Modelling of friction and wear on the nanoscale

The ultimate goal is to solve the physical principles of how friction arises and changes under different conditions. The work will progress through studies and integration in different length ranges as well as verification with experiments. The results coupled with understanding may well affect how surfaces and coatings are developed, for example, to minimize energy consumption and increase the lifespan of various metallic components. This type of result will have a major positive impact on industry and society.