Events and news

  • TINT obtained the largest project at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering so far

    2023-01-30

    Mobility GT: Tribological Research on Surfaces and Contacts for Green Mobility – CoFund project of Horizon Europe was awarded the Seal of Excellence, with which Prof. Mitjan Kalin, PhD, who will coordinate a project of 24 postdoctoral research projects worth 7.6 million euros.

  • PolyTrib 2022

    2022-12-20

    PolyTrib, a conference dedicated to the tribology of polymers between researchers from academia and industry, took place on December 4-5th 2022, for the first time in Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Prof. dr. Mitjan Kalin recipient of the golden plaque of the University of Ljubljana

    2022-12-02

    The gold plaque for outstanding merits in the development of scientific, pedagogical or artistic creation and for strengthening the reputation of the University of Ljubljana was awarded to prof. dr. Mitjan Kalin.

  • New purchase - Raman spectrometer - Scientific XploRA Plus V1.2 – HORIBA

    2022-12-02

    Fast Raman spectrometer with a confocal optical microscope for material, earth, and life sciences.

  • New purchase - Talysurf i-Series PRO

    2022-12-02

    Talysurf PRO is a simple to operate, high accuracy instrument capable of surface roughness, contour, and waviness measurement.

  • TINT received an ARRS project – Code GM

    2022-12-01

    The Code-GM project is about nanoscale contact design of high-performance, energy-efficient, lightweight components for green mobility.

  • GreenTRIBOS 5th Network Wide Event

    2022-10-21

    The Network Wide Event (NWE) of the GreenTRIBOS joint doctorate programme on Green Tribology for Sustainable Engineering was held in Lyon (France) from 10 to 13 October 2022 in collaboration with Total Energies, which hosted the first part of the event - the Industrial Days.

  • SLOTRIB 2022

    2022-06-16

    The 14th SLOTRIB 2022 Conference on Tribology, Lubricants and Green technologies took place in Portorož on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022. The conference, which is organized by the Slovenian Society for Tribology, has traditionally been held every two years since 1994. This year's SLOTRIB, after a four-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 epidemic, was held together with the IRT industrial forum for the first time.

  • SLOTRIB 2022 - announcement

    2022-05-23

    The 14th SLOTRIB 2022 conference will be held along with the 13th Industrial forum of innovation, development and technology IRT 2022 on June 7th 2022 in Hotel Slovenija, Portorož.

  • The DiamondEHLfriction project receives MSCA Seal of Excellence and EUTOPIA financing

    2022-05-20

    The DiamondEHLfriction project was awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships Seal of Excellence and has also acquired EUTOPIA financing. Prof. Dr. Mitjan Kalin is acting as the host supervisor within the project.

  • Three vacancies at TiNT

    2022-05-19

    We offer 3 jobs for research work and simultaneous doctoral studies for the Early Stage Researchers with completed master's degree.

  • New purchase - automatic viscometer

    2022-05-19

    A modern viscometer that replaces classic capillary devices and delivers results in seconds.

  • GreenTRIBOS 4th Network Wide Event

    2022-05-17

    The fourth Network Wide Event (NWE) of GreenTRIBOS project was organised by Technical University of Luleå (LTU) in Luleå, Sweden form 28th of March to 1st of April 2022.

  • GreenTRIBOS 3rd Network Wide Event

    2021-10-22

    The 3rd Network Wide Event (NWE) was organized by University of Coimbra, between 11th–15th of October 2021. It was held in person and attended also by some of the members of Laboratory TINT.

  • New 3D digital microscope

    2021-07-14

    With an additional nano confocal profilometer for non-destructive characterisation.

  • Latest PhD defenses

    2021-06-17

    Hari Shankar Vadivel defended his PhD thesis within the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface Nanotechnology in June 2021.

  • Wear of materials - WOM 2021 conference

    2021-05-11

    Laboratory TINT presented a submission titled »Effects of slide-to-roll ratio and temperature on the tribological behaviour in polymer-steel contacts and a comparison with the performance of real-scale gears« by S. Matkovič and M. Kalin.

  • New test rig for real contact area

    2021-04-19

    A custom built test rig for real contact area determination in contacts with relative motion using an optical method.

  • GreenTRIBOS 2nd Network Wide Event

    2021-03-11

    The 2nd Network Wide Event (NWE) was organized by University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Ljubljana. Due to restrictions related to Covid19 situation, the organizers decided to follow good practice from the 1st NWE and organized it with help of online tools, 15th–26th of February 2021.

  • Prof. Mitjan Kalin elected a member of Slovenian Academy of Engineering

    2021-03-03

    Slovenian Academy of Engineering (IAS) is the central national institution for technical and engineering fields.

  • Webinar Friction and Wear of Ceramics: Principles and Case Studies 2021

    2021-02-15

    Lectures will be given by Prof. B. Basu (India) on 16th and 17th of February.

  • New Friction and Wear of Ceramics book

    2021-02-09

    John Wiley & Sons published a new book about tribology of ceramics materials in 2020, which was co-authored by Prof. Mitjan Kalin.

