Tribology Delights in Kolkata

PCS enjoyed attending the International Conference on Industrial Tribology last week in Kolkata, India.  The venue, The Vedic Village Spa and Resort, is short taxi ride from Kolkata airport and is set over 150 acres of sprawling farmland, lakes, coconut groves and a wealth of flora.

Dr Rich Baker was invited to give one of the 3 plenary talks to start the conference program and elected to talk about ‘The Future of Additives’, which was very well received by the knowledgeable audience.  Over 160 delegates attended the 3 day event and there was a small exhibition and poster session in one of the adjacent halls.

 The technical presentations were all of a very high standard and highlighted some of the excellent work that is being performed both in industry and academia across India.  In addition to the technical presentations, there were some interesting technical posters and 3 very sociable networking dinners – the highlight being the cultural dinner and live music on the Thursday evening!

 PCS are looking forward to the next event in 2 years’ time and in the meantime will be attending and presenting at the NLGI (India) in February 2018 in Amritsar.