Take part in the “Tribology of the Low Countries” Symposium

Tribology Symposium

April 28th and 29th 2022 – Ghent University (Belgium)

The Tribology section of the Dutch “Bond voor Materialenkennis” and Soete Laboratory, Ghent University organise a new edition of the “Tribology of the Low Countries” Symposium. The event takes place on April 28th & 29th, 2022, at the unique historical location of St. Peters abbey in Ghent, Belgium.

This 2-day symposium provides a forum to disseminate the latest research in the field of tribology, conducted by research groups in Belgium and the Netherlands. The 2-day program consists of three separate modules which allow flexible attendance aligned with your specific interests:

  • Module 1 – Workshop “Friction And Wear Control for increased lifetime and performance of machine components” & Laboratry Visit (April 28th 2022)

Attention will be given to wear mechanisms and wear models illustrated by some practical examples from industry. The workshop will be closed with a visit to the Soete Laboratory of Ghent University.

  • Module 2 –Sarton Medal Ceremony & Social Event (April 28th 2022)

The Medal ceremony will put tribology in a broader perspective with a lecture by em. prof.dr. ir. Harry van Leeuwen (Eindhoven University of Technology) on the evolution in tribology in the Low Countries over the past. Although starting with the rediscovery of the tribological achievements of an early 18th century Dutch scientist with Belgian roots, emphasis will be given to the last decades. The day will be concluded with a networking event.

  • Module 3 –Seminar “Tribology of the Low Countries” (April 29th 2022)

The tribological research that is currently being conducted at the Belgian and Dutch universities, knowledge centres and laboratories, will be presented by means of short pitches. Lectures will be given by prof.dr. Matthijn de Rooij (University of Twente) and prof. Jean-Luc Bozet (Université de Liège).


The full program contains all necessary information, including information about the venue, about the symposium fee, and some hotel recommendations. Interested in more information and the full program?


Interested in attending the symposium? Registration is possible via this webpage.

Registration deadline: April 18th 2022

Maximum 150 persons/module