Tribology and Tribotronics

Back to the Future

Details to be available soon.


Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.


29 Sep 2023

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Add to Calendar 09/29/2023 14:00 09/29/2023 15:30 Tribology and Tribotronics Details to be available soon. Savoy Pl, London WC2R 0BL, UK


London Local Network

Registration Information

Registration will be available soon.

These lectures are preceded by an optional lunch where there is an opportunity to network with colleagues.

If you wish to attend this lecture, please book a place on the IET website.

During the booking process, you will have the opportunity to pre-book a lunch at Savoy Place.  The cost for a two-course meal with wine is £23.60.  

It is ESSENTIAL to pre-book lunch and pay for it on this website.

Reservations for lunch can be made up to 11pm on the Monday prior to the event (subject to availability).

Bookings for the lecture only can be made up to noon on the day prior to the event (subject to availability).

No payment for the event lunch can be made at Savoy Place.


  1. You don’t need to be a member to log into the system.
  2. You can book for more than one person; you just need to add the other guest(s) name(s).
  3. You can add any special dietary requirements during the booking process.
  4. The website price quoted is exclusive of VAT.  VAT will be added when you pay.
  5. You will receive a confirmation of your booking & payment if made.
  6. You can cancel your booking - the T&Cs are below.  You can do this by contacting

Terms and conditions.

  • 5+ days before the event date - Full refund
  • 4 days before the event date - No refund
  • Name substitutions are accepted at any time by fax or email, the IET reserves the right to charge a transfer fee


Professor Ian Sherrington

Professor Ian Sherrington

Director, Jost Institute for Tribotechnology, University of Central Lancashire

This presentation will address the development and significance of “tribotronics” the science and technology of actively controlled tribological components. It will explain how good practice in tribology and tribotronics can be applied to help address climate change and outline the technological drivers that make tribotronics a feasible and likely development in the context of industry 4.0.

Prof Sherrington’s research focuses on the ground breaking topic of “tribotronics”, the development of autonomous, self-adjusting components for mechanical equipment. His past research has included the development of techniques to measure and predict tribological parameters such as friction, wear, lubricating film thickness and lubricant leakage. This has mainly involved applications in aerospace (involving both aircraft and mechanisms for space vehicles) and internal combustion engines. However, he has also conducted research on other topics including artificial ski slope materials, rolling element bearings, the deterioration of paint and concrete and the tribological performance of small industrial components such as seat belt mechanisms and threaded fasteners.


IET London: Savoy Place

2 Savoy Place
United Kingdom

The London headquarters of the IET.

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We are working with venues and suppliers that demonstrate best environmental practices, in particular achieving zero food waste, no single-use plastics, along with recycling and re-use of paper, metal, plastic and glass.

In order to reduce the carbon footprint of the event, we strongly encourage delegates to walk, cycle or use public transport to attend the event.

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Arrival for optional lunch

It is essential to sign in at the Faraday reception desk which is on the second floor for IET building before entering the Faraday Centre


Optional lunch


Arrival for lecture

It is essential to sign in separately for attendance at the lecture. Note this is required for IET attendance records purposes and is different to the Faraday signing-in procedure.


The lecture starts promptly at 14:00


Questions and discussion


Optional tea/coffee in the Faraday Centre.

Free for members.  

Note before entering the Faraday Centre you must sign in at the reception desk. Please sign out when leaving the Faraday Centre