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Dr. Nathalie Renevier

Dr. Nathalie Renevier

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

Computing and Technology Building, CM037

+44 (0) 1772 89 3316

NRenevier@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Engineering, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry

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.

Full Profile

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, Senior Product Manager (United Kingdom
    • Introduction of new Technologies (Laser and optical size and shape particle analysers, mixing technologies)
    • Deployment of Six Sigma throughout Europe (UK, Germany, France) as Chapter 11 Exit Strategy
    • Development of new NAO materials for braking systems for CT, Bosch and TRW
  • 1998 - 2003: Teer Coatings Ltd, Research Scientist (United Kingdom)
    • Development of environmentally Friendly Low Friction Wear Resistant coatings for dry and mist Lubrications for Machining, Forming and variety of components.
    • Development of Rotating Cylindrical Magnetrons for Optical applications, Magnetic configurations for rectangular magnetron, Effect of duty cycles and pulsed on coating performances. Plasma study
    • Development of processes for Equipment Canada Mint, Dai Nippon magnetic printers
  • 1994 - 1997: Balzers S.A., Research Scientist (France)
    • Development of Low Pressure Low temperature nitriding equipment assisted by Plasma arc: application to Aluminium, stainless steel and Titanium – Balinit/Balitherm
    • Development and implementation of ISO 9001:94 to Site located in Sausheim
  • 1993 - 1994: Balzers AG, Research Scientist (Liechtenstein)
    •  Development of Balinit D – CVD Diamond for Sandvik
    • Design and build of reactor for low pressure nitriding delivered to French Franchise
  • 1993: Laboratory of Gas and Plasma Physics, F Research Project
    • Modelling Hydrogen Plasma Discharge using Monte-Carlo and Fortran.
  • 1992: Ludvig Maximillian Universität - Technische Universität Garching, D Erasmus European Stage
    • Calibration of photo multiplicators and scintillation detector with different radioactive sources
  • 1990: Laboratory of Gas and Plasma Physics, F PhD Assistant
    • Develop a model using magnets mirrors to allow electrons with 200ev to go through. Model used to develop Channeltron to be used in experimental devise that test resistance of electronic materials to lighting. Model has been validated by the Phd student.

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

Jost Institute for Tribotechnology

Memberships

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

Since 2011: Member of the Institute of Physic (MPhys)

Since 2012: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA, SD2 accredited)

Since 2013: Member of the IET (MIET) in process

Since 2014: Member of the society of Operational Engineers (SOE, IPlantE)

Reserach Activities

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

ORCID

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

DOS – Nano-engineers piston rings for racing cars (M Dickinson, completed in 2017)

DOS - Aeroelasticity Characterisation of Large Wind Turbine Blades Through Fluid-Structure Interaction Modelling (L Wang, completed 2016)

DOS – Mechanical and Tribological Behaviour of Thin Ceramic Coatings Deposited on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) and Polyethylene Naphthalate (PEN) Substrates. (A Shah, current)

3rd Supervisor - An Investigation into Marine biofouling and its influence on the durability of concrete sea defences (P Hughes, completed 2014)

2nd supervisor – Factors affecting boundary lubricant lifetime in the spiral orbit tribometer under vacuum (M Buttery, current)

External Activities

  • IUT Genie Mecanique and Productique Toulouse, France : Project supervisor since 2007
  • IUT Genie Mechanique etv Porductique Bordeaux, France: Project supervisor since 2009
  • Advisory consultant for various organisations across Europe
  • Member of the Executive Team (IET – KTN tribology)
  • STEM Ambassador
  • Primary School Governor (Since 2016)

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Course Leadership

  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical Maintenance Engineering (VSMETE102, VSMETE302, VSMETE502)
  • 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)
  • Advanced Engineering Portfolio (ER3801)

Conferences

Dr Renevier has participated each year to ICMCTF (The International Conference on Metallurgical coatings and Thin films) between 1997 and 2003 and to numerous international conferences. She has organised Euromat2005 in Prague a Symposium C4.1 Nanoscale Mechanical and Tribological Testing and she was rewarded by the organising committee for outstanding work. She has organised in 2005 a successful seminar with exhibition on Profit from Coated Cutting Tools with the participation of the main world coatings suppliers and tool manufacturers.

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