Mechanics, Department System Dynamics and Friction Physics

Conferences over the past few years

Science of Wear

Chinese-German Workshop
Tsinghua University Beijing, September 16-20, 2018

Prof. Dr. Valentin L. Popov, TU Berlin
Prof. Dr. Yonggang Meng, Tsinghua University

More information can be found here.

2nd Young Tribological Researcher Symposium

Technischen Universität Berlin 

8.-9. Mai 2018

Patron: Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov

More information can be found here.

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Adhesion and Friction: Simulation, Experiment, Applications

International Workshop

Technische Universität Berlin, November 13-16, 2017


Prof. Dr. Valentin L. Popov &

Prof. Dr. Sergey G. Psakhie

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Tribology and Contact Mechanics in Biological and Medical Applications

German-Russian Workshop

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

November 14-17, 2016


Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov and

Prof. Dr. Sergey Psakhie

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Multi-Scale and Multi-Physics Testing of High-Performance Materials

Technische Universität Berlin, Germany

February 18-19, 2016


Prof. Dr. Ivan Argatov and Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov


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Analysis and control of surface modification applied to machinery parts under severe plastic deformations

Trilateral German-Ukrainian-Russian Workshop

 Held: Technische Universität Berlin

October 13-14, 2015


Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov, Dr. Iakov Lyashenko, and Prof. Dr. Sergey Psakhie

Further Information: Programm

Fifth International Forum on the Fundamentals of Sliding Friction and Vibration

June 21-23, 2015

International steering committee:

Peter Filip, Georg Ostermeyer, Seong Rhee

Host/local organizer:

Valentin L. Popov

Technische Universität Berlin

Department of System Dynamics and the Physics of Friction 

E-mail:        Tel: +49-30-31421



Main building of TU Berlin, rooms H 1035 und H 1036

Agenda overview:

Sunday, June 21 arrival

Monday, June 22 presentations

Tuesday, June 23 presentations, visiting tribological labs, closing


Invited posters

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Advances in Tribology: Science, Technology and Education

German-Russian Workshop

held in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

01.03. - 08.03.2015

Further Information


Prof. Dr. V.L. Popov (TU Berlin), Prof. S.G. Psakhie (ISPMS, TPU)

and Prof. G.-P. Ostermeyer (TU Braunschweig)

Tribology in aerospace applications: damping, wear and structural dynamics in aerospace systems

German-Russian Workshop

Held: Technische Universität Berlin

October 6-8, 2014

Organizers :Prof. Dr. Valentin Popov, Prof. Dr. Sergey Psakhie, and A. Chernyavsky

Further Information: pdf

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German-Russian Workshop

held October 6-13 in

Sandanski, Bulgaria 

 Further Information

Minisymposium on Nanotribology

in the framework of Tribologie-Fachtagung 2013

held in Göttingen,

30 September - 2 October 2013


Active control of friction by vibrations and ultrasonic actuators: Simulation methods and applications

German-Russian Workshop

held September 6-8, 2012 at

Moscow National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" and 
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology


Friction: From elementary mechanisms to macroscopic behavior

German-Russian Workshop

held October 16-17, 2012 at

Technische Universität Berlin

“Now that Higgs' boson has been discovered, that leaves friction as the last great mystery...”    (from personal correspondence)

Final Program


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Theoretical foundations, applications and problems of methods of reduction of dimensionality

German-Russian Workshop 2011

Technische Universität Berlin
November 22-24, 2011

Announcement of the Workshop

Nanomanufacturing and Nanotribology

Chinese-German Symposium 2011
Berlin University of Technology, Germany
May 29 - June 1, 2011

Precursors of tribological instabilities and earthquakes prediction

German-Russian Workshop 2010

November 1 - 4, 2010
Technical University Berlin

Contact Mechanics and Friction

German-Russian Workshop 2009

October 5 - 8, 2009
Technical University Berlin

Earthquakes and Friction Physics

German-Russian Workshop 2008

October 8 - 10, 2008
Technical University Berlin

Tribology and surface engineering: theory, experiment, technologies

German-Russian Workshop 2007

March 28 - 30, 2007
Technical University Berlin

Wear: physical backgrounds and numerical simulation

German-Russian Workshop 2006

April 05 - 07, 2006
Technical University Berlin

Particle Methods: Theoretical Foundations, Numerical Implementation, Coupling with Finite Elements

German-Russian Workshop 2005

December 19 - 21, 2005
Technical University Berlin

Advances in Tribology

Chinese-German Workshop 2005

September 05 - 08, 2005
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China

Numerical simulation methods in tribologie: possibilities and limitations

German-Russian Workshop 2005

March 14 - 17, 2005
Technical University Berlin

Development of Surface Topography in Friction Processes

German-Russian Workshop 2004

March 29 - April 1, 2004
Technical University Berlin