TribologyLab - Scientist at microscopeThe TribologyLab is a collaboration between NTNU and SINTEF, and integrally linked with the activities of the Gemini Centre "Tribology". The lab is well equipped to fulfill a wide range of research and industrial needs.


The goals of the TribologyLab are:

  • Research on tribocorrosion: sliding- and erosion-corrosion.
  • Research on tribological problems related with dry and lubricated systems.
  • Research on in-situ tribology.
  • Research on new surface coatings and treatments for improved tribological performance.
  • To support the industry in finding solutions related to wear, lubrication, friction, and maintenance.
  • To function as a meeting point between the industry and European research centres and universities.
  • To educate engineers and scientists in tribological aspects.

Continuous expansion

The TribologyLab was created in 2008. Since then it has grown, and today our team is composed of professors and PhD students at NTNU and scientists at SINTEF.

Our aim is to continue this growth by hiring competent people in the field and by establishing links with the industry and other universities and research centres worldwide.

Collaborating Partners

The TribologyLab is a collaboration between NTNU and SINTEF, and fundamental to the Gemini Centre "Tribology".




Projects - Quick reference here

TribologyLab (logo)


Key Contacts

Nuria Espallargas, (IPM, NTNU)
Sergio Armada (SINTEF MC)

Stéphane Dumoulin (SINTEF MC)


See all group members here.


Hard ceramic coatings (SiC) by thermal spray in gemini and youtube.

Self-lubricating coatings in gemini and TU.

Oil and Gas research contributes to ski gold - Oljeforskning bidrar til ski-gull in NRK and Norges Forskningsråd. In English here.