Professor Robert Wood FREng
Associate Dean of Research, and Director of nCATs, University of Southampton

Professor Wood is the Associate Dean of Research and the Founding Director of the National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton University (nCATS), which has a multimillion-pound research portfolio, sourced principally from industrial collaborators. Professor Wood has made major contributions to the understanding of tribology in the presence of corrosive and erosive environments, and is an expert in the online sensing of surface degradation and wear. Professor Wood’s research and teaching have been inspired by working closely with industrial collaborators and resolving real multimillion pound engineering problems by applying fundamental engineering principles.