Memories of WTC 2022

Memories of WTC 2022

More photos from the 7th World Tribology Congress 2022 in France can be found here. This international event was a great opportunity to bring together the large scientific community, promote international exchanges and collaborations on the current topics on tribology.


22 - 27th September, 2026 - Brasil

It is our pleasure to announce that the 8th World Tribology Congress will be held in Windsor Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil in 2026.

More information to follow soon.


3rd January 2023
Message from the new ITC President Prof. em. Nicholas D. Spencer

Fellow Tribologists! It is with great pleasure that I take on the position of ITC President, with...

7th November 2022
Dr. Bo Persson awarded Tribology Gold Medal 2022

Bo Persson, who was born in Sweden, studied Physics at Chalmers University in Göteborg, getting a PhD...

2nd November 2022
Professor Herbert Cheng has passed away

This is a great loss to the entire Tribology community.

1st June 2022
Invitation to meeting of ITC Council in session

For member society officials only.

Tribology conferences and Meetings

21th - 23th
Jun 2023
Bari, ItalyECOTRIB 2023
Aug 2023
Universiti Putra Malaysia5th MYTRIBOS International Symposium
5th - 7th
Sep 2023
Sep 2023
22th - 24th
Sep 2023
Beppu, Oita, JapanTribochemistry Beppu 2023

Videos about Tribology

Tribology Vision - Korean Tribology Society

Global impact of tribology

  • 20% of world total energy consumption goes to overcome friciton
  • 18-40% of that can be saved by applying new technology, and that would correspond to 8.7% of global energy use and 1.4% of the global GNB
  • the biggest potential savings are in transportation and energy industry
  • 30% of the fuel consumption in an average passenger car goes to overcome fricition
  • 40% of the energy used in mineral mining is used for overcoming friction; friction and wear results in 970 million tonnes CO2 emissions in mineral mining annually corresponding to 2.7% of total world CO2 emissions
  • CO2 emissions are 4.5 times higher for an ICE passenger car compared to a similar battery electric car when electricity comes from renewable energy
  • Moving from fossil to renewable energy sources would cut down the energy losses due to friciton in energy production by more than 60%