•  1- Interfacial flow and thin film lubrication  

    Physics of lubrication and interfacial rheology in confined contacts, especially when the roughness has the same order of magnitude as the lubricant film thickness.

    Keywords: Lubricants/surface interaction, Rheology of lubricants, Liquid Lubricants, Ionic Liquids, Boundary lubrication, EHL, Molecular lubrication, Nanolubricants,…
    Chair: Jianbin LUO, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
    Co-chair: Juliette CAYER-BARRIOZ, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
    Co-organizers: Martin HARTL, Maria Rosa ESPINOSA, Noël BRUNETIERE
     2- Wear of materials  

    Fundamental processes involved in wear damage, material removal, and wear mechanisms.

    Keywords: Wear fundamentals, Friction and wear under vibratory conditions including fretting, Role of third bodies in wear, Wear reduction technologies
    Chair: Martin DIENWIEBEL, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    Co-chair: Marie-Christine BAIETTO, INSA Lyon, France
    Co-organizers: Koshi ADACHI, Nuria ESPALLARGAS, Sylvie DESCARTES
     3- Fundamentals of friction  

    Understanding of friction mechanisms at the molecular scale but also at asperity scales and beyond.

    Keywords: Friction fundamentals, Multi-asperity contact interfaces, Tribophysics, Molecular origins of friction, Superlubricity, Solid lubrication by 2D materials, Friction dynamics and instabilities
    Chair: Roland BENNEWITZ, Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien GmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany
    Co-chair: Fabrice DASSENOY, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
    Co-organizers: Mark ROBBINS , Michael URBAKH, Julien SCHEIBERT
     4- Contact mechanics  

    Modelling and experimental approaches to analyse contact mechanics of both smooth and rough surfaces, as well as surface layers and thin films.

    Keywords: Adhesion, Rough contacts, Thin layers mechanics, Contact mechanics modelling, Mechanical properties of surfaces,…
    Chair: Martin H. MÜSER, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany
    Co-chair: Daniel NÉLIAS, INSA Lyon, France
    Co-organizers: Lars PASTEWKA, Lucia NICOLA, Antoine CHATEAUMINOIS
     5- Tribo-induced surface chemical and mechanical transformations  

    Description and analysis of surface transformations due to friction and their consequences on the behaviour of tribological contacts.

    Keywords: Tribochemistry, micro-structure modifications, Lubricant additives Surface Modification, Tribo-corrosion, Third body, Tribo-Materials,…
    Chair: Kenichi HIRATSUKA, Chiba Institute of Technology, Chiba, Japan
    Co-chair: Maria-Isabel DE BARROS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
    Co-organizers: Tobin FILLETER, Ardian MORINA, Cécile LANGLADE
     6- Multiscale approaches for multiphysics modelling and in situ experiments in tribology  

    Recent development in multiphysics modelling of sliding contacts and in situ tribological experiments, that contribute to the understanding of multiscale effects on the tribological behaviour of interfaces.

    Keywords: Numerical methods, Molecular dynamics, Quantum chemistry, Discrete/continuous approaches, New trends in modelling, Condition Monitoring & Data Analysis, Measurement and Instruments, Surface and interface probes, Interface properties/tribological properties,…
    Chair: Robert W. CARPICK, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Co-chair: Nicolas FILLOT, INSA Lyon, France
    Co-organizers: Maria Clelia RIGHI, Astrid DE WIJN, David BURRIS
     7- Surface engineering in tribology  

    Physical, chemical, and mechanical functionalization of tribological surfaces, control of surface roughness and their possible effects on tribological properties of contacts.

    Keywords: Coating, Surface texturing, Heat Treatment, Surface elaboration methods, Surface topography, Surface functionalization, Solid lubricants, Surface imaging,…
    Chair: Shinya SASAKI, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
    Co-chair: Christophe DONNET, Université J Monnet, Saint-Etienne, France
    Co-organizers: Mohamed EL MANSORI, Juan Carlos SANCHEZ-LOPEZ, Pawel PODSIADLO
     8- Biotribology, biomimetics  

    Tribological behaviour involving biological surfaces, interfaces, or biomaterials including bio-inspired interfaces to control tribological properties.

    Keywords: Artificial Joints, Organs, Tissues, Tooth, Skin, Bio Surface and Contact lenses, Biomaterials, Tactile perception…
    Chair: Markus A. WIMMER, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA
    Co-chair: Francesco MASSI, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
    Co-organizers: Suzanne GIASSON, Mark RUTLAND, Hassan ZAHOUANI
     9- Tribology in manufacturing processes and industrial systems  

    Specific tribological phenomena occurring in systems in which the operating conditions are severe, in terms of pressure, velocity or temperature or close to the in use working conditions.

    Keywords: Machining , Metal Forming and Advanced Processing, Micro and Nano Fabrication, CMP and Surface Processing, Additive manufacturing, Bearings, seals, Automotive Tribology, Space and Aerospace, Railway, Tribology of Machine Elements, grease lubrication
    Chair: Rob DWYER-JOYCE, University of Sheffield, UK
    Co-chair: Pierre MONTMITONNET, Mines Paris Tech, France
    Co-organizers: Zhengyi JIANG, Jorge SEABRA, Eric FEULVARCH
     10- Tribology to face the education and societal challenges  

    New miscellaneous insights on the way how tribologists thanks to their scientific approach can contribute to solve the present education and planetary challenges (global warming, energy consumption, feeding the world population,…) and on the new tribological features that will emerge consequently.

    Keywords: Tribology and education, Tribology and societal challenges, Tribological aspects of ecological balance, Optimization for green tribology, Smart and eco-tribology
    Chair: Joichi SUGIMURA, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
    Co-chair: Michel FILLON, Université de Poitiers, France
    Co-organizers: Satish KAILAS, Michael KHONSARI, Pascal EHRET
     Partner Event - 48th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology  

    The Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology has a half century tradition of gathering scientists from around the world to address current tribological challenges. For the 48th edition, the organisers would like to highlight new developments of the original topics addressed during the previous meetings. Invited speakers will open the sessions followed by regular presentations submitted under the theme "48th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology" and accepted by the scientific committee.

    Sessions: “Transient Processes in Tribology”, “Multifacets of Tribology”, “Energy and Health”, “Interactions of Tribology and the Operating Environment”
    Co-chairs: Nicolas FILLOT, INSA Lyon ; Julien FONTAINE, Ecole Centrale de Lyon ; Aurélien SAULOT, INSA Lyon ; Fabrice VILLE, INSA Lyon
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