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: https://www.imeche.org/careers-education/scholarships-and-awards/industry-and-specialisms-awards/tribology-group/tribology-silver-medal/imeche-tribology-silver-medal-winners/2021-tribology-silver-medal 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: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/main-index/news/article/4897/honour-for-outstanding-engineering-research

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