Senior Staff M.B. de Rooij

Dr. ir. M.B. de Rooij


Room: Horstring N-110.
Telephone: 053 489 1178


PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Surface Technology and Tribology
University of Twente, The Netherlands.
PhD thesis: Tribological aspects of unlubricated deepdrawing processes.

M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Twente, The Netherlands.

Research interests

  • Vacuum and cryogenic tribology, high tech systems
  • Tribology of forming processes
  • Tribology in extreme conditions (high temperature)
  • Composite – insert bonding


  • Project B (1st year design project)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Introduction to Technological research (ITO)
  • Design, Production and Materials
  • Solids and Surfaces, Surfaces part
  • Surface Technology

Selected Publications

  1. X. Ma, M.B. de Rooij and D. J. Schipper, 2012, Friction conditions in the bearing area of an aluminium extrusion process, Wear Vol. 278-279 , pp. 1-8
  2. J.Hol,, M.V. Cid Alfaro, M.B. de Rooij, T. Meinders, 2012, Advanced friction modeling for sheet metal forming, Wear Vol. 286-287, pp. 66-78.
  3. Valefi, M., De Rooij, M., Schipper, D.J., Winnubst, L., 2011, High-temperature tribological and self-lubricating behavior of copper oxide-doped Y-TZP composite sliding against alumina, Journal of the American Ceramic Society 94 (12), pp. 4426-4434
  4. Ma, X. , Rooij M.B de , Schipper D. J., 2010, A load dependent friction model for fully plastic contact conditions., Wear, Vol. 269, No. 11, pp.790-796.
  5. Song, J., Valefi, M., de Rooij, M.B. , Schipper, D.J. , 2010, A mechanical model for surface layer formation on self-lubricating ceramic composites , Wear Vol. 268 No. 9-10, pp. 1072-1079
  6. Bosman, R., de Rooij, M.B., 2010, Transient Thermal Effects and Heat Partition in Sliding Contacts, Journal of Tribology, 132 (2), pp. 1-9
  7. Jamari, J., Rooij, M.B. de, Schipper, D.J., 2007, Plastic Deterministic Contact of Rough Surfaces, Journal of Tribology, Volume 129, pp. 957-962.
  8. Taşan, Y.C., Rooij, M.B. de, Schipper, D.J., 2007, Changes in the micro-geometry of a rolling contact, Tribology International, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 672-679.
  9. Deladi, E.L., Rooij, M.B. de, Schipper, D.J., 2007, Modelling of static friction in rubber–metal contact, Tribology International, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp. 588-594.
  10. Masen, M.A., Rooij, M.B. de, & Schipper, D.J.,2005, Micro-contact based modelling of abrasive wear. Wear, 258(issues 1-4), pp. 339-348
  11. Garcia, M., Rooij, M.B. de, Winnubst, L., Zyl, W.E. van, and Verweij, H., 2004, Friction and wear studies on nylon-6/SiO2 nanocomposites, Journal for Applied Polymer Science. 92(3), pp 1855-1862.
  12. Rooij, M.B. de, Schipper, D.J., 2001, Analysis of material transfer from a soft workpiece to a hard tool -part I- lump growth model, Journal of Tribology, 123 (3), pp. 469-473.