25th International Conference on Wear of Materials

Sitges, Spain | 13-17 April 2025

The International Conference on Wear of Materials is a prestigious, long-established conference which provides a unique international forum for researchers and practicing engineers from different disciplines to interact and exchange their latest results. It is unique for its paper submission process with full peer review in collaboration with the Elsevier journal Wear to ensure the technical quality of presentations.

This special 25th edition of the conference will include sessions on both the fundamental and applied aspects of the wear of materials, including special related topics in aerospace, renewable energy, e-vehicles, biotribology, tool wear, and surface engineering. We welcome both experimental and modeling work in format of full length research paper or case study with focus on wear of materials. A full list of topical areas are listed below.

Oral and poster abstracts are now invited on the following topics and should be submitted using the online abstract submission system. Deadline: 7 June 2024.

Conference Topics:

  • Biotribology
  • Ceramics and CMCs
  • Cutting and Tool Wear
  • Erosion and Erosion-Impact
  • Extreme Environment Wear including High and Low Temperatures and Vacuum
  • Fretting Wear
  • Lubricated Wear
  • Metals and MMCs
  • Polymers and PMCs, Friction Materials
  • Role of Third Bodies
  • Rolling Wear including Bearing, Gear, and Rail
  • Sliding Wear including scuffing and galling
  • Surface Engineering including Coatings, Surface Treatment, Surface Texturing
  • Transportation Wear including Automotive, Aerospace, and Marine
  • Tribocorrosion including erosion-corrosion
  • Wear in Renewable and Sustainable Technologies
  • Wear Testing and Monitoring
  • Emerging topics

Previous delegates have said:

“It is a prestigious international conference that provides a unique international forum for researchers and practice engineers from different disciplines to interact and exchange their latest results”

“This conference has a great reputation in which a large and diversified group of delegates from all over globe take in part.”

“It is the most focused conference in the field of wear.”

This 25th International Conference on Wear of Materials is not associated or related to any other conferences with similar conference names.

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Conference Chair/BOD

  • Richard Chromik, McGill University, Quebec, Canada

Program Chair/BOD

  • Martin Dienwiebel, KIT and Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Editorial Chair/BOD

  • Wenjun Cai, Virginia Tech, VA, USA

Editorial Co-Chair

  • Stefanie Hanke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


  • Steve Shaffer, Shaffer Tribology Consulting, CA, USA

Immediate Past Chair/BOD

  • Jun Qu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Editorial Advisor / BOD

  • Marcello Papini, Toronto Metropolitan University

Conference Historian/BOD

  • Peter Blau, Blau Tribology Consulting, NC, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Laura Peña Parás, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Awards Chairs, SC

  • Sriram Sundararajan, Iowa State University, USA
  • Thomas Scharf, University of North Texas, TX, USA

Poster Chair

  • Gianandrea Vittorio Messa, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Tutorial Co-Chairs

  • Pantcho Stoyanov, Concordia University, Canada
  • Max Marian, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile/Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
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