Dr Nick Morris BEng PhD
Lecturer in Dynamics Energy and Propulsion Systems
Dr Nicholas Morris carried out his post-graduate research determining palliative measures for piston ring cylinder liner frictional losses in conjunction with Aston Martin Lagonda, BP Castrol, Ricardo, Capricorn Automotive, Prodrive and ES technology. As a member of the International Institute for Cavitation Research his post-doctoral research focused upon cavitation in lubricating films with application to hydrodynamic bearings. Recently he has undertaken a new role at Loughborough University as a lecturer in Dynamics, Energy and Propulsion.
His current research interest including, investigations of lubricant surface combination through atomic force microscopy and palliation of noise vibration and harshness through tribodynamic analysis.
Outline of main research interests:
Dr Nicholas Morris currently manages several research projects in collaboration with various industrial partners. His research interest include:
- Lubricant surface combination through atomic force microscopy
- Palliation of noise vibration and harshness phenomena through tribodynamic analysis
- Laser Surface texturing for improved efficiency of tribological conjunctions
- Surface roughness and contact mechanics
Current teaching responsibilities: (where applicable: simple list of module numbers and titles)
- MMA101 - Statics and Dynamics
- MMB101 - Engineering Dynamics
- MMC107 - Contact Mechanics: Tribology
- MMF110 - Introduction to Engineering Science: Applied Mechanics
- MMI001 - DIS Industrial Placement
Current administrative responsibilities:
- Admissions Tutor for Mechanical Engineering
- Umer, J., Morris, N., Leighton, M., Rahmani, R., Howell-Smith, S., Wild, R. and Rahnejat, H., 2017. Asperity level tribological investigation of automotive bore material and coatings. Tribology International
- Morris N, Rahmani R, Rahnejat H, King PD, Fitzsimons B. Tribology of piston compression ring conjunction under transient thermal mixed regime of lubrication. Tribology International. 2013 Mar 31;59:248-58.
- Morris N, Leighton M, De la Cruz M, Rahmani R, Rahnejat H, Howell-Smith S. Combined numerical and experimental investigation of the micro-hydrodynamics of chevron-based textured patterns influencing conjunctional friction of sliding contacts. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology. 2015 Apr;229(4):316-35.
- Tang, T., Morris, N., Coupland, J. and Arevalo, L., 2015. Cavitation bubble measurement in tribological contacts using digital holographic microscopy. Tribology Letters, 58(1), p.5.
- Leighton, M., Morris, N., Rahmani, R. and Rahnejat, H., 2017. Surface specific asperity model for prediction of friction in boundary and mixed regimes of lubrication. Meccanica, 52(1-2), pp.21-33.
Highly Commended Paper 2015 Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties:
- BP Castrol
- Capricorn Automotive
- Coleherne Ltd.
- Pera Technology
- Concentric UK