Center for Tribology Research

About the Founder: Dr. Norm V. Gitis

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering & Tribology 1983 USSR Academy of Sciences
M.S., Mechanical Engineering 1978 USSR Polytechnic University  

Doctoral Dissertation

Surface Roughness Optimization for Boundary-Lubricated Friction Joints, Moscow, 1983.

Employment History

Center for Tribology, Inc., Campbell  2000-now  President & CEO  
Center for Tribology, Inc., Mountain View 1994-2000 President & Founder  
Maxtor, San Jose 1992-1993 Tribology Manager  
IBM, San Jose 1989-1992 Advisory Engineer  
USSR Center for Machine Tools and Robotics, Moscow 1984-1988 Senior Lead Scientist  
Tribology Center of USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow 1978-1983 Research Scientist  

Professional Society/Committee Membership

Chairman, Technical Committee on Tribotesting, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Vice-Chair, G-02.40 Subcommittee on Wear, American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM)

Member, Tribology Division, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Member, International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association

Technical Conferences/Symposia

Chairman and/or organizer of 14 international tribology and tribo-metrology meetings and symposia (see table attached) in the United States (San Jose, Detroit, Hawaii, Houston, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Pittsburgh), Austria (Vienna), Canada (Calgary), Japan (Morioka, Yokohama), Uzbekistan (Tashkent).

Technical Presentations

Invited speaker at 40 international conferences and symposia, over 20 seminars at major universities and academic research centers, over 120 major industrial research engineering centers of corporations in the USA, China, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand (see table attached).

Honors

CEO of #1 Fastest Growing Private Company in Silicon Valley, 1997.

Guest Professor at JiLin University, China, 2002.

Honorary Member of Japanese Society of Tribologists, 1992.

Summa Cum Laude Graduation, Russia, 1978.

Patents

 

USA Patents (Related to Tribotesting)

 

  1. Patent 6,363,798 of Apr 2, 2002. Method and Device for Measuring Forces, (with M. Vinogradov, et al), filed July 24, 2000.
  2. Patent No 6,324,918 of Dec 4, 2001. Bi-directional Force Sensor, (with M. Vinogradov, et al.), filed June 5, 2000.
  3. Patent 5,795,990 of Aug 18, 1998. Method and Apparatus for Measuring Friction and Wear Characteristics of Materials, (with L. Levinson, et al.), filed July 30, 1997.
  4. Patent Approved on Oct 11, 2001. Method and Apparatus for Measuring Friction and Wear, (with M. Vinogradov, et al), filed July 24, 2000.
  5. Patent Approved on Feb 25, 2002. Microscratch Test Method, (with M. Vinogradov), filed Sept 25, 2000.
  6. Patent Pending. Microscratch Test Indenter, (with M. Vinogradov), filed Sept 25, 2000.

 

USA Patents (Related to Precision Polishing)  

 

  1. Patent No 6,257,953 of July 10, 2001. Method and Apparatus for Controlled Polishing, (with M. Vinogradov), filed Sept 25, 2000.
  2. Patent Approved on Apr 20, 2002. Method and Apparatus for Polishing, (with M. Vinogradov), filed May 17, 2001.
  3. Patent Pending. Method and Apparatus for Polishing Control, (with M. Vinogradov), filed Sept 17, 2001.

 

USA Patents (Related to Magnetic Disk Drives)

 

  1. Patent No 5,455,727 of Oct.3, 1995. Transducer-Suspension Assembly, (with D. Baral, et al.), filed Aug.9, 1994.

 

USA Patents (Related to Particle Detection)

 

  1. Patent Pending. Method and Apparatus for Detecting Powders, (with A. Meyman, et al.), filed Jan 4, 2002.

 

USA Patents (Related to Surgical Instruments)

 

  1. Patent Pending. Multi-portal Device and Method for Percutaneous Surgery, (with T. Alamin, et al), filed May 10, 2002.
  2. Patent Pending. Multi-Cannula Device and Method for Percutaneous Surgery, (with T. Alamin, et al), filed May 21, 2002.

