Professor Margaret Stack

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

My research interests are focused on the interactions of solid particle erosion and wear of materials in corrosive environments, with specific emphasis on the development of mapping techniques for understanding the mechanisms of materials loss. These include the marine renewable engineering, bio-medical and oil & gas fields. I head up the Tribology Research Group in the Department which has attracted over £2m of research funding since 2016.  I am a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (CPhys, FInsP), of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (FIMMM) and the Institution of Engineers of Ireland (CEng, FIEI).

I have led the EPSRC funded ReC-ASM (£1.1m) project which aims to optimize materials in marine and tidal energy conversion and currently lead a group of 15 PhD and MEng researchers including 3 Research Associates.  

My group has authored approximately 200 publications (135 journal articles) and has a H index of 42.

Our research findings have been presented at over 70 international/national conferences.

I lead the International Network on Tribo-Corrosion (TrICorr-Net) and sit on several editorial boards including Tribology International.

Our group has founded the first journal in Tribo-Corrosion of which I am Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion (Springer).

I was Overseas Chair for Tribo-Corrosion V, Hyderabad, India, December 2016. 


Mapping raindrop erosion of GFRP composite wind turbine blade materials : perspectives on degradation effects in offshore and acidic environmental conditions
Rasool Ghulam, Middleton Anna C, Stack Margaret M
Journal of Tribology (2019)
Review of analytical techniques for assessing rain drop erosion resistance of materials
Pugh K, Nash JWK, Raeburn G, Stack MM
14th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (2019)
Tribo-Corrosion V 2016–a return to Hyderabad
Roy Manish, Stack Margaret M
Tribology International Vol 141 (2019)
Repeated impact of simulated hail ice on glass fibre composite materials
Macdonald Hamish, Nash David, Stack Margaret M
Wear Vol 432-433 (2019)
Raindrop erosion of composite materials : some views on the effect of bending stress on erosion mechanisms
Pugh Kieran, Rasool Ghulam, Stack Margaret M
Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion Vol 5 (2019)
A note on a design protocol for deoxygenation of water
Zekos I, Stack MM
Electrochemistry Communications Vol 103, pp. 12-16 (2019)

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Professional activities

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, External examiner PhD
3rd International Brazilian Conference on Tribology
Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, India, External examiner PhD
Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, External examiner PhD.
17th Nordic Symposium on Tribology
Keynote/plenary speaker
International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films
Member of programme committee

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REMS | Aghasibayli, Sabina
Brennan, Feargal (Principal Investigator) Stack, Margaret (Co-investigator) Aghasibayli, Sabina (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 01-Jan-2021
Erosion-Corrosion Mapping in Oil/Water Solutions
Stack, Margaret (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2019
SPIRE 2 (Storage Platform for the Integration of Renewable Energy)
Stack, Margaret (Principal Investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2021
Marine Renewable Infrastructure Network for Enhancing Technologies 2 MARINET II
Johnstone, Cameron (Principal Investigator) Day, Sandy (Co-investigator) Stack, Margaret (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 30-Jan-2021
Centre for Advanced Materials for Renewable Energy Generation: CAMREG
Stack, Margaret (Principal Investigator) Brennan, Feargal (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 30-Jan-2020
MacKenzie, Donald (Principal Investigator) Comlekci, Tugrul (Co-investigator) Dempster, William (Co-investigator) Galloway, Alexander (Co-investigator) Stack, Margaret (Co-investigator) Stickland, Matthew (Co-investigator) Thomason, James (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2019

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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