  • Prof. Mitjan Kalin named Slovenian convention ambassador 2020

    2021-02-08

    Slovenian Convention Bureau selected Slovenian convention ambassadors for 2020 in recognition of their contributions to organisation of important international events in Slovenia.

  • Applications for TRIBOS+ are now closed!

    2021-01-31

    Application deadline was the 31st of January 2021, all applications are now being evaluated.

  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering hosts photography exhibtion at Krakovski nasip

    2021-01-14

    TINT contributed an image of fluid film formation in EHL contact.

  • GreenTRIBOS Project Kick-Off meeting and 1st Network Wide Event

    2020-12-17

    The GreenTRIBOS PhD programme Kick-off meeting and the 1st Network Wide Event (NWE) were successfully organized on October 19th – 30th, 2020.

  • New device for measurement of ultra-thin lubricating film

    2020-08-28

    Device for measurement of ultra-thin lubricating film and friction in elasto-hydrodynamic contact

  • Applications for GreenTRIBOS are now closed!

    2020-05-15

    12 PhD positions are available for highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) as part of the new H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Joint European Doctorate (EJD) Training Network - GreenTRIBOS. Deadline: 15.5.2020.

  • Newsletter archive

    2020-02-18

    TINT Newsletter archive is now available online.

  • Latest PhD defences

    2020-01-31

    In December 2019 and January 2020 two PhD thesis defences took place within the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface Nanotechnology.

  • SLOTRIB 2020

    2020-01-15

    The Conference on Tribology, Cooling Fluids and Technical Diagnostics SLOTRIB 2020 will be held on 9th June 2020 in Portorož, as part of the IRT 2020 forum.

  • PolyTrib 2020

    2020-01-15

    The fourth International conference on Polymer Tribology, PolyTrib 2020, will be held on the 28ᵗʰ and 29ᵗʰ September 2020 in Astoria hotel Bled in Bled, Slovenia.

  • TINT received the project in the framework of the H2020 MSCA Programme

    2019-05-20

    The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will be coordinator of the new GreenTRIBOS EJD ITN project, part of the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

  • NEW ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE

    2019-04-11

    Atomic force microscope for quantitative analysis of mechanical and tribological properties of surfaces and boundary films

  • Application process for 2019-2021 TRIBOS+ is now closed

    2019-02-01

    Thank you for submitting your applications to 2019-2021 TRIBOS+ Joint Master Programme of Tribology and Surface Science!

  • Latest PhD Defenses

    2018-12-20

    In December 2018 a PhD thesis defence took place within the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface Nanotechnology.

  • SLOTRIB 2018

    2018-07-06

    Conference SLOTRIB 2018 took place on the 20ᵗʰ of November 2018 in Ljubljana.

  • POLYTRIB 2018

    2018-07-06

    The 3rd International Conference on Polymer Tribology, POLYTRIB 2018 took place on the 24th and 25th of September at the Grand Hotel Bernardin in Portorož, Slovenia.

  • TRIBOS: True Joint Master Degree certification

    2015-10-22

    All four partner universities participating in the Master Tribos programme have successfully obtained accreditation for this Joint European master programme according to national legislation and institutional procedures.

  • First edition of TRIBOS students graduated

    2015-08-28

    Students of the first edition of the international Master program TRIBOS graduated in July.

  • PhDs in year 2015

    2015-07-01

    In the year 2015 within the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface Nanotechnology dr. Maša Zalaznik defended her PhD thesis titled Tribological properties of PEEK polymers and their composites filled with MoS₂ and WS₂ particles

  • Prof. dr. Mitjan Kalin has received an award for the most prominent research achievements of the University of Ljubljana in 2014

    2015-06-26

    University of Ljubljana placed the work of prof. dr. Mitjan Kalin entitled Contact nano engineering for molecular control of boundary lubrication and friction, amongst the ten most prominent research achievements in 2014.

  • Application for TRIBOS master programme 2015-2017 and new web-page

    2015-04-02

    Applications for Erasmus+ Joint master programme TRIBOS 2015-2017 started on 10th of November 2014. We have also renew TRIBOS web-page making it even more informative.

  • NEW! FT-IR ATR with video option

    2015-03-12

    The laboratory obtained a new FT-IR ATR module that enabled infrared spectroscopy of surfaces of hard samples, powders and liquids. New ATR modul with diamond crystal enables surface video control with extremely high accuracy.

  • PhDs in year 2014

    2015-01-06

    In the year 2014, a PhD thesis defence took place within Laboratory of Tribology and interface nanotechnology.

  • 1st International Conference on Polymer Tribology, PolyTrib 2014, 11th-12th September 2014, Bled, Slovenia

    2015-01-05

    The Slovenian Society for Tribology has organized the 1st International Conference on Tribology of Polymers - PolyTrib 2014, which was held on the 11th and 12th of September in Bled. Despite being only the 1st conference, it was attended by over 70 participants from 11 different European countries.

