Professor Rob Dwyer-Joyce awarded IMechE Tribology Silver Medal 2021

Prof. Rob Dwyer-Joyce (Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield) PI of Friction: The Tribology Enigma has been awarded the Institution of Mechanical Engineers 2021 Tribology Silver Medal in recognition of an exceptionally meritorious contribution to the science and technology of tribology, read the full story and some of Rob’s career highlights below: Rob is the second Friction PG academic to …

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Professor Anne Neville awarded Clifford Patterson Medal and Lecture

Professor Anne Neville, retired Principal Investigator of the Friction Programme Grant has been awarded the Clifford Patterson Medal and Lecture in recognition of outstanding research in the field of engineering, read the full story here:

2020 Gold Journal Award – Roger Lewis – Permanent Way Institution

Prof. Roger Lewis won the 2020 Permanent Way Institution Journal Award – Gold Award with colleagues for their paper “Development and implementation of novel cryogenic railhead cleaning technology”. The original link to the article in the journal can be found here.

Dr Mike Bryant and Prof. Anne Neville part of team pioneering first ever biomimetic tongue surface using 3D printing

Dr Mike Bryant and Prof. Anne Neville are part of a multi-disciplinary team that have developed the first ever biomimetic tongue surface using 3D printing. The team which was led by Dr Efren Andablo-Reyes from the School of Food Science and Nutrition at Leeds and also involved informatics researchers from the University of Edinburgh, have …

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Listen to Friction researcher Dr. Mike Watson explain the problem of leaves on the line, new research, and potential solutions to the problem.

Listen to Dr. Mike Watson explaining the problem of leaves on the line, and how pioneering research from Friction: The Tribology Engima has helped to understand the problem, and potential solutions. Find his interview with BBC Radio Cambridge on the Naked Scientists Podcast here (from 08:50): Find more media articles related to this topic, and Dr. Watson’s …

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Friction researchers breakthrough in leaves on the line friction enigma

leaf that has been pressed onto rail line and turned black, showing tannin formation described

Friction PG researchers Dr. Mike Watson, Dr. Tom Slatter and Prof. Roger Lewis have made a big step towards understanding the slippery problem of leaves on the line, a source of significant delays on the UK’s rail system every autumn, with a landmark study published in the Royal Society Proceedings. The teams work investigated the …

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Prof. Roger Lewis wins IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize 2019

Roger lewis in laboratory

Friction PG researcher Prof. Roger Lewis has been awarded the IMechE Donald Julius Groen Prize for 2019. This is awarded by the IMechE Tribology Group Committee to authors of outstanding papers or outstanding achievements in Tribology. See the full story here. Image credit: Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield

Dry ice solution to slippery ‘leaves on the line’

Friction PG Professor Roger Lewis has been leading a team of researchers at The University of Sheffield investigating the potential of dry ice, to solve the slippery problem of leaves on the line causing delays and disruptions in rail travel. Leaves form a slippery layer when they fall onto the tracks and are compacted, this …

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Friction: The Tribology Enigma is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, under grant no. EP/R001766/1