Dr Richard Cook, Associate Professor within the national Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), is a specialist in nanomechanical and nanotribological testing with over 15 years’ research experience in this field.
Following a degree in biomaterials and a PhD in bone biomechanics, Richard became a lecturer in dental materials at the University of Otago, New Zealand, before returning to the UK and joining nCATS in 2009. His extensive research experience includes numerous application-focused industry projects.
Richard brings his expertise to our clients’ projects, using nCATS’ state-of-the-art nanomechanical and nanotribological testing facilities. He can provide nanoindentation – the use of tiny probes to test the mechanical properties of material surfaces on a very fine scale – and nano scratch testing, which involves scratching a surface in a highly controlled way to provide information on properties such as coating adhesion.
Through nC², industry has access not only to top quality equipment, but to experts who truly understand it and know how to use it to get meaningful answers.