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Tribology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Progress in Tribology at the Interface Between Disciplines


June 23-24, 2018


Bates College
Lewiston, ME Site Information


Harmandeep S. Khare & Meagan Elinski

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 26, 2018. 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.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 23, 2018. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


A Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will precede the 2018 GRC on Tribology with a closely tied focus on multi-disciplinary studies in interfacial science. The GRS will provide young tribologists from diverse disciplines the opportunity to come together, present their work to their peers in an unintimidating atmosphere in preparation for the GRC. Additionally, invited keynote speakers at the GRS will provide their perspectives into how early career tribologists can best prepare themselves for successful careers within academia, and beyond. We expect lively, informal, and informative discussions for the rising generation of tribologists. The GRS is aimed at providing a casual environment for young researchers to learn about cutting-edge tribology research while building a professional network among their peers. Participants of the GRS are encouraged to send questions and suggestions for this session to the GRS Chair in advance of the meeting.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 23, 2018. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Tribology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Meeting Program

The Conference Chair is currently developing an outline of the program components for this GRS. This information will be available by November 15, 2017. Please check back for updates.
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