Keynote and invited


Dr B.N.J. PERSSON, Multiscale Consulting and PGI, Research Center Jülich, Germany
Multiscale Contact Mechanics For Rough Surfaces With Applications To Rubber Friction, Adhesion And The Leakage Of Seals.

Prof. L. BOCQUET, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
Capillary Effects On Friction: From Nanoconfined Ionic Liquids To Ski Friction.

Invited speakers

Dr M.J. CARRE, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK
Frictional Interactions Between Hands And Sports Equipment.

Prof. T. KATO, Surface Science and Tribology Lab, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Possibility Of Elasto-hydrostatic Evolved-Gas Bearing As One Of The Mechanisms Of Superlubricity.

Dr A. MARTINI, University of California Merced, CA, USA
Mechanistic Insights Into the Function And Performance Of Polymeric Viscosity Modifiers.

Prof. J. H. O. SEABRA, DEMec, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Grease Formulation, Film Thickness And Friction - Influence on Rolling Bearing Torque Loss.

Dr M. SPURIA, Internal Combustion Engine Engineer, Modena, Italy
Friction In High Performance Engine.

Dr J.-M. VACHERAND, Michelin Technology Center Ladoux, Clermont-Ferrand, France
From Vehicles to Molecules Tire-Tribological Performance Balance.

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