Dr Julia Carrell

Department of Mechanical Engineering

University Teacher

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Dr Julia Carrell
Department of Mechanical Engineering
D126, Central Wing
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Julia is a University teacher for the Leonardo Tribology Centre in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She is also one of the Admissions Tutors and the Widening Participation coordinator for the Department. Julia is a co-director for the Industrial Doctorate Centre in Machining Science, with responsibility for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Julia’s first degree was in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield, followed by her PhD on the suitability of bio-lubricants for automotive applications, which was also achieved at Sheffield. Her engineering career began as an apprentice mechanic with BMW. 

Research interests

Julia’s research interests are centred around the wear and friction characteristics of bio-lubricants, their performance in different lubrication regimes and how oxidation affects their overall performance. She has also looked at the elastomer compatibility of bio-lubricants.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Carrell J, Slatter T, Lewis R & Little U (2018) The compatibility of multilayer surface treatments with bio-lubricants base oils. 73rd Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2018 (pp 211-225) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Teaching activities

Julia teaches Tribology and Sustainable Engineering Design to fourth year undergraduates and MSc students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. She also teaches Lubrication and Wear to third year degree apprentices at the AMRC Training Centre.