Alfons Fischer, Max Planck Institute fur Eisenforschung, Germany
Talk topic: to be announced
Keynote speakers include:
Nazanin Emami, Lulea University, Sweden
Talk topic: Development of a new generation of wear-resistant joint implant materials
Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Talk topic: on cartilage boundary lubrication
Anna Igual-Munoz, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EFPL), Switzerland and Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain
Talk topic: The key role of electrochemistry in the wear of implants
Gustavo S. Luengo
L’Oréal Recherche and Innovation, France
Talk topic: Surface conditioning of adsorbed thin films in cosmetics
Gustavo S. Luengo received his Ph.D. from the Physical Chemistry Department at the Complutense University, Madrid (SPAIN) in 1993, His industrial experience started as a lubricant researcher at REPSOL Oil Co. (Spain) followed by a postdoctoral academic position at the Department of Chemical Enginnering, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA) with Professor Jacob Israelachvili on Surfaces and Tribology Science.
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In 2000 he went back to Industry joining L’OREAL Research (Paris, FRANCE) as lab manager of a Nanophysics and Electron Microscopy laboratory. He has been pioneer on the application of scanning probe techniques to the understanding of the properties (structure, friction, etc.) of the cosmetic substrate (hair and skin), their transformation when treated with materials (polymers in particular) and the links with sensorial tactile perception. Since 2012 he has been a Research Expert for L’OREAL in the areas of Surface Science, Polymer Physics, Physical Chemistry and Biophysics of hair and skin and, as part of his missions, he initiates and scientifically manages research collaborative programs for L’OREAL with universities worldwide in his areas of expertise. He has been an invited speaker at numerous international conferences, author of more of 60 peer-reviewed publications, 5 patents, and contributed to several edited textbooks. Member of several scientific societies and in particular the Colloids and Surface Science Division of the American Chemical Society, he also serves as editorial board for the journal Biotribology and is a board member of the French Polymer Society. Interested to bring industry and academia closer he also participates often to different university teaching programs.
Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials, Germany
Talk topic: On the complex interaction of gait analysis and the gliding performance in skiing
Matthias Scherge studied Physics and the Technology of Electronic Components at the TU Ilmenau and the TU Bratislava. In 1992 he wrote his doctoral thesis on “The Transportation of Materials in VLSI Technology Conduction Stripes” at the TU Ilmenau.
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This was followed by a research stay at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh (USA) – first on a DAAD scholarship at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and then as postdoctoral fellow at the Data Storage Systems Center. From 1995 to 1996 Matthias Scherge was head engineer at the Institute of Micro Technology at the University of Hannover. Following that, he became head of the research group Micro Tribology at the Institute for Physics at the TU Ilmenau. There he also completed his habilitation on the subject of “Technical and Biological Micro Tribology”.
From 2000 to 2003 he was scientific director at IAVF Antriebstechnik AG in Karlsruhe and part of their board of directors until 2006. During this period he was also a visiting professor at the TU Vienna and TU Ilmenau. In 2003 Matthias Scherge was visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Mechanical Engineering in Wuhan (China). He was honorary professor at the TU Ilmenau. In 2010 he became professor for tribology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.
Since 2007 Matthias Scherge became head of the Micro and Nano Tribology group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials in Freiburg. In 2009 he became director of the MicroTribology Center μTC. Since 2011 Matthias Scherge is head of the Tribology business unit at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM.