School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Adrian Oila

Lecturer

Background

Background

I came to Newcastle in 1999 when I was awarded a PhD scholarship in Materials Science and Engineering. I completed my PhD with the thesis Micropitting and Related Phenomena in Case Carburised Gears.

Since August 2016 I am a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials. I teach at all levels, from foundation year to postgraduate level and I am also involved in postgraduate research supervision. My main research interests are in materials durability and failure prediction based on computational modelling.

Qualifications

PhD, Newcastle University 2003

Previous Positions

Teaching Fellow (2014-2016), School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University

Research Associate (2006-2014), School of Chemical Engineering & Advanced Materials, Newcastle University

Research Associate (2004-2005), Design Unit, Newcastle University

Research Impact

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=G51KDy4AAAAJ

ResearcherID Badge: ResearcherID.com

ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0002-6612-5194

Memberships

Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy




Teaching

Undergraduate Modules

  • Foundation of Chemistry (SFY0005)
  • Materials Science 0 (SFY0013)
  • Materials in the Marine Environment (MAR1015)
  • Safety, Risk and Engineering Practice (CME2031)
  • Materials Degradation and Component Life (CME3097)

Postgraduate Modules

  • Lifetime Prediction and Design for Reliability (CME8032)
  • Materials and Fabrication (CME8039)
  • Material, Corrosion & Flow Assurance Aspects (CME8046)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CME8054)
  • Mechanisms and Processes of Oxidation (CME8057)
  • Case Studies in Nanomaterials (CME8216)
  • Life Cycle Assessment (CME8035)

Nominated for Teaching Excellence Award 2016 in the Taught Supervisor of the Year category

Research

Current Research

Other Expertise

  • Ab initio calculations of materials properties (Quantum Espresso);
  • Various studies on materials behaviour using molecular dynamics (GULP, LAMMPS)
  • LaTeX for document preparation

Research Supervision

Currently I supervise five PhD students.

Industrial Relevance

The use of lubricants containing IFLM significantly increases the operational life of components (see here:
press release


Publications