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Welcome to the IET's Tribology Network, we bring together engineers working in the field of Tribology wherever in the world you are based, you are welcome to join us!  If you haven't already, please login, join the group and introduce yourself to fellow engineers.

Our Latest Webinars

9c02d7cc75b67a274079618a9a6f54a9-huge-trCall out to all Tribology Professionals
Come and hear about the iTRIBOMAT Project  on our next webinar on 29 September 2021 11.00hrs.  
Focussing on the challenges experienced in designing a centralised resource for the tribology community.  
With Dr. Donna Dykeman, R&D Manager for Collaborative Projects, Ansys UK and DI Franz Pirker, Business Development Manager, AC2T Research GmbH, Austria.

The Impact of Surfaces on Medical Devices 
Our speaker will be Barry Twomey, Director, ADVANCE Centre, University College Dublin. 24 November 2021 11.00hrs GMT.  
This webinar will consider the longevity of an orthopaedic device which is typically limited by its long-term response to the body rather than the physical strength of the device and the struggle between bulk and surfaces in relation to these devices.

Watch OnDemand - Combustion vs Electrified Powertrains: the future of tribology and lubrication
If you missed out on registering to watch the above webinar on 6 May 2021, you can still catch it and the Q&A session OnDemand.    

Don't forget to check out the Technical Communities Webinar Hub to see whats coming up and you can also catch up with previous webinars OnDemand as well in the Hub.

47cbb477f2572c082d34fc206c8d4b3b-huge-roIMechE’s Silver Medal for Tribology Winner Announced
Professor Dwyer-Joyce’s research has pioneered the use of ultrasound for the measurement of tribological machine elements. He has worked on tribology aspects of aircraft landing gear joints, wheel-rail contamination and wear, abrasive cleaning of teeth, erosion in rice processing, engine valve recession, debris and rolling contact fatigue, and Li-Ion battery mechanics.


Our Latest Videos

9c02d7cc75b67a274079618a9a6f54a9-huge-trNew Challenges in Tribology Seminar 2021
If you missed the New Challenges in Tribology Seminar you can catch up with the videos of the speakers' presentations. 
The Future Manufacturing Engineer: Ready to Embrace Major Change
The above report jointly published by the IMechE and IET is now available to download.
Call to Action for the IET Tribology Technical Network Executive Team 
The TN is looking for new volunteers to join its Executive and Technical Advisory Panel teams, so if you are interested, please read our Charter document and contact our Community Manager, Deborah-Claire McKenzie.

e2b46869b01512f79817f7c4d075e564-huge-ioThe Tribology TN supports the event of the IOP Tribology Group which was formed in 1980 to provide a forum for the discussion of current developments in fundamental aspects of interacting surfaces.  Tribology, which broadly covers the field of friction, wear and lubrication of surfaces in relative motion, is an interdisciplinary subject drawing on knowledge from the fields of physics, chemistry, metallurgy and engineering. The group organises events and awards prizes in its field.  You can find out more information about the group and its events here.

c1aa193d73e175dd01dd98a41336f931-huge-svThe Tribology TN are supporting Surface Ventures, a not-for-profit organisation  launched with a small group of volunteers. Their mission is to provide free, monthly webinars featuring well-established international researchers in the field of surface engineering. They are looking to make industry-academia discussion more accessible and valuable to all. You can see their past and future events here

Upcoming events



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


Group Information
IET Technical Networks
Tribology is the science and technology of interactive surfaces in relative motion. It incorporates various scientific and technological disciplines such as surface chemistry, fluid mechanics, materials, lubricants, contact mechanics, bearings, and lubrication systems. It is customarily divided into three fields: friction, lubrication, and wear, and most work in tribology covers at least two of these.