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Symposium XVII-

Degradation of materials and solutions to increase its lifespan


Scope of the Symposium

Nowadays, the research for new materials and solutions to reduce wear, corrosion, and fatigue is vital to minimize energy consumption.
This symposium covers all aspects of degradation of metallic, ceramic, polymeric and composite materials, together with the characterization techniques needed to understand degradation phenomena. Solutions to increase the lifespan of materials submitted to degradation and corrosion, tribological fundaments, tribocorrosion, tribotesting (micro and nanoscale), tribomaterials and in-situ tribology are also included.
We welcome contributions to improve scientific and mechanistic understanding of the degradation of materials, characterization tools, and solutions to avoid or reduce degradation.
Several topics will be considered and treated including, but not limited to:


Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas


  • Advanced materials and tribomaterials
  • Biotribology
  • Corrosion
  • Degradation of materials
  • Lubrication and lubricants, including solid lubricants
  • Materials for corrosion control
  • Mechanisms of friction and wear
  • Surface treatments and multifunctional surfaces
  • Tribocorrosion and biotribocorrosion
  • Tribology fundamentals

Tentative list of invited speakers
  • Prof. Dr. Stefano Mischler
    (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL))
  • Prof. Dr. Mathew T. Mathew
    (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • Prof. Dr. Joao Carlos Salvador Fernandes
    (Universidade de Lisboa)
  • Prof. Dr. Jose Daniel Biasoli de Mello
    (Universidade Federal de Uberlandia)
  • Prof. Dr. Clodomiro Alves Junior
    (Universidade Federal Rural do Semi-Arido)
  • Vladimir Jesus Trava-Airoldi
    (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE)
  • Jean Geringer
    (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne)

Symposium Organizers
  • Profa. Dra. Polyana Alves Radi (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica - ITA)
  • Profa. Dra. Lucia Vieira (Universidade do Vale do Paraiba - UNIVAP)
  • Prof. Dr. Luis Augusto Rocha (Universidade Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho - Unesp Campus Bauru.)

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