Tribology of Materials Research Centre (TMRC)

Based at the University of Windsor, the Tribology of Materials Research Centre (TMRC) is a state-of-the-art tribological testing and characterization facility located in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation (CEI). The TMRC conducts fundamental and applied research on the friction, wear, and lubrication of advanced engineering materials, composites and surface coatings. The TMRC’s research programs are aimed at improving the performance of materials, manufacturing processes, and clean energy conversion systems through the application of modern surface engineering methods. Overall, the TMRC’s research programs generate the fundamental scientific and engineering knowledge needed to produce energy efficient automotive components and manufacturing technologies


Department of Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering (MAME)
University of Windsor
Centre for Engineering Innovation
401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4

Areas of Expertise

Lightweight materials
– Lightweight frames
– Lightweight body panels
– Squeeze cast magnesium composites

High-performance machining
– Green machining
– DLC tool and die composites
– Computational materials science

Surface engineering for energy research
– Graphite electrode degradation mechanisms in Li-ion batteries
– Fuel cells


Process R&D
Materials R&D
Facility Access & Testing

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Published: September 20, 2021

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