School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Nick Morris BEng PhD FHEA CEng MIMechE

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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

External Collaborators:

  • BP Castrol
  • Ford
  • Capricorn Automotive
  • JCB
  • Neapco