Plenary Speakers

Bhushan, Bharat

Academy Professor, The Ohio State University, USA

Title: Lessons from Nature: Bioinspired Mechanically Durable and Self-healing Superliquiphilic/phobic Surfaces

Bijwe, Jayashree

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India

Title: Eco-friendly Friction Materials - Evolution, Recent Status and Future Trends

Carpick, Robert

Professor, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Title: Seeing the Hidden Interface: Revealing Nanoscale Mechanisms of Contact, Adhesion, and Friction by in situ Experiments

Erdemir, Ali

Professor, Texas A & M University, USA

Title: Tribological Challenges for a Sustainable E-Mobility: Recent Progress and Future Prospects

Keynote Speakers

Adachi, Koshi

Professor, Tohoku University, Japan

Title: Self-healing Ultra-low Friction System - Continuous Self-formation of Ultra-low Friction Interface

Dini, Daniele

Professor, Imperial College London, UK

Title: Towards Realistic Virtual Experiments in Tribology

Kailas, Satish V

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Title: Energy Loss Method to Characterize Lubricants in the Boundary Lubrication Regime

Rainforth, Mark

The University of Sheffield, UK

Title: Understanding Tribological Contact in Biomedical Applications: The Role of Surface Film Formation and its Correlation with Friction and Wear

Ramakumar, SSV

(Dr.), Director (R&D) and Board Member, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. India

Title: IIndustrial Tribology- A Force Multiplier for Achieving Net Zero Goals

Sasaki, Shinya

Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Title: Tribology that Contributes to the Realization of a Carbon-neutral Society

Invited Speaker

Bobji, M. S.,

Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Title: Mechanical Probing of Surfaces

Egberts, Philip

Associate Professor, University of Calgary, Canada

Title: Layer Dependent Friction on Two-Dimensional Materials: What can we Learn from Hysteresis?

Emami, Nazanin

Professor, LuleƄ University of Technology, Sweden

Title: TBA

Gnanamoorthy, R

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Title: Tribology in Hydrogen Mobility

Gnecco, Enrico

Professor, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Title: Controlled Nanomanipulation and Nanolithography on Mono- and Mmultilayer MoS2 Surfaces

Harsha, A P

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology BHU, India

Title: Galling Evaluation of Steel Pairs

Hirayama, Tomoko

Professor, Kyoto University, Japan

Title: Boundary Lubrication Derived from Interfacial Structure

Jagota, Anand

Professor, Lehigh University, USA

Title: Meso-scale Dislocations and Friction of Shape-complementary Soft Interfaces

Kalin, Mitjan

Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Title: Importance of Contact Temperatures for Tribology of Polymer Contacts and Model Development

Khatri, Om Prakash

Senior Principal Scientist & Professor, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India

Title: Synergistic Lubrication by 2D/2D Heterostructured Nanomaterials

Nalam, Prathima

Assistant Professor, University at Buffalo, USA

Title: Load-Dependent Friction Hysteresis for Graphitic Surfaces in n-Hexadecane

Reddyhoff, Thomas

Reader, Imperial College London, UK

Title: Using Machine Learning to Predict Friction Based on Acoustic Emission Data

Sawae, Yoshinori

Professor, Kyushu University, Japan

Title: Lubricity of Articular Cartilage Surface and Synovial Fluid Constituents

Sharma, Satish Chandra

Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India

Title: Nature Inspired Surfaces with Particular Reference to Fluid Film Bearing Applications