There is an urgent need for materials for triboactive and demanding applications. We need to design and understand the behavior of materials for reliable functions in extreme environments and conditions, such as high temperature, high mechanical stresses, and high cycles. Engineers need a new toolbox for determining advanced materials for functional applications such as different types of bearings, contact-based devices, gears, high temperature devices, furnace components, auxiliary power units (APUs), turbo-components, and other components in extreme environments. This symposium invites scientists, academics, postdoctoral researchers, and students to contribute high quality research in this area.

Proposed sessions

  • Green tribology
  • Sustainability and agriculture-based materials
  • Current progress in non-oxide ceramics
  • Advances in nanotechnology
  • Thermal and cold sprayed coatings
  • Additively manufactured materials and layers
  • Mathematical modeling for understanding the mechanical behavior of materials
  • Different types of materials development for tribology research


  • Surojit Gupta, University of North Dakota, USA,
  • Kyoung Il Moon, Siheung Center for Industrial Root Technology, KITECH, Korea,
  • Junichi Tatami, Yokohama National University, Japan,
  • Andy Nieto, Naval Postgraduate School, USA
  • Akira Miura, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Enrico Bernardo, University of Padova, Italy
  • Stephen Berkebile, Army Research Lab, USA
  • Yongsheng Zhang, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, CAS, China
  • Yuelei Bai, Harbin Industrial University, China
  • Zhenying Huang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China