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.


7th June 2024
Prof. Feng Zhou awarded Peter Jost Tribology Award

The Peter Jost Tribology Award is a new award, established in 2020 by the ITC to honor the late Prof....

29th May 2024
Call for Peter Jost Tribology Award 2025

The deadline to apply for the Peter Jost Tribology Award is 1st of May 2025!

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...

Tribology conferences and Meetings

2nd - 4nd
Sep 2024

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%