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Tribology
Gordon Research Conference

Scientific Advancements for Critical Applications in Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Dates

June 26 - July 1, 2016

Location

Bates College
Lewiston, ME

Organizers

Chair:
Robert W. Carpick

Vice Chair:
Ashlie Martini

Meeting Description

Tribology is the science and technology of friction, adhesion, lubrication, and wear. Scientific and engineering research efforts in tribology address the structural, physical, chemical, and biological mechanisms underlying these phenomena across multiple length scales. The practical aim of such efforts to invent, design, develop, and deploy materials, processes, and devices with moving contacting parts with reliable, efficient, long-lasting performance.

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 require fundamental study, but are connected to if not critical for applications. The 2016 GRC on Tribology invites scientists and engineers from all disciplines to discuss and debate the forefront research questions in the field, and to share how these questions are motivated by and have impact upon technological applications. For example, nanoscale friction behavior of silica interfaces has been proposed to be relevant to earthquake phenomena; existing and novel molecular additives in lubricants dramatically affect combustion engine tribology; atomic-scale properties of solid lubricants and hard coatings matter for applications ranging from aerospace to hard disks to machining; interfacial chemical reactions lead to the formation of tribofilms that govern sliding in macroscopic contacts.

In the tradition of this conference, we expect a lively and productive exchange of results and ideas in an informal atmosphere that welcomes a richly diverse audience. The meeting will include invited talks on late-breaking results by leading researchers, and will offer extended discussions around excellent contributed posters. From the atomistic simulations of polymer entanglement to the engineering of ceramic seals, from modeling of lubricant flows to the characterization of biomaterials and hard coatings, all contributions are welcome.

The 2016 GRC on Tribology will be preceded 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. 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 GRC was held in conjunction with the "Tribology" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Final Meeting Program

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 pmTribology of Metals
Discussion Leader: Andrew Jackson (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pmSrinivasan Chandrasekar (Purdue University, USA)
"Surface Flow Instabilities in Metals: Implications for Sliding and Cutting"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 8:55 pmNicolas Argibay (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Friction Regimes in Metal Contacts: Combining Experiment, Simulation and Theory for a Predictive Model - Part 1"
8:55 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmMichael Chandross (Sandia National Laboratories, USA)
"Friction Regimes in Metal Contacts: Combining Experiment, Simulation and Theory for a Predictive Model - Part 2"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmUltralow Friction: Materials and Mechanisms
Discussion Leader: Astrid de Wijn (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway)
9:00 am - 9:40 amDiana Berman (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
"Origin of Macroscale Superlubricity in 2D Materials"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amQuanshui Zheng (Tsinghua University, China)
"Structural Superlubricity: A Rapid Trend Toward Large Scales and Applications"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmVladan Vuletic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
"Nanofriction with Ion Chains: Superlubricity and the Aubry Transition"
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 pmTribology in Material Modification: From Nanomanufacturing to Machining
Discussion Leader: Dalia Yablon (SurfaceChar, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmArmin Knoll (IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Switzerland)
"The Tip-Polymer Contact: The Heart of Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmLars Pastewka (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany)
"Atomistic Insights into Material Deformation and Transformation at Tribological Interfaces"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSoft Materials: Rheology Meets Tribology
Discussion Leader: Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal (University of Illinois, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJacob Israelacvhili (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
"The 'Friction' of a Moving Liquid Droplet on a Surface"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amJanet Wong (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"Flow and Rheology of Lubricants"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmW. Gregory Sawyer (University of Florida, USA)
"Soft Stuff"
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 pmTriboelectricity: Science and Applications
Discussion Leader: Roland Bennewitz (INM Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien, Germany)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmZhong-Lin Wang (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"Triboelectric Nanogenerator – A Technology for Harvesting Energy at Micro- and Mega-Scales"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmThomas Reddyhoff (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"Triboemission and Triboplasma Mechanisms"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmTribology from Geo to Nano: Rate, State, and Scale Dependence
Discussion Leader: Izabela Szlufarska (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
9:00 am - 9:40 amTakahiro Hatano (University of Tokyo, Japan)
"Rate and State Friction Law and Its Scaling Property"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amEmily Brodsky (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
"Are Friction and Wear Scale-Dependent? Observations and Potential Insights from Natural Systems"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmMaarten De Boer (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
"Does Rate-State Friction Extend from the Micron to the Nanometer Scale?"
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
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmTribology Controversies: Shear Flow, and Rough Contact
Discussion Leader: Juliette Cayer-Barrioz (Laboratoire de Tribologie et Dynamique des Systèmes, École Centrale de Lyon, France)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pmMark Robbins (Johns Hopkins University, USA)
"Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication and the Glass Transition: Linking Experiment and Simulation at High Rates and Pressures"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pmMartin Mueser (Saarland University, Germany)
"The Contact Mechanics Challenge: Rough Surfaces in Contact"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmAdditives for Next Generation Lubricants
Discussion Leader: Susan Perkin (Oxford University, United Kingdom)
9:00 am - 9:40 amJun Qu (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA)
"Ionic Liquids as Novel Lubricant Additives and Their Compatibility with Other Lubricant Additives and Non-Ferrous Materials"
9:40 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amRob Atkin (University of Newcastle, Australia)
"Tribotronic Ionic Liquid Lubricants and Lubricant Additives"
11:10 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pmOlga Shenderova (Adámas Nanotechnologies, Inc. / International Technology Center, USA)
"Diamonds in Your Engine?"
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: Friction and Seismology
Discussion Leader: Ashlie Martini (University of California, Merced, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pmJames Rice (Harvard University, USA)
"Resistance to Sliding, from Atomic to Tectonic"
8:30 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:15 pmGeneral Discussion
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmClosing Remarks
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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