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Welcome to the UK Tribology website

UK Tribology is a multi-institution collaboration designed to raise awareness of the subject and application of tribology; the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion or, in layman's terms: friction, wear and lubrication. If you're wondering how this effects you, please read on...

Our website is designed to act as a gateway to the latest developments and events relating to tribology in the UK, so that engineers and technical experts, business leaders and politicians, as well as the general public are made aware of just how important tribology is to all of us.  If you'd like to learn more about our aims and objectives, you can read more about us.

(This website is still being constructed, so please bear with us while we add content.  If you encounter any problems, please contact us to let us know so that we can resolve any issues.  Thanks, UKT Web Team) 

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Recent news

Hands on Tribology Experiments at the University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day

On Saturday 18th March, over 7000 visitors experienced a wide variety of experiments at the University of Southampton as part of the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival.

Experts from academia and industry discuss the current tribological challenges in the field of transport

The two-day ‘Challenges in Tribology’ event, organised by the IET Tribology Network, brought together experts from academia and industry to discuss the current tribological challenges in the field of transport, along with the developments of materials and surface coatings for use in extreme environments. Delegates were treated to a wide variety of presentations and posters, along with a discussion forum at the end of each day. It is difficult to summarise such a broad range of topics that were presented over the two days.

Dr Peter Jost CBE 1921-2016

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing away of Peter Jost at the age of 95.