A lab tour of the equipment and research being undertaken was given by a PhD student and Rich’s presentation followed. It was on bio-tribology and the applications that are currently being studied by companies and in other academic institutions. The talk was scheduled for a 45 minute slot and Rich was warned that the students normally leave on time (even if he is still talking).
The students were fully engaged throughout the presentation which lasted an hour and an in depth question-answer session followed. The feedback showed that the presentation was clear and well received, despite the fact it was the first presentation given which was not in German.
The presentation included a quick overview of tribology and then the main areas of bio tribology in more detail. Results from recent work on contact lenses, food processing and skin creams were presented before a case study of toothbrush and toothpaste interaction was shown to highlight the importance that tribology plays in oral care.
For a copy of the presentation please contact PCS.