Dr Nick Morris BEng PhD FHEA CEng MIMechE
Senior 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 interests include investigations of lubricant surface combination through atomic force microscopy, bearing failure anlaysis, 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 interests include:
Component wear and failure analysis ( Bearing, Gear, piston system)
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
Tribometry- MTM machine, Pin on Disc, Reciprocating rig
Current teaching responsibilities:
WSC504 – Applied Engineering Design Analysis
WSC107 - Contact Mechanics: Tribology
WSC105 - Kinematics of Machinery
WSD105 – Dynamics of Machinery
WSI001 - DIS Industrial Placement
Current administrative responsibilities:
Admissions Tutor for Mechanical Engineering
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. Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology.
Highly Commended Paper 2015 Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties:
- BP Castrol
- Capricorn Automotive