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Tribology Frontiers Conference 2015

Call for Abstracts

2015 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference
October 25-27, 2015
Grand Hyatt Denver
1750 Welton Street
Denver, Colorado, 80202-2999,

Deadline: April 30, 2015

Click on this link to create an account and submit an abstract:

Tribology: The Interface of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering

Join the international tribology research community for the 2nd Annual STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference. The Frontiers Conference combines STLE's tradition of conference excellence with a dynamic format that highlights the role tribology research can play in solving future scientific and societal changes.  

Following the success of the first Tribology Frontiers Conference held in Chicago in 2014, a second edition is organized in Denver, Colorado, from October 25 to 27, 2015 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.  The second edition of the Tribology Frontiers Conference will bring together leading researchers in the field of Fluids, Solids, Materials and Engineering.  Special programs for students are being planned including a student poster competition with cash prizes for the winners.


Submission of papers is encouraged for all research related to rubbing surfaces and interfaces, friction, wear and lubrication.

More precisely contributions based on the following keywords are encouraged.  An "other" category has also been included to accommodate those abstracts that do not fit in any of the keywords below.

Group 1- Surface Science
Physics of surfaces and interfaces
Controlling friction with engineered surfaces
Coatings and functional surfaces

Group 2- Biotribology
Natural & biological interfaces
Bio-inspired interfaces
Biphasic materials

Group 3- Fluid Lubrication
Boundary lubrication and thin films
Fluid film lubrication
Gas lubrication
Two phase lubrication
Emerging trends in lubrication
Soft and super soft EHL
Hydrodynamic and elastohydrodynamic lubrication

Group 4 – Lubricants
Physics of fluids
Complex fluids
Novel lubricating fluids and additives
Nanoparticle additives

Group 5- Testing/Instrumentation
Novel measurement techniques
In situ / in vivo investigation
Condition monitoring

Group 6- Energy/Environment/Manufacturing
Fuel efficiency, environmental issues
Additive manufacturing & other innovative processes
Renewable energy generator
Machine components durability

Group 7- Computational Modeling/Simulation
Computational molecular chemistry
Molecular dynamics simulation
Density functional theory
Modeling of engineered surfaces
Contact mechanics modeling
Meso-scale modeling

Group 8- Materials Tribology
Composite materials
Solid lubricants and coatings

Group 9 - OTHER

Group 10 – Beyond the Cutting Edge:
Highlights from Tribology Letters (Invitation Only)

Group 11 – Special Tribute to Dr. Fred Ling
(Invitation Only)

If you have any questions, please contact the STLE Conference Office at 630-428-2133 or email

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