Round table discussion on Tribology beyond 50 years anniversary of Jost report
The role of tribology in the society was first exposed in the Jost report 1966. It stated that 1.3% of the GDP could be saved by implementing better tribological solutions in machines, vehicles and factories. Recent studies show that more than 20% of the global energy consumption goes to overcome friction.
Eminent tribology scientists and engineers discuss in a round table discussion how tribologists worldwide can contribute to the future challenges of a sustainable society.
Important questions to discuss are e.g.:
Which are the megatrends in tribology research today and in the future?
Where can tribology have a crucial impact on the development of industry and society?
Which scientific topics have a huge potential to solve future needs of improved technological solutions?