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Tribology
Coupled Challenges at the Moving Interface
July 20-25, 2014
Bentley University
Waltham, MA
Chair:
Roland Bennewitz

Vice Chair:
Robert W. Carpick

Application Deadline
Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 22, 2014. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
Related Meeting Information
The Tribology Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Tribology Gordon Research Seminar. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Tribology GRS web page for more information.

Tribology is the science of friction and wear, of the forces counteracting motion in contact, and of structural changes at the moving interface. Research and engineering efforts in tribology address the physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms underlying friction and wear, and aim to design materials, processes, and devices such that new solutions to technological challenges become available.

The Gordon Research Conference on Tribology is a forum to exchange results of cutting-edge research amongst an interdisciplinary group of scientists and engineers. Many of the critical phenomena encountered at sliding interfaces cut across different traditional scientific disciplines, but are inevitably coupled. To name a few examples, mechanical mixing of the surfaces is coupled to ongoing chemical reactions and phase transformations; biological processes in cells couple their compliance to mechanical stimuli; molecular layer formation in lubricants is coupled to surface potentials; and thermal conductivity couples surface heating to viscoelastic properties and the physics of phonons. The 2014 GRC on Tribology invites scientists and engineers from all disciplines to address the challenge of coupled phenomena in sliding contacts and to take advantage of the interdisciplinary attendance to look at and learn about these problems from new perspectives.

In the tradition of this conference, we expect a lively and fruitful exchange of results and ideas in an informal atmosphere, starting from invited talks given by leading scientists and continuing in extended discussions around excellent contributed posters. From the atomistic simulation of polymer entanglement to the engineering of ceramic seals, from modeling of lubricant flow to the characterization of hard coatings, all contributions are welcome. The preliminary program of oral contributions can be found below.

The 2014 GRC on Tribology will be preceded for the first time by a Gordon Research Seminar, giving young tribologists the opportunity to present their work to their peers in an unintimidating atmosphere, prepare themselves in tutorial lectures for the GRC, and build networks with colleagues. During a mentorship session, Nuria Espallargas from NTNU in Norway (tribocorrosion, coatings technology) and Andrew Jackson from University of Pennsylvania, USA (lubrication technology, automotive) will talk about possible career paths, and important open questions in tribology. We are hoping for lively discussions. Participants of the GRS are encouraged to send questions and suggestions for this session to the GRS Chair in advance to the meeting.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmSoft and Tough Materials
Discussion Leader: Kathryn J. Wahl (Naval Research Laboratory)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmJian Ping Gong (Hokkaido University)
"Next Generation Bio-Lubrication Devices Are Based on Hydrogel Design"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pmDavid Burris (University of Delaware)
"Cartilage Tribology"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFriction at the Nanoscale
Discussion Leader: Graham L.W. Cross (Trinity College Dublin)
9:00 am - 9:40 amRosa Espinosa Marzal (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
"Relative Motion Between Organic Ions in Confinement"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amMaria Clelia Righi (CNR - Institute of Nanoscience)
"Atomistic Mechanisms in Solid and Boundary Lubrication"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMartin Dienwiebel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
"Friction of Diamond Against Metals"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmConfinement and Lubrication
Discussion Leader: Andrew Jackson (University of Pennsylvania)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJuliette Cayer-Barrioz (Ecole Centrale de Lyon)
"Local Dynamics in a Confined Lubricated Interface"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmDaniele Dini (Imperial College London)
"Tribological Models: The Need for Multi-Disciplinarity"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSuper-Low Friction Materials
Discussion Leader: Nuria Espallargas (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
9:00 am - 9:40 amAli Erdemir (Argonne National Laboratory)
"Graphene Enabled Superlubricity: Vanishing Friction at Macroscales with Carbons"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJianbin Luo (Tsinghua University)
"Superlubricity"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmKoshi Adachi (Tohoku University)
"Creation of Nanointerfaces for Super-Low Friction"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmThe Onset of Sliding
Discussion Leader: Kenneth Holmberg (VTT)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmJay Fineberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"How Things Slide: Rapid Dynamics at the Onset of Friction"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmEran Bouchbinder (Weizmann Institute of Science)
"Frictional Instabilities on the Route to Sliding"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmModeling the Contact
Discussion Leader: Judith A. Harrison (US Naval Academy)
9:00 am - 9:40 amMichael Urbakh (Tel Aviv University)
"Effect of Surface Dynamics on Nanoscopic Friction"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amAshlie Martini (University of California Merced)
"Atomic-Scale Modeling of Sliding Contact"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMark O. Robbins (Johns Hopkins University)
"Contact Mechanics with Adhesion"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmAqueous Lubrication
Discussion Leader: Seong H. Kim (Penn State University)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmElisabeth Charlaix (University of Grenoble)
"Anomalous Rheology of Confined Liquids: The Effect of Elastic Confinement"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmIzabela Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
"Challenges and Opportunities in Molecular Modeling of Friction in Aqueous Environments"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:00 amBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFriction in Complex Systems
Discussion Leader: Anand Jagota (Lehigh University)
9:00 am - 9:40 amHugh A. Spikes (Imperial College London)
"Friction in Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication, Boundary Lubrication, and Analogies Between the Two"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amTetsuo Yamaguchi (Kyushu University)
"Sliding Friction of Sticky Gels"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMark Rutland (KTH Stockholm)
"Feeling Small: The Role of Tribology and Topography in Touch"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmKeynote Session
Discussion Leader: Robert W. Carpick (University of Pennsylvania)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmDavid A. Weitz (Harvard University)
"Soft Matter and Tribology"
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:30 pmGeneral Discussion / Concluding Remarks
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

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