  • Academy of Mechanical Engineering 2014, Ljubljana, 23. 10. 2014

    2015-01-05

    The Association of Mechanical Engineers of Slovenia, ZSIS, hosted the 4th Academy of mechanical engineering on the 23. 10. 2014 in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana. The motto of the Academy was: Engineering - Development and innovation for new jobs.

  • Days of Mechanical Engineering in Bistra

    2014-12-16

    Sixth year in a row Days of Mechanical Engineering took place in the week between 23th and 28th October 2014 in the Technical Museum of Bistra. The event was organized in collaboration of Technical Museum and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Ljubljana. Several laboratories of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering presented their activities on an interesting and educational way which was suitable for visitors of all ages.

  • NEW! FT-IR ATR with video option

    2014-11-04

    The laboratory obtained a new FT-IR ATR module that enabled infrared spectroscopy of surfaces of hard samples, powders and liquids. New ATR modul with diamond crystal enables surface video control with extremely high accuracy.

  • 41th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, 2nd-5th of September, Leeds

    2014-10-27

    The international conference Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, 41st in a row, took place in September at Leeds Trinity University of Leeds. The conference is one of the most prominent conferences in the field of tribology and this year it was attended by 170 scientists and experts from many countries of the world.

  • Conference NORDTRIB 2014

    2014-10-27

    In June in Denmark took place the 16th Nordic symposium on tribology Nordtrib. The conference is organised every two years in one of the Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland).

  • NEW! 3D optical interferometer with nm-resolution

    2014-10-09

    A state-of-the-art 3D optical interferometer microscope that employs white or green light with sub-nm resolution for surface analyses has been installed in November 2012.

  • PhDs in year 2013

    2014-10-09

    In the year 2013, four PhD thesis defences took place within Laboratory of Tribology and interface nanotechnology.

  • Awards and acknowledgments in 2013

    2014-10-09

    In 2013, many of our colleagues received awards and recognitions given by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.

  • NEW! Climate chamber Weiss 300/40

    2014-10-09

    Climate chamber for alternation of ambient conditions for different tribological experiments was purchased in February.

  • Highlighted article on the cover of Journal of Mechanical Engineering

    2014-10-09

    The work of Dr. Rok Simič and Prof. Dr. Mitjan Kalin, entitled "Comparison of Alcohol and Fatty Acid Adsorption on Hydrogenated DLC Coatings Studied by AFM and Tribological Tests ", was highlighted on the cover of the December issue of the internationally recognized and SCI indexed Journal of Mechanical Engineering (2013, vol. 59, no. 12, p. 707-718).

  • International conference on polymer tribology, PolyTrib 2014, 11th-12th September 2014, Bled, Slovenia

    2014-09-29

    The 1st International conference on polymer tribology, PolyTrib 2014, will address the tribological challenges of polymer materials and associated aspects regarding the industrial applications, their design and modeling, materials selection and properties, manufacturing issues, recent advancements, growth potential and others.

  • Marko Sedlaček received a Jožef Stefan golden emblem prize

    2014-08-26

    Marko Sedlaček received a Jožef Stefan golden emblem prize for his PhD dissertations: Effect of topography on tribological properties of contacting surafces

  • Eva Oblak and Marko Sedlaček have received awards given by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

    2014-01-13

    Eva Oblak received faculty Prešeren Award and Marko Sedlaček received a recognition award for quality publication.

  • Job offers

    2013-10-24

    L-TINT is offering (March 2013): 1 x postdoc research position

  • Dr. Kalin elected a Fellow STLE

    2013-10-24

    Dr. Kalin was elected a Fellow of STLE (2012) for his outstanding personal achievements and long term contribution in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering.

  • Lubrication Science, Wiley (Editor: dr. M. Kalin)

    2013-02-25

    In 2012 professor M. Kalin became the Editor of Lubrication Science, the only specialised journal in the field of lubrication science with SCI impact factor.

  • PhDs in 2017

    2012-12-21

    In 2017 two PhD theses defence took place within the Laboratory for Tribology and Interface Nanotechnology.

  • Programme of SLOTRIB 2012 conference

    2012-12-11

    SLOTRIB 2012 will be held on the 15. November 2012 with a title: Conference on Tribology, Cooling Fluids and Technical Diagnostics.

  • Tribology of Ceramics and Composites: a materials science perspective, Wiley (B. Basu, M. Kalin)

    2012-11-14

    In over 500 pages the book defines and introduces some fundamental concepts of tribology, describes attractive properties of ceramics and composites with fundamentals of friction and wear and many examples of modern applications.

  • History of mechanical engineering and technical culture of Slovenia (Editor: dr. M. Kalin)

    2012-11-08

    Key milestones of mechanical engineering in Slovenia along hystorical path on 540 pages.

  • ECOTRIB 2017

    2012-06-16

    The 6ᵗʰ consecutive European Conference on Tribology, ECOTRIB 2017, was held between the 7ᵗʰ and the 9ᵗʰ of June 2017 in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana, Slovenia.