Plenary Speakers

Hugh A. Spikes


2016/11/24 12:10:52
Lecture Title:
Stress-induced thermal activation in tribology: from rheology to tribochemistry
Hugh Spikes graduated in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1968 and obtained his PhD for research in Tribology from Imperial College in 1972. He is currently Emeritus Professor in the Tribology Group at Imperial College London. Professor Spikes is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and also of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He has been involved in research in tribology for over forty years and has received a number of recognitions for his research achievements including the ASME Mayo D Hersey Award and the STLE International Award. In 2004 he was awarded the Tribology Trust Tribology Gold Medal. Ten of his research publications have received best paper awards, from STLE, IMechE and ASME. Professor Spikes’ research interests span a wide range of liquid lubrication research, including hydrodynamic, elastohydrodynamic and boundary lubrication. A particular research interest has been thin film lubrication and the influence of lubricant molecular composition on the film-forming properties of lubricants and thus on friction and wear performance. Although generally fundamental in nature much of his research has been carried out in collaboration with, and has been funded by, industry and it has made significant contributions to our ability to design low friction lubricants.
Important Dates
Deadline for abstract submission
November 30, 2016
December 31, 2016

Notification of acceptance
February 15, 2017

Deadline for final extended abstract submission
May 20, 2017
June 20, 2017
July 20, 2017

Deadline for early registration
April 30, 2017
May 17, 2017