Within the field of tribotechnology UCLan enjoys state-of-the-art facilities for surface characterisation, friction and wear-testing and lubrication assessment and a number of leading international collaborations.
Tribology is formally the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It involves the study of friction, wear and lubrication and is now increasingly involved with surface adhesion and changes in surface characteristics in static situations. Tribology has enormous influence on our daily lives as it affects economic, environmental and performance issues in both natural and man-made systems.
A range of key tribotechnology themes support our work across differing engineering applications. UCLan’s areas of expertise include:
Based in the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology, tribotechnology research staff have access to state-of-the-art facilities for surface characterisation, friction and wear-testing and lubrication assessment and collaborate with partner laboratories around the world to conduct cutting edge research.
To find out more about research in Tribotechnology, contact Professor Ian Sherrington
Tel: +44 (0)1772 893322 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research activity in the Jost Institute has addressed a wide range of practical topics, and some of our achievements include:
Professor Ian Sherrington was awarded the 2015 Donald Julius Groen Prize and as the winner he was invited to present the Tribology Group’s prestigious Groen Prize Lecture in December 2015. The lubrication, friction and wear expert was selected for his “outstanding achievements in the Group's sphere of activity”. More information can be found in our news story.