Wear of Materials 2019

22nd International Conference on Wear of Materials

14-18 April 2019 | Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, FL, USA

Welcome to the 22nd International Conference on Wear of Materials, which will take place in Miami, Florida, USA from the 14-18 April 2019.

The conference will focus on advances in the understanding of both the fundamental and applied aspects of wear and friction of materials and will provide a progressive international forum for researchers and practicing engineers from different disciplines to interact and exchange their latest understandings. The conference is also unique for its paper submission process with full peer review in collaboration with the Elsevier journal Wear to ensure technical quality of presentations.

Special sessions will concentrate on engine tribology, wear of tools and tooling materials, friction and wear under vibratory contact, marine applications, role of third bodies during wear, and surface texturing for wear reduction.

Abstract submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 May 2018

Authors are invited to submit a standard format abstract for either of the two paper types described below, via the online abstract submission system.

If preferred, authors also have the opportunity to present their work at the conference in the form of a poster.

Three types of contributions that fit the conference scope are invited:
(1) full-length research-quality papers that include rationale for the work, sufficient characterization of materials and test methods and analysis of findings and mechanisms.
(2) case studies that describe effective engineering solutions to practical wear problems or the development of useful, new wear testing methods.
(3) engaging posters that address a specific tribological topic that has academic or industrial relevance to WOM attendees and the greater tribology community.

All categories will be reviewed for quality and conference relevance, with the paper submissions undergoing full peer review for technical quality.

Conference Topics:
  • Sliding Wear
  • Fretting Wear
  • Impact Wear
  • Abrasive Wear
  • Elevated Temperature Wear
  • Lubricated Wear
  • Coatings
  • Wheel/Rail Contact
  • Theory, Modeling and Simulation
  • Biotribology – hard materials
  • Biotribology – soft materials
  • Polymers and PMCs
  • Ceramics and CMCs
  • Metals and MMCs
  • Erosion and Erosion-Corrosion
  • Wear Testing and Monitoring
  • Friction Materials including Brakes
  • Tribocorrosion
  • Wear of Tools and Tooling Materials
  • Role of Third Bodies during Wear
  • Surface Texturing
  • Marine Applications
  • Friction and Wear under Vibratory Contact
  • Engine Tribology
  • Renewable Energy Applications
  • Others
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Conference Chair

  • Tom Scharf, University of North Texas, USA

Program Chair

  • Sriram Sundararajan, Iowa State University, USA

Editorial Chair

  • Martin Dienwiebel, KIT and Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Editorial Co-Chair

  • Alfons Fischer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


  • Jun Qu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA


  • Steve Shaffer, Bruker Nano Surfaces, CA, USA

Liaison for journal ‘Wear

  • Peter Blau, Blau Tribology Consulting, NC, USA
  • Marcello Papini, Ryerson University, Canada

Immediate Past Chair

  • Cris Schwartz, Iowa State University, IA, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Laura Peña Parás, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Poster Chair

  • Stefanie Hanke, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Tutorial Chair

  • Mark Gee, National Physical Lab (NPL), UK

Awards Chair

  • Richard Chromik, McGill University, Canada

Session Coordinator: Friction and Wear under Vibratory Contact

  • Seong Kwan Rhee, SKR Consulting, LLC, USA & Peter Filip, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL, USA

Session Coordinator: Engine Tribology

  • Peter Lee, Southwest Research Institute, TX, USA

Session Coordinator: Role of Third Bodies during Wear

  • Martin Dienwiebel, KIT and Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Session Coordinator: Surface Texturing

  • Philippe Kapsa, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Session Coordinator: Wear of Tools and Tooling Materials

  • Stephan Huth, Hilti Corporation, Liechtenstein

Session Coordinator: Marine Wear/Applications

  • Robert Wood, University of Southampton, UK

Exhibit Advisor

  • Ken Budinski, Bud Labs, USA
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  • Elsevier
  • WOM