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Research project

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


Lead researcher

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.
Other researchers

Professor Nicholas Harris


Dr Terence Harvey

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Areas of research interest include:
  • Coatings;
  • Conditioning Monitoring; 

Professor Mahesan Niranjan

ISIS Chair

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Omar Essam Shetta,
, 2021 , IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics
Type: article
Bahareh Zaghari,
Nicholas Harris,
, 2021 , Measurement Science and Technology , 32 (5) , 1--30
Type: review
Ping Lu,
Honor Powrie,
& Nicholas Harris
, 2021 , Tribology International , 159
Type: review
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