“My vision for SRM AP is an inter-disciplinary environment that stimulates active, engaged learning and cutting edge research. We challenge our students to think critically and creatively, communicate clearly, and develop into thoughtful global citizens and leaders. Learning through discovery and interaction is more powerful and enduring than listening passively to lectures. We seek to equip our students with the cognitive tools to adapt to and seize opportunities offered by a rapidly changing world. Most of all, we stand apart with a network of associations with esteemed institutions around the world, so that students and make their mark in a connected world.”
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
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
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers
European Lubrication Grease institute
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).