24th International Conference on Wear of Materials

Banff, Alberta, Canada | 16-20 April 2023

Before travelling to the conference, please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 requirements for Canada, which Elsevier will be following. The current country guidelines can be found here: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid. We still request that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or is under any self-quarantine orders does not attend the conference.

The 24th 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.

The conference will focus on advances in the understanding of both the fundamental and applied aspects of wear and friction of materials. 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.

Previous delegates have said:

“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 edition of the conference will include special sessions on wear and related topics in transportation, renewable energy, biotribology, tool wear, and surface engineering for wear reduction. 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.

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

This 24th International Conference on Wear of Materials is not associated or related to any other conferences with similar conference names.


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Keynote Speakers
Dinner Speaker

Conference Chair

  • Jun Qu, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

Program Chair

  • Richard Chromik, McGill University, Quebec, Canada


  • Martin Dienwiebel, KIT and Fraunhofer IWM, Germany

Editorial Chair

  • Stefanie Hanke, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany


  • Steve Shaffer, Shaffer Tribology Consulting, CA, USA

Immediate Past Chair

  • Sriram Sundararajan, Iowa State University, USA

Liaison for the journal Wear

  • Marcello Papini, Toronto Metropolitan University

Conference Historian

  • Peter Blau, Blau Tribology Consulting, NC, USA

Publicity Chair

  • Laura Peña Parás, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico

Poster Chair

  • Wenjun Cai,Virginia Tech, VA, USA

Awards Chair

  • Thomas Scharf, University of North Texas, TX, USA

Tutorial Chair

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

Liaison-alternate for journal ‘Wear’

  • Alfons Fischer, Max-Planck-Institute fuer Eisenforschung, Germany

Exhibit Advisor

  • Ken Budinski, Bud Labs, USA



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