18th-19th-20th JUNE 2024 / KURSAAL / SAN SEBASTIAN - SPAIN


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aitor_arnaiz Arnaiz

Aitor Arnaiz

Artificial intelligence in asset management and condition monitoring applications: current status, trends and challenges.

Director of the Intelligent Information Systems (IIS) research unit at Tekniker, where he has worked, participated and managed international and regional projects since 1991. He holds an MSc in "Applied Artificial Intelligence" from the University of Aberdeen (1990) and a PhD from the University of Sunderland with the thesis "Development of Artificial Intelligence technologies for the automation of Condition Monitoring tasks" (2009).
He is particularly active in AI research related to manufacturing and maintenance applications (Industry 4.0), with a particular focus on prognostics and prescriptive analytics, hybrid decision making, as well as distributed data sharing and interoperability. He is actively involved in refereed articles, books, workshops and conferences (index h 19), mostly in the field of condition monitoring, maintenance and reliability. He is currently on the editorial board of the Risk and Reliability Journal (IMechE-PartO) and is Vice President Industry at IFAC TC 51 (Manufacturing Plant Control). Link ORCID 0000-0002-9970-4803.

jefferson_silva Barbosa

Jefferson Barbosa

Operation & Maintenance 4.0 – An Application of an Integrated Solution Using Condition Monitoring Systems and Engineering Field Improvements at CPFL Renováveis..

Ph.D., in Mechanical Engineering, has expertise in Vibration Analysis, Tribology, Rotating Machines, and Predictive Failure Modeling. He has been working in the Renewable Energy sector since 2017, dedicating the first 5 years to R&D projects focused on modeling and fault detection in hydropower plants. Since 2022, Jefferson has been employed at CPFL Renováveis as an Asset Management Specialist, where he has been responsible for risk management, performance evaluation, condition asset monitoring, and continuous improvement of the Operation and Maintenance process based on data analysis and predictive failure models.

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Nicole Dörr

Lubricants for carbon-free energy carriers

Nicole Dörr received her Master in technical chemistry at the Vienna University of Technology in 2000. She conducted her doctoral thesis on trace analysis of petroleum products at the Vienna Institute of Petroleum (Austrian Research Centers Seibersdorf) and obtained her PhD from the Vienna University of Technology in 2003. Since April 2003 she has been researcher at AC2T research GmbH (Austrian Competence Center for Tribology) in several positions related to lubricants and lubrication. Since September 2016 she is Scientific Head at AC2T. Since December 2022, she is also president of the Austrian Tribology Society. Her research work is focused on formulation, assessment and condition monitoring of lubricants and other operating fluids.

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Ali Erdemir

Materials and Lubrication challenges in electric vehicle drivetrains: Recent progress and future outlook

Dr. Ali Erdemir is a Professor and Halliburton Chair in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. Dr. Erdemir received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1982 and 1986, respectively, and his B.S. degree from the Technical University of Istanbul, Turkey back in 1977. Before joining Texas A&M in 2020, he was an Argonne Distinguished Fellow at Argonne National Laboratory. In recognition of his research accomplishments, Dr. Erdemir has received numerous coveted awards and such honors as being elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, the World Academy of Ceramics, The Science Academy of Turkey, and the presidency of the International Tribology Council and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He is also a Fellow of NAI, AAAS, ASME, STLE, AVS, and ASM-International. Dr. Erdemir has authored/co-authored more than 300 research articles and 18 book/handbook chapters, co-edited five books, presented more than 200 invited/keynote/plenary talks, and holds 36 U.S. patents. His current research focuses on the development of new materials, coatings, and lubricants for a broad range of cross-cutting applications in manufacturing, transportation, and other energy conversion and utilization systems.

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Eneko Gorritxategi

Digitalized lubrication for critical asset monitoring and sustainability

Industrial Engineer graduated from the School of Engineers of Bilbao. Experience of more than 10 years in the TEKNIKER Manufacturing Processes department carrying out R&D projects in the areas of condition monitoring, maintenance, reliability and sensorics. In recent years he has participated in several research projects related to the online sensor sector at local and national level. More than 20 publications and participations in international conferences. Currently CTO of Atten[2].

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Yesid Antonio Gómez Estrada

The evolution of OCM Oil condition monitoring: A look into its past, present and future

Director of Diagnostics at Bureau Veritas Spain - Doctorate in Propulsive Systems in Transport and Maintenance Engineering from the Universitat Politècnica de València. Previously, he obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of San Buenaventura in Cartagena - Colombia. He holds the position of CMO - Diagnostic Manager at Bureau Veritas Spain. Previously, he has worked as - Machinery Diagnostic Engineer, in the Lubricating Oil Analysis Department of TEKNIKER and as Head of the Fuels and Lubricants Laboratory of the Department of Machines and Thermal Engines - CMT of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The Machinery Diagnostic Engineer is responsible for providing timely solutions to mechanical problems of machine operation to our customers on site, online and on a project basis. Oil analysis can be a powerful predictive technology, which is used to predict failure modes, or the investigation of operating conditions to provide our customer with the best solution for the problem in the component or industrial process.

