Tribology Gold Medal

Tribology Gold Medal Award (Serial 451) is funded from The Tribology Trust Fund and selected by the Tribology Trust Awards Committee, administered by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

 

It is awarded each year for some outstanding and supreme achievement in the field of tribology. The Gold Medal may be awarded to a team, in which case each member of the team receives a replica of the medal. A certificate is also presented to medal winners.

 

The Tribology Gold Medal is considered the world’s premier award in tribology. Accordingly, the Committee collaborates with the International Tribology Council (ITC) Executive to ensure that all candidates have references and strong support from at least five eminent tribologists from different countries before their application is considered. Either the nominator or the seconder must be a member of the ITC Executive or a past Gold Medal award winner.

The Gold Medal for Tribology was established and first awarded in 1972. It has been awarded to 49 individuals from 18 different countries.

 

 

Previous Tribology Gold Laureates are presented below. Additional information about the laureates can be found at: https://www.imeche.org/careers-education/scholarships-and-awards/awards-t-z/tribology-gold-medal/gold-medal-laureates.

Dr. James Anthony Greenwood, UK

2021

Professor Bharat Bhushan, USA

2020

Professor Jean Michel Martin, France

2019

Professor Nicholas D. Spencer, Switzerland

2018

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