 

USSR Patents (Related to Antifriction Coatings and Designs)

 

  1. Patent No 1,545,576. Composition for an Antifrictional Composite Material, (with A. Lapidus, et al.). Priority 3/14/88, registered 10/22/89, unpublished as state secret.
  2. Patent No 1,490,924. Epoxy Compound for Antifrictional Wear-Resistant Coatings, (with A. Lapidus, et al.). Priority 9/7/87, registered 3/1/89, unpublished as state secret.
  3. Patent No 1,436,654. Magnetic Devise for Unloading of Frictional Joints, (with A. Lapidus, et al.). Priority 6/7/87, registered 8/4/88, unpublished as state secret.
  4. Patent No 1,413,830. Method of Mechanical Treatment of Machine Tool Slideways, (with D. Levit and B. Fragin). Published Bull. 28, 1988.
  5. Patent No 1,368,519. Sliding Bearing, (with A.Lapidus). Published Bull. 3, 1988.

 

USSR Patents (Related to Tribotesting)

 

  1. Patent No 1,448,887. Method for Testing Antifrictional Properties of Lubricants. Priority 12/2/86, registered 9/1/88, unpublished as state secret.
  2. Patent No 1,377,668. Test Method for Friction-Induced Vibrations, (with A. Lapidus). Published Bull. 8, 1988.
  3. Patent No 1,352,317. Method for Monitoring Friction Process, (with G. Saruchev, et al.). Published Bull. 42, 1987.
  4. Patent No 1,307,310. Method for Monitoring Degree of Seizure, (with B. Chizhov and A. Lapidus). Published Bull. 16, 1987.
  5. Patent No 1,043,566. Method of Lubricant Testing, (with I. Kragelskii). Published Bull. 35, 1983. 
  6. Patent No 1,029,043. Method and Device for Lubricant Testing, (with N. Alekseev, et al.). Published Bull. 26, 1983.

 

List of Publications

Friction Fundamentals and Stick-Slip

  1. Nature of Friction Coefficient: Panel Discussion. Lubrication Engineering, 4, 1995, (with C.DellaCorte).
  2. Mechanism of Frictional Auto-Oscillations. Proceed. 6th Internat. Congress on Tribology Eurotrib'93, Budapest, Vol. 3, 1993, 428 - 433.
  3. Nature of Stick-Slip Effect. Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Systems, Vol. 7, STLE SP-29, 1990, pp. 107 - 113.
  4. Discussion on Stick-Slip and Velocity Dependence of Friction at Low Speeds. Transact. ASME: Journ. of Tribology, Vol. 113, 1991.               
  5. Effect of Slideway Materials on Positioning Accuracy of Moving Units in Machine Tools. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 9, No 4, 1989, (with B.Chizhov).
  6. Self-Induced Vibrations in the Transversing Units on Machine Tool Slideways. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 8, No 4, 1988, (with B.Chizhov and A.Lapidus).
  7. Study of Characteristics of Mixed Friction in Sliding Guideways. Soviet Journ. of Friction and Wear, Vol. 9, No 4, 1988, (with A.Lapidus and B.Chizhov)
  8. FRICTIONAL AUTO-OSCILLATIONS, (in Russian), Moscow, Science Press, 1987, (with I.Kragelskii).
  9. Investigation into the Characteristics of Mixed Friction in Slideways. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 7, No 11, 1987, (with B.Chizhov and A.Lapidus)
  10. Effect of Contact Pressure on the Stick-Slip Properties of Sliding Guideways. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 7, No 1, 1987, (with B. Chizhov).  
  11. METHODS OF FRICTION AND STICK-SLIP REDUCTION IN MACHINE TOOLS, (in Russian), Moscow, Engineering Press, 1986.
  12. Study of Anti-Stick-Slip Properties of Machine Tool Guideway Materials. Soviet Journ. of Friction and Wear, Vol. 7, No 5, 1986. 

