The Leonardo Centre specialises in research and development in tribology and surface engineering. The centre is based in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in University of Sheffield. Tribology is the science of interacting surfaces and covers all aspects of friction, lubrication and wear.
What We Do
- Research: Fundamental and applied research on friction, wear, lubrication, surface coatings and treatments convering a range of industrial sectors.
- Teaching: Undergraduate and postgraduate level courses on tribology for machine elements.
- Consultancy: Friction and wear testing for almost any application using either stand tribometers, or bespoke built testing rigs. general technical advice to industry.