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Dr. Nathalie Renevier

Dr. Nathalie Renevier

Senior Lecturer in Tribotechnology (Coatings)

School of Engineering

Computing and Technology Building, CM134, CM039

+44 (0) 1772 89 3316

NRenevier@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Engineering

Nathalie Renevier is a senior lecturer in tribotechnology (coatings) and course leader for undergraduate maintenance engineering courses. She has a physics, material sciences and business background with over 10 years' experience in the industry across Europe. Her expertise is in the development of plasma assisted processes and products, surface characterisations, tribological testing of thin films and thick films, nano-tribology and Lean Six-Sigma methodologies.

Nathalie is research active within the area of tribotechnology and is a member of the Jost Institute.

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Nathalie Renevier is a Senior Lecturer in Tribotechnology (coatings) and Course Leader for undergraduate Maintenance Engineering courses. She has a physics, material sciences and business background with over 10 years' experience in the industry across Europe. Her expertise is in the development of plasma assisted processes and products, surface characterisations, tribological testing of thin films and thick films, nano-tribology and Lean Six-Sigma methodologies

Qualifications
1990: DEUG A Math, Chemistry, Physic, Paris XI, Orsay (F)
1991: License Fundamental Physic, Paris XI, Orsay (F)
1992: Maitrise Fundamental Physic, Paris XI, Orsay (F)
1993: DEA Gas and Plasma Physic, Paris XI, Orsay (F)
1998: PhD Material and Surface Engineering, INPL, Nancy (F)
2002: MBA Technology Management, OU (UK)

Work Experience
2004 to date: Jost Institute for Tribotechnology, University of Central Lancashire, UK Lecturer / Researcher in Tribotechnology (maternities 2005 - 2008)
2003 - 2004: Federal Mogul Friction Products, UK Senior Product Manager
1998 - 2003: Teer Coatings Ltd, UK Research Scientist
1994 - 1997: Balzers S.A., F Research Scientist
1993 - 1994: Balzers AG, FL Research Scientist
1993: Laboratory of Gas and Plasma Physics, F Research Project
1992: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, D Erasmus European Stage
1990: Laboratory of Gas and Plasma Physics, F PhD Assistant

Publications

Coldwell, H. L., Dewes, R. C., Aspinwall, D. K., Renevier, N. M., Teer, D. G., "The use of soft/lubricating coatings when dry drilling BS L168 aluminium alloy". Surf. Coat. Technol. 177-178 (January 2004) pp 716 – 726.

Amaro, R. I., Martins, R. C., Seabra, J. O., Renevier, N. M., Teer, D. G., "Molybdenum disulphide/titanium low friction coating for gears application". Tribology International 38 (2005) pp 423-434.

Amaro, R. I., Martins, R. C., Seabra, J. O., Yang, S., Teer, D. G., Renevier, N. M., "Carbon/chromium low friction surface coating for gears application". Industrial Lubrication and Tribology 57(6) (2005) pp 233-242.

Shao, W., Nabb, D., Renevier, N., Sherrington, I., Luo, J.K., “Preparation of electrodeposited Ni-CNTs nanocomposite coatings with highly wear and corrosion resistance properties” Advanced Materials Research 548 (2012) pp 101-104.

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Research

Research area

  • Surface Engineering and Adaptive Surfaces, Nano-mechanical and nano-tribology.
  • Manufacturing tribology, space tribology, tribology in dentistry, nano-mechanical and nano-tribology.
  • Multiphysics modelling
  • MoS2 based materials and surface engineering expertise (see publications below)

Example of current research
Surface Engineering and Thin Films
Tribological and mechanical characterisation of plasma treated patterned surface
Tribological and mechanical characterisation of thin films used in energy storage and Smartphones
Effect of intercalated compounds on tribological and mechanical properties.
Tribology
Tribological investigation of enamel behaviour subjected to tooth decay and bruxism.
Tribological investigation under hash environments such as vacuum, Temperature, pH ….

Projects

Knowledge Transfer Partnership (Lean Six Sigma)
2005-08:1134- £44,696.00
2006-09: 6208- £77,421.00 (The Associate Mr Kallambella has won the prestigious award Business Leader of Tomorrow, this was the first time that UCLan won this award).
2010-12: 8081- £76,474.00

Research
Current PhDs’ supervision
1st Supervisor – Nano-engineers piston rings for racing cars (M Dickinson)
DoS - Aeroelasticity Characterisation of Large Wind Turbine Blades Through Fluid-Structure Interaction Modelling (L Wang)
DoS – Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Thin Ceramic Coatings Deposited on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) Substrates. (A Shah)
3rd Supervisor - An Investigation into Marine biofouling and its influence on the durability of concrete sea defences (P Hughes)
1 supervisor – (M Buttery) registration in process

Research area

  • Surface Engineering and Adaptive Surfaces, Nano-mechanical and nano-tribology.
  • Manufacturing tribology, space tribology, tribology in dentistry, nano-mechanical and nano-tribology.
  • Multiphysics modelling
  • MoS2 based materials and surface engineering expertise 
 

Memberships

Membership of Learned and Professional Societies

2009: Associate Membership of the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN)

2011: Member of the Institute of Physic (IOP)

2012: SD2 certified

2012: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(FHEA)

2013: Chartered Physicist (CPhys) in process

2013: Member of the IET (MIET) in process

2013: Chartered Engineer (CEng) in process

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Currently on Sabbatical (Sep 2012 to Mar 2013)
Course Leadership
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (VSMETE102, VSMETE502)
PGCert / PGDip / MSc Maintenance Engineering (VSMAEN160, 170, 180 and VSMAEN570, 580)
Advanced Certificate in Lean six Sigma (Green Belt) for Engineers
Advanced Certificate in Project Management for Engineers

Module Leadership
Materials, tribotechnology and Surface Engineering (MP3702)
Advanced Materials and Materials Selection (MP4702)
Advanced Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing (MP3705)
Sustainable Systems Development (MP4705)
Maintenance Management (MP3704)
Maintenance Management Strategy (MP4704)
Project Management (MP3703)
Lean Six Sigma (Yellow Belt) for Engineers (MP2905)
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt) for Engineers (MP3905)
Lean Six Sigma (Green Belt Project) for Engineers (MP3606)
Introduction to Project Management for Engineers (MP3707)
Advanced Project Management for Engineers (MP3708)
Advanced Project Management Practitioner for Engineers (MP3709)

External Activities

IUT Genie Mecanique and Productique Toulouse, France : Project supervisor since 2007

IUT Genie Mechanique etv Porductique Bordeaux, France: Project supervisor since 2009

University Technologique Belfort Montbeliard, France - currently preparing habilitation

UCU Member - No active role

Advisory consultant for various organisations across Europe

STEM Ambassador