Leeds researcher wins tribology award

Dr Hongyuan Zhao, from the School of Mechanical Engineering, has been given the Wilbur Deutsch Memorial Award by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

The award recognizes an outstanding paper written on the practical aspects of lubrication and published by the society during the prior year. It was given to Dr Zhao for his research paper “Anti-Shudder Properties of ATFs— Investigation into Tribofilm Composition on Clutch Friction Material and Steel Surfaces and the Link to Frictional Performance.”

Dr Zhao is a research fellow in the Institute of Functional Surfaces in the faculty, which is internationally recognised for its leading reputation in Tribology and Surface Engineering.