Leeds Professor Wins Tribology Award

Emeritus Professor Duncan Dowson has won the Georg-Vogelpohl medal for 2013 from the German Tribology Society.

The annual award is made in the field of tribology - the science of the mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of interacting surfaces that are in relative motion - for "outstanding contributions to development, application or dissemination of tribological knowledge". The award is named after Professor Vogelpohl, an esteemed German mechanical and lubrication engineer who Professor Dowson met in 1963.

Professor Dowson is the third recipient from the UK and received his award in Gottingen, Germany in October 2013.