Surface Roughness and Waviness

  1. Roughness Optimization of Slideways. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 5, No 11, 1985, (with A. Lapidus).
  2. Influence of the Machining Marks Direction on Friction in Boundary Lubrication. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 5, No 3, 1985, (with I. Kragelskii).   
  3. Use of Acoustic Emission Method to Optimize Friction Surface Microrelief. Soviet Journ. of Friction and Wear, Vol. 5, No 5, 1984, (with I. Kragelskii, et al.).
  4. Optimization of Surface Microgeometry at Boundary Friction. (In Russian), Ph.D. Thesis. Moscow, Institute of Machine Sciences of the USSR Academy of Sciences, 1983.
  5. Investigation and Optimization of Surface Microgeometry. Quality Control and Properties of Machine Parts, (in Russian), Kiev, Vol. 3, 1980.
  6. Determination of Curvature Radii on the Actual Surfaces of Spur Gears. Russian Engineer. Journ., Vol. 60, No 7, 1980, (with L. Shemper).
  7. Changes in Microgeometry of Gear Teeth During Running-in. Machine Parts, (in Russian), Vol. 21, 1978, (with J. Kotov and S. Filipovich).  

Lubrication and Lubricants

  1. Investigation of Processes in Thin Lubricant Films and Their Effects on Friction. Proceed. 8th Confer. on Colloidal Chemistry and Physico-Chemical Mechanics, (in Russian), Tashkent, 1983, (with I.Kragelskii).
  2. Calculations of the Activation Energy for a Film Starvation Effect. Tribotechnics for Engineering, (in Russian), Moscow, 1983, (with I.Bujanovskii and A.Ginzburg).
  3. Investigation of the Film Starvation and its Prevention. Tribotechnics for Engineering, (in Russian), Moscow, 1983.
  4. Evaluation of Film Starvation Tendency of Greases. Soviet Journ. of Friction and Wear, Vol. 4, No 1, 1983, (with I. Kragelskii).
  5. Evaluation of Anti-Frictional Properties of Lubricants, (in Russian). Theoretical and Applied Problems of Wear-Resistance in Engineering, Leningrad, 1982.
  6. Evaluation of Antifrictional Properties of Thin Lubricant Films. Soviet Physics Articles / USSR Academy of Sciences, Vol. 27, No 8, 1982, (with I. Kragelskii).
  7. An Experimental Study of the Film Starvation Effect. Soviet Journ. of Friction and Wear, Vol. 3, No 3, 1982, (with I. Kragelskii, et al.)
  8. Analytical Model of Film Starvation Conditions for Adsorptive and Chemisorptive Mechanisms of Film Recovery. Problems of Friction and Wear, (in Russian), Vol. 21, 1982, (with V.Kelle and I.Kragelskii).

Antifrictional Materials and Design of Sliding Bearings

  1. Magnetic Unloading of Sliding Bearings and Guideways. News of Machinebuilding, (in Russian), No 2, 1991, (with A.Lapidus, et al.).
  2. Advances in Tribology: Slideway Design and Unloading Systems. Emerging Technology in the Soviet Union, Delphic Ass., Washington, 1990.
  3. How Epilamine Coating Affects the Stick-Slip Properties of Slideways. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 8, No 9, 1988, (with A.Lapidus and B.Chizhov).
  4. PLASTIC AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR SLIDING GUIDEWAYS, (in Russian), Moscow, Engineering Press, 1987.
  5. Comprehensive Tribological Tests for Slideway Materials. Tribotechnics for Engineering, (in Russian), Moscow, 1987.
  6. Assessing the Anti-Stick-Slip Properties of Slideway Materials. Soviet Engineering Research, Vol. 6, No 3, 1986.
  7. Antifrictional Polymers and Composites for Machine Tool Slideways. Wear in Machines and Methods of Its Reduction, (in Russian), Brjansk, 1985, (with A.Lapidus, et al.).
  8. Increasing the Wear-Resistance of Slideways. Soviet Engineer. Research, Vol. 4, No 10, 1984, (with I.Kragelskii).

