Michael Bryant

IMPRESS Research Lead, University of Leeds

Dr Michael Bryant is a Lecturer within the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds research. His research addresses the tribology and tribocorrosion of materials used in the biological environment.

Recent work has involved the characterisation of the wear and corrosion of metallic hip joints, understanding the tribocorrosion of materials used in cardiovascular systems and developing methods to assess the erosion mechanisms soft tissues specially for incontinence management devices.

Honours & Awards

Qualifications and Achievements

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering – Tribocorrosion of Bio-medical Alloys, University of Leeds, United Ki
  • BEng(hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Research Groups and institutions

  • Institute of Functional Surfaces

Michael Bryant’s Research Interests

Dr Bryant is currently developing research and teaching activities devoted to modern aspects of corrosion, tribology and surface science. This includes surface chemical effects in energy production, bio-tribology, bio-corrosion and methods of mitigation.

His research is concerned with understanding and optimising the interactions occurring at interfaces commonly found in many applications. His research addresses a wide range of applications including aerospace, automotive, orthopaedic, cardiovascular and incontinence technologies

Incontinence Management & PRevention through Engineering and ScienceS