Tribology is a system-oriented that spans a wide range of science and technology fields including materials science, mechanical engineering, lubricant engineering, biomaterials, chemistry, physics, biology and many more, encompassing micro as well as nano-technology.
Reducing friction and wear in mechanical systems, can lead to a reduction in energy consumption and an increase in durability, which is of great economic and environmental interest. Advances in these areas have been achieved through, for example, the new design of mechanical systems, improvements to lubricants, and the development of advanced materials and coatings. Implants in the human body, for an example, solutions are being sought for problems such as biocompatibility, corrosion and wear. All of these developments require strong collaborations between scientists and engineers from various disciplines.
Over the years, the subject of tribology came to be recognised as a very important aspect in most industrial operations. The application of correct tribological practices can protect and enhance the life of machineries, improve efficiency of operations, reduce energy consumption and prevent expensive breakdowns. Major organisations and academic institutions in Malaysia have also realised the importance of industrial tribology and its relevance to the modern design and maintenances.
Thus, to enhance visibility of our local experts to the worldwide, we have came forward and set up a professional and a non-profit body, known as MALAYSIAN TRIBOLOGY SOCIETY (MYTRIBOS), which can effectively bridge the gap between academia, industry, research organization or even individuals.
MYTRIBOS was established in 2007 and had officially been registered with the Malaysian Registrar of Societies a year after (figure below). The main objective of MYTRIBOS is to promote proper practices in research and development related to the field of tribology in Malaysia and to facilitate collaborations between academia and industry in all possible endeavors. Currently, MYTRIBOS has 100 registered members with different disciplinary background from local and international universities, industries and research institutes. These members are mostly local people and some are expatriates working in Malaysia.
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