Tribology Gold Medal

 

The Tribology Gold Medal is awarded each year for some outstanding and supreme achievement in the field of Tribology. It is the supreme international award in the field for contributions to tribology that are considered to have been outstandingly meritorious.

The International Tribology Council is linked to the Tribology Trust, an independent UK Charity which is administered by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London. The Tribology Gold Medal Award, which is the world’s premier award in Tribology, is funded from The Tribology Trust, and the ITC has an essential role in nominating and evaluating candidates for the Gold Medal.

The Gold Medal for Tribology was established and first awarded in 1972. It has been awarded to 46 individuals from 15 different countries. Additional information about the laureates is found on: https://www.imeche.org/careers-education/scholarships-and-awards/awards-t-z/tribology-gold-medal/gold-medal-laureates

Nomination of Tribology Gold Medal candidates can be done by ITC Executives or a Past Gold Medal winner. ITC Executives are the ITC President, Vice Presidents, Associate Members and members of the Executive Committee.

The merits of the candidates are evaluated by international experts for the Awards Committee considering:

  • The candidate’s main achievements in tribology
  • The candidate’s influence in the development of tribology
  • The candidate’s influence on science and technology in tribology
  • The influence of the candidate’s work on industry and/or the economy
  • The influence of the candidate’s work on tribological education
  • Any other relevant information

For further information on the Tribology Gold Medal application procedures, please contact: GE@imecge.org

 

The Gold Medal for Tribology was established and first awarded in 1972. It has been awarded to 46 individuals from 15 different countries. Additional information about the laureates is found on: https://www.imeche.org/careers-education/scholarships-and-awards/awards-t-z/tribology-gold-medal/gold-medal-laureates

Professor Kenneth Holmberg, Finland

2017

Professor Friedrich Franek, Austria

2016

Professor Shizhu Wen, China

2015

Professor Gwidon Stachowiak, Australia

2014

Professor Jacob Israelachvili, USA

2013

Professor Jacob Klein, Israel

2012

Professor Qunji Xue, China

2011

Professor Frank Talke, USA

2010

Professor Irena Goryacheva, Russia

2009

Professor Eustathios Ioannides, UK

2008

Professor Koji Kato, Japan

2007

Professor Roberto Bassani, Italy

2006

Professor Dmitrii Garkunov, Russia

2005

Professor Hugh Spikes, UK

2004

Professor Yoshitsugu Kimura, Japan

2003

Professor Nikolai A. Bushe, Russia

2002

Professor Wilfried Bartz, Germany

2001

Professor Lou Rozeanu, Israel

2000

Professor Jean Frene, France

1999

Professor Ernest Rabinowicz, USA

1998

Professor Bo Olov Jacobson, Sweden

1997

Professor Virgiliu Niculae Constantinescu, Romania

1996

Professor Stanislaw Jerzy Pytko, Poland

1995

Professor Jean Marie Georges, France

1994

Professor Ken Ludema, USA

1993

Professor Herbert S Cheng, USA

1992

Professor Avtandil Vissanionovich Chichinadze, USSR

1991

Professor Toshio Sakurai, Japan

1990

Professor Gerd Fleischer, Germany

1989

Professor Maurice Godet, France

1988

Professor Fujio Hirano, Japan

1987

Professor Ward Otis Winer, USA

1986

Professor Kenneth Johnson, UK

1985

Professor Heinz Peeken, Germany

1984

Professor Alastair Cameron, UK

1983

Professor Georgi Vladimirovich Vinogradov, USSR

1982

Professor Norimune Soda, Japan

1981

Dr Mylon Eugene Merchant, USA

1980

Professor Duncan Dowson, UK

1979

Professor Dudley Dean Fuller, USA

1978

Professor Frederick Thomas Barwell, UK

1977

Robert Lawrence Johnson, USA

1976

Professor Igor Kragelskii, USSR

1975

Professor Mayo D. Hersey, USA

1974

Professor Harmen Blok, Netherlands

1973

Professor David Tabor, UK

1972