Another LLJ Presentation Award!

LLJ supported PhD candidate Abimbola Oladokun , Leeds University, wins 1st Prize for Best Oral Presentation at TriboUK 2016.

The 13th TriboUK conference was hosted in Leeds 14th -15th April 2016. This conference has been taking place annually for just over a decade. TriboUK brings together active early stage researchers in the field of tribology and creates an avenue for industrialist and researchers to engage in some fruitful networking.

Abi’s presentation was titled “Sub-surface Investigation of Fretted CoCrMo and Ti6Al4V Alloys”. Dr Michael Bryant, one of Abi’s Supervisors explains ‘The degradation processes occurring at the modular taper interfaces are complex, involving wear, corrosion and metallurgical processes. Currently there is some speculation as to why the ‘softer’ Titanium alloy results in accelerated degradation of CoCr alloys when used in the modular taper interface. Abi has taken a holistic approach to understand these processes by applying tribocorrosion simulation methods complemented with advanced surface analysis techniques. By adopting these methods we can determine surface and subsurface processes across multiple length scales ensuring fundamental knowledge can be translated to engineering systems. We are excited that this work is gaining recognition by the scientific community’.

The award was presented by Emeritus Professor Duncan Dowson of the University of Leeds, known as the man who coined the term “Biotribology” and the writer of the book “History of Tribology”.

The LLJ team congratulates Abi on an excellent achievement!