Nicholas D. Spencer
Prof. em.
Department of Materials ETH Zurich, Switzerland










Nicholas D. Spencer (ETH Zürich, Switzerland) was elected the new ITC President in July 2022 for the period of 2023-2026.


President's Corner

Fellow Tribologists!

It is with great pleasure that I take on the position of ITC President, with effect 1st January, 2023, following on from the outstanding term of Prof. Ali Erdemir, who ably steered the society through challenging times.

The ITC has the important roles of ensuring the continuation of the World Tribology Congress, as well as encouraging and assisting international communication and cooperation in tribology, especially via member societies. Also of particular importance to me, personally, is the raising of public awareness of tribology and of the important role that tribologists have to play in virtually all the important technologies of today.

I look forward to meeting many of you during the next four years—at the latest in our next World Tribology Congress, scheduled to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September 2026. More details to follow.

Nic Spencer
ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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