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Tribology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Multi-Scale Challenges in Tribology: Implications for Fundamental Research and Industrial Applications


June 25-26, 2016


Bates College
Lewiston, ME


Xin Liu & Emily E. Hoffman

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Tribology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The 2016 Gordon Research Seminar, to be held for the second time in conjunction with the GRC, gives young tribologists the opportunity to present their research to their peers in an unintimidating atmosphere, prepare themselves in tutorial lectures for the GRC, and build networks with colleagues. Industry and academic speakers will talk about career paths, and important open questions and future opportunities related to tribology. We expect lively, informative discussions for the emerging generation of tribologists. Participants of the GRS are encouraged to send questions and suggestions for this session to the GRS Chair in advance to the meeting.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Tribology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmFriction
Discussion Leader: Thawhid Khan (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
3:45 pm - 3:50 pmOpening Remarks
3:50 pm - 4:05 pmJoseph Monti (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"Contact and Static Friction of Rough Surfaces"
4:05 pm - 4:10 pmDiscussion
4:10 pm - 4:25 pmNicholas Chan (University of Calgary, Canada)
"Friction Modulation of Multi-Domain Hexagonal Superstructures on Graphene"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCarbon Coatings in Tribology / Meso-Scale Tribology
Discussion Leader: Harmandeep Khare (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmFilippo Mangolini (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
"Thermally- and Tribologically-Induced Structural Evolution of Silicon Oxide-Doped Hydrogenated Carbon Surfaces"
7:50 pm - 7:55 pmDiscussion
7:55 pm - 8:15 pmMatthew Christian (Dalhousie University, Canada)
"Graphene-Metal Interactions Using the Exchange-Hole Dipole Moment Model of Dispersion"
8:15 pm - 8:20 pmDiscussion
8:20 pm - 8:40 pmThawhid Khan (University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
"Friction and Wear Reduction Mechanisms in Boundary Lubricated Oxy-Nitrided Treated Samples"
8:40 pm - 8:45 pmDiscussion
8:45 pm - 9:05 pmRiad Sahli (Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, École Centrale de Lyon, France)
"Effect of Contact Area Reduction Under Shear on Static Friction"
9:05 pm - 9:10 pmDiscussion
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amNanotribology / Tribochemistry and Tribocorrosion
Discussion Leaders: Filippo Mangolini (University of Leeds, United Kingdom) and Riad Sahli (Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, École Centrale de Lyon, France)
9:00 am - 9:15 amPeng Gong (University of Calgary, Canada)
"Adhesive Contact Between Nanoscale Tips and Two-Dimensional Films"
9:15 am - 9:20 amDiscussion
9:20 am - 9:35 amHarmandeep Khare (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Revealing Mechanisms of Growth and Wear Protection of Nanoparticle Additive Tribofilms Through In-Situ Atomic Force Microscopy"
9:35 am - 9:40 amDiscussion
9:40 am - 9:55 amKathryn Hasz (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
"Humidity Dependence of Atomic Scale Stick Slip Friction"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:15 amJ. Michael Shockley (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
"Tribocorrosion of 2507 Super Duplex Stainless Steel"
10:15 am - 10:20 amDiscussion
10:20 am - 10:35 amStephanie Lafon-Placette (Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, École Centrale de Lyon, France)
"Tribochemical Wear of DLC Coatings in Base Oils"
10:35 am - 10:40 amDiscussion
10:40 am - 10:55 amMichael Bryant (Institute of Functional Surfaces, University of Leeds, United Kingdom)
"The Role of Galvanic Coupling in Tribocorrosion Contacts"
10:55 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Career Discussions
Discussion Leaders: Xin Liu (University of Pennsylvania, USA) and Emily Hoffman (Northwestern University, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel Discussion
"Different Pathways for Careers in Tribology"
  • Dalia Yablon (SurfaceChar, USA)
  • David Burris (University of Delaware, USA)
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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