The ENTICE network will tackle the problem of engineering tribochemistry and interfaces with focus on IC engine lubrication by bringing together a diverse and complementary set of research competencies and experience. Such an approach is considered to be essential to grasp the multifaceted nature of lubrication in boundary/mixed contacts. The network comprises three research-led academic institutions, Three R&D intensive industrial companies and one non-academic independent R&D institution, providing a solid platform to develop new knowledge and technologies.
The ENTICE project is co-ordinated by the University of Leeds under the supervision of Prof. Anne Neville and Dr. Ardian Morina.
Institute of Engineering, Thermo fluids, Surfaces and Interfaces (iETSI), School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds comprises active researchers approach tribochemistry research from an engineering and mathematical modelling perspective. The University of Leeds team contributes in the bridging of knowledge developed with new engineering technologies, development of novel testing and surface analysis methodologies and development of mathematical models. (Read more)
The research team at Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes (LTDS) in Ecole Centrale Lyon team approaches tribochemistry research from a chemistry perspective. They bring the expertise in surface analytical techniques and development of mechanistic phenomenological tribochemistry models. Read more
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana team approaches the tribochemistry research from a materials perspective. They bring the expertise on tribology performance of hard coatings and material characterisation techniques. They will contribute to developing mathematical models that describe the lubricant/material interactions important for friction and wear control. The industrial partners are specialised in key technologies that will benefit from the ENTICE research. Read more
SKF has been a leading global technology provider since 1907.The focus of SKF’s technology development today is to reduce the environmental impact of an asset during its lifecycle, both in their own and their customers’ operations. Read more
TOTAL is a French multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the six supermajor oil companies in the world. Its businesses cover the entire oil and gas chain, from cruid oil and natural gas exploration and production to power generation transportation, refining , petroleum product marketing, and international crude oil and product trading. The TOTAL team will bring the expertise in lubricant development and bulk properties characterisation. Read more
Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains is a Daimler AG company whose principal activities are the design and manufacture of Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing engines and hybrid power systems for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS team. Read more
The Center of Excellence acts as a central node for national and international research activities in tribology and is perceived as European Center of Tribology. The AC2T team will enrich ENTICE by detailed knowledge and experience in continuous wear measurement and characterisation of wear mechanisms on surfaces and coatings with respect to the lubricant tribofilm formed. Read more
Oerlikon Metco is now an important part of Oerlikon together with Oerlikon Balzers. It is the world technology leader in surface solutions. Under the scope of ENTICE, Oerlikon Sorevi will bring the knowledge of Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating to all the partners. The collaboration between different partners will enrich the knowledge of the current understanding between DLC coatings and lubrication additives in different applications.