July 22 2018 0Comment

Launch Event – final program

As the Ingram Tribology Launch Event is nearing we have just received confirmations of two more fantastic speakers joining us from the USA.  Prof. Gregory Sawyer will be speaking on “Biology and Tribology: How Nature Uses Fragile Interfaces” and Dr. Angela Pitenis will be giving a talk entitled “Aqueous Lubrication”.  Greg and Angela join an already very impressive bill of speakers from across the Tribology and lubrication industry.

Full details are given here

Book your place here

The final program for the launch event is given below:

Wednesday – 29th August

7pm – Dinner at Café No 4, King St, Carmarthen

6 course tasting menu. http://cafeno4.com/

Spaces are limited to the first 20 guests.


Thursday – 30th August

Halliwell Centre, Carmarthen. SA31 3EP


Parking available on-site (or a short walk from Carmarthen town centre)

9:30 Arrival –coffee/tea served
10:00 Welcome and Introduction
10:30 Prof. W. Gregory Sawyer, University of Florida, USA
Biology and Tribology: How Nature Uses Fragile Interfaces
10:55 Dr. Mark Fowell, Volvo, Sweden
“Keep on truckin” the science of lubricating heavy duty haulage
11:20 Break
11:35 Dr. Angela Pitenis, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
Aqueous Lubrication
12:00 Mr. Leon Wechie, University of Leeds, UK
Tribological performance of different heat-treated steel systems in the boundary lubrication regime
12:25 Dr. Rich Baker, PCS Instruments, UK
Tribology Test Equipment – from the past to the present
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Dr. Alastair Clarke, University of Cardiff, UK
Micropitting in gears – experimental and simulation work at Cardiff
14:25 Dr. Connor Myant, Imperial College London, UK
Tribological behaviour of 3D printed metal
14:50 Dr. Jason Galary, Nye Lubricants, USA
New testing methodology for evaluating automotive application reliability under fretting conditions
15:15 Break
15:30 Mr. Alex Richardson, University of Southampton, UK
The effect of over-based calcium sulfonate detergent additives on the formation of WECs
15:55 Mr. Greg Guinther, Afton Chemical, USA
Viscosity and Fuel Economy – What is the Right Approach?
16:30 Locals arriving / spare time
17:00 Dr. Marc Ingram, Ingram Tribology Ltd
What is Tribology? – public lecture
18:00 Drinks and canapes




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