Friction at Science Week in Lydgate Junior School, Sheffield

Sheffield researchers from the Friction Programme Grant Roger Lewis and Raman Maiti ran a friction outreach event at Lydgate Junior School in Sheffield as part of the schools Science Week. Roger talked to all 4 year groups at the school (120 pupils) about the causes of friction and why it’s important to understand it. This …

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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” EPSRC Programme Grant kicks off

At the start of January the Friction Programme Grant team held a two day facilitated kick off meeting to officially launch the programme of work. Day 1 saw the researchers set out the goals of the programme for the years to come, the vision for the outputs and impact of the project, and identified 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