Seizure and Scuffing

  1. Investigation of Non-Thermal Seizure in Machines. Metalcutting Machine Tools, (in Russian), Vol. 11, Kiev, 1983.
  2. Effect of Mechanical Characteristics of Metals on the External Friction Threshold. Problems of Friction and Wear, (in Russian), Vol. 22, 1982.
  3. Role of Microgeometry in Non-Thermal Seizure Development at Boundary Friction. Mechanical Sciences - Machinovedeniye, No 1, 1982.
  4. Reliability of Machine Assemblies and External Friction Threshold. Reliability in Machines, (in Russian), Kuibyshev, 1981.
  5. Evaluation of Non-Thermal Seizure in Spur Gears. Proceed. Internat. Confer. JUGOMA-80, (in Serbo-Croatian), Split, 1980, (with I.Kragelskii).
  6. Study of Geometric Conditions of the External Friction Threshold for Cylindrical Gearing. Soviet Journ. of Friction and Wear, Vol. 1, No 6, 1980, (with I.Kragelskii).

Wafer Polishing and Planarization

  1. Quantitative Evaluation of CMP Process and Materials Using a CMP Tester. Proceed. 2nd Intern. Conf. on Microelectronics and Interfaces, Santa Clara, February 2001 (with M. Vinogradov).
  2. Quantitative Evaluation of a CMP Process Using a Bench-top CMP Tester. Proceed. 6th Intern. CMP-MIC Conf. on Chemical-Mechanical Planarization, March 2001, (with M. Vinogradov).
  3. Quantitative Functional Testing of CMP Materials Using a Bench-top CMP Tester. Proceed. 18th Intern. VMIC Conf. on Multilevel Interconnection, Santa Clara, September 2001 (with M. Vinogradov).

Tribology of  Magnetic Disk Drives

  1. Metrology for Micro-Tribology. Proceed. MIPE’97, Tokyo, July 1997, pp. 431-434.
  2. Tribology of Near-contact Magnetic Recording. Proceed. IDEMA Tribology Symposium, Santa Clara, May 1996, pp. 117 - 130. 
  3. Challenges of and Ways to Achieve In-contact and Near-contact Recording. Proceed. IDEMA Head/Media Interface Synposium, San Jose, September 1994, pp. 47 - 58. 
  4. Phenomenon of Stiction in a Magnetic Head-Disk Interface. Proceed. ASME Energy-Sources Confer., PD-Vol.61, New Orleans, January 1994, pp.11- 15.
  5. Tribology of a Magnetic Head-Disk Interface with a Smooth Disk. Proceed. MIT Tribology Symposium, Cambridge, July 1993.
  6. Study of Low Flying Height Using Acoustic Emission and Friction Techniques. Advances in Information Storage Systems, Vol. 6, 1995, pp. 107 - 120, (with C.Gerber).
  7. Stiction Phenomenon in the Magnetic Disk-Slider Interface. Proceed. 6th Internat. Congress on Tribology Eurotrib'93, Budapest, Vol. 3, 1993, pp. 417 - 422. 
  8. Experimental Study of Stationary Head-Disk Contact in Magnetic Disk Drives. Transact. ASME: Journ. of Tribology, Vol. 115, 1993, pp. 214 - 218 (with R.Sonnenfeld).
  9. Nature of Static Friction Time-Dependence. Journ. Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 25, 1992, pp. 605 - 612, (with L.Volpe).
  10. A Technique to Study Effects of Volatile Pollutants on Stiction in Magnetic Disk Drives. Advances in Information Storage Systems, Vol. 4, 1992, pp. 277 - 289, (with L.Volpe and C.Brown)
  11. Long-Term Stiction at the Magnetic Thin-Film Disk-Slider Interface. Advances in Information Storage Systems, Vol. 3, 1991, pp. 91 - 106, (with L.Volpe and R.Sonnenfeld).

