12 April 2022

UK Mechanochemistry and tribochemistry symposium

Organised by:

SCI’s Young Chemists’ Panel

SCI, London, UK

Register your interest

This event brings together synthetic chemistry and tribology for a day of exciting talks on the behaviour of molecules under mechanical force. The talks will be followed by a panel discussion and opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas across these linked research areas.

This will enable chemists and engineers from both academia and industry at different career stages to share ideas and learn more about the cutting-edge research taking place in these fields.


This conference is aimed at both academic and industrial scientists, chemists and engineers at any career stage with an interest in mechanochemistry and/or tribochemistry.

Call for posters

Contributions are invited from researchers across industry and academia working on mechanochemistry and/or tribology to submit posters for this event.

An abstract of maximum 250 words (250 words does not include author names, affiliations, references or figure captions) indicating title, authors, institution included with the poster,  should be sent to conferences@soci.org on an abstract template with the subject line “Mechanochemistry/tribochemistry – abstract submission. An abstract template can be downloaded here.


Confirmed speakers:

Applications of Mechanochemistry Organic Synthesis
Duncan Browne, University College London

The complex lives of polymers in sonicated solutions
Roman Boulatov, University of Liverpool

Industrial application of smart, responsive systems 
Pete Dowding, Infineum UK 

The Role of Mechanochemistry in Lubrication and Tribofilm Formation: A Modelling Perspective
Danielle Dini, Imperial College London

A new friction modifier mechanism based on pressure-induced hydrogen bonding
Tom Reddyhoff, Imperial College London

Deborah Crawford, University of Bradford

The programme will be confirmed in due course.

Venue and Contact


14/15 Belgrave Square

Conference Team

Tel: +44 (0)20 7598 1561

Email: conferences@soci.org

Booking Process/Deadlines

Booking terms and conditions

CPD Info

SCI Members attending this meeting are able to claim CPD points.

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For further information and prices please email conferences@soci.org

Organising Committee
  • Ben Chappell, Infineum UK
  • Guillaume De Bo, University of Manchester
  • Joseph Howard, SCI/ Bio Techne
  • Ben Partridge, University of Sheffield