Save the dates for the 5th Young Tribological Researcher Symposium, which will take place from 21st and 22nd of June 2022 at MikroTribologie Centrum μTC in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Together, we want to enhance the transfer of knowledge within the field of tribology – from all points of view. The symposium’s focus is on:

» Presenting projects and theses of young researchers in academia and industryesearcher’s projects and theses

» Discussing new topics and ongoing research projects

» Providing an „exercise platform“ for major conferences

» Offering a stage for young scientists and young tribologists

You will have the possibility to exchange your knowledge with other young scientists and gain experience in presenting your research. Further-more, we offer advice regarding topics such as research methodology, testing possibilities, research presentation, or scientific writing., we offer advice regarding topics such as „technical procedure/methodology“, „testing possibilities“ and „presentation of your research“.

Since the primary goal of the symposium is to promote young researchers, we are able to sponsor the conference and travel expenses of a few participants. If there is no possibility at your institute or company to cover these costs, please contact us at We would like to thank our sponsor Wolfgang Weinhold and Innowep GmbH for the support!

We are looking forward to your participation!


MikroTribologie Centrum μTC, Straße am Forum 5, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany

Important Dates for Speakers:

Speakers registration and abstract submission (200 words, English)15th April 2022


Registration deadline1st June 2022
Fee for regular participants50 €
Fee for speakers and enrolled students25 €


Link Program

Tuesday, 21. June 2022

08:30 – 09:00                     Opening and welcome
J. Eickworth, C. Morstein, F. Rummel
Working group “Young Tribologists”, German Society for Tribology (GfT)M. Scherge, M. Dienwiebel
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM

09:00 – 10:20                    Presentations of session “Machine elements and drive technology I”

10:20 – 10:40                    Coffee break

10:40 – 12:20                    Presentations of session “Machine elements and drive technology II”

12:20 – 13:30                    Lunch break

13:30 – 15:30                    Presentations of session “Lubricants”

From 16:00                       Excursion IAVF Antriebstechnik GmbH

From 19:00                       Dinner and get together

Wednesday, 22. June 2022

08:30 – 10:50                    Presentations of session “Lubrication and material engineering”

10:50 – 11:20                    Coffee break

11:20 – 12:30                    Presentations of session “Coatings and surface technologies”

12:30 – 13:30                    Lunch break

13:30 – 14:50                    Presentations of session “Biotribology and life sciences”

14:50 – 15:15                    Coffee break

15:15 – 16:00                    Seminar: The rocky trail to Superlubricity

M. Dienwiebel,
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM

16:00 – 16:30                    Best presentation award and symposium closing


Authors of accepted abstracts may submit a full manuscript for consideration of publication in a special issue of the journal Industrial Lubrication and Tribology until 30th September 2022. The manuscript should be prepared in accordance with the journal’s guidelines and will go through a regular peer review process following the journal’s policy. If accepted, the paper will be published with a mention “presented at 5th YTRS 2022 Karlsruhe”.