Machine Reliability

  1. Robotized Machine Tools: Nomenclature of Reliability Indices. Standard of Soviet Engineering Industry RM 2N00-83, (in Russian), Moscow, 1983, (with V. Tauzhnanskii, et al.) 
  2. Analytical Selection of Methods to Increase the Machine Tool Reliability. Metalcutting Machine Tools, (in Russian), Vol. 10, Kiev, 1982.
  3. Machine Tools: Meantime till Repairs. Standard of Soviet Machinebuilding Industry OST 2N00-13-80, (in Russian), Moscow, 1980, (with V. Tauzhnanskii, et al.).

Dr. Norm V. Gitis Chaired and/or Organized Technical Meetings

No Topic of Meeting Chaired / Organized Conference/Symposium Location Month Year
1 Tribotesting Organized 3 sessions and chaired 1 session STLE Annual Meeting Houston, TX, USA May 2002
2 Tribotesting Chaired 1 session World Tribology Congress Vienna, Austria September 2001
3 Tribotesting Organized 3 sessions and chaired 1 session STLE Annual Meeting Orlando, FL, USA May 2001
4 Tribotesting Organized 3 sessions and chaired 1 session STLE Annual Meeting Nashville, TN, USA May 2000
5 Tribotesting Organized 2 sessions and chaired 1 session STLE Annual Meeting Las Vegas, NV, USA May 1999
6 Tribotesting Organized 2 sessions and chaired 1 session STLE Annual Meeting Detroit, MI, USA May 1998
7 Tribology of Head-Disk Interface Organized symposium IDEMA Tribology Symposium San Jose, CA, USA May 1996
8 Tribotesting and Micro-Tribology Chaired 2 sessions International Tribology Conference Yokohama, Japan October 1995
9 Tribology of Head-Disk Interface Organized and chaired Plenar Discussion ASME/STLE Tribology Conference Hawaii, USA October 1994
10 Tribology of Head-Disk Interface Organized and chaired 1 session Diskcon San Jose, CA, USA September 1994
11 Nature of Friction Organized and chaired Plenar Discussion STLE Annual Meeting Pittsburgh, PA, USA May 1994
12 Nature of Friction Organized and chaired Plenar Discussion STLE Annual Meeting Calgary, Canada May 1993
13 Micro-Tribology Chaired 2 sessions 1st International Confer. On Micro-Tribology Morioka, Japan October 1992
14 Nature of Frictional Oscillations Organized and chaired 1 session International Tribology Conference Tashkent, Uzbekistan June 1985

