Tribology Exchange Workshop

November 6-7, 2019
Marriott Courtyard Amsterdam Airport Hotel, Netherlands

This two-day Tribology Exchange Workshop, hosted by ELGI & STLE, aims to focus on the multidisciplinary nature of tribology and provides in-depth knowledge on the linkage of friction, wear and lubrication to the traditional scientific disciplines. Suitable for those new to the field of tribology with a background in material science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics, or related disciplines and those who wish to gain a broad understanding on tribologyThis two-day Tribology Exchange Workshop includes a daily program of nine presentations on three Tribology topics with a closing round-table discussion session. 

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Workshop program schedule:

Tribology Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals on EHL Film Formation
    Amir Kadiric (Imperial College)
  • The Physics of Friction
    Ian Taylor (Shell}
  • Fundamentals of Bearing Tribology
    Guillermo Morales (SKF)
Mechanical Engineering
  • Rotary Lip Seals: a Misaligned Approach
    F Xavier Borras (University of Twente)
  • Bearing Design for Dynamic Operating Conditions
    Hannes Grillenberger (Schaeffler)
  • Grease Life in Rolling Bearings
    Piel Lugt (SKF)
Material Science
  • Material Science Aspects of the Wear of Metallic Materials
    Alfons Fischer (MPI Eisenforschung)
  • Cage Dynamics in Rolling Bearings by Test and Simulation
    Sebastian Schwarz (Uni Erlangen)
  • Surface Texturing
    Vasilios Bakolas (Schaeffler)
Roundtable Discussion


Tribology Testing
  • Roller-on-Disk Geometry for Extreme Pressure Gear Oils
    Mathias Woydt (Matrilub)
  • Food Tribology: Concepts and Experimental Approaches
    Florian Rummel (Anton Paar)
  • How to Approach a Real World Tribology Problem on Lab Scale
    Dirk Drees (Falex Tribology)
Lubricant Chemistry
  • Chemical Approach to Energy Savings in Hydraulic Applications
    Dmitriy Shakhvorostov (Evonik)
  • Silicone Fluids with Optimised Tribological Behaviour through Molecule Structure Enhancement - a Solution for EV Drivetrains
    Steffen Botts (Lubevisio)
  • Fretting Wear Tests - Basics, Industrial Relevance and Test Realisation
    Henrik Buse (Hochschule Mannheim)
  • Blink of an Eye - A Biotribology Quest Towards Patient Comfort
    Christian Mathis-Ullrich (SuSoS AG)
  • Grease Applications
    Aleksandra Nevskaya (DDP Specialty Products Germany)
  • Lubricant Challenges in Wind Turbine Applications
    Olav Hoeger (Shell)
Roundtable Discussion

Workshop venue:

Marriott Courtyard Amsterdam Airport Hotel

Bosweg 15; Hoofddorp, Netherlands 2131, LX
T: + 31 (0)23 556 90 11

About Courtyard Amsterdam Airport Hotel

Courtyard Amsterdam Airport offers convenient amenities and comfortable accommodations for business and leisure travellers alike. Depart from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in our airport shuttle to ignite a relaxing stay at our hotel. After checking-in, explore the best that the area has to offer such as Haarlem City Centre and Claus, a thriving dining and entertainment hub. Return to your guest room and lounge on our plush bedding while streaming your favourite Netflix shows on our flat-panel TVs featuring Google Chromecast or browsing the internet with our free Wi-Fi. In the morning, kick-start your day with a breakfast buffet at Brasserie Courtyard, our on-site restaurant, and return in the evening for a handcrafted cocktail or mouthwatering meal. If business brings you to Hoofddorp, our 10 event rooms are perfect for hosting small meetings or large conferences with your colleagues. Whether you're in town for a week or catching a flight, ensure a seamless stay at Courtyard Amsterdam Airport.

Room Rates

Single Room: 139 € per night includes Breakfast, VAT, Wi-Fi excludes 6.05% City Tax
Double Room: 149 € per night includes Breakfast, VAT, Wi-Fi excludes 6.05% City Tax
These special rates are valid until October 1, 2019.
Do book on time as all hotels in the city of Amsterdam are fully booked due to the Aqua Tech, November 5-8.

For technical questions, please contact:
Dr. Manfred Jungk,
STLE Europe Representative
Phone: +49 6722 500816
For event questions, please contact:
Carol Koopman
Phone: +31 20 6716 162

Tribology Exchange Workshop is sponsored by: