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This two day event will attempt to address current challenges in productivity through Tribology and materials and surface coatings and will provide an update of the latest developments in materials analysis equipment in this field.

 2018 Programme is currently in development but please see below the programme from last year's successful event

 

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  Challenges in Tribology Programme 2017  

Thursday 16 March 2017

09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome Address
Dr Rich Baker, Chair of the IET Tribology Technical & Professional Network
10:10 Future Trends and Challenges in Tribology and Lubrication
Dr Martin Webster, ExxonMobil
10:40 Challenges in Wheel/Rail Interface Tribology
Professor Roger Lewis, University of Sheffield
11:10 Tribology Transport Challenges
Professor Robert J. Wood, Associate Dean of Research, Director of the UK National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS), Professor of Surface Engineering and Tribology
11:40 Refreshment break and exhibitions/poster session
12:00 Tribology challenges in aerospace
Richard Wellman, Specialist Surface Engineering, Rolls-Royce plc
12:30 Poster Presentations
2-minute presentations by current research students in Tribology (based at UK universities)
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Turbochargers – High speed and temperature challenges in Tribology
Professor John Allport, Professor of Automotive Engineering, Director of the Turbocharger Research Institute, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield
14:30 Examples of how friction modifier performance is highly dependent on structure and chemistry of the interacting surfaces
Paul Bonner, Croda International
15:00 Meeting Tribology Challenges in Rolling Element Bearings through Simulations
Lars-Erik Stacke, SKF
15:30 Refreshment break and exhibitions/poster session
15:50 Quo Vadimus – New Challenges in Tribology
Chair of Discussion Forum: Professor Anne Neville OBE
Discussion Panel with leading experts
16:30 Award Ceremony – Best Poster
16:40 The IET Tribology Annual General Meeting
17:00 Closing remarks from Dr Rich Baker, Chair of the IET Tribology Technical & Professional Network

Friday 17 March 2017

09:30 Registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome Address
Emeritus Professor John Colligon, The IET Tribology Technical & Professional Network
10:10 Design of multi-functional coatings for harsh environments
Professor Christian Mitterer, Professor for Functional Materials and Materials Systems, Head of Nano Surface Engineering Center, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
10:50 Biomaterials challenges for tribology in surgical implants
Professor Anne Neville OBE, University of Leeds
11:20 Refreshment break and exhibitions/poster session
11:40 The challenges in producing corrosion resistant alloys for extreme service
Matthew Cawood, Castings Technology International
12:10 Oxidation and Wear of Abradable Seals in High Temperature Steam Environments
Professor Sarah Hainsworth, Head of Department of Engineering, University of Leicester
12:40 Poster Presentations
2-minute presentations by current research students in Tribology (based at UK universities)
13:00 Lunch break
14:20 Long-term corrosion and fouling protection strategies for offshore renewable energy structures
Henry Begg, Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering at TWI Ltd
14:50 An Introduction to Low Friction Bonded Coatings
Richard Atkinson, Head of Application Engineering, Kluber Lubrication
15:05 Invited speaker
Dr Lien Ngo, Innovation Lead - Advanced Materials, Innovate UK
15:20 Quo Vadimus – New Challenges in Tribology
Chair of Discussion Forum: Kevin Cooke
Discussion Panel with leading experts
16:20 Award Ceremony – Best Poster
16:30 Closing remarks from Dr Rich Baker, Chair of the IET Tribology Technical & Professional Network

(Presentation titles and speakers are subject to change)