Dr. Norm V. Gitis - List of Major Presentations

Conferences

No Topic of Presentation Conference/Company Location Month Year
1 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Advanced Materials  6th Chinese Tribology Conference Lanzhou, China August 2002
2 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Advanced Materials STLE Annual Meeting Houston, TX May 2002
3 Separation of Powders from Mail 1st Bioterrorism Mobilization Conf. Seattle, WA April 2002
4 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Micro-Metrology for MEMS SPIE Internat. Sympos. On Micromachining San Francisco, CA October 2001
5 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Advanced Materials World Tribology Congress Vienna, Austria September 2001
6 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Coatings STLE Annual Meeting Orlando, FL May 2001
7 Tribo-Metrology for Copper CMP Process Control Internat. Sematech CMP Working Group Meeting San Francisco, CA April 2001
8 Durability Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Coatings Diskcon Tokyo, Japan April 2001
9 Tribological Bench-Top Evaluation of CMP Process CMP-MIC Conference Santa Clara, CA March 2001
10 Quantitative Bench-Top Evaluation of CMP Process AVS CMP User Group Meeting Santa Clara, CA December 2000
11 Durability Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Coatings IDEMA Tribology Symposium Tokyo, Japan July 2000
12 Durability Evaluation of Ultra-Thin Coatings IDEMA HDD Tribology Symposium Longmont, CO June 2000
13 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Coatings STLE Annual Meeting Nashville, TN May 2000
14 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings STLE Annual Meeting Las Vegas, NV May 1999
15 Metrology for Micro-Tribology STLE Annual Meeting Detroit, MI May 1998
16 Tribo-Metrology for MEMS NSF/ASME Workshop: Tribology Issues in MEMS Columbus, OH November 1997
17 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Coatings World Tribology Congress London, England September 1997
18 Metrology for Micro-Tribology MIPE Tokyo, Japan July 1997
19 Multi-Sensing Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants STLE Annual Meeting Kansas City May 1997
20 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Diskcon Tokyo, Japan April 1997
21 Metrology for Micro-Tribology IDEMA Tribology Symposium San Jose, CA May 1996
22 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface International Tribology Conference Yokohama, Japan October 1995
23 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface 6th Intern. Conf. on Magnetic Recording Media Oxford, England July 1995
24 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Golden Gate Materials Conference San Francisco, CA February 1995
25 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface ASME Energy Conference New Orleans, LA November 1994
26 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface ASME/STLE Tribology Conference Honolulu, HW October 1994
27 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface National Storage Information Consortium Meeting Honolulu, HW October 1994
28 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Diskcon San Jose, CA September 1994
29 Nature of Friction and Frictional Auto-Oscillations STLE Annual Meeting Pittsburgh, PA May 1994
30 Nature of Friction and Frictional Auto-Oscillations World Tribology Congress Budapest, Hungary August 1993
31 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface MIT Tribology Symposium Cambridge, MA July 1993
32 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface National Storage Information Consortium Meeting San Jose, CA May 1993
33 Nature of Friction and Frictional Auto-Oscillations STLE Annual Meeting Calgary, Canada May 1993
34 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface ASME Winter Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA November 1992
35 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface 1st International Workshop on Microtribology Morioka, Japan October 1992
36 Nature of Friction and Frictional Auto-Oscillations ASME/STLE Tribology Conference Toronto, Canada October 1990
37 Optimization of Boundary Lubrication Regime International Tribology Conference Tashkent, Uzbekistan May 1985
38 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants Wear in Machines Tribology Conference Bryansk, Russia May 1985
39 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants Wear Problems in Engineering Leningrad, Russia September 1982
40 Evaluation of Durability of Spur Gears Wear in Machines Tribology Conference Bryansk, Russia May 1977

Universities and Academia

No Topic of Presentation Conference/Company Location Month Year
1 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology JiLin University Changchun, China August 2002
2 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics Lanzhou, China April 2002
3 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Tsinghua University Beijing, China March 2002
4 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology University of South Florida Tempe, FL November 2000
5 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Hard Coatings State University of New York Stony Brook, NY January 2000
6 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Soft Coatings State University of New York Syracuse, NY January 2000
7 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings University of California Irvine, CA December 1999
8 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings California Institute of Technology Pasadena, CA September 1999
9 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Data Storage Institute Singapore June 1998
10 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface University of California San Diego, CA January 1997
11 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA July - August 1996
12 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Santa Clara University Santa Clara, CA Septem - Decem 1995
13 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface University of California Santa Barbara, CA June 1992
14 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface University of California San Diego, CA May 1992
15 Latest Achievements in Tribology and its Applications Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA June 1989
16 Latest Achievements in Tribology and its Applications Massachussetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA May 1989
17 Nature of Friction and Frictional Auto-Oscillations Academic Institute for Applied Mechanics Moscow, Russia June 1986
18 Nature of Friction and Frictional Auto-Oscillations Academic Institute for Machine Sciences Moscow, Russia April 1986
19 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Academic Institute for Machine Sciences Moscow, Russia September 1983
20 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Academic Institute for Applied Mechanics Moscow, Russia May 1983
21 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Bryansk Polytechnic University Bryansk, Russia May 1983
22 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Soviet Institute for Machinery Standardization Moscow, Russia April 1983
23 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Leningrad Institute for Precision Mechanics & Optics Leningrad, Russia March 1983
24 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Leningrad Polytechnic University Leningrad, Russia March 1983
25 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Academic Institute for Hard Materials and Coatings Kiev, Ukraine September 1982

