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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.

EPSRC - "Willetts announces £350 million for PhD training in over 70 new centres"

72 new Centres for Doctoral Training have today been approved by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, with £350 million of investment and connected to over 1000 industrial and academic partners. 24 UK universities are sharing this investment; the largest ever in postgraduate research in the UK.

Automotive Design - "The efficiency of gear transmissions uncovered"

At this year's World Tribology Congress in Turin, Oerlikon Graziano explained the importance of tribology in creating efficient transmission systems.

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