Professor Roger Lewis

MEng, PhD, CEng, MIMechE

Professor Roger Lewis

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Department: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty: Engineering

Research expertise

  • Inclusive design

  • Skin tribology and interaction with objects and devices


Telephone: +44 114 222 7838


University profile


Roger Lewis became a Lecturer in the department in 2002 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006, before becoming a Reader in 2011 and then being awarded a personal chair in 2013. He graduated from the University of Sheffield in 1996 with an MEng in mechanical engineering and continued to work at Sheffield towards a PhD in the Tribology Research Group. He then had posts as a Research Associate and Teaching Fellow in the department.

In 2001 he was awarded the Tribology Trust Bronze Medal and in 2003 received a Brian Mercer Award for Innovation from the Royal Society. He also received the Institute of Physics Innovation in Tribology Prize in 2008. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the IMechE. He is also currently Chairman of the IMechE Tribology Group.

Roger has recently edited an essential guide to wheel/rail contacts issues, The wheel/rail interface handbook which is published by Woodhead.