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.


20 - 25th 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.

The First announcement with more information is available here.


25th August 2023
Brazilian tribology created a National Research Centre on Tribology focused on the energy transition

A significant achievement by the Brazilian tribology network (TriboBr) should substantially impact...

27th June 2023
ITC Thanks Past Executive Board Members

Jianbin Luo, Kenneth Holmberg and Ali Erdemir have recently stepped down as members of the International...

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...

Tribology conferences and Meetings

5th - 7th
Oct 2023
Sringar, IndiaTriboIndia 2023
13th - 15th
Nov 2023
Nov 2023
Voestalpine Stahl GmbH, Linz, AustriaÖTG Symposium 2023
23th - 25th
Jan 2024
Ostfildern (Stuttgart), Germany24th International Colloquium Tribology

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%