26 Feb 2024
26.02.2024 – 27.02.2024 AHORN Panorama Hotel Oberhof, Theo-Neubauer-Straße 29, 98559 Oberhof

Friction 2024

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.

6th Friction 2024 will focus on the latest developments in materials and coatings for ultra-low friction and wear, which have grown increasingly important with the rise of e-mobility, wind power generation, and the use of new, environmentally friendly lubricants. A deeper understanding of the underlying microscopic mechanisms in the tribological contact is necessary due to these rapid changes in industrial applications.


  • Wear resistant alloys
  • Low friction coatings
  • Ceramics and ceramic matrix composites
  • Polymers and polymer composites
  • Additively manufactured Tribosystems
  • Material-lubricant interactions

=> It`s a Hybrid Symposium - Oberhof & Online

Abstract Submission:
The organizers invite the Friction community to submit abstracts for lectures, oral-poster, and posters related to the symposium topics. Especially young scientists are encouraged to contribute to the conference.

For the submission of an abstract, no booking is necessary until a contribution is confirmed. 

Submission deadline: 30 October 2023

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Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Mitjan Kalin, University of Ljubljana, SI
  • Dr.-Ing.Thomas Lohner, Technische Universität München, DE
  • Dr. Gianpietro Moras, Fraunhofer IWM and MikroTribologie Centrum µTC, Freiburg, DE
  • Prof. Dr. Maria Clelia Righi, University of Bologna, IT
  • PhD Pantcho P. Stoyanov, Concordia University, Montréal, CA

Special Session: Gliding on Ice: Theory and Practice