Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology

Leeds-Lyon 2023

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Tribology for a Sustainable and Resilient Future

Symposium date: Tuesday 5 – Thursday 7 September 2023

The unprecedented demand to develop engineering systems for enhanced sustainability and longevity brings new and emerging challenges for tribological interfaces. To address the global push towards net zero, resilient economies and sustainable development, advances in experimental and computational models and materials degradation mitigation are essential. 

The 48th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology invites all the researchers to share their latest work in a stimulating, engaging and friendly environment. We aim to capture the exciting developments the cut across many tribological areas and underpin the development of novel technologies with a significant impact on future sustainable development. Offerings of original research are requested in (but not limited to) the following areas:

  • Sustainable and green lubricants
  • Novel materials with advanced tribological performance
  • Advanced measurement and simulation methods
  • Interface life-cycles
  • Sustainable interfacial design
  • Industrial application of these technologies

History
These symposia are jointly sponsored by the University of Leeds (UK) and the Institut National des Sciences Appliquèes (INSA) de Lyon, Université de Lyon (France). The inaugural symposium was held in 1974 and since then there has been an annual meeting in the month of September, the sponsoring Institutions acting as hosts on alternate occasions. After 47 successful events, the symposium has become an established event in the international tribology calendar. Each year the symposium provides an opportunity to tribologists and those working in related fields to discuss and assimilate recent advances of tribology and to exchange views and ideas on a broader basis. Combining both breadth and depth the symposium will provide an outstanding forum to review recent advances in tribology and applied surface science and to examine the contribution these areas can make to a sustainable future.

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