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
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.
- 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
|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
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
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
Adsorption of Friction Modifier Additives
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.