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

Professor Anne Neville awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glasgow

Friction: The Tribology Enigma PI Prof. Anne Neville was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Glasgow for her pioneering contributions to the field of tribology – she has also been a powerful advocate for encouraging wider participation in engineering, particularly for girls. Read more here.

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