Global «gamechanger» i kampen mot slitasje


The PhD work performed by Fahmi Mubarok got its positive results towards the end of his grant. Many achievements have happened since the idea was first proven in 2012 and among of them a FORNY2020 project was funded in 2014. Some more information about the project and the plans can be found here (only in Norwegian).

Nano-tribology for the O&G Industry


The Nano-tribology project funded by the NFR program NANO 2021 has got attention from NFR and an interesting article about the progress with the industrial partners has been published here.

Looking forward continuing the interesting job in the project together with our industrial partner National Oilwell Varco (Kristiansand).

Gemini Center Renomination 2015-2018

The Gemini Center Tribology has been renominated for a new period from 2015 to 2018. The renomination has been the result of the evaluation of the results and achievements of the Center in the period 2011-2014.

Daniel Blücher and Nuria Espallargas recieved the diplomas for the new period on the 26th November 2014 in a dinner celebrated at Lerkendalgård.


Gemini Center strategy meeting 2014

The Gemini Center strategy meeting 2014 took place on the 26th of November 2014 at Clarion Hotel and Congress. One representative from all participant institutions at the Gemini Center Tribology were present. The discussion was focused on the activity plan for the period 2015-2018. 

A good atmosphere and possitive discussion was hold and the basis for the next Gemini Center period were established. The meeting was closed with a dinner at the Sky Bar in Trondheim.

Adolf Øiens Company establishment grant 2014

ThermaSiC project team (Fahmi Mubarok, Nuria Espallargas, Gisle Østereng and TTO-NTNU) has received the Adolf Øiens Entrepeneurial grant 2014.

Consul General Adolf Øiens Entrepreneurial price aims at contributing to further development of a business idea to establish business. 

The price ceremony took place at the "Manifestasjon 2014" conference in Scandic Lerkendal hotel the 18th September 2014.

Nordic Symposium on Tribology

NordTrib 2012

The Nordic Symposium on Tribology (NordTrib 2012) was organized by the Tribology Lab from 12-15 June 2012. More than The total number of participants was 162 (among which 58 were PhD students). The total number of oral presentations was 111 and 15 posters were presented. The most represented countries were Sweden, Finland and Japan and the total number of participating countries was 22. 

The local organizing committee would like to thank all participants for a very nice event and for all the good shared research and knowledge. 

Nordtrib history

One of the first Nordtrib conferences was held at Storforsen, Sweden in 1986. Since then the Nordtrib conference has moved around to new locations in the Scandinavian countries Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland every second year. During the years the conference has grown and it is now much larger than it was in 1986. In year 2010 the conference returned to its original location in Storforsen.  

Tribology courses and seminars from 2009


The Norwegian Tribology Seminar 2011 - in Trondheim.

The Norwegian tribology seminar 2011 was organized the 10th of November in Trondheim. It was a constructive gathering of both industry and academia interested in tribology for open discussions. Programme (pdf).

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Tribology Seminars Spring 2011 - in Trondheim.

The tribology seminars are expected to be a way of gathering scientists/researchers/students/professors at NTNU/SINTEF working or interested in tribology for constructive and open discussions.

Three seminars were arranged at the Dept. of Engineering Design and Materials (IPM) between February and June 2011.

  • "The use of in-situ inspection techniques in tribology" (Lars Johnsen, SINTEF ICT).

  • "Abrasion processes in tunnel drilling" (Pål Jakobsen, Dept. Civil and Transport Engineering at NTNU).

  • "Tribocorrosion of materials used in the biomedical industry" (Prof. Ragnhild Aune, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at NTNU).


Tribology Seminar - in Trondheim.

The seminar was held at Britannia Hotel the 4th and 5th of October and was sponsored by NOWITECH and NOV. The lectures were carried out by both the industry and university thus creating a good balance of engineering experiences and research. Programme (pdf)


Tribology Course and Seminar - in Trondheim.

The first triboloby course and seminar 2009 organized by the Tribology Lab was held in Trondheim in August 24th-26th. Our sponsors were FMC Technologies, MoTech Plasma, H.C.Starck and Trio OilTec services.

Some of the most well-known European scientists in the field of tribology ran the Course (Southampton Unversity, EPFL and Luleå University of technology). The Scandinavian industry was also represented (FMC, Trio OilTec Services, SSAB, SINTEF Raufoss Manufacturing). Programme (pdf).

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