Tribology, coined by the late Professor Jost in 1966, is the science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. It includes the study and application of the principles of friction, lubrication and wear. Tribology is highly interdisciplinary. It draws on many academic fields, including physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, biology, and engineering.
Having graduated from Imperial College, London with a Maths degree, Masters in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Tribology (from the mechanical engineering department), Rich Baker went to work in the automotive sector first for Ford motor company as a design engineer before joining PCS Instruments in 2003.
In 2019 he established TriboTonic having seen a need within the market to offer customers across Europe a range of instruments as well as tailored support within the fuels and tribology sectors.
On establishing TriboTonic, Baker said
“I wanted to create a business that can help support tribology and petroleum customers across Europe by supplying the best equipment to aid in their day-to-day work”
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