Getting to grips with friction – Pint of Science

Friction PG researchers Dr Matt Carré and Professor Roger Lewis took part in the public ‘Pint of Science – All hands to the pump’ event in Sheffield on 22nd May 2019. They explained some fundamentals of friction related to human grip and manipulation of objects, and how this affects our gripping and perception abilities.

Friction Professor Roger Lewis accounced as railway engineering 2019 Research Chair by Royal Academy of Engineering

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced a new Research Chair to be led by Professor Roger Lewis sponsored by RSSB. This will focus on wheel-rail interaction and particularly low adhesion at the wheel-rail interface caused by weather and environmental factors on the line. This is a key challenge to the rail industry and is …

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Particle Characterisation Workshop – University of Cape Town

Researchers from Friction PG visited the University of Cape Town, South Africa, 26/11- 3/12/2018 and delivered a workshop on Particle Characterisation in collaboration with the academics there and attended by engineers from mineral processing industry and university researchers. This workshop was organised as a part of Industry-Academia Partnership Programme (IAPP) called ‘CAPE Partnership: Characterisation Advances …

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11th International Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems Conference (CM2018) – Delft

Friction PG researchers joined a large team of researchers from the University of Sheffield to present friction research at the 11th International Contact Mechanics and Wear of Rail/Wheel Systems Conference in September. Prof. Roger Lewis, Dr. Mike Watson and Prof. Mark Rainforth  and a large group of their PhD students, submitted and presented friction research …

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Friction PG researchers set up partnership programme collaboration in mineral processing with the University of Cape Town

An Industry Academia Partnership Programme (IAPP) sponsored by the UK Royal Academy of Engineering has been awarded to researchers in the Friction Programme grant and their colleauges to establish a collaboration between the University of Cape Town and University of Leeds to support mineral processing industry in South Africa. The partnership entitled “CAPE Partnership: Characterisation …

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Friction Programme Grant researchers join Integrated Tribology CDT Excellence Hub in Tribology

Roger Lewis and Raman Maiti from the Friction Programme Grant joined students from the associated EPSRC CDT in Integrated Tribology (also jointly run by the Universities of Sheffield and Leeds) holding an Excellence Hub in Tribology in Sheffield. The session introduced sixth form students to the study of Tribology in Mechanical Engineering through hands on practical demonstrations …

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