Corporations

No Topic of Presentation Conference/Company Location Month Year
1 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants and Coatings 1st Chinese Automobile Company Changchun, China August 2002
2 Tribo-Metrology of Biomedical Devices and Materials Procter & Gamble Cincinnati, OH May 2002
3 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Rodel Phoenix, AZ April 2002
4 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing NEC Shanghai, China March 2002
5 Tribo-Metrology of Biomedical Devices and Materials Guidant Menlo Park, CA March 2002
6 Tribo-Metrology of Polymers and Elastomers Advanced Elastomer Systems Akron, OH January 2002
7 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH January 2002
8 Tribo-Metrology of Metalworking Fluids and Lubricants Milacron Cincinnati, OH January 2002
9 Tribo-Metrology of Sliding and Rolling Bearings Timken Canton, OH January 2002
10 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing IBM Semiconductors Fishkill, NY October 2001
11 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing IBM Wattson Research Center Yorktown Heights, NY October 2001
12 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants and Coatings Ecolab St.Paul, MN June 2001
13 Tribo-Metrology of Biomedical Devices and Materials St. Jude Medical St. Paul, MN June 2001
14 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Intel Hillsboro, OR May 2001
15 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Cabot Microelectronics Aurora, IL February 2001
16 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Ebara Fujisawa, Japan February 2001
17 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Toshiba Shizuoka, Japan February 2001
18 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Sony Kanagawa, Japan January 2001
19 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing LSI Logic Ibaraki, Japan January 2001
20 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing NEC Kanagawa, Japan January 2001
21 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Greene, Tweed & Company Kulpsville, PA December 2000
22 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing Rodel Newark, DE December 2000
23 Tribo-Metrology of Biomedical Devices and Materials United States Surgical North Haven, CT December 2000
24 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology International Sematech Austin, TX November 2000
25 Tribo-Metrology of Sliding and Rolling Bearings SKF Utrecht, Netherlands September 2000
26 Tribo-Metrology of Chemical-Mechanical Polishing SpeedFam-IPEC Chandler, AZ August 2000
27 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants and Coatings Honeywell Aerospace Tempe, AZ August 2000
28 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Fuji Electric Nagano, Japan July 2000
29 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Sony Sendai, Japan July 2000
30 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Mitsubishi Chemical Mizushima, Japan July 2000
31 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Hitachi Ibaraki, Japan July 2000
32 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants and Coatings Verbatim San Diego, CA April 2000
33 Tribo-Metrology of Biomedical Devices and Materials Orthopeadic Research Center Los Angeles, CA April 2000
34 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology 3M St.Paul, MN February 2000
35 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Imation Oakdale, MN February 2000
36 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants Cargill Minneapolis, MN February 2000
37 Tribo-Metrology for Biomedical Devices SurModics St.Paul, MN February 2000
38 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Essilor Paris, France January 2000
39 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Balzers Liechtenstein January 2000
40 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants and Coatings DuPont Wilmington, DE January 2000
41 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings US Army Benet Lab Watervliet, NY January 2000
42 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Sulzer Metco Westbury, NY January 2000
43 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Gillette Boston, MA January 2000
44 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Rodel Newark, DE January 2000
45 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology YTC America Camarillo, CA December 1999
46 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Imation Camarillo, CA December 1999
47 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants Castrol Industrial Downers Grove, IL October 1999
48 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Honeywell Aerospace Torrance, CA September 1999
49 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA September 1999
50 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Hitachi Odawara, Japan April 1999
51 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Matsushita Electric Osaka, Japan April 1999
52 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fujitsu Kawasaki, Japan April 1999
53 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Mitsubishi Chemical Yokohama, Japan April 1999
54 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Showa Denko Chiba, Japan April 1999
55 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface NEC Kanagawa, Japan April 1999
56 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Yamaha Hamamatsu, Japan April 1999
57 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Hewlett Packard Vancouver, WA March 1999
58 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology FormFactor Livermore, CA January 1999
59 Tribo-Metrology of Thin Films and Coatings Iomega Roy, UT December 1998
60 Tribo-Metrology of Lubricants Castrol Industrial Chicago, IL December 1998
61 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Longmont, CO September 1998
62 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Bloomington, MN September 1998
