All Tribology Gold Medal Laureates

The Gold Medal for Tribology was established and first awarded in 1972. It has been awarded to 38 individuals from 12 different countries. Click on a name to go to an individual laureate's page.

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