Surface Engineering and Tribology

Advanced material performance is often dominated by surface properties. Surface Engineering research at Sheffield is focused on the design and development of novel, plasma-assisted coating and treatment methods (and the synthesis / characterisation of coatings / treatments so produced) to improve the mechanical, tribological (ie. friction and wear control), thermal and corrosion properties of engineering materials. We also research and develop new tribology / corrosion test methods - and use high-resolution surface analysis / characterisation techniques.

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  • Dr Adrian Leyland Senior Lecturer in Surface Technology. Main research interests are plasma-based coatings & treatments for surface engineering and tribology, wear & corrosion of surfaces.

Surface Engineering