The Swiss society for tribology

What is Tribology?

Tribology is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology is highly interdisciplinary. It draws on many academic fields, including physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, biology and engineering. People who work in the field of tribology are referred to as tribologists.

Swiss Tribology

We have members from industry, universities and national laboratories

Our goals include

  • The promotion of the exchange of information and ideas between persons and groups with an interest in tribology
  • The organisation of workshops and conferences on tribology for members and other interested persons
  • Encouraging cooperation in the field of tribology in applied and basic research as well as in education
  • To support and facilitate communication between industrial and academic research
  • To represent Switzerland in international tribology organizations

Our mission

To promote the science and technology of tribology in Switzerland

Executive Committee


Membership Fee

  • Individual Membership: 80 CHF / year
  • Student Membership: 20 CHF / year

Members of the following societies can become individual members of Swiss Tribology for a reduced fee of 20.- CHF.

  • Swiss Society for Surface Technology (SGO)
  • Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE)

If you want to become a member, please contact our President Rowena Crockett: