Institute of Functional Surfaces

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Institute of Functional Surfaces

Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS)

The Institute of Functional Surfaces (iFS) is underpinned by scientific and engineering excellence. This stretches across our core areas of expertise: tribology, corrosion and surface engineering. iFS has a repository of both generic and specialist skills which enables us to be involved in research across areas of biomedical and transport through to outer space.

Our research team consists of over 75 staff and students. We are engaged on a global scale with both public and private sector organisations and projects. These collaborations span from the basic science and application through to commercialisation. 

Research areas

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TRIBOS+ joint Masters programme

This innovative programme provides high-level, state-of-the-art tribological knowledge, equipping students with the skills to address the next wave of advanced engineering problems.  Delivered by a consortium of leading European universities, it forms part of the Erasmus+ mobility scheme, and so offers exciting networking and travel opportunities alongside a unique study experience. Scholarships for both EU and non-EU students are available from the European Commission. For the 2020-2022 intake around 18 Erasmus Mundus scholarships are envisaged; applications close on 31 January 2020. Find out more.

PhD projects

We have opportunities for prospective postgraduate researchers. Find out more.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss an area of research in more detail please contact the Institute Director Professor Anne Neville, or get in touch via our iFS email address.