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In August 2016 Radu took the role of Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Automotive Engineering within the School of Computing and Engineering and is Course leader for the Engineering Foundation Year and Year 2 tutor for BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering, BEng/MEng Energy Engineering and BEng/MEng Automotive Engineering. His academic duties include teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate level a number of different subject such as Applied Computer Aided Design, Mechanical Design, New Product Development and Engineering Investigative Studies. 

Radu studied for a BEng in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Robots at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, graduating in 2008. He then moved on to complete Postgraduate studies in Computer aided design and flexible manufacturing systems at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, graduating in 2009.

He continued his studies completing a PhD in “Contributions regarding the use of modern techniques for measuring and modelling complex surfaces in the wear evaluation of total hip replacements”. Part of the work was done at the Centre for Precision Technologies at University of Huddersfield leading to graduation in 2011. Radu’s PhD work involved the development of methods for measuring and analysing material loss in orthopaedic hip replacement devices. 

As a direct result of his PhD in Radu was taken on in 2014 as a Research Fellow and then a Lecturer at the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology.

Research Degree Supervision

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 16 Article
  • 2 Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Conference contribution

Comparison of Metal-on-Metal Hip Simulator Wear Measured by Gravimetric, CMM and Optical Profiling Methods

Alberts, L., Martinez-Nogues, V., Cook, R., Maul, C., Bills, P., Racasan, R., Stolz, M. & Wood, R. Mar 2018 In : Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties. 6, 1, 014002

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wear of materials
Open Access
mechanical engineering
Engineering education
Mechanical engineering
Computer aided design

Characterizing and quantifying edge-wear in ceramic-on-ceramic acetabular cups

Kapadia, D., Racasan, R., Al-Hajjar, M. & Bills, P. 20 Feb 2017 In : Orthopaedic Proceedings. 99-8, SUPP 4 50, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting Abstract

Wear of materials
Bearings (structural)
Hip prostheses
Volume measurement
Bearings (structural)

Activities 2012 2017

  • 13 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Characterization of Defects/Porosity in Additive Manufactured Components Using Computer Tomography

Bills, P. (Speaker), Racasan, R. (Speaker), Ahmed Tawfik (Speaker), Blunt, L. (Speaker)
1 Oct 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

Detection of Unmelted Power in Additive Manufactured Components Using Computer Tomography

Ahmed Tawfik (Speaker), Racasan, R. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Bills, P. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Blunt, L. (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
13 Jul 2017

Activity: Oral presentation

36mm Metal-on-Metal Hips have Similar Taper Material Loss Rates as Larger Diameter Hips from the Same Manufacturer

Bills, P. (Speaker), Racasan, R. (Speaker), Robert K. Whittaker (Speaker), Harry S. Hothi (Speaker), John A. Skinner (Speaker), Gordon Blunn (Speaker), Alister J. Hart (Speaker), Jay Meswania (Speaker), Antti Eskelinen (Speaker)
24 Mar 2015

Activity: Oral presentation

Which Factors Determine the Volume of Material Lost from the Taper Junctions of Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements?

Bills, P. (Speaker), Racasan, R. (Speaker), Blunt, L. (Speaker), Gordon W. Blunn (Speaker), Johann Henckel (Speaker), Suzie Cro (Speaker), Ashley K. Matthies (Speaker), John A. Skinner (Speaker), Alister J. Hart (Speaker)
11 Mar 2014

Activity: Oral presentation