March 14, 2016

The 9 March 2016 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the publication of the ground breaking report “Lubrication (Tribology) Education and Research”. This report, commonly referred to as the “Jost Report”, described the findings of a committee, chaired by Prof H Peter Jo...

Our engineers like a good challenge, so when Iffigenia Antoniadou, Outreach lead in Mechanical Engineering, was contacted by Screenhouse Productions, the team behind the BBC Bitesize series, with the question ‘ Can a 10 year old pull a 10 tonne truck? ', our first thou...

February 5, 2016


The IT-CDT is honoured to host the 13th Tribo-UK conference on 14th and 15th April 2016 in collaboration with the IFS at the University of Leeds. Our topic at Tribo-UK 2016 is Tribology in the Next Decade.


Tribo-UK 2016 is an opportunity for researchers in t...

January 27, 2016

Congratulations to first year iT-CDT student- Heather McLaren on her first prize win for her article on 'Tribology: The most importnant subject no one has heard of',  published in the Leeds University Union Science Magazine.


Find out what Heather has to say a...

January 18, 2016

Listen to iT-CDT 2nd year student Matthew Harmon talk about his PhD on "Lubrication and friction modifier optimisation".


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January 18, 2016


The University of Leeds Mechanical Engineering Department - will be hosting a winter Tribology Fair this week, encouraging early stage researchers to present posters of their work to other Tribology students from across UK Universities. iT-CDT Director, Prof Rob Dwyer...

January 15, 2016

iT-CDT Students, Olivia, Heather, Rachel, Abby and Nadia all attended the  7th Annual WES Student Conference 'Engineering Inspiration - Creating Career Confidence' hosted at Aston University, Birmingham on 20-21 November 2015. The conference brought together over 150 s...

December 14, 2015

Yes they can!


The Department of Mechanical Engineering and CDT Student Olivia Manfredi worked on a BBC Bitesize film to show how using a pulley system can enable young children to pull a 10 tonne truck. On the day, British Strong Man Eddie Hall demonstrated human power...

November 30, 2015

iT-CDT Students Michael Mesaritis and Marcello Cadeddu showcased their work at this years Rolls-Royce Engineering Doctorate Conference 2015. The one day event gave the opprtunity to exhibit the impact of postgraduate-level research embedded within Rolls-Royce and allow...

October 2, 2015

The iT-CDT is very excited to welcome our Cohort 2 students. Our New students have been very busy with induction week and getting to know each other as well as our exisiting students. Pictured here with Prof Duncan Dowson, a key memeber of the iT-CDT and some of our se...

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