Presenting the results of research in tribology creatively can inspire people and make the subject more engaging and accessible. Music has the power to sooth, excite, and inspire. It is one of the basic forms of human sensory engagement. What better way to present the results of tribological experiments than in the form of music. …

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Roger Lewis – Plenary Speaker at CM2022

The Rail/Tribology groups led by David Fletcher and Roger Lewis attended the 12th International Conference on Contact Mechanics and Wear in the Rail-Wheel system in Melbourne, Australia recently. Between them they presented 13 papers including Roger’s plenary talk on “Improving the Wheel/Rail Contact Performance through Laser Cladding of Rail, High Speed Rail Grinding and Rail …

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Dr Kate Tomlinson presents on International Women in Engineering Day

On 23rd June Postdoctoral Research Associate Kate Tomlinson joined in with celebrations for International Women in Engineering Day by giving a short talk in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. As well as explaining some of her research, Kate shared her story of how she got into engineering following a career …

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Sheffield team talk Friction at Pint of Science Festival

Several of the University of Sheffield’s research team on the Friction programme grant recently presented talks at the Pint of Science festival. Pint of Science is a grassroots non-profit organisation.. [with the aim to] share research in the pub, in an informal setting. It is aimed to provide a space for researchers and members of the …

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Read Dr. Wei Pin Goh’s article on the Numerical Analysis of Prevailing Mechanical Stresses Exerted on Particles during Mechanofusion Mixing Using Discrete Element Method

Numerical Analysis of Prevailing Mechanical Stresses Exerted on Particles during Mechanofusion Mixing Using Discrete Element Method   What is Mechanofusion? Mechanofusion is a dry powder coating process that utilises mechanical energy to modify tribological and surface functional characteristics of particles or even induce mechano-chemical reactions between different particles, and hence producing particles with new characteristics. …

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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.

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