Tribology and Dowson

Morris, Nicholas, Johns-Rahnejat, Patricia orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2490-8753 and Rahnejat, Homer orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2257-7102 (2020) Tribology and Dowson. Lubricants