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Swiss Tribology 2021

Swiss Tribology 2021 will be held online as MS Teams Meeting due to the actual worldwide situation. The conference addresses any scientist working in the field of tribology, or interested in this field. We are looking forward to see you at this comprehensive virtual event.

The program has recently been updated and is close to final. This years' event will be free of charge – register now!

The last event, Swiss Tribology 2019, took place at the Hightech Zentrum Aargau in Brugg with nano.swiss as a partner. To get an impression, please see for the nano.swiss review article or visit the Swiss Tribology website: https://swisstribology.ch/


9:009:15   Welcome
Emanuel Tack, Oerlikon Balzers
9:159:45 From contamination to tribocorrosion – when the weak point of ceramics is a metal
Senad Hasanovic, Ceramaret
9:4510:15 Tribological analysis of White Etching Cracks (WECs) under severe dynamic loading and sliding conditions in bearings,
Sreeraj Kodoor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai (IIT Madras)
10:1510:45 Tribological performance of carbon particles embedded diamond-like carbon coatings,
Abdul Wasy Zia, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
10:4511:00 Virtual Coffee
11:0011:30 Embedded sensing technology for improved tribological performance in real world applications,
Phil Harper, Tribosonics Ltd.
11:3012:00 Applicatipon of the Optimization Methods for Designing Journal Bearings,
Vincent Hoffmann, Tribo Technologies GmbH
12:0012:30 Evaluation of model tribosystems based on ultrasonic emission on the translational oscillating tribometer (SRV®),
Gregor Patzer, Optimol Instruments Prüftechnik GmbH
12:3013:30 Lunch Break
13:3014:00 Thermal Spray and Applications for Internal Combustion Engines,
Ricardo Cruz, Oerlikon Metco
14:0014:30 Tribological Characterization of PVD Coatings Deseigned for High Temperature Applications,
Maryam Bahrami / Stefano Okretic, Anton Paar AG
14:3015:00 Lubricant additives and WEC formation – A focus on premature failures in wind turbines,
Balasubramaniam Vengudusamy, Klüber Lubrication München SE & Co. KG
15:0015:30 Tribology of ThinFilms in Biomedical Applications,
Carolina Hernández Navarro, Technological Institute of Celaya
16:0016:30 The Tribology of Wine: Polymers in Solution,
Nicholas D. Spencer, ETH Zürich
16:30–16:45 Closing the meeting,
Rowena Crockett, Empa