6th International Conference on BioTribology

10-13 September 2023 | Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, UK

The aim of the ICoBT meetings is to bring together researchers from across the scientific, clinical and engineering spectrum, to promote communication across the different disciplines and to provide a platform for the presentation of new work in one meeting focused solely on Biotribology.

Submit abstracts by 24 March 2023

Contributions are welcomed from scientists, researchers, engineers and clinicians working in academia, industry and medicine on fields such as orthopaedic surgery, dentistry, biomechanics, biomaterials, soft matter, cosmetic chemistry, biophysics and biomimetics. The topic of research must be predominately tribology and include a biological surface as part of the interface (e.g. articular cartilage, skin) or have a direct impact on biological function (e.g. prosthetic joints, dental implants). Oral and poster presenters will also be invited to submit a full paper to a Special Issue of the journal Biotribology and participate in the ‘ICoBT 2023 Best Paper Award’ competition.


We are very pleased to announce the 6th International Conference on BioTribology (ICoBT 2023) will be held at the beautiful location of Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham, Surrey, UK, 10-13 September 2023.

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Before travelling to the conference, please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 requirements for England, which Elsevier will be following. The current country guidelines can be found here.

We still request that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or is under any self-quarantine orders does not attend the conference.

Biotribology plays an important role in many aspects of our everyday life, from the functioning of articular joints and the comfort of contact lenses to the behaviour of cells and the development of skin injury, such as blisters and bedsores. It is a multidisciplinary field which combines biology, materials, chemistry, surface physics, mechanics and medicine. The aim of the ICoBT meetings therefore is to bring together researchers from across the scientific, clinical and engineering spectrum, to promote communication across the different disciplines and to provide a platform for the presentation of new work in one meeting focused solely on Biotribology.

ICoBT 2023 builds on the successes of the previous five ICoBT meetings. Each meeting had a programme containing over 150 oral and poster presentations and was attended by over 200 delegates with a very diverse background. Sessions covered topics ranging from fundamental science to industrial and clinical applications.

Conference topics:

  • Medical and industrial applications of biotribology
  • Biomimetics: bio-inspired tribology; materials; complex fluids
  • Biotribology testing and modelling: developing test methods; correlation with perception and customer experience; numerical methods
  • Prosthetic implants: materials and coatings; implant corrosion; synovial joint tribology; explant analysis
  • Articular cartilage: mechanical and biochemical induced damage; modelling; lubrication mechanisms
  • Soft contacts: contact lenses; stents; bio-probes; cells and tissue interaction
  • Skin and personal care: creams and cosmetics; shaving products; hair conditioners; wounds and wound healing, haptics, tactile perception, toothpaste
  • Oral and dental tribology: tongue-palate interaction; ’mouth-feel’; food texture; multi-phase flow, tooth and implant wear; fretting
  • Biomaterials for tribology: artificial cartilage; meniscus; bio-scaffolds
  • Tribology in sports: equipment design and development; preparation, deterioration and testing of sport surfaces; grip; player interaction and gait analysis
  • Tribology of natural phenomena: earthquakes; avalanches; landslip
  • Green lubricants: TBC

Supporting publication

journal-cover-biotribology


Conference hashtag

#ICoBT2023

@Biotrib_Journal