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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


Sad news:

ITC is sad to convey the news that Tribology Gold Medalist, Prof Jacob Israelachvili passed away peacefully on 20th September 2018 after battling with cancer. He was surrounded by loving family and he died without pain at the age of 74.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara for the Jacob N. Israelachvili Science Scholarship. Cheques should be made payable to Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara with “Jacob Israelachvili” and can be mailed to P.O. Box 3620, Santa Barbara 93130.


ITCs 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.