"All Star" Researchers coming to the 2018 Tribology Frontiers Conference

Twenty of the world’s top tribology researchers have accepted an invitation to be part of an innovative session at the 2018 Tribology Frontiers Conference (TFC).  This adds a new dimension to the October event, which has already gained a reputation for being a high-impact conference aimed at discovering the role tribology will play in solving critical technical, environmental and societal problems.

This “Meet the Principal Investigator” session will provide conference participants with time to engage these tribology thought-leaders in a small group discussion.  Each “tribology all-star” will prepare an abstract on a topic of their choice for the ‘Meet the PI’ poster session; topics will include a recent advancement or development, an unexpected finding in search of explanation, a new passion project, new opportunities for tribology research in untapped areas, and general challenges to the technical community.

TFC Chair David Burris (University of Delaware), who organized the session, emphasizes why it promises to be so valuable to other presenters and participants.  “It’s not just opportunities for networking, but who you get to network with, that helps shape the impact of a conference,” he stresses.

Triboilogy Thought Leaders Presenting at TFC 2018

 James Batteas – Texas A&M University/US   Aaron Greco – Argonne National Laboratory/US 
 Roland Bennewitz - INM-Leibniz Institute for New Materials/Germany              Ashlie Martini – University of California-Merced/US
 Brian Borovsky - St. Olaf (Minnesota) College/US
 Martin Muser – University of Western Ontario/Canada
 Robert Carpick - University of Pennsylvania/US  Ulf Olofsson - Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
 Maarten de Boer - Carnegie Mellon University/US  Greg Sawyer – University of Florida/US
 Christopher Dellacorte - NASA Glenn Research/US
 Nic Spencer - ETH Zurich/Switzerland
 Martin Dienwiebel -Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)/Germany
 Eddy Tysoe – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee/US
 Daniele Dini - Imperial College/UK
 Janet Wong – Imperial College/UK
 Michael Dugger - Sandia National Laboratories/US
 Kathryn Wahl – Naval Research Laboratory/US
 Rob Dwyer-Joyce - University of Sheffield/UK
 Nicole Zander - Army Research Lab/US