Dr Shahriar Kosarieh

Dr Shahriar Kosarieh


Dr Kosarieh is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng) with extensive international academic and engineering expertise. He has spearheaded numerous R&D endeavors throughout his career across the automotive, lubricant, and coating industries. His research approach seamlessly integrates theoretical and experimental methodologies, leveraging cutting-edge analytical tools and materials testing to dissect the intricate interactions between functional surfaces in dry and lubricated conditions. In addition to his research pursuits, he has a rich background in education, having instructed courses at the BSc, MSc, and PhD levels covering subjects such as tribology, surface engineering, thermofluids, solid mechanics, and engineering mathematics. His teaching experience has allowed him to impart his knowledge and expertise to the next generation of engineers. 


  • Editorial Board Member of Tribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces
  • Tribology Group Committee Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Research interests

Dr Kosarieh’s research interests are predominantly in the field of braking systems, surface engineering, tribology and tribochemistry of hard (thin and thick) coatings. His current research employs a mixture of experimental and theoretical techniques to gain a better understanding of interactions between innovative coatings and functional surfaces in the dry and lubricated contacts. His areas of research involve actively using a wide range of materials testing and analytical tools including: bench-top tribometers, nano-indentation, AFM, FTIR, SEM/EDX, XPS, Raman Spectroscopy, etc. 

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  • PhD Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE).
  • Member of the Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Student education

Dr Kosarieh has had the opportunity to teach, supervise and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students. The modules which he has been involved in lecturing include: 

Solid Mechanics (MECH1230)

Engineering Mathematics (MECH1520)

Thermofluids (MECH1215)

Surface Engineerinhg (MECH5410)

Lubricant and Lubrication (MECH5660)

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Manufacturing
  • Institute of Functional Surfaces
  • Tribology
  • Surface engineering

Current postgraduate researchers

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