Prof Roger Lewis

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Research Expertise:

  • Inclusive design
  • Skin tribology and interaction with objects and devices


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Roger Lewis became a lecturer in the Department in 2002 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006, before becoming a Reader in 2011 and then being awarded a personal chair in 2013.   He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering and continued to work at Sheffield towards a PhD in the Tribology Research Group. He then had posts as a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in the Department.

In 2001 he was awarded the Tribology Trust Bronze Medal and in 2003 received a Brian Mercer Award for Innovation from the Royal Society. He also received the Institute of Physics Innovation in Tribology Prize in 2008. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE. He is also currently Chairman of the IMechE Tribology Group.

Roger has recently edited an essential guide to wheel/rail contacts issues, ‘The Wheel/Rail Interface Handbook’ which is published by Woodhead.