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The 18th Nordic Symposium on Tribology – NORDTRIB 2018

18-21 June 2018, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

The NORDTRIB symposium is held biannually, touring around the Nordic countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Since the first event in Finland 1984, NORDTRIB has been a steadily growing forum where researchers and developers from universities, research institutes and industry present their latest contributions and discuss field related issues.


The NORDTRIB symposium was held in Uppsala 1994. In 2018 it returns, hosted by the Ångström Tribomaterials group at Uppsala University. The conference venue is the beautiful University Main Building from 1887, situated in the city centre of Uppsala.


The conference will focus on both the fundamental and applied aspects of friction, wear and lubrication, at all scales. It is devoted to the advancement of understanding of tribological phenomena in the small scales and their relation to the tribological performance and functionality of tools, components and all forms of tribological applications. Contributions involving tribology for tackling the increasingly important global challenges of energy and sustainability are especially welcome.


Welcome to Uppsala and NORDTRIB 2018!


Prof. Staffan Jacobson
Conference chair

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission


October 31, 2017



Notification of acceptance


December 15, 2017



Deadline for extended abstract


April 1, 2018

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