The Manchester Metallurgical Society seminar entitled ‘Good and Evil of Tribological Engineering Surfaces’
|Dates:||4 February 2020|
|Times:||18:00 - 20:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Materials|
|Speaker:||Prof. Tomasz Liskiewicz|
Wolfgang Pauli said that surfaces have to be the work of evil due to their complexity and challenges in understanding their underlying properties. Study of surfaces is even more challenging in the context of tribology,
which is the science and technology of interacting surfaces in relative motion. Tribology is an exciting and highly interdisciplinary field, linked with engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics and
biology. It encompasses the study and application of friction, wear, lubrication and related surface design aspects.
During his inaugural lecture, Professor Tomasz Liskiewicz will discuss the first systematic study of friction by Leonardo da Vinci, and explain the impact of tribology on the global economy. Tomasz will present
several examples of his tribological research related to the fundamental understanding of fretting wear phenomenon. He will explain how surface engineering plays a key role in enabling future tribological
technologies by providing smart functional surfaces with advanced properties. Finally, he will present the future trends of tribology and surface engineering in the context of the fourth industrial revolution.
Free buffet from 18:00 in the foyer of the MSS Tower
Prof. Tomasz Liskiewicz
Role: Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering
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