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Doctor Monica Ratoi

Dr Monica Ratoi

Lecturer in Lubrication Science

Accepting applications from PhD students.

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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 research funding and international prizes from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council UK and top international tribology societies: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers US,  Japanese Society of Tribologists, Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation Japan, Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science etc. for her cutting edge research. Her research is also funded by lubricant companies: ENEOS Japan, ExxonMobil US, Chevron Oronite US, Nanol Technologies Europe etc.