Coatings and Surface Engineering (CSE)


Alex Lynam

PhD Researcher in suspension plasma sprayed (SPS) ceramics for extreme conditions


The aerospace industry is committed to move towards lower emission, greener and environmentally friendly solutions using sustainable materials. As the turbine entry temperatures re reaching >1700° C we need tribological systems with high temperature capabilities. This project will demonstrate how to develop novel ceramic compositions for extreme environment from an emerging Suspension Plasma Spray (SPS) technology, to develops in-situ microscopy techniques at Nano and Micro Research Centre to understand mechanical properties at extreme temperatures, and to study the effect of speed, counter-body material, load and temperature on unlubricated sliding wear at 1000 °C using a high temperature tribology test rig.

Coatings and Surface Engineering (CSE)

Room C55, Coates Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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