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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

8b652c43f4910ee141a7ad719dea4191-huge-imCombustion vs Electrified Powertrains: the future of tribology and lubrication
Register for our next webinar on 6 May 2021 at 11:00hrs BST to hear Dr Mathias Wodyt, Board Member, The German Society for Tribology and Managing Director, MATRILUB address the webinar around the question 'Should we stop working on fuels and lubricants for mobility?'.

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.

4411496960abac1e2d12a616a860f3e7-huge-trSave the Date - New Challenges in Tribology Seminar
This year we are holding our annual event as a one day online seminar with poster sessions on Thursday, 26 May 2021.  Further details of the programme and how to register and also submit posters will be made available here when finalised. 


71b61a3f1aaa2acbc40b36b82dcb146e-huge-drMeet the Tribology Technical Network Executive Team 

We're starting a new feature introducing members of the Tribology TN Executive team to the wider community.
In March we are introducing Dr Rich Baker.

The TN is looking for new volunteers to join its 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. Their next webinar is on 29 April and will feature Professor Carsten Gahot talking about textured surfaces: You can register via the above link.


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.