Professor Daniele Dini FREng
Professor of Tribology, Imperial College London
Professor Daniele Dini is an authoritative figure in the field of tribology. He is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Established Career Fellow and head of Imperial College London’s Tribology Group, currently consisting of six academics and more than 60 full-time researchers and PhDs. It is one of the largest and most renowned tribology research groups in the world, with research funding in excess of £16 million. He is active in topics ranging from solid-mechanics and the mechanics of materials, through multi-scale modelling, including soft matter physics, to biomechanics. His group performs fundamental research, often through collaborations with leading international institutions, while successfully supporting the application of tribology in industry. This has led to strong long-term interactions with industrial collaborators, such as the University Technology Centre in Fuels and Lubricants supported by the Lubricants Division of Shell plc, which he directs. Professor Dini is also the Director of Research at Imperial College London’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Founder and Director of TriboSim Ltd., a spin-out company that provides bespoke tribology modelling tools and services to industry.