Welcome to WeSST

We are hosting WeSST – the Web Seminar Series on Tribology

The first cycle of online seminars with start in May 2020 under the theme:

Tribology Advances Over the Next Decade

About WeSST

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 will take place in 2020, starting on the 26th of May and running weekly. Subsequent cycles will be held yearly. We will have six seminars and a Twitter poster conference.

The theme for the Spring 2020 cycle is: Tribology Advances Over The Next Decade

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

Confirmed speakers

Programme

Seminar Date Speaker 1 Speaker 2
26th May 2020 – 4pm CET Prof. Rob Carpick
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanisms of Tribochemical Interactions at the Nanoscale Revealed by in situ Experiments
Dr. Stefan J. Eder
AC2T and TU Wien

Large-Scale Atomistic Simulations as a tool to Explore Microstructural Development During Sliding and Grinding Processes
2nd June 2020 – 4PM CET Dr. R. Ian Taylor
Shell

Challenges for Lubricants & Lubrication in the Next 10 Years
Prof. James Batteas
Texas A&M University

Friction and Energy Dissipation in 2D Materials
9th June 2020 – 4PM CET Prof. Lars Pastewka
University of Freiburg

Emergence of Surface Roughness from Deformation and Wear
Prof. Guillermo Morales-Espejel
SKF and INSA Lyon

Tribology Modelling of Lubricated Contacts for Electrification
11th June TWITTER POSTER CONFERENCE
16th June 2020 – 4PM CET Prof. Rosa Espinosa Marzal
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Lubrication by Ionic Liquids
Prof. M. Clelia Righi
Università di Bologna 

Advancing Solid Interfaces and Lubricants by First Principles Material Design
23rd June 2020 – 5PM CET Dr. Victoria Van Camp
SKF

Is tribology wearing off? The role of friction, wear and lubrication in the age of Maintenance 4.0
Prof. Ashlie Martini
University of California Merced

Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Tribochemical Reactions
30th June 2020 – 4PM CET Prof. Izabela Szlufarska
University of Wisconsin Madison

Chemical and microstructural evolution in tribological contacts
Dr. Arben Jusufi
Exxon Mobil

Adsorption of Friction Modifier Additives

Organisers

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Chiara Gattinoni

ETH Zurich

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.

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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.

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Contact

We welcome questions, queries and comments. Please contact us with the below email address or through our Twitter account.

Email: contact@wesstribo.com

Twitter: @wesstribo

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