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The International Tribology Council is an international organisation of Tribology Societies, Groups and Associations.
ITC is a Corresponding Member of UNESCO


We are delighted to announce that Dr Ali Erdemir from Argonne National Laboratory, USA was elected as ITC President at the most recent ITC "In Session" meeting held in Beijing prior to the 2017 World Tribology Congress. He serves with immediate effect from the day of his election. We wish Ali all the best in his new role.

We are also able to announce the formation of an Executive Committee as part of the re-organisation of the ITC. Members are: Kenneth Holmberg (Finland),  Philippe Kapsa (France), Kenneth Holmberg (Finland), Mitjan Kalin (Slovenia), Jianbin Luo (China) and Ian Sherrington (UK) who was also elected as Executive Director. The Executive Committee will elect a Deputy President in due course.


Objectives are:

  1. To maintain a live continuous contact between tribology and kindred societies and groups anywhere in the world.

  2. To facilitate tribology and kindred societies and groups to keep each other informed of their activities, in particular of their forward programmes.

  3. To ensure that its international congresses are arranged at agreed intervals; however, the organisation of such congresses to be conducted by the respective Host Society or Societies.

  4. To facilitate exchange of views, comments and opinions on tribological matters between member societies and groups.

  5. To advise and assist - where requested - in the founding of tribology societies in countries where such societies do not exist.

  6. To assist through international co-operation in matters connected with tribology science, technology and education.

  7. To undertake such other actions within the field of tribology science, technology and education, whether pure or applied, which at least three-quarters of all members groups or societies desire it to do.


The international Tribology Council is non-commercial and non-political. Members cover all disciplines.