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The Ångström Laboratory. Photo: Sture Hogmark.

Local organisers

The conference is arranged by the Tribomaterials Group at Uppsala University. Our research facilities are housed in the Ångström Laboratory, a few kilometres south of the city centre.

We have some fifty years of experience of research on tribology and surface engineering, which both are fields of applied materials science. The applications range from tough rock drilling to delicate medical implants and from mass produced components in the automotive industry to dedicated test specimens for studies of fundamental tribological phenomena. Our work strives to increase the understanding of the mechanisms of friction and wear and how these are correlated to the material properties. With this knowledge, we want to enable development of materials, surface layers, tools and components with improved tribological properties.

Nordic advisory board

The Nordic advisory board consist of scientists from institutes and universities from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark. The board will assist the local organisers in keeping the scientific content at a high level.

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission

October 31, 2017

November 7, 2017

Notification of acceptance

December 15, 2017

Deadline for extended abstract

April 1, 2018


Final program available

published May 31st 2018

Preliminary program available

published May 23rd 2018

Registration is open!

published February 9th 2018

Abstract revisions finished!

published December 15th 2017

250 abstracts submitted to NORDTRIB 2018

published December 8th 2017

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