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Dr Rich Baker
Our March volunteer of the month is Dr Rich Baker (MIET), Director of TriboTonic Ltd based in London, UK, set up to support tribology and petroleum companies across Europe. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Mar 17, 2021 3:13 pm GMT
My professional background is Metallurgical Engineer followed by a PhD focused on tribology and surface engineering. Before staring my professional career, I gained interesting experience as industrial electrician and around emergency services as volunteer firefighter. My career started back in 2000 after a 5-years engineering degree program. At the beginning I followed an academic pathway by working in a research lab and starting a PhD but my inquisitive desire to bring the academia closer to industry and vice versa was the beacon for next steps on professional development. On those times I had clear idea that my professional development would be around the fascinating world of materials engineering and science with focus on tribology and surface engineering. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Feb 19, 2021 10:25 am GMT
From December 2020, the IET Tribology Technical Network are starting a new initiative to introduce the members of their Executive team to the wider Tribology community.  We start this month with an introduction to our colleague Kranthi Maniam who has a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Dec 1, 2020 9:44 am GMT
Bjoern Kunzelmann - day 1 poster winner
(FLW) as an acronym is easy to remember, which certainly helped me when I first started looking after the IET’s Tribology Network last year and was getting to grips with what the subject encompassed.   A year has passed and I’ve come to appreciate that there is so much more to Tribology and how it has many applications across a wide range of sectors.   read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Apr 5, 2019 5:22 pm BST
I’m looking forward to our New Challenges in Tribology Conference coming up on 27-28 March 2019 in Birmingham.  We’ve a great programme of speakers over the two days and have just finished finalising our programme.   You can see further details here and how to register if you’ve not yet secured your place. read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Mar 12, 2019 4:28 pm GMT
Well in this case it’s a genuine offer.   read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Tribology Network Feb 19, 2019 4:22 pm GMT
Challenges in Tribology
Time for another speaker highlight! The IET Tribology Network have confirmed the first speaker for Thursday 16th March 2017 on 'Transport Challenges' We are delighted to welcome back: Professor Robert JK Wood FREng,  Associate Dean of Research, Director of the UK National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS). About Robert: ... read more...
Posted by Sophie Smith on IET Tribology Network Nov 3, 2016 10:57 am GMT
Challenges in Tribology
The second confirmed speaker for the two day event Challenges in Tribology , produced by the IET Tribology Network has been announced! Doctor Henry Begg , Senior Project Leader, Surface Engineering at TWI Ltd. Henry will be speaking as part of the second day of the event 'Materials and Coatings for extreme environments' on the 17 March 2017. About ... read more...
Posted by Sophie Smith on IET Tribology Network Sep 15, 2016 9:20 am BST
Challenges in Tribology
Earlier this year, the IET Tribology Network held their flagship event ‘New challenges in Tribology’ on the 05 April 2016 at IET Birmingham: Austin Court. Following the success of the event, the IET Tribology Network have decided to run the event again as a two day event ‘ Challenges in Tribology ’ on the 16 and 17 March 2017 at IET Birmingham: Austin Court ... read more...
Posted by Sophie Smith on IET Tribology Network Sep 14, 2016 3:38 pm BST
The IET Tribology Network committee met on Tuesday 15th March in the IET headquarters at Savoy Place, London. It was our first meeting at this venue for a few years due to the refurbishment project. We took the chance to work off the generous lunch with a tour of the building kindly led by our Community Manager, Rob Allen. The consensus was clear: we were all ... read more...
Posted by Geoff on IET Tribology Network Mar 16, 2016 8:50 pm GMT

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