Tribology – the science of friction, wear and lubrication. It studies the interaction of moving surfaces. Tribology research is applied in automotive industry, bearings, space, sports, food, biomedical and other fields.
Early applications of tribology date back to ancient civilizations, Egypt, China, etc. First systematic study of tribology was performed by Leonardo da Vinci – first tribologist of the world. Leonardo stated the ‘laws’ of sliding friction in 1493. The term “tribology” was invented in 1964.