Life and tribology

Biotribology is defined as “all aspects of tribology concerned with biological systems” and it covers a broad range of research topics associated with our everyday life, from friction and wear of natural and artificial joints to tribological effects of hair conditioners and skin-care products. This would be one of the most exciting research areas in the tribology field.

This symposium entitled "Life and tribology" aims to provide an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics associated with biotribology in depth. Topics includes synovial joints, orthopedic implants, dental tribology, skin tribology, tactile perception, soft matters, cosmetics, personal care, biomimetics, and so on.

Organizers

  • Yoshinori Sawae (Kyushu Univ.) / sawae.yoshinori.134@m.kyushu-u.ac.jp
  • Zhongmin Jin (Univ. of Leeds / Xi'an Jiaotong Univ.) / Z.Jin@leeds.ac.uk