New insights into tribology and advances in electron microscopy

11th TWC International Wear Seminar, October 31st 2019
Vapriikki Museum Centre, Alaverstaanraitti 5, Tampere

The seminar jointly organized by Tampere Wear Center and Tampere Microscopy Center concentrates on the possibilities of advanced microscopy techniques in materials science and tribology. The seminar gives a wide perspective on various microscopy techniques, including SEM, TEM, EBSD, and Raman spectroscopy, and on practical aspects of their utilization.

Registration link. (If you missed the deadline 25.10., please contact Kati Valtonen The seminar fee is 490 € (including VAT).

Program (pdf)


8.30     Registration and coffee

9.00     Opening of the seminar
              Professor Minnamari Vippola, Tampere University

9.15     SEM in tribology – tips and techniques to gain more understanding
              Professor Staffan Jacobson, Uppsala University

10.00   In-situ SEM nanomechanical testing
             Assistant Professor Gaurav Mohanty, Tampere University

10.30   Break

10.45   Microstructural features in advanced high-strength steels
            Olli Oja, SSAB Europe Oy

11.15   Reconstruction of parent austenite from martensitic EBSD data
            Tuomo Nyyssönen, Outotec Oyj

11.45   Lunch

12.45   Comparison of various high-stress wear conditions and wear performance of martensitic steels
            Kati Valtonen, Tampere University

13.15   Formation and characterization of fretting-induced cracks and degradation layers
            Janne Juoksukangas, Tampere University

13.45   Utilization of TEM in materials science
            Mari Honkanen, Tampere University

14.15   Coffee break

14.45   Utilization of Raman spectroscopy in materials science
            Turkka Salminen, Tampere University

15.15   Materials characterization methods in tribocorrosion research
            Elina Huttunen-Saarivirta, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

15.45   Wear Forum Round Table
            Assistant Professor Mikko Hokka, Tampere University: Impact, an International Multiscale Materials Testing Research Group
Kati Valtonen, Tampere University: General Wear Forum news