63 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fujitsu Kawasaki, Japan September 1998
64 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Sony Shinagawa, Japan September 1998
65 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Read-Rite Sumitomo Osaka, Japan September 1998
66 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Sharp Yokohama, Japan September 1998
67 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fuji Electric Nagano, Japan September 1998
68 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface SilMag Grenoble, France June 1998
69 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Singapore June 1998
70 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Hoya Singapore June 1998
71 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Mitsubishi Chemical Singapore June 1998
72 Testing and Analysis of Magnetic Disk Drives Hitachi Santa Clara, CA May 1998
73 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Iomega San Diego, CA March 1998
74 Latest Achievements in Tribo-Metrology Dana Corporation Ottawa Lake, OH November 1997
75 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Clonmel, Ireland September 1997
76 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Trace Storage Hsinchu, Taiwan July 1997
77 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface SAE Magnetics Hong Kong July 1997
78 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Matsushita Electric Osaka, Japan July 1997
79 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Iomega Roy, UT May 1997
80 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Hitachi Odawara, Japan April 1997
81 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fujitsu Atsugi, Japan April 1997
82 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fuji Electric Nagano, Japan April 1997
83 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Mitsubishi Chemical Mizushima, Japan April 1997
84 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface IBM Almaden Research Center San Jose, CA February 1997
85 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Trace Storage Hsinchu, Taiwan January 1997
86 Testing and Analysis of Magnetic Disk Drives Toshiba Irvine, CA November 1996
87 Testing and Analysis of Magnetic Disk Drives Hitachi Brisbane, CA August 1996
88 Testing and Analysis of Magnetic Disk Drives Dell Computer Austin, TX August 1996
89 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Samsung Korea July 1996
90 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Hyundai Korea July 1996
91 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Hoya Singapore April 1996
92 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Singapore April 1996
93 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Mitsubishi Chemical Singapore April 1996
94 Tribo-Metrology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Akashic Memories San Jose, CA December 1995
95 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Bangkok, Thailand November 1995
96 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Hitachi Odawara, Japan November 1995
97 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Apple Computer Cupertino, CA July 1995
98 Testing and Analysis of Magnetic Disk Drives MTI Anaheim, CA May 1995
99 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Corning Inc. Corning, NY April 1995
100 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface NTT Tokyo, Japan April 1995
101 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface NEC Kanagawa, Japan April 1995
102 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fuji Electric Kanagawa, Japan April 1995
103 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Fujitsu Atsugi, Japan April 1995
104 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Oklahoma City, OK February 1995
105 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Scotts Valley, CA January 1995
106 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Seagate Technology Oklahoma City, OK December 1994
107 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Corning Inc. Corning, NY November 1994
108 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Quantum Milpitas, CA November 1994
109 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Samsung San Jose, CA April 1994
110 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Censtor San Jose, CA November 1993
111 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface StorMedia Santa Clara, CA October 1993
112 Micro-Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Showa Denko Chiba, Japan August 1993
113 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Maxtor Longmont, CO February 1993
114 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Hutchinson Technology Hutchinson, MN August 1992
115 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Maxtor San Jose, CA November 1992
116 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Showa Denko Chiba, Japan October 1992
117 Tribology of Near-Contact Head-Disk Interface Yamaha Hamamatsu, Japan October 1992
118 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Disk Interface Read-Rite Milpitas, CA February 1992
119 Stiction Phenomenon in Head-Disk Interface IBM Storage Systems San Jose, CA April 1991
120 Advanced Tribology of Magnetic Head-Tape Interface IBM Storage Systems Tucson, AZ April 1990
121 Latest Achievements in Tribology and its Applications IBM Almaden Research Center San Jose, CA May 1989
122 Latest Achievements in Tribology and its Applications IBM Storage Systems San Jose, CA May 1989
123 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Moscow Center for Machine Tools and Robotics Moscow, Russia March 1986
124 Friction Optimization in Boundary Lubrication Leningrad Machine Tool Company Leningrad, Russia November 1985
125 Durability Evaluation of Spur Gears Odessa Machine Tool Company Odessa, Ukraine June 1981

 


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