Professor Robert Dwyer-Joyce FREng

Professor of Lubrication Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield

Professor Robert Dwyer-Joyce is founder of the Leonardo Centre for Tribology, which has five academic staff, 50 PhD students and 11 research assistants researching fundamental and applied tribology. He is director of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Integrated Tribology, an EPRSC Advanced Career Fellow, and Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J. He pioneered the use of ultrasound for tribological machine elements, inventing instruments for measurement of oil film, contact load, and viscosity.

These are widely used in industry to design new machine elements, evaluate lubricants, and monitor engineering machinery. Professor Dwyer-Joyce is Founder and Director of Leonardo Testing Services Ltd., a spin-out company that provides bespoke measurement and instrumentation services to industry.