Next WTC 2022


July 10-15, 2022 - Lyon, France

It is our great pleasure to announce the opening of abstract submission for the 7th World Tribology Congress. This international event will be an opportunity to bring together a large scientific community, to promote international exchanges and collaborations on the current topics on tribology.

Please see the 1st Call for abstracts.
For more information visit the WTC 2022 website or send an email to .


The ITC In Session meeting will take place in the afternoon before the opening of the 7th World Tribology Congress in Lyon, France (for member society officials only). Please see the full documents below:

Official invitation and meeting agenda
Instructions on how to reach the ITC in session meeting room


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.

30th May 2022
President's corner: On the Role of Tribology in a Sustainable Future

Since the Industrial Revolution, the persistent increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has reached...

Tribology conferences and Meetings

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Dec 2022
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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%