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Welcome to the UK Tribology website

UK Tribology is a multi-institution collaboration designed to raise awareness of the subject and application of tribology; the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion or, in layman's terms: friction, wear and lubrication. If you're wondering how this effects you, please read on...

Our website is designed to act as a gateway to the latest developments and events relating to tribology in the UK, so that engineers and technical experts, business leaders and politicians, as well as the general public are made aware of just how important tribology is to all of us.  If you'd like to learn more about our aims and objectives, you can read more about us.

(This website is still being constructed, so please bear with us while we add content.  If you encounter any problems, please contact us to let us know so that we can resolve any issues.  Thanks, UKT Web Team) 

Recent news

Sheffield tribologists get a grip on rugby balls

Hi-tech pimples that are designed to improve a player's grip on rugby balls may make them more slippery in wet weather, research conducted by two academics at The Leonardo Tribology Centre has suggested.

Southampton scanner maps problem hip replacements

A new way of testing hip joints that have failed is being pioneered in Southampton.

Upcoming events

First National Tribology Conference: Future Cities and Mobility

Thursday, 21 February 2019
London
This first national tribology conference organised by five professional bodies (IoP, IET, IOM3, IMechE and RSC) is truly multidisciplinary and aims to explore the tribological challenges of future cities and mobility and discus existing and future tribological solutions to enable this vision to be realised and for UK companies to innovate and lead the world through informed design.

New Challenges in Tribology 2019

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 - Thursday, 28 March 2019
Birmingham
A two-day meeting exploring challenges the tribology community face in 2019 organised the the Institution of Engineering Technology