Dr Iestyn Stead PhD, MEng, AMIMechE

Dr Iestyn Stead

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Assistant Professor

Contact details

Department of Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering 2021
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering 2016


  • Mechanical Design
  • Integrated Design
  • Industrial Experience


Research interests

  • Friction, Wear, and Lubrication
  • Biological solutions for Wastewater Treatment
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Machine Vision and Learning
  • Control and Automation of complex systems


Iestyn M. N. Stead, Abbie Roberts, David G. Eckold, and Karl D. Dearn. “Cold, clean and green: improving

the efficiency and environmental impact of a cryogenic expander”. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 502 (2019), p. 012157. doi: 10.1088/1757-899x/502/1/012157.

Iestyn M.N. Stead, David G Eckold, Henry Clarke, Daniel Fennell, Athanasios Tsolakis, and Karl D Dearn. “Towards a plastic engine: Low—temperature tribology of polymers in reciprocating sliding”. In: Wear 430-431.January (July 2019), pp. 25–36. issn: 00431648. doi: 10.1016/j.wear.2019.04.008.

Humaira Mahmood, David Eckold, Iestyn Stead, Duncan E.T. Shepherd, Daniel M. Espino, and Karl D. Dearn. “A method for the assessment of the coefficient of friction of articular cartilage and a replacement biomaterial”. In: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 103 (2020), p. 103580. issn: 1751-6161. doi: https://doi.org/

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