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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.
Other researchers

Professor Philip Bartlett

Professor of Chemistry

Research interests

  • Electrochemistry
  • Bioelectrochemistry
  • Templated electrodeposition of nanomaterials

Professor Julian Wharton


Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

L. Russell Alberts,
Vanesa Martinez-nogues,
Richard Baker Cook,
Christian Maul,
Paul Bills,
R. Racasan,
Martin Stolz,
, 2018 , Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties , 6 (1)
Type: article
Stephen Herd,
& C F Higgs III
, 2018 , Materials Science and Engineering: A , 712 , 373--379
Type: article
Ping Lu,
Mark Gee,
Ling Wang,
& Wilhelm Pfleging
, 2018 , Tribology Letters , 66 (51)
Type: article
Frank Walsh,
Gareth Kear,
Ayssar H. Nahle,
& Luis Fernando Arenas Martinez
, 2017 , Corrosion Science , 123 , 1--20
Type: review
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