A Comparison of Methods for Characterizing Brake Pad Surfaces is now available from Fabian Limmer, University of Leeds, on the EuroBrake website. He answers a few related questions below:
What do you find most interesting about the topic you are presenting on?
I generally enjoy the interdisciplinarity of the topic.
How has coronavirus affected your work and has it had a direct impact on the work you are presenting?
A great portion of my work as a PhD student is experimentally based. The University closed in the middle of March as a result of the coronavirus, so this has prevented me from continuing the presented work. Luckily I am at a stage with my project where I can focus on tasks that don’t require access to the University’s facilities so I am still able to make good use of this time.
Who do you think will be most interested in seeing your presentation and who would you most like to ask questions about it?
I think anyone who is interested in characterizing friction material surfaces or just has a general interest in tribology would be interested in the presented work. I would certainly like to ask Werner Österle and Patric Daniel Neis questions since the presented work is based on previous work from them.
Fabian Limmer is a PhD student at the University of Leeds where he is studying the tribology of novel automotive brake friction materials.
Fabian studied mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Aachen in Germany.
He finished his undergraduate studies including a bachelor thesis at Reishauer in Zürich/Switzerland focussing on the tribology of grinding processes.
He then continued with his post-graduate studies specializing in product development and finished his studies with a master thesis at Robert Bosch in Abstatt/Germany studying the NVH behaviour of thermoplastic gears.