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Dr Richard Bailey

Job: Lecturer in Engineering (VC2020)

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8743




Personal profile

Richard has a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical engineering from De Montfort University. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he obtained a scholarship to continue his studies and complete a PhD in surface Engineering, again at De Montfort University. Upon completing his PhD, he worked as a mechanical engineering at the University of Leicester in the space research centre (SRC) on a UK space agency funded project, before returning to De Montfort University as a lecturer in mechanical engineering.

Richard’s research focuses on the design and testing of new surface treatment techniques to improve the wear and corrosion properties of titanium in biological environment.

Recently, Richard has been looking at the development of a new surface treatment for titanium that incorporates both Oxygen and Carbon. This new treatments potential as a biomaterial is currently being investigated.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Engineering Sciences (IES)

Research interests/expertise

Surface Engineering and Coating Technologies for Tribological, Corrosion Resistance and Biomedical Applications

Titanium surface treatements

Tribology and Corrosion of Coatings

Areas of teaching

Computer aided design (CAD), Engineering materials and Solid mechanics


PhD (Surface Engineering), BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Courses taught

Mechanical Engineering BEng, Mechanical Engineering MSc

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