Postal address

Department of Engineering Design and Materials Norwegian University of Science and Technology 7491 Trondheim Norway

Background and activities

Research interests

Tribocorrosion: Tribocorrosion is a phenomenon that produces degradation of a material by a simultaneous wear and corrosion attack .  Tribocorrosion is an important industrial phenomenon since it concerns a wide variety of industries (oil & gas, automotive, nuclear, aircraft, marine, food, biomedical, etc.) and it can have significant implications for human health. 

Surface technologies: Material degradation because of corrosion, wear and exhaustion normally starts at the surface. Surface Technology is a key technology to enhance the lifetime of the materials compared to these structural mechanisms of breakdown. In addition Surface Technology is a key technology to add functionality to surfaces and combine multifunctional surfaces.


  • Establishment of the TribologyLab at NTNU/SINTEF.
  • Basic research for understanding the Silicon sawing process.
  • New methods for Silicon wafer cutting.
  • Coatings and surface treatments for use in riser tensioning systems in tribocorrosive environments.
  • Novel coatings and surface treatments for wear resistance for offshore wind turbines applications.



Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Igual Munoz, Anna; Espallargas, Nuria. (2011) Tribocorrosion mechanisms in sliding contacts. Tribocorrosion of passive metals and coatings.