Keynotes and invited


Dr. P. CANN, Tribology Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Oral Friction and Texture Perception of Food: Red Wine, Chocolate and Cream.

Prof. N.D. SPENCER, Surface Science and Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Cartilage, Contacts and Catheters.

Prof. J. LUO, State Key Laboratory on Tribology, Tsinghua University, China
Thin Film Lubrication: Molecular Behaviours of Confined Liquids.

Invited speakers

Prof. T. HIRAYAMA, Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan
Neutron and AFM Studies for Understanding of Boundary Lubrication.

Dr. S. de BEER, Materials Science and Technology of Polymers, Twente University, The Netherlands
Lubricious Coatings for Precision Positioning of Medical Needles.

Prof. H. WASHIZU, Graduate School of Simulation Studies, University of Hyogo, Kobe, Japan
Molecular simulations for additives and coatings.

Prof. F. MASSI, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica e Aerospaziale, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy
Tactile perception and the role of friction-induced vibrations.

Dr. S. MISCHLER, Tribology and Interfacial Chemistry, School of Engineering, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Tribocorrosion of biomedical implants.

Dr. J. WOLLBRETT-BLITZ, Hair Advanced Research, L'Oréal, France
From fibre coating to Hair cosmetic properties: Tribology in daily hairy life.

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