nextlub programme

nextlub programme

  • Day 1 – 18 April 2023
    09:00Welcome / Opening

    FVA, GfT & UNITI

    09:15Sustainability in the Lubricants Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

    Dr. Lutz Lindemann, FUCHS PETROLUB SE

    09:45Tribology – an Underestimated Contribution to Sustainability?

    Dr.-Ing. Mathias Woydt, Matrilub

    10:15Fully embracing sustainability to enter the next era of the lubricants industry

    Denis Sepoetro, EVONIK Operations GmbH

    10:45Networking break – 3 parallel sessions at Room I – III
     Room 1
    Sustainable Lubrication I
    Room 2
    Sustainability by Tribology
    Room 3
    e-Drive Lubricants & Testing I
    11:15Enabling the EU Green Deal transformation by leading the right way

    Ivana Krkljus, BASF

    Lubricants in an inert atmosphere – a new route to sustainability

    Prof. Dr. Hugh Spikes, Imperial College London

    Sustainable EV Transmission Fluids: challenges for development & testing

    Kirsten Schwörer, Castrol Germany GmbH

    11:45Significance of Product Engineering for the Sustainability of Transmission Fluids

    Jost Wiechert, Magna PT B.V. & Co. KG

    Towards a continuum description of mineral oil lubrication in highly pressurized nanometer wide constrictions: the importance of accurate slip laws

    Prof. Dr. Michael Moseler, Mikrotribologie Centrum µTC, Fraunhoferinstitut für Werkstoffmechanik IWM

    Sustainable E-Fluid concepts for electric motor cooling and gearbox lubrication

    Christopher Dobrowolski, Shell E-Fluids

    12:15A comparative tribological study between sustainable and fossil-based lubrication

    Mushfiq Hasan, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

    Microstructure characterization of tribofilms derived from low-phosphorous-content anti-wear additives produced from renewable feedstocks

    Dr. Ezio Amerio, Nouryon

    Shelf-stable hBN-based additive as sulfur-free anti-wear and efficiency booster for low viscosity E-driveline fluid applications

    Dr. Stephan Wieber, Evonik Operations GmbH

    12:45Lunch Break
     Room 1
    Room 2
    Coatings & Superlubricity
    Room 3
    e-Drive Lubricants & Testing II
    14:00Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Synergistic Effects between Comp. Chem. & Artificial Intelligence Towards the Digital Twin of Lubricants

    Dr. Marvin Tim Hoffmann, FUCHS Lubricants Germany GmbH

    Superhard DLC-coatings and advanced lubricants – a winning pair when properly combine

    Dr. Volker Weihnacht, Fraunhofer IWS

    Full-scale EDU and DHT Testing Capabilities Used to Develop Next Generation e-Driveline Fluids

    Auke Faber, Lubrizol

    14:30Digital Twinning Lubrication by the use of Operations Research – pratical application

    Dr. Bernd Görlach, ASC Görlach

    Achieving liquid superlubricity with selected unsaturated fatty acids

    Prof. Dr. Jean Michel Martin, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

    Material compatibility assessment for electrified drivetrains based on Cu compatibility

    Dr. Harald Maelger, Afton Chemical

    15:00Digitalization & lubricant analyses – an efficient partnership

    Stefan Mitterer, OELCHECK GmbH

    Solid Film Lubricants – Innovative and Sustainable Dry Lubrication in New Technology Applications


    Innovative Water-based Lubricant as a Single Fluid for the Cooling and Lubrication of Electric Drivetrains

    Hakim El-Bahi, TotalEnergies

    15:30Communication break
     Room 1
    Efficient Lubricants
    Room 2
    Materials Compatibility
    Room 3
    Base Oil for E-Fluids
    16:00Synthetic Gear Oils – Reduced Friction, Higher Energy Efficiency, More Submitted Power

    Dominik Kratzer, Klüber Lubrication München GmbH & Co. KG

    Compatibility of cutting fluids with elastomeric seals and components

    Rouven Schweitzer, Fraunhofer Insitute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA

    Fine Tuning the Structure of Esters to Optimise their Properties As E-Coolants

    Siegfried Lucazeau, NYCO

    16:30Development of a suggestion system for the selection of energy-efficiency- enhancing operating fluids in manufacturing

    Dr.-Ing. Christoph Wincierz, TU Darmstadt | Evonik Operations GmbH

    Interactions of alternative lubricants with thermoplastic polymers and their impact on friction and wear

    Dr. Christof Koplin, Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials

    Developing synthetic base fluids for E-Mobility through Molecular Design

    Ronald Hoogendoorn, Patech Europe B. V.

    17:00New Breakthrough on Energy Efficiency for Industrial Gear Oil

    Roux Grégoire | Mickael Ponsardin, TotalEnergies Lubrifiants SA

    Radial Lip Seal Friction Torque – A suitable Lubricant- Elastomer Compatibility Indicator?

