Homer acts as a research mentor for members of staff and researchers in progress of their research, in particular in obtaining research funding and in interacting with industry. His expertise is in the areas of tribology, contact mechanics, multi-body dynamics and associated disciplines. He has researched and taught in these areas since 1978. He is also the editor-in-chief of Journal of Multi-body Dynamics, as well as the journal: Lubricants.
Homer has published widely in the areas of dynamics, vibration, tribology: contact mechanics, lubrication and friction. He has published more than 450 papers in academic journals and international conferences as well as a number of books and proceedings.
Homer has more than 32 years academic experience as well as 7 years industrial experience. He has chaired a large number of international conferences and symposia, organised/sponsored by leading engineering and science institutions such as ASME, IMechE, IOP, SAE, JSAE, InstMC, ICivilE and others. He has also delivered many keynote speeches and invited presentation in many international events. He has been member of EPSRC peer review college since 2004, as well as a Senior Evaluator for European Commission, and a reviewer for Enterprise Ireland, Royal Society, Carnegie Trust, Leverhulme Trust and various national funding bodies from Netherlands, Australia, Canada, etc.
- MSc (1979): Advanced Applied Mechanics
- PhD (1984): Elastohydrodynamics
- DIC (1979): Mechanical Engineering all from Imperial College, University of London
- BSc (Hons.): Production Engineering from Aston University, Birmingham
- Donald Julius Groen Prize from Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, 2017
- Tribology: contact mechanics, lubrication, friction and wear, Multi-body dynamics and vibration
- Special application areas: engine, powertrain