Search Contact information
University of Cambridge Home Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge > Engineering Department > Faculty & Staff

Professor John A Williams

Contact Details
Tel:  +44 (0)1223 765237
Fax:  +44 (0)1223 332662
Email:  jaw @

John A. Williams, Professor of Engineering Tribology
  • MA, University of Cambridge, 1973
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 1976
Research Interests
  • Tribology: stresses, deformation and shakedown in rolling and sliding contacts
  • Micromechanics of boundary lubrication
  • Wear and surface damage of metals and non-metals
  • Tribology of MEMS and micromachines
  • Adhesion of soft materials
  • Mechanics of metal cutting and forming
Research Group Affiliations Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow IMechE ­ member of Tribology Committee
  • Inst of Physics ­
  • ASME ­ Fellow
Publications of particular interest
  • Williams, JA. 'Engineering Tribology'. Cambridge University Press, 2005
  • For more recent publication see the Tribology home page.

Post-Doctoral and Graduate Research Opportunities

Postal Address: University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK

Last updated 28 September 2005