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Itziar Landa

Optimizing and Monitoring the Life of Our Industrial Assets through Artificial Intelligence and 5G

Itziar Landa obtained a degree in Telecommunications Engineering with a specialization in Telematics from the University of Deusto in 2007, followed by a higher degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the same university in 2009. In 2010, she earned a masters degree from the University of the Basque Country, and in 2013, she completed her Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Alcalá. Itziar has contributed significantly to her field, co-authoring over 20 articles in international journals and presenting more than 20 papers at international conferences. Throughout her career, Itziar has been recognized for her work; she received a prestigious scholarship to pursue her doctorate and was awarded the extraordinary prize for the best Ph.D. from the University of Alcalá. Her professional experience includes working as a researcher at TECNALIA, where she focused on designing artificial intelligence tools for various sectors, and later as a data analyst at Petronor, actively participating in R&D projects. Currently, Itziar holds the position of Digitalization Manager at Petronor, where she spearheads and advocates for digital transformation projects. Her expertise lies in the custom design of machine learning tools for process optimization, pattern detection, anomalies in predictive maintenance, and Condition Based Monitoring within industrial environments

silvia_lazcano Lazcano

Silvia Lazcano

Problems Early Detection in Aero Sector

She has a professional career spanning more than 4 decades. After 7 years at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), in 1989 he joined Construcciones Aeronáuticas, SA, (CASA) from where she moved to Airbus in 2001. She has held various technical and mainly managerial leadership positions, having been a member of the Airbus Management Committee in Spain. Her last position was Director of Technology Development and Partnerships in Spain.
Enthusiastic about innovation and sustainability, she understands that ambitious goals can only be achieved through cooperation. She re-founded the Spanish Aerospace Technology Platform (PAE), which she chaired for four years, and was president of MATERPLAT and of the of MATERPLAT and the SMART EUREKA Cluster of advanced manufacturing.
In April 2023, she decided to explore new paths and pursue her career as an advisor, consultant, and independent collaborator. She currently collaborates with both public and private entities in innovation, sustainability, aeronautics and space, aeronautics, and space.
She is also a promoter of entrepreneurship as a partner of Backfund.

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Jianbin Luon

Lubricating Microcapsules

Jianbin Luo, Professor of Tsinghua University, received his Bachelor degree from Northeastern University, Master degree in Beijing University of Science and Technology, and Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in China. He joined SKLT from 1994, was elected to be an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011, and an academician of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences) in 2022. He is working in superlubricity and thin film lubrication, and has published more than 600 pieces of papers, 2 books and more than 200 authorized patents.

markus_matzke Matzke

Markus Matzke

Shaping a future-prove lubricant portfolio for a wide application spectrum

Doctor of Philosophy. Senior Expert at BOSCH. Specialist in grease and oil lubrication of various machine elements (rolling bearings, journal bearings, worm gears, helical gears, radial shaft sealings, chains,....) in all BOSCH. Disciplines: Mechanical, automotive and materials engineering, green, materials and polymer’s chemistry, fluid dynamics, materials physics and science, tribology, lubrication, wear testing, tribometry, friction, materials characterizations, mechanical behaviour of materials, corrosion, surface and failure analysis, metals, materials processing and testing, coating, surface characterization.

aldara_naveira Naveira

Aldara Naveira

Circular use of oil: The effect of nano-clean oil on machine performance

A chemical engineering graduate from the University of Santiago de Compostela with a focus on environmental engineering, I completed my thesis work at Vienna University of Technology in 2005. After finalizing my undergraduate studies, I joined SKF, a market leader bearing manufacturer at its product development division in Steyr (Austria). In 2007, I was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Union, in order to pursue my doctoral studies on the area of machine elements and tribology, jointly with Luleå University of Technology (Sweden) and SKF R&D Centre in The Netherlands. My thesis centered on the effect of lubricant formulation on bearing performance. Since 2011, I have held different position on technology development in SKF, working with lubrication related topics both for bearing manufacturing processes and for bearing lubrication. In 2020, I joined SKF RecondOil, where I lead the development and implementation of our oil regeneration technology, one of the key sustainable and circular initiatives of SKF.

cristina_ortega Ortega

Cristina Ortega

Science from space by AVS

Aerospace Engineer, since 2010 she is the Space Director of the company AVS, Added Value Engineering Solutions S.L.U., where she coordinates a team that develops technology for space missions and for various space agencies such as ESA and NASA. Cristina stands out for her participation in the latest missions to Mars such as MEDA weather station, which is one of the seven instruments carried by the Perseverance rover, and which provides information on wind, temperature, radiation, humidity and pressure.
She has also participated in a SuperCam, equipped with a camera, laser and spectrometers, which requires calibration. AVS provided the palette of 30 samples used to carry out this project. She is currently leading numerous technology development projects for future telecommunications missions, micro-satellites, moon exploration, scientific missions and the next mission to Mars in which it plans to bring samples back to Earth to be studied here.

nicolas_petillon PETILLON


The existing field contamination monitors and their associated calibration procedures.

