These proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Wear of Materials focus on the friction and wear of materials in various applications under different environments from the nanometer scale to the meter scale. The conference provides a unique international forum for researchers and practitioners from different disciplines to exchange latest results. Coverage includes: Wear assessment and monitoring Wear modeling, mechanisms, mapping and prediction Wear-corrosion testing and control Surface engineering for wear and wear-corrosion control Development of new wear test methods and wear test methodologies Wear of materials for biomedical applications Wear of non-equilibrium materials: from atomic dimensions to the micro-scale Wear of hard and superhard materials Wear of materials in the earthmoving, minerals processing and mining industries


Mechanical Engineers; Structural Engineers; Material Scientists; Anyone researching or working in an industry in which wear of materials is an issue.


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About the authors

Steven Shaffer

Steven L. Shaffer is currently specializing in the e-business technology market and was formerly the director of sales for Belenos, Inc., a firm specializing in providing e-business and network infrastructure services to the service provider marketplace. He was also formerly a vice president with SSDS, Inc., a Denver-based security and systems integration firm, and a branch manager with Sprint e-Solutions. Mr. Shaffer is currently a senior manager at Sprint.