14 positions in nanofriction tribology and experiments

14 PhD positions in the frame of the Marie Curie ITN project Solution are available. The project deals with multiscale bottom-up design of solid lubricants (2D and bulk materials) with high emphasis on theoretical (ab initio, MD, statistics) and nanoscale (AFM/LFM) tribology.

The positions are rather attractive with excellent salary and good theoretical and experimental support for students.

To apply, go to http://www.itn-solution.eu/

Special issue online

The special issue based on the Istanbul meeting is online now:
Special thanks to the editors, and in particular Astrid, for their efforts in putting it together.

611. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Mechanisms of Tribology

COST Actions members Roland Bennewitz, Andre Schirmeisen, and Roland Bennewitz invite you to attend the
611. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Mechanisms of Tribology
Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany
29.03.2016 – 01.04.2016
All information on the meeting can be found here.

COST MP1303 Yearly School 2015 in Copenhagen

Dear friends

PhD students, Post-Docs and … can now register for the COST MP1303 Yearly School in the Copenhagen area.

It is from August 17 to 28 at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, Denmark.

You can find information and details in this flyer: here

If you are from a COST country you are eligible for a grant of €1100 to cover your expenses (or most of them)

Register by sending a mail to Ion Marius Sivebaek

Please be aware that we only have 15 grants and one is already gone to France ! So please react fast !

2015 COST Conference

International Conference on Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction

22- 26 June 2015
Istanbul, Turkey

Conference venue: Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Findikli Campus, Istanbul, Turkey

Important dates:

Abstract submission: 05.01.2015 – 20.02.2015

Notification of acceptance: 22. 03. 2015

Announcement of program: 25. 04. 2015

For more information please visit the conference page.

Presentation at Domain Committee

This is the presentation that, as the Chair, I made to the DC on Sep. 9, 2014 about the Y1 activites of MP1303.

I also include the poster.

A big thank to all who provided highlights.  I had to select a few only, due to space&time constraints!




Poland joined the Action

On Apr 09, 2014,
                  Artur WOJCIK from Krakow has been nominated as a MC Member to COST Action MP1303
by Mr ZDANOWSKI (COST National Coordinator of Poland).

Welcome to Artur and all our Polish colleagues!



The First European Workshop on  Understanding and Controlling Nano and Mesoscale Friction.


COST action website online

Dear guests,

we are proud to announce the publication of our new cost dedicated website !