Dr Oleg Nerushev

Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Chemistry

Research Interests 

My research deals with lubricants under high pressure.  Despite the obvious applied motivation of the research it is challenging for basic understanding of mechanisms of friction, wear, etc.


A few alternative experimental techinques are in use for study of structural transitions under high pressure and measurements of viscosity and bulk modules of modern lubricants.  I use diamond anvil cells (including ShearDAC which allows to apply shear stress under high pressure) and few spectroscopic methods.

Email Address 


Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh Room 3812, Erskine Williamson Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, The King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD


+44 (0)131 650 6752


+44 (0)131 651 7049