Swiss Tribology Symposium 2023

At the Swiss Tribology Symposium, experts from industry and universities will present current topics and developments in the fields of friction, lubrication and wear. After three years, the Swiss Tribology Symposium 2023 will once again be held as an attendance event. The event offers an excellent opportunity to network with players in the field of tribology.

Participation fee (incl. lunch, coffee breaks and apéro):

  • 250 CHF Non-members of Swiss Tribology
  • 150 CHF University staff and members of Swiss Tribology
  • 50 CHF   Students



08.30 Reception, Welcome Coffee
09.00 Welcome and Presentation IMPE
Dr. Rene Radis, Head of IMPE, ZHAW School of Engineering
09.10 Welcome and Opening Swiss Tribology Symposium
Dr. Rowena Crockett, President of Swiss Tribology
09.15 In-situ Extreme Micromechanics for Tribology Applications
Dr. Renato Pero, Alemnis AG
09.45 Upscaling of Component Performance based on Tribological Model Test Data and Software as a Service
Dr. Ulrike Cihak, Franz Pirker, AC2T Research
10.15 Coffee Break
10.45 High Temperature Tribology of lnconel Alloy with B4C Reinforcement Manufactured by Plasma Arc Deposition
Jiri Nohava, Anton Paar TriTec SA
11.15 Advanced Mechanical Characterization of Thin Films and Surfaces by Tribology and Scratch Testing Combined with 3D Profilometry Philippe Kempe, Rtec-lnstruments SA
11.45 Lunch Break
13.30 Development of a Digital Twin Through Simulation of PVD/PACVD Coatings for both Dry and Lubricated Conditions
Dr. Emanuel Tack, Vincent Hoffmann, Nick Bierwisch
Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, TriboTechnologies GmbH, SIO
14.00 Tribology in the Age of Big Data
Dr. Nick Garabedian, KIT Karlsruhe
14.30 Coffee Break
15.00 Friction Management in Wheel-Rail Contact
Roland Muller, RAILplus AG
15.30 Wear Mechanism on Components under Industrial Load Collectives
Christof Scherrer, ZHAW School of Engineering
16.00 Apéro / Laboratory Tour



ZHAW Institute of Materials and Process Engineering
Technikumstrasse 9, 8400 Winterthur, Schweiz

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