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Durham University

Nanolubrication Conference 2021

Nanolubrication Conference 2021

15th-17th July 2021

Due to COVID-restrictions, we anticipate the conference to be a hybrid event. While we do greatly welcome speakers and participants on site, we recognise that this may not be feasible for everyone.

Friction plays a crucial role in many phenomena from the molecular diffusion of solutes within cells and the function of our joints to industrial machinery and car engines. This meeting will bring together world leaders in the field together with early career researchers to discuss recent developments, open questions and new ways forward in light of potential industrial applications. Graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and early career academics are particularly encouraged to attend.The meeting will cover both hard and soft nanolubricated systems (including biological).

Edmondo M. Benetti (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

Roland Bennewitz (Leibniz INM, Germany)

Wuge Briscoe (University of Bristol, UK)

Astrid de Wijn (NTNU, Norway)

Carlos Drummond (Universite de Bordeaux, France)

Rob S. Dwyer-Joyce (University of Sheffield, UK)

Enrico Gnecco (University Jena, Germany)

Oleg Kolosov (Lancaster University, UK)

Filippo Mangolini (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Nicola Manini (University of Milan, Italy)

Alexander Shluger (University College London, UK)

Erio Tosatti (SISSA, Italy)

Michael Urbakh (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Organisation and Contact

This meeting is organised by Clodomiro Cafolla with the help of Kislon Voitchovsky and support from the Institute of Advanced Study of Durham University.

Please email: for all queries.

Contact Details

Dr. Clodomiro Cafolla,
Department of Physics,
Durham University,
DH1 3LE,