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Research project

Green Tribology


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.
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Other researchers

Professor Philip Bartlett

Professor of Chemistry

Research interests

  • Electrochemistry
  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Templated electrodeposition of nanomaterials
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Professor Julian Wharton

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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Ping Lu, Robert Wood, Mark Gee, Ling Wang & Wilhelm Pfleging, 2018, Tribology Letters, 66(51)
Type: article
L. Russell Alberts, Vanesa Martinez-nogues, Richard Baker Cook, Christian Maul, Paul Bills, R. Racasan, Martin Stolz & Robert J.K. Wood, 2018, Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties, 6(1)
Type: article
Stephen Herd, Robert Wood, Julian Wharton & C F Higgs III, 2017, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 712, 373-379
Type: article
Robert Wood, Stephen Herd & Mandar Rajiv Thakare, 2017, Tribology International
Type: article