology societies: STLE (US), JST (Japan), TTRF, JSPS for her cutting edge research. Her research is also funded by lubricant companies: ENEOS, ExxonMobil, Chevron Oronite, Nanol Technologies etc.

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