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3rd International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT2016)

W. Gregory Sawyer, University of Florida, USA will be the Plenary Speaker at ICoBT2016

Keynote Speakers include:
Dan Bader, University of Southampton, UK
David L. Burris, University of Delaware, USA
Simon Johnson, Unilever, UK
Mark Rainforth, University of Sheffield, UK
Feng Zhou, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, China


Present your research at ICoBT2016, 11-14 September 2016, Imperial College London, UK. Oral and poster abstracts are invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system by 8 April 2016.

  • Soft tissue interaction: contact lenses; stents; bio-probes, bio-cells
  • Articular cartilage: mechanically and biochemically induced damage; modelling; lubrication mechanisms
  • Skin tribology and haptics: tactile perception and surface texture; friction;
  • Personal care: hair conditioners; skin creams; cosmetics; shaving products; toothpaste
  • Tongue-palate interaction: food rheology; ’mouth-feel’; food texture
  • Prosthetic implants: synovial joint tribology; spinal discs; explant analysis; implant corrosion; materials and coatings
  • Dental tribology: tooth and implant wear; fretting
  • Biomaterials for tribology: artificial cartilage; meniscus; bio-scaffolds
  • Biomimetics: bio-inspired tribology; materials; complex fluids; smart rheology
  • Biotribology for industry and medicine: identifying new opportunities; developing test methods; correlation with customer experience
  • Sports tribology: equipment design and development; preparation, deterioration and testing of sport surfaces; grip; player interaction and gait analysis

Contributions are welcomed from scientists, engineers and clinicians working in the fields of orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, biomechanics, biomaterials, cosmetic chemistry, biophysics and biomimetics. The topic of research must be predominately tribology and include a biological surface as part of the interface (e.g. articular cartilage, skin) or have a direct impact on biological function (e.g. prosthetic joints, dental implants). A Special Issue of selected papers from the conference will be published in the new journal Biotribology which was launched in early 2015.

For more information and to submit your abstract, please visit www.biotribologyconference.com

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