Dr Shahriar Kosarieh


I am a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (CEng) and skilled researcher specializing in tribology, surface engineering and material science. I am currently working as a “Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering” at the school of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds where I have been predominantly active in the areas of tribology, surface engineering, tribochemistry and braking systems. Alongside my research, I have conducted a number of industrial consultancy projects.


  • Tribology Group Committee Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Research interests

My research interests are predominantly in the field of braking systems, surface engineering, tribology and tribochemistry of hard (thin and thick) coatings. My current research employs a mixture of experimental and theoretical techniques to gain a better understanding of interactions between innovative coatings and functional surfaces in the dry and lubricated contacts. My areas of research involve actively using a wide range of materials testing and analytical tools including: bench-type tribometers, nano-indentation, AFM, FTIR, SEM/EDX, XPS, Raman Spectroscopy, etc


  • PhD Mechanical Engineering (Tribology)
  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng), Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE).
  • Member of the Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
  • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)

Student education

I have had the opportunity to teach, supervise and mentor undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation
  • Institute of Functional Surfaces