School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


I have a bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore Pakistan. Where, I joined the same department as lecturer in Nov-2009 after completion of undergraduate studies. I completed my masters in Engineering Rhelogy through Erasmus mundus masters scholarship from KU Leuven Belgium, Uminho Portugal and ULj Slovenia in 2012. I took a study leave from UET Lahore to pursue for doctoral studies at Loughborough University

I am working in the field of tribology, optimising the lubricant surface system to improve internal combustion engine efficiency. Various experimental techniques are required to investigate the fundamentals of friction from the nanoscale through to macro scale effects observed at system level.


Umer J, Morris N, Leighton M, Rahmani R, Howell-Smith S, Wild R, Rahnejat H (2017). Asperity Level Tribological Investigation of Automotive Bore Material and Coatings, Tribology International 117:131-140 doi: 10.1016/j.triboint.2017.08.023

Umer J, Morris N, Leighton M, Rahmani R, Rahnejat H, Howell-Smith S, Balakrishnan S (2017). Nano-scale Investigation of Frictional Characteristics of Tribo-films in Sliding Contacts of Representative In-cylinder Conditions, 6th World Tribology Congress, Beijing, China.