Friction, Wear and Wear Protection | 6-8 May 2014 in Karlsruhe, Germany

Conservation of energy and resources is one of the biggest challenges for society and industry. Modern tribology is one of the main cornerstones of reducing carbon emissions. However, friction and wear protection lacks of a systematic approach based on elemental mechanisms from materials science, physics and chemistry; materials and technologies needed in the near future may not be a simple extension of one which is in our hand now.

Following the successful 2008 and 2011 symposium the 2014 conference belongs to a series of conferences held once every three years under the auspices of the technical committee "Materials aspects of tribology and machining" of the German Materials Society, DGM. The scope of the symposium covers all classes of materials, machining, production and lubrication technologies and targets at practitioners from industry as well as engineers and scientists.

We are very pleased and honoured that the following outstanding speakers have accepted our invitation to give plenary talks:

• Staffan Jacobson, Uppsala University, Sweden
• Dirk Bartels, University Magdeburg, Germany
• Miquel Salmeron, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Canada
• Somuri Prasad, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA
• Markus Wimmer, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago USA


Conference Topics: (it is still possible to submit an abstract)

A: Wear resistant materials and coatings
B: Friction materials and linings (brakes, clutches)
C: Ultra-low friction materials and coatings
D: Modelling and computer simulation
E: Material-lubricant interactions and tribochemical effects
F: Ceramics
G: Polymers and PMCs
H: Surface modifications
I: Novel instrumentation and testing
K: Biomaterials
L: Nanotribology


Programme Committee:

Chair: Matthias Scherge, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM, Freiburg, Germany
Co-Chair: Martin Dienwiebel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany)

Roland Bennewitz, INM Leibniz Institute for Materials, Saarbrücken (Germany)
Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (USA)
Alfons Fischer, University Duisburg-Essen, (Germany)
Julien Fontaine, LTDS, ECL Lyon (France)
Joost Frenken, Leiden Institute of Physics LION (Netherlands)
Ken’ichi Hiratsuka, Chiba Institute of Technology (Japan)
Stefano Mischler, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, (Switzerland)
Michael Moseler, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials (Germany)
Martin Müser, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Jülich (Germany)
Nicholas Spencer, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
Valentin Popov, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
Somuri Prasad, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (USA)
Ulrich Stolz, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart (Germany)
Philippe Vergne, Lamcos, INSA, Lyon (France)


Exhibition and Sponsorship!

An exhibition will be run throughout the whole conference. Coffee breaks and poster sessions will be held close to the exhibition area. Are you interested in supporting the conference and in presenting your company/institute? Please feel free to contact us for any questions or proposals regarding your company’s presentation.

Exhibition Office
Alexia Ploetz, Coletta Drabke 
Hensstraße 3
53173 Bonn 
Phone: +49 (0) 151 2122 7448 


We're looking forward to seeing you in Karlsruhe,

Your Friction_Wear 2014 Conference Office

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.
Senckenberganlage 10
D-60325 Frankfurt
Phone: +49-69-75306 747
Fax: +49-69-75306 733