All Tribology Gold Medal Laureates

The Gold Medal for Tribology was established and first awarded in 1972. Since then, it has been awarded to 47 individuals from 18 different countries.

2018 -Professor Nicholas Spencer, Switzerland

2017 - Professor Kenneth Holmberg, Finland

2016 - Professor Friedrich Franek, Austria

2015 - Professor Shizhu Wen, China

2014 - Professor Gwidon Stachowiak, Australia

2013 - Professor Jacob Israelachvili, USA

2012 - Professor Jacob Klein, Israel

2011 - Professor Qunji Xue, China

2010 - Professor Frank Talke, USA

2009 - Professor Irena Goryacheva, Russia

2008 - Professor Eustathios Ioannides, UK

2007 - Professor Koji Kato, Japan

2006 - Professor Roberto Bassani, Italy

2005 - Professor Dmitrii Garkunov, Russia

2004 - Professor Hugh Spikes, UK

2003 - Professor Y Kimura, Japan

2002 - Professor N Bushe, Russia

2001 - Professor W Bartz, Germany

2000 - Professor L Rozeanu, Israel

1999 - Professor J Frene, France

1998 - Professor E Ravinowicz, USA

1997 - Professor B O Jacobson, Sweden

1996 - Professor V N Constantinescu, Romania

1995 - Professor S J Pytko, Poland

1994 - Professor J-M Georges, France

1993 - Professor K Ludema, USA

1992 - Professor H S Cheng, USA

1991 - Professor A V Chichinadze, USSR

1990 - Professor T Sakurai, Japan

1989 - Professor G Fleischer, Germany

1988 - Professor M Godet, France

1987 - Professor F Hirano, Japan

1986 - Professor W O Winer, USA

1985 - Professor K Johnson, UK

1984 - Professor H Peeken, Germany

1983 - Professor A Cameron, UK

1982 - Professor G V Vinogradov, USSR

1981 - Professor N Soda, Japan

1980 - Dr M E Merchant, USA

1979 - Professor D Dowson, UK

1978 - Professor D D Fuller, USA

1977 - Professor F T Barwell, UK

1976 - R L Johnson, USA

1975 - Professor I V Kragelski, USSR

1974 - Professor M D Hersey, USA

1973 - Professor H Blok, Netherlands

1972 - Professor D Tabor, UK