Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear.

Tribology is highly interdisciplinary, drawing on many academic fields, including physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, biology and engineering. People who work in the field of tribology are referred to as tribologists.

The topics of the NORDTRIB symposium include but are not limited to:

  • Sustainability and energy aspects of tribology
  • Mechanisms of friction and wear
  • Lubrication
  • Industrial tribology
  • Lubricated wear
  • Coatings for tribology
  • Wear resistant materials
  • Polymer tribology
  • Modelling in tribology
  • Automotive tribology
  • Rock tribology
  • Tribology in electrical contacts
  • Biotribology
  • Surface texturing for tribology
  • Everyday tribology