Pozvani predavači 

Dr. Likun Xu, Professor 

Bojan Podgornik received his PhD at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the field of Tribology and Hard coatimgs application. In 2001 and 2002 he was guest researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden. From 2002 to 2011 he was employed as a researcher and associate professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He had lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Power Transmissions and Contact Mechanics. From 2011 he is a head of Metallic Materials and Technology at the Institute of Metals and Technology. At the same time he gives lectures at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nova Gorica and at the Swedish PhD Research School in Tribology, Uppsala. He is a member of editorial boards in several scientific journals, guest editor of special journal issues and books in the field of materials and tribology, organizer and member of organizing and scientif committees for national and international conferences. He was also coordinator of several workgroups within international projects. He has published several book chapters, over 100 journal papers (h-index = 24), over 180 conference papers with 30 being invited talks, and over 200 expertises. He was supervisor for five PhD students, M.Sc. and specialization work as well as for eight B.Sc. students

Dr. rer. nat. Johann Wilhelm Erning  

Works at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM), Berlin, Germany. Studied Chemistry in Cologne and Bonn. Worked for the research centre Jülich from 1993 – 1996. Worked as post-doc at South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences from 1996-1998. Currently working at Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und  -prüfung (BAM) since 1998. Topics: electrochemistry, metals in contact with drinking water, failure analysis. Participation in various committees at EFC, CEN, DIN, DVGW… 

Title of inivited plenary lecture:
A new type of copper pitting corrosion in German tap waters 
 

Bojan Podgornik, PhD, Assoc. Prof. 

Bojan Podgornik received his PhD at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the field of Tribology and Hard coatimgs application. In 2001 and 2002 he was guest researcher at Uppsala University, Sweden. From 2002 to 2011 he was employed as a researcher and associate professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. He had lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Power Transmissions and Contact Mechanics. From 2011 he is a head of Metallic Materials and Technology at the Institute of Metals and Technology. At the same time he gives lectures at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nova Gorica and at the Swedish PhD Research School in Tribology, Uppsala. He is a member of editorial boards in several scientific journals, guest editor of special journal issues and books in the field of materials and tribology, organizer and member of organizing and scientif committees for national and international conferences. He was also coordinator of several workgroups within international projects. He has published several book chapters, over 100 journal papers (h-index = 24), over 180 conference papers with 30 being invited talks, and over 200 expertises. He was supervisor for five PhD students, M.Sc. and specialization work as well as for eight B.Sc. students.

Title of inivited plenary lecture:
 Surface Engineering in Tooling Applications and the Importance of the Substrate 

Prof Dr./I. Giovanni Bruno 

Title of invited plenary lecture: 

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