Welcome to WeSST
We are hosting WeSST – the Web Seminar Series on Tribology
The first cycle of online seminars was held in June 2020 under the theme:
Tribology Advances Over the Next Decade
Links to the seminars of the first series can few found below.
Stay tuned for announcements of the forecoming 2021 series!
WeSST wants to introduce online seminars as a tool for knowledge dissemination in the tribological community.
In our warming world the justification of long-distance air travel is becoming increasingly difficult, but the need for sharing of knowledge in scientific research remains vital.
We believe that online seminars can be a convenient additional mainstream mode of scientific information dissemination. The first cycle took place in Spring 2020, with six seminars and a Twitter poster conference with the theme Tribology Advances Over The Next Decade.
The next series will be in 2021. Details will follow…
How does it work?
- The talks will be streamed on our YouTube channel.
- It is important to register! Registered attendees will receive email updates on the seminars and a link to the video streaming prior to each seminar.
- Interaction with the speaker from the participants during the live sessions will be possible via questions submitted via YouTube/Twitter/email during the seminar and selected by a moderator.
- All the seminars will be recorded. The recording will go on this website and questions for the speaker will be open for one week after the seminar date.
Speakers - Spring 2020
- Prof. James Batteas, Texas A&M University, USA
- Prof. Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Dr. Stefan J. Eder, AC2T and Technische Universität Wien, Austria
- Prof. Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Dr. Arben Jusufi, Exxon Mobil, USA
- Prof. Ashlie Martini, University of California Merced, USA
- Prof. Guillermo Morales-Espejel, SKF (Netherlands) and INSA Lyon (France)
- Prof. Lars Pastewka, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
- Prof. M. Clelia Righi, Università di Bologna, Italy
- Prof. Izabela Szlufarska, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
- Dr. R. Ian Taylor, Shell, UK
- Dr. Victoria Van Camp, SKF, The Netherlands
Programme - Spring 2020
Chiara is a Research Fellow at ETH Zurich. She is surface scientist with an interest in the computational modelling of tribological and catalytic processes. She dreams of seeing ab initio methods become routinely used in tribology and she is working hard to make it happen.
James P. Ewen
Imperial College London
James is a Research Associate at Imperial College London. His research focuses on the application of molecular simulations to study surfaces and interfaces. Currently, he is particularly interested in mechanochemical effects on lubricant additive behaviour.