Tribology international conference 2022 will run this year jointly to the 6th edition of the Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings Technologies International Conference SICT 2022 and the 2nd edition of Plasma Tech 2022 in BarcelonaSpain from 27 to 29 April. 2022.

These joint conferences provides an international exchange forum for the industry and the academia. Leading university researchers present their latest findings, and representatives of the industry inspire scientists to develop new solutions.

Tribology International conference 2022 main topics include:

  • Surface engineering in tribology 
  • Tribo-chemistry
  • Tribo-surfaces,
  • Coatings, surfaces and underlying mechanisms
  • Wear and friction, Contact mechanics 
  • Bio-tribology/ biomimetics
  • Nano-tribology
  • Modelling and Simulation in tribology 
  • lubricants and additives
  • Sustainable lubrication
  • Test methodologies and measurement technologies
  • Tribology in manufacturing processes and industrial systems 
  • Digitisation in tribology

In addition to the main conference sessions covering the event topics, different focus sessions/symposia and EU projects workshops are planned within the conference program. These focus sessions and workshops offer the conference participants the opportunity to go more into depth with one specific topic. They are open for all the event attendees. Tribology 2022 includes the following EU Projects workshops and  focus sessions:

  • i-TRIBOMAT: The European Tribology Centre (EU H2020 Workshop) : Intelligent Open Test Bed for Materials Tribological Characterisation Services
  • ReSISTant EU Project workshop: Drag Reducing Surfaces (Riblets)- Simulations, high resistant nano-coatings development, applications and new manufacturing processes for future worldwide applications.
  • Physics or chemistry of tribo-surfaces
  • bio-tribology
  • Tribology in surface engineering and materials
  • nano-tribology
  • lubricants and hydrodynamic lubrication

Tribology 2022 goes hybrid; let’s meet on-site & online!

The conference committee offers flexible presentation and attendance options in a year of transition. We are preparing to meet in person in Barcelona- Spain, but we recognize that others may prefer to wait. That is why the conference will be presented in a hybrid format, comprised of in-person and virtual presentation (Oral/ poster). Present and participate in the format most convenient for you.

Three conferences at one place

The registration to Tribology 2022 will allow you to attend also the two other joint conferences (Surfaces, Interfaces and Coatings International Conference 2022 and PlasmaTech 2022) running in parallel at the same venue.


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Erik Kuhn

Hamburg University of Apple. Sc, Germany

Prof. Marc Masen

Imperial College London, UK

Prof. Daniele Dini

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Prof. Giuseppe Carbone

Politecnico di Bari, Italy

Prof. Juliette Cayer-Barrioz

LTDS - Ecole centrale de Lyon - CNRS UMR5513, France

Dr. M. Abdul Samad

King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, KSA

Prof. Maria Clelia Righi

University of Bologna, Italy

Prof. Mohamed El Mansori

Arts et Métiers ParisTech, France

Prof. Carsten Gachot

Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Prof. Andreas Rosenkranz

University of Chile, Chile

Prof. Jason Stokes

The University of Queensland, Australia

Prof. Alessandro Ruggiero

University of Salerno, Italy

Dr. Noël Brunetière

CNRS -Poitiers University, France

Prof. Ronkainen Helena

VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland

Prof. Mitjan Kalin

University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Prof. Joachim Albrecht

Aalen University, Germany


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