This conference is organised by Elsevier
Papers presented at ICoBT2018 will be considered for publication in a special issue of Biotribology. A $500 award and certificate will be presented to the best paper among all submissions. In accordance with standard procedures for the journal, all papers will be peer reviewed prior to the Editors making a final decision on suitability for publication. Papers are being admitted for review and will become available online as soon as accepted.
Imperial College London, UK
Marc received his MSc and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Twente, The Netherlands.
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His PhD thesis was entitled Abrasive Tool Wear in Metal Forming Processes. Following his PhD he worked at the R&D centre of Hydro Aluminium with a focus on investigating the surface quality of aluminium extrusions. In 2006 he returned to Twente as a lecturer, initiating research into biotribology. In 2013 he joined Imperial College as a Senior Lecturer.
Marc's main areas of research are
- Tribology of Human Tissue
- Tribology of Elastomers and Polymers
- Wear Prevention and Wear Mechanisms
- Tribometer Development.
Recent work includes the development of analytical models for the contact and friction behaviour of compliant, visco-elastic materials, an investigation of the wear behaviour of UHMWPE for use in implants and the design of a novel portable tribometer that has been used in the development of a statistics based model for friction forces in human skin contacts.
He currently runs a research project in which engineers and clinicians collaborate to establish the relationship between friction or shear forces and the development of pressure ulcers.
Rush University Medical Center, USA
Professor Wimmer is the Grainger Director of the Rush Arthritis and Orthopedics Institute in Chicago (USA) and serves as the Associate Chairman for Research in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center.
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He also holds appointments in the Departments of Cell and Molecular Medicine and Rheumatology, as well as Bioengineering at the University of Illinois.
Prof. Wimmer received his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich (Germany). After a post-graduate year in Chicago, Prof. Wimmer continued his education in Germany and earned a doctorate in Biomechanics at the Hamburg University of Technology. Before joining Rush in 2001, he spend four years at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland.
Prof. Wimmer’s current research focuses on the phenomena between interacting surfaces of natural and artificial joints. He has published over one hundred-sixty peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Conference organizing committee
Thomas Angelini, University of Florida, USA
Michael Bryant, University of Leeds, UK
Isabelle Catelas, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jianshe Chen, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Alfons Fischer, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
John Medley, University of Waterloo, Canada
Claude Rieker, Zimmer Biomet, Switzerland
Yoshinori Sawae, Kyushu University, Japan
This event is the fourth International Conference on Biotribology (ICoBT). The conference is organised by Elsevier.
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