Robin Elo

Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering Science with specialization in Tribo Materials 

Many industrial applications require extremely low wear to maintain function and energy efficiency during their expected lifetime. To achieve this, the materials must withstand forces, temperatures and other loads that may seem impossible. By planning and implementing realistic testing and carefully analysing how the materials change in contact and react with their surroundings, we can build up the understanding that is needed to continue manufacturing better components and save energy in the future.

My research has mainly been focused on tribofilm formation on valves in internal combustion engines, this was the subject of my thesis – Protective Tribofilms on Combustion Engine Valves. Since my dissertation I have worked with surface coatings for increased wear resistance and stone transfer on rock drilling buttons. I have also been involved in several smaller projects on tribology during my years at the Ångström laboratory.

In common for almost all the projects I have worked with is a great focus on advanced materials analysis. I also teach in the courses Materials Analysis and Materials Knowledge for master students. In addition to this I have acted as a guest lecturer in courses at master and graduate level.

Robin Elo

post doctoral at Department of Engineering Sciences, Applied Materials Science

Email:
Robin.Elo[AT-sign]angstrom.uu.se
Telephone:
+4618-471 3116

Publications

  • Conference paper

    Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    On the dramatic wear protecting effect of tribofilms on wear of combustion engine valves

    2018.

  • Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary

    Elo, Robin

    Protective Tribofilms on Combustion Engine Valves

    Open access
  • Article in journal

    Elo, Robin; Heinrichs, Jannica; Jacobson, Staffan

    Surface texturing to promote formation of protective tribofilms on combustion engine valves

    Part of Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part J, journal of engineering tribology, p. 54-61, 2018.

  • Article in journal

    Elo, Robin; Heinrichs, Jannica; Jacobson, Staffan

    Wear protective capacity of tribofilms formed on combustion engine valves with different surface textures

    Part of Wear, p. 1429-1436, 2017.

  • Conference paper

    Elo, Robin; Heinrichs, Jannica; Jacobson, Staffan

    Surface texturing to promote formation of protective tribofilms on combustion engine valves

    2016.

  • Article in journal

    Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    Formation and breakdown of oil residue tribofilms protecting the valves of diesel engines

    Part of Wear, p. 193-198, 2015.

  • Conference paper

    Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    Formation and degradation of protective tribofilms on diesel engine valve surfaces

    2014.

  • Article in journal

    Forsberg, Peter; Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    The importance of oil and particle flow for exhaust valve wear - An experimental study

    Part of Tribology International, p. 176-183, 2014.

  • Conference paper

    Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    Wear mechanism differences of intake valves within heavy duty combustion engines

    2014.

  • Conference paper

    Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    Wear mechanism study of intake valve system in modern heavy duty combustion engines

    2014.

  • Manuscript (preprint)

    Elo, Robin; Jacobson, Staffan

    Tribofilm formation on combustion engine valves ­– influence of additive content in the oil