13-17 April 2015

Cádiz, Spain

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Lubricated Contact Cádiz (13-17 April 2015, Cádiz, Spain) will cover all aspects of lubrication mechanisms from the nanoscale to the macroscopic scale with emphasis on the influence of lubricant additive chemistry and surface modifications on the lubricated film formation and friction response. This will allow us to establish a link between research groups investigating the chemistry, physics and mechanics of tribological systems from all over the world.

The program will include advances in additives and additive chemistry. Surface modifications, in terms of chemistry, physics and topography will be discussed. This session could will include progress that has been made in surface analyses. From nanotribology to elastohydrodynamic lubrication, including rheology and surface texturing, we will cover various space scales and lubrication regimes. A session will also be dedicated to the subject of biotribology to cover lubrication aspects of biological systems.

Further sessions will be focused on advances on the subject of solid lubrication/wear and ionic liquids for lubrication.

The meeting will take place in the University of Cádiz.

University of Cádiz
Paseo Carlos III, 3
Cadiz, Spain

Confirmed speakers:

Robert Carpick (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Atomic-scale mechanisms in friction and wear"

Noritsugu Umehara (Nagoya University, Japan)
"In-situ observation of sliding surface of carboneous hard coatings with reflectance spectroscopy"

Roland Bennewitz (Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien, Germany)
"Molecular control of nano-scale friction"

Denis Mazuyer (Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France)
"Surface phenomena and friction in thin film lubrication"

Philippa Cann (Imperial College London, UK)
"Synovial fluid lubrication of artificial joints"

Nicholas D. Spencer (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Tailoring surfaces for tribology"

Douglas Jayne (Lubrizol, USA)
"Developing bench tests with real engine hardware"

Mark Rutland (KTH, Sweden)
"Interfacial ordering and nanotribological properties of ionic liquids"

Gustavo Luengo (L'Oréal, France)
Biotribology of the cosmetic substrate. Stratum Corneum structure and response"


Abstract for posters should be sent to Dr Rowena Crockett ( by 31. March 2015.
(There will be no special publication of full papers for submitted abstracts. Therefore, there is no full paper template and no review of the full paper.)

Why is this no longer an ECI conference?

Our intention is to facilitate the attendance of as many tribologists as possible at this meeting, but unfortunately we were unable to reach an agreement with ECI on the registration fee. As a result, we have found an amicable solution with ECI, whereby the meeting will be held under the auspices of Swiss Tribology. We believe that this is in the best interests of all concerned, and are pleased to be able to offer attendees a registration fee that is in line with, or below, that of other comparable tribology meetings. All other aspects of the conference remain unchanged.

Conference Organization:

Chair: Rowena Crockett, President, Swiss Tribology, Switzerland.

Co-Chair: Juliette Cayer-Barrioz, Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, CNRS UMR5513, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.

Organizing Committee:
Saiko Aoki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
Philippa Cann (Imperial College London, UK)
Rosa Espinosa-Marzal (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Scott S. Perry (University of Florida, USA)
Martin Dienwiebel (Karlsruhe Institut für Technology, Germany)

Registration fees:
Full Fee: 550 Euros
Student fee: 350 Euros

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