Next WTC 2021


September 5-10, 2021 - Lyon, France

Abstract submission is now open until 15th of October 2020.

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 2021 website or send an email to


20th April 2020
MYTRIBOS organises a drive to combat coronavirus

The society has organised face shields donation and a reach out event.

7th January 2020
Professor Duncan Dowson has passed away

This is a great loss to all of us in the Tribology field.

7th January 2020
Tribology Gold Medal 2019 nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Tribology Gold Medal are still open until the 29th of February 2020.

22th August 2019
Professor Nicholas D. Spencer of ETH Zurich, Switzerland awarded Tribology Gold Medal for 2018

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, has announced that the winner of the 2018 Gold Medal...

Tribology conferences and Meetings

26th - 29th
Apr 2021
5th - 10th
Sep 2021

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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 corresond 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%