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Invited Speakers

Published: 28 June 2022

Dr. Helena Ronkainen, VTT Technical Research Center, Finland
Presentation title: "Tribological performance of PA nanocomposites and micro-nanocomposites"

Prof. Dr. Patrick De Baets, Ghent University, Belgium
Presentation title: "Polymer based tribomaterials for heavy equipment"

Dr. Tanja Stiller, Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH, Austria
Presentation title: "Influence on the tribological properties caused by different specimen fabrication methods"

Prof. Yoshinori Sawae, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Kyushu University, Japan
Presentation title: "Polymer Tribology in Hydrogen"

Prof. Albano Cavaleiro, Dept. of Mech. Eng., University of Coimbra, Portugal
Presentation title: "Are low friction coatings based on transition-metal dichalcogenides good solutions for sliding against polymers?"

Dr. Jan Ukonsaari, Senior R&D Engineer, Vattenfall AB R&D, Sweden
Presentation title: "Polymeric-based materials in hydropower bearings: Challenges and Opportunities"

Prof. Mitja Mori, Faculty of Mech. Eng., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Presentation title: "The importance of environmental impact assessment in the product's life cycle: Life Cycle Assessment and Sustainable Development"

Dr. Bernd Wetzel, Leibniz-Institute fuer Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW), Germany
Presentation title: "Properties of Delignified Compacted Wood"

Dr.-Ing. Géraldine Theiler, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Germany
Presentation title: "Effect of hydrogen pressure on the fretting behavior of elastomers"

Dr.-Ing. Thomas Lohner, Gear Research Center (FZG), Technical University of Munich, Germany
Presentation title: "Oil-lubricated polymer contacts of high-performance gears"