Dr Aiden J Lockwood
MEng PhD AMInstP
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD
Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 5959
Fax: +44 (0) 114 222 5943
Aiden Lockwood obtained his MEng in Electronic Control and Systems Engineering from the University of Sheffield in 2005, before undertaking his PhD in Engineering Materials also at Sheffield, on "In-situ Nanoindentation in a Transmission Electron Microscope", which he completed in 2009. He was awarded a Doctoral Prize Fellowship in 2009 to expand his work on in-situ microscopy towards real-time studies of nanoscale friction and wear (nanotribology), which he continues to work on.
- In-situ microscopy and surface characterisation techniques
- Instrumentation and integration of experimental systems for nanomanipulation and scanning probe microscopy control
- Nanoscale mechanical properties of individual asperity contacts
- Nanotribology (Friction and wear at the nanoscale)
- Design, fabrication and reliability of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
- Surface conditioning, patterning and coatings
I am currently working on a project to develop instrumentation and microscopy techniques to enable real-time in-situ TEM studies of nanoscale contacts and tribological mechanisms. This includes nanoscale tribology of wear resistant coatings, dynamic nanoscale liquid systems and nanoparticle interactions between sliding contacts. I am also developing new and novel methods for quantitative nanoscale tribology analysis and surface characterisation.
- K. Anantheshwara, A.J. Lockwood, R.K. Mishra, B.J. Inkson and M.S. Bobji, Dynamical Evolution of Wear Particles in Nanocontacts, Tribology Letters, 1-7 (2011).
- A.J. Lockwood, K. Anantheshwara, M.S. Bobji and B.J. Inkson, Friction formed Liquid droplets, Nanotechnology, 22(10), 105703 (2011) - Featured on nanowerk.com.
- A.J. Lockwood, J. Wedekind, R.S. Gay, M.S. Bobji, B. Amavasai, M. Howarth, G. Möbus and B.J. Inkson, Advanced transmission electron microscope triboprobe with automated closed-loop nanopositioning, Meas. Sci. Technol., 21(7), 075901 (2010).
- J.J. Wang, A.J. Lockwood, Y. Peng, X. Xu, M.S. Bobji and B.J. Inkson, The formation of carbon nanostructures by in situ TEM mechanical nanoscale fatigue and fracture of carbon thin films, Nanotechnology, 20(30) 305703 (2009) - Featured on nanotechweb.org.