Daniele Dini is a Professor and Head of the Tribology Group at Imperial College London. His main research interests are in the application of advanced modelling and experimental strategies to tribology (friction, lubrication, wear, surfaces and interfaces) and structural integrity with a focus on (i) research on fundamental and theoretical aspects of molecular dynamics, soft matter physics, lubricant and additives, fluid/solid interactions, surface damage, wear, and biomechanics, (ii) development of experimental techniques, numerical tools and software for the solution of advanced soft matter, physical chemistry, tribological, biomechanical and structural problems, and (iii) development of multi-physics solvers and multi-scale coupling strategies.
He has a strong track record of research in a number of research areas, including biomechanics of soft and brain tissue - relevant for this workshop, and industrial collaborations with many companies. He has established research activities with academic collaborators across the UK but also in China, USA, Brazil and Europe, and has attracted a large number research grants from industrial sponsors and national and international funding bodies. He has recently been awarded a prestigious EPSRC Established Career Fellowship to build a multi-disciplinary platform for modelling in tribology. He sits on a number of national and international advisory and editorial boards. He has published over 150 papers in international journals and presented a number of invited talks and contributions at conferences in the areas of tribology, chemical physics, soft matter physics, fatigue, fracture and biomechanics. He is the recipient of four best paper awards and many other personal awards.