    Christian Wilbs, Freudenberg FST GmbH

    Improved Performance of EV Driveline Fluids Using Synthetic Base Oils and Novel PAOs

    Dr. Sven Meinhardt, ExxonMobil

    17:30End Day 1 & After-Work-Drink
    20:00Get together
  • Day 2 – 19 April 2023
    08:45Opening 2. Day
    09:00Holistic tribology – an important lever for more sustainable mobility with reduced CO2 emissions

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Tim Hosenfeldt, Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG

    09:30CO2 neutral production and sustainable products in mechanical engineering industries

    Leo Pototzky, Bosch Rexroth AG

    10:00Lubrication for Next Generation Mobile Working Machines

    Nicolás Huber, John Deere GmbH & Co. KG

    10:30Networking break – 3 parallel sessions at Room I – III
     Room 1
    Sustainable Lubrication II
    Room 2
    Biobased Components
    Room 3
    Additive Development
    11:00Sustainable cooperation in the lubricant industry – a transformation towards a circular and sustainable lubricant value chain!

    Inga Herrmann, VSI Verband Schmierstoff-Industrie e. V.

    Secret Wood – source of molecules for sustainable lubrication?

    Dr. Marcella Frauscher, AC2T research GmbH

    A Study of the Effects of Foam and Air Entrainment and Defoamer Performance in Electric Vehicle Fluids

    Dr. Thomas Hurrle, Münzing Chemie GmbH

    11:30Rise of a new Fatty Acid for Lubricating Greases: R-10- Hydroxystearic Acid


    Ascorbyl Palmitate-Vitamin C in PAO. An amazing multifunction Anti-Wear, Extreme-Pressure and Friction-Modifier additive

    Prof. Dr. Jean Michel Martin, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

    Environmental advantages of sulfur containing EP additives in metalworking processes

    Wilhelm Rehbein, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

    12:00Product optimization regarding sustainability with help of oil flow simulations

    Dr.-Ing Claus Kunik, SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & CO. KG

    On the application of water-soluble, glycerol-based, lubricants

    Prof. Dr. Roland Larsson, Luleå University of Technology

    Per Aspera ad Astra – Friction reduction with star polymers

    Lars Kruse, Fraunhofer IWM

    12:30Lunch break
     Room 1
    Test Procedures – Condition Monitoring
    Room 2
    e-Drive Testing
    Room 3
    Sustainable Lubrication – Base Oils & Lubricants
    13:30Status quo and outlook on test procedures for lubricants in high-speed applications

    Niklas Blech, Gear Research Center (FZG), Technical University of Munich

    Electrical characterization of lubricants by means of impedance measurement and breakdown testing and prelimenary examination for a model-based application on various machine elements

    Michel Werner | Josephine Klingebiel, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern | flucon fluid control GmbH

    CIRCULAR VALUE CHAINS – and their significance on future lubricant formulations

    Dr. Detlev Bruhnke, AVISTA OIL AG

    14:00Influences of water contamination, iron content, temperature and running time on wet clutch NVH behavior

    Johannes Wirkner, Technische Universität München

    Measuring friction and wear and electrical properties of tribosystems- the basis for electrified powertrains?

    Gregor Patzer, Optimol Instruments GmbH

    Re-Refined-Base-Oils (RRBO) – A first step to CO2 reduction and circular economy in hydraulic fluids

    Aimelia Neroutsou | Jochen Hörer, TotalEnergies | Bosch Rexroth AG

    14:30Measurement Setup for the Condition Monitoring of water-based Lubricants

    Dr. Johannes Rittinger, FUCHS LUBRICANTS GERMANY GmbH

    Tribometry 4.0

    Dr. Markus Grebe, Hochschule Mannheim, Kompetenzzentrum Tribologie

    Enabling a Circular use of Oil – Regeneration of lubricating oils: Approach and tribological results

    Till Neumann, SKF

    15:00Networking break
     Room 1
    Ionic Liquids
    Room 2
    Tribology under high pressure
    Room 3
    Environmentally Testing
    15:30Electrically Conductive Sliding Bearing System Consisting of Adapted Nanocomposites and Lubricants using Ionic Liquids and Graphene

    Susanne Beyer-Faiß, Dr. Tillwich GmbH Werner Stehr

    Measurement and Modelling of Lubricant Properties at Extremely High Pressure

    Patrick Wingertszahn & Sebastian Schmitt, Institute of Machine Elements, Gears and Tribology, RPTU Kaiserslautern

    You´ll never walk alone – Lube degrading Microorganisms

    Dr. Peter Lohmann, Hermann Bantleon GmbH

    16:00Ionic Lubricant Design Considerations

    Prof. Sergei Glavatskih, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Development of new materials and engine oils for the use the in thermally and tribologically highly stressed systems

    Dr.-Ing. Peter Berlet, IAVF Antriebstechnik GmbH

    Critical Aspects of the Hazard and Sustainability Assessment for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants

    Dr. Thomas Klein, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

    16:30Coffee-to-go / End of Congress

Programme status: February 2023
Subject to change