Mark Gee is an NPL Fellow in Surface Engineering and Tribology and was recently awarded the status of visiting Professor at the University of Southampton and is a core member of the national Centre for Advanced Tribology and Southampton. He has published over 200 papers and reports. He has recently been Chairman of the Institute of Physics Tribology Group, and is now Secretary of the Surface Engineering Division of the Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals.
He is also a member of the International Advisory Editorial Boards of Tribology International, and Tribology — Materials Surfaces and Interfaces. He is a member of various standards committees including ASTM Committee G2 on Wear, ISO TC 206 Advanced Ceramics, BS NTI/1 Nanotechnology, and ISO TC 229 Nanotechnologies where he led a project that recently published the first international standard on nanotechnologies.
Mark leads projects that are concerned with the development of measurement methods that link the performance of materials to their microscale structure. A particular focus is to facilitate an improved infrastructure for friction and wear testing in the UK and Europe.
Specific research interests are the mechanisms of abrasive and erosive wear for ceramics and other hard materials, the development of micro-tribology test techniques, and the application of FIB-SEM to 3D characterisation of materials and the determination of damage mechanisms due to wear.