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Lorentz Workshop "Micro/Nano Models for Tribology," Leiden, the Netherlands, 30/1-3/2/2017

We have organized a Lorentz Workshop with 60 selected partecipants leading scientists in tribology and contact mechanics mainly from Europe.

Attached a program.


Vladislav Yastrebov (co-organizer)

Lucia Nicola (co-organizer)

Annalisa Fasolino (co-organizer)

Michele Ciavarella (co-organizer)

Julien Scheibert (co-organizer)

Antonis I. Vakis (co-organizer)

regards, MC

Tenure-track Faculty at Eastern Michigan University in Tribology, Nanomechanics, or Solid Mechanics

The Depart­ment of Physics and Astronomy invites ap­plications for a tenure-track position in physics in the area of experimental nanomechanics/tribology starting Fall 2016. Re­spon­si­bilities include: teaching a full range of classes (from introductory to graduate level) in physics, especially mechanics; lead­ing mechanics-related activities; performing departmental service; and conducting scholarly activity. Minimum qualifications: A master's degree plus 18 semester hours.  Preferred qualifications: Ph.D.

Eran Bouchbinder's picture

Dynamic instabilities of frictional sliding at a bimaterial interface

Understanding the dynamic stability of bodies in frictional contact steadily sliding one over the other is of basic interest in various disciplines such as physics, solid mechanics, materials science and geophysics. Here we report on a two-dimensional linear stability analysis of a deformable solid of a finite height H, steadily sliding on top of a rigid solid within a generic rate-and-state friction type constitutive framework, fully accounting for elastodynamic effects.

pastewka's picture

CECAM Workshop "Chemical and structural transformations in materials under mechanical load"

We are pleased to announce a 4-day CECAM/Psi-k Workshop on

"Chemical and structural transformations in materials under mechanical load",

 that will take place at the EPFL campus in Lausanne from Tuesday 1st September to Friday 4th September 2015.

pastewka's picture

PhD Position in Computational Mechanics of Glasses, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Friction and wear are important processes that determine the function of many mechanical devices, but their underlying microscopic physical principles are complex and often not well understood. Amorphous – or glassy – materials often form on surfaces that have experienced frictional loading. The research will involve large-scale molecular dynamics simulation of the near-surface deformation upon indentation and scratching of network and bulk metallic glasses.

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It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to participate in the upcoming Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015 (MITC2015). For quick information, feel free to watch our teaser at more details, you are kindly advice to visit our website at

NANOVEA's picture

Continuous Stribeck Curve Measurement Using Tribometer

Irvine, Calif., Oct 24, 2013 – Nanovea demonstrates for the first time the ability to measure a continuous Stribeck Curve. Using the Nanovea Tribometer advanced speed control, from 2000 to 0.01 rpm, within 10 minutes software monitoring provides a complete Stribeck Curve. Prior to this advancement a Stribeck Curve has been shown to be evaluated in a stepwise fashion requiring data stitching.

Special Tutorial during WOM 2013: Fundamentals of Wear and Wear Testing

Taught by invited experts led by Professor Ian Hutchings, this popular half-day overview will be held on Sunday afternoon before the WOM 2013 conference Portland, Oregon, 14-18 April 2013.

The content is intended to help delegates who are new to the subject, or would like to refresh their background knowledge, and the lecturers aim to cover the general principles of wear and tribological testing. Printed notes will be provided for delegates.

The course outline includes:

PhD scholarship in Diesel Engine Tribology

A PhD scholarship is available at DTU Mechanical Engineering, Section for Solid Mechanics, in the field of diesel engine tribology. The scholarship focuses on computational modelling and experimental verification of fluid film and bearing parts of journal bearings in large two-stroke diesel engines. The department has well-established research activities in these fields and the present scholarship is partly funded by the EU-project Hercules-C. The research activities will be performed in close cooperation with MAN Diesel & Turbo SE located in Copenhagen.

List of conferences in contact mechanics and related fields

Dear all,

 At our website we maintain a list of upcoming conferences on contact mechanics and related fields, e.g. solid mechanics, tribology, railway vehicle dynamics, etc.

Which conferences and other events do you attend? Send me a note and I'll add them to the list.

Best wishes,

Edwin Vollebregt

Dr. Michael Nosonovsky's picture

Two new books:

Two new books:
M. Nosonovsky and P.K.Rohatgi Biomimetics in Materials Science:
Self-healing, self-lubricating, and self-cleaning materials (Springer
Series in Materials Science, Vol. 152, 2011, Hardcover, ISBN
M. Nosonovsky and B. Bhushan (eds.), Green Tribology Biomimetics, Energy
Conservation, and Sustainability (Springer Series: Green Energy and
Technology, 2011, Hardcover, ISBN 978-3-642-23680-8 )

NANOVEA's picture

Stribeck Curve Analysis Using Tribometer

When lubrication is applied to reduce the wear/friction of moving surfaces an increasing load can shift the lubrication from several regimes such as Boundary, Mixed and Hydrodynamic Lubrication. The fluid viscosity, the load that is carried by the two surfaces and the speed that the two surfaces move relative to each other combine to determine the thickness of the fluid film. It is this process that determines the lubrication regime. How the regimes react to friction is shown in what is called a Stribeck curve.

ICoBT 2011 - Final programme now available

The International Conference on BioTribolgy will take place in London, Imperial College, 18-21 September 2011. To download the full programme or to register, go to

The International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT 2011)

Invited Speakers...

  • Emeritus Professor Duncan Dowson (Plenary speaker), University of Leeds, UK
  • Prof. Mike Adams, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Prof. Pat Campbell, The UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital, USA
  • Prof. Alfons Fischer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Prof. Steve Franklin, Philips Research, The Netherlands
  • Prof. Walter Herzog, University of Calgary, Canada
Richard R. Chromik's picture

Opening - Ph.D. students in Materials Engineering

I am currently accepting applications for two Ph.D. students starting in January 2012. The students will join my research group in the Materials Engineering department at McGill University. Students in my research group are trained to be world class researchers in the fields of surface engineering and coatings tribology.

Robin Selinger's picture

APS March Meeting Focus session: "Fracture, Friction, and Deformation Across Length Scales"

Abstracts due Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 

APS March Meeting Focus session: "Tribophysics: Friction, Fracture and Deformation Across Length Scales"

March 21 - 25, 2011, Dallas, Texas
Details at

Invited speakers: Michael Marder (Univ. of Texas); Julia Greer (Caltech)


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