Assistant Professor

Dr. Febin Cyriac

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Interests

  1. Rheology
  2. Tribology

Education

2008

Anna University
India
Bachelors

2011

Universidad de Huelva
Spain
Masters

2012

University of Minho
Portugal
Masters

2016

University of Twente
Netherlands
Ph.D.

Experience

  • 2016 - 2017, Research Coordinator | Accendere, Faridabad
  • 2012 - 2016, Ph.D. Researcher | Materials innovation institute, Netherlands
  • 2008 – 2010, Engineer | Renault – Nissan Technology and Business Centre India Pvt. Ltd. Chennai

Research Interest

  • Development of low friction bio - degradable lubricants for the environment.
  • Engineering materials for real-life super lubricity.
  • Thermo-rheological characterization and analysis of gel-like dispersions and bio-degradable binders.
  • Synergy between tribology and rheology – A comprehensive study on the extrusion instabilities of polymers.

Awards & Fellowships

  • 2008 – 2010, Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, European Union

Memberships

  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
  • European Lubrication Grease institute

Publications

  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. Impact of water on the rheology of lubricating greases. Editor’s choice paper, Tribology & Lubrication Technology 73(2), 53-63 (2017).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. The impact of water on the yield stress and start-up torque of lubricating greases, Tribology Transactions 60(5), 824-831 (2016).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. On a new method to determine the yield stress in lubricating grease, Editor’s choice paper, Tribology and Lubrication Technology, 72(3), 60-72 (2016).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. Venner, K., Padberg, C. Effect of thickener particle geometry and concentration on the grease EHL film thickness at medium speeds. Tribology Letters, 61(2), 1-13 (2016).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. Venner, K., Impact of water on EHL film thickness of lubricating greases in rolling point contacts. Tribology Letters, 61(3), 1-8 (2016).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. Yield stress and low temperature start-up torque of lubricating greases. Tribology Letters, 63(1), 1-10 (2016).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. Impact of water on the rheology of lubricating greases. Tribology Transactions, 59(4), 679-689 (2016).
  • Cyriac, F., Lugt, Piet., Bosman, R. On a new method to determine the yield stress in lubricating grease. Tribology Transactions, 58(6), 1021-1030 (2015).
  • Cyriac, F., Covas, J.A., Hilliou, L.H.G., Vittorias, I.  Predicting extrusion instabilities of commercial polyethylene from non-linear rheology measurements. Rheologica Acta, 53(10-11), 817-829 (2014).

Contact Details

  • E-mail id: febin.c@srmap.edu.in
  • Mobile No.: +91-9207065132
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