OUR NEXT EVENT:
Dr Samuel McMaster
Workshop: Wettability – hydrophilic surfaces and imaginary contact angles (with tensiometer demo)
The wettability of a surface is defined by the interfacial tensions of the interacting phases. Measuring the contact angle with water is an important method to characterise how hydrophobic or hydrophilic a material is. Hydrophilic materials will display a contact angle of 0° however imaginary contact angles are required to properly characterise hydrophilicity.
There are approximately 90,000 Total Hip Replacements (THRs) conducted each year in the UK. THR is without a doubt one of the most successful intervention strategies for hip disease. However, these benefits come with problems associated with the use of metallic components. The degradation mechanisms of metallic orthopaedic joints operating in a biological environment are a complex mixture of mechanical and electrochemical reactions. Degradation through wear and corrosion results in a change in local environments eliciting soft tissue reactions often requiring surgical intervention. This will also have a direct impact on the performance of the devices from not only a wear but also electrochemical aspect. Despite the clinical issues associated with metallic alloy degradation in vivo, the interfacial mechanisms and variables pertaining to metal ion and debris release are largely unknown.
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Founder & managing director
Tomasz is Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University where he acts as a Head of Department of Engineering. He is interested in tribology of engineering surfaces, functional properties of thin films and coatings, Industry 4.0 and biomimetics.
Thawhid is a senior research associate of Tribology and Surface Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is interested in tribology, coatings, machinability of super alloys and advanced materials, and in-situ monitoring of the machining interface.
Sam is a materials scientist at Coventry University and Pillarhouse International. He is interested in using nanomechanical testing methods to predict tribological behaviour across length scales and the application of tribology and surface engineering to novel research areas.
Shubrajit is working as a Tribologist at Wagner High Quality Lubricants. He is interested in lubricants, solid lubricants, surface textures, tribology of composites, and machining tribology.
Nik is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Teknologi MARA. She is interested in composite coatings, especially graphene composite coatings for tribological applications.
Yanfei is a research associate at State Key Laboratory of Tribology at Tsinghua University. He is interested in structural design of solid lubrication coatings and the fundamentals of friction, wear, and lubrication.
Bao is a product manager of precision components at Oerlikon Balzers. Prior to Oerlikon, he served the heavy machine industry as a tribological thin films expert for nearly two decades. He is interested in the innovations and the industrial applications of surface engineering solutions.
Sheyla Santana de Carvalho
Sheyla received her PhD in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from UFRJ and University of Leeds in 2019. She is interested in the evaluation and monitoring of corrosion in Oil and Gas, materials characterization (SEM-EDS and EBSD) and failure analysis.
Yuki is Assistant Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research field is to synthesize Diamond-Like Carbon film and its application to tribology. He also interested in science and engineering challenges in global area through international activities.
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