Nicolas Petillon is the Technical director of IFTS (Institut de la Filtration et des Technqiues séparatives).
He is an engineer in chemical engineering from ENSIC and he also did a PhD in chemical engineering and physico- chemistry at the university of Lorraine. He is currently a lecturer at the university of CAEN.
For the last 25 years, he has been working in an international and multidisciplinary environment to qualify liquid filters. He is in daily contact with international professionals ranging from nuclear industry to automotive, aeronautic or pharmaceutical industries to help them develop and select their best suited filters.
He have developed a worldwide recognized expertise in filtration and he has become an advisor on filter testing technology to ISO committees.
Chairman of different ISO Working group. RR organizer for testing liquid filters in ISO committees. Filters expert and experience of audit in filter testing laboratories and cleanliness in manufacturing.

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Rafael Quiros

Sustainable Industrial Practices: Sensor-based Lubricant Optimization in a Tire Manufacturing Plant

Reliability leader at Bridgestone Basauri Manufacturing plant, with a solid experience of more than 20 years in reliability and industrial maintenance in various sectors such as steel, hydrocarbons and tire manufacturing.

Currently coordinating the implementation of “Maintenance 4.0” and trying to combine vibration analysis with tribology in peace and harmony.” .

jorge_seabra Seabra

Jorge Seabra

Grease Starvation and Power Loss in Hybrid Deep Groove Ball Bearings

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, since 2011 at the Universidade do Porto, Faculdade de Engenharia. His research topics focus on the areas of contact mechanics, EHD lubrication and industrial maintenance; lubricants, lubrication, rheology and greases; tribology in machines: gears, bearings and sliding bearings; surface failures: scuffing, micropitting, wear; machine design (for gear and bearing testing) and analysis of oils and greases for industrial maintenance. He has published more than 120 articles in scientific journals, supervised 16 doctoral theses and participated in more than 60 scientific and industrial projects. In the management field, he has been director of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Porto from 2015 to 2023; Director of the Tribology Unit of INEGI, from 1991-2022 and its president from 2013 to 2015.

ian_shererrington Sherrington

Ian Sherrington

Influences on the Development of Tribotronics: Active Control for Future Machine Elements

Prof Ian Sherrington is Professor of Tribotechnology at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK, and Affiliate Professor of Tribotronics at KTH Royal Institute for Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also the current Chair of the IMechE Tribology Group Committee in the UK and serves as Executive Director for the International Tribology Council (ITC).
Prof Sherrington’s current research activities are centred on the ground-breaking topic of “tribotronics”, the development of autonomous, actively controlled tribological components. He leads several projects involving the development of methods and actuators for measuring and controlling tribological parameters, such as friction and lubricating film thickness. The aim of this work is to actively control the operational characteristics of components such as seals and bearings to optimise aspects of their performance. For example, to adjust their instantaneous power loss in order to maximise their overall efficiency.

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Nicholas Spencer

Polymer chains on surfaces: hip joints, contact lenses, car engines, wine...

Nicholas Spencer was born in the UK and studied at Cambridge before coming to the US for a postdoc at UC Berkeley, followed by a decade in the US chemical industry. For the past thirty years he has been Professor of Surface Science and Technology at ETH Zurich, where he has worked on topics ranging from hip implants to lubricant additives, and is particularly well known for his work on polymer brush lubrication. He is editor-in-chief of Tribology Letters and winner of the Tribology Gold Medal 2018 and the International STLE Award 2022. Since January 2023 he is president of the International Tribology Council.

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Ian Taylor

The economic and environmental importance of mixed and boundary lubrication.

After a degree in Physics and a PhD in Applied Physics and Electronics, Ian Taylor worked for Plessey Research from 1988-1991 and then joined Shell in 1991. He worked primarily in tribology and lubrication research whilst at Shell and was Global Technology Manager for Shell's Lubrication Science team from 2006 to 2012. His research focussed on energy efficient lubricants, and he also managed Shell's University research links in tribology from the mid 1990's to 2020, working closely with various UK, US and Chinese Universities. His tribology research has resulted in over 50 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. Ian has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Central Lancashire since 2020 and has been working on new approaches to predicting mixed/boundary friction. Ian is also a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the STLE. He received the Tribology Silver Medal from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 2020.

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Gerardo Trujillo Corona

Impact of AI on maintenance and plant reliability

Gerardo Trujillo is the current Managing Director of Noria for Latin America, President of AMGA and COPIMAN. He is specialised in the development of new strategies for the implementation of lubrication programmes and their analysis and maintenance aimed at optimising reliability and asset value. He is president and founder of several national (Mexico) and international organisations related to asset management and former member for Mexico of the International Committee ISO TC/251 for the ISO 55000 standard on asset management. His presentation will focus on "Impact of AI on maintenance and plant reliability".