65th German Tribology Conference 2024

In November, 65 years ago, the Gesellschaft für Schmiertechnik (GST), the predecessor organization of the GfT, was founded. Since annual conferences on the topics of friction, lubrication and wear have been held regularly from the very beginning, the German Tribology Conference can also celebrate its 65th anniversary this autumn. On this occasion, the plenary event will begin with a look back not only at the history of GfT, but will also highlight the milestones of tribological research in Germany over several centuries. In interviews and other contributions, however, the present and the outlook on future challenges are not neglected.

As every year, the current state of the art of tribological research and development, mainly in German-speaking countries, is reflected by the program of the conference, which includes more than 70 lectures from almost all areas of tribology.

Some highlights of the 65th Tribology Conference:

Plenary Session:

Monday, 23.09.2024:

  • 65 Years of GfT – History of Tribology in Germany and Future Prospects of the Field
  • C. Gachot, Vienna University of Technology:
  • Perfect Friction in 2D – Solid Lubrication with MXenes and Transition Metal Carbo Chalcogenides
  • M. Marian, Leibniz Universität Hannover/Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile:
  • AI think, therefore AI am a Tribologist
  • M. Dienwiebel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT / Fraunhofer IWM:
  • Verständnis tribologischer Mechanismen durch Kombination multiskaliger Experimente und Simulation (Understanding tribological mechanisms by combining multiscale experiments and simulation)

Wednesday, 25.09.2024:

  • Matthias Scherge, Fraunhofer KIT:
  • Bowling, the Tribological Eldorado

    Mittwoch, 25.09.2024:

Closing ceremony:

  • Andreas Krüger, Fuchs Lubricants Germany:
  • The Tribological Possibilities in the Interior of an Automobile

Special Sessions:

In 2024, the progress in the DFG priority program “Fluid-Free Lubrication Systems with High Mechanical Loads” will again be presented in a full-day session.

The research field “Tribology” is also represented with its own session. The research field is funded as a part of the energy research programme of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and thus contributes to the energy transition in Germany.

The following awards and prizes will be presented during the conference:

  • Georg-Vogelpohl-Ehrenzeichen for personalities who have rendered outstanding services to tribology
  • Sponsorship awards for the best submitted bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral theses
  • The prize “Tribologie ist überall” (Tribolgy is everywhere) for submissions tribological everyday phenomena (donated by Werner Stehr)

After the success of the last years, we can also look forward to a “Triboslam” again.

The conference will again include a poster and a trade exhibition in the foyer of the conference hotel. There are still free places available for the latter. You can find out the prices and conditions at the GfT office.

Further information you will find in the Programme.

Hotel Freizeit In
Dransfelder Str. 3
D-37079 Göttingen

Conference fee: incl. Proceedings, Catering and Conference Dinner

  • Participants: 870 €
  • Participants (GfT or DGMK member): 830 €
  • Speakers: 480 €
  • University members*: 650 €
  • Retirees: 250 €
  • Students**: 50 €
  • * excl. Professors ** undergraduate

Conference languages:

  • German
  • English

Publication options:

  • Special Conference Issue
  • Selected conference papers will be published after peer review in a special issue of the journal Tribologie und Schmierungstechnik. English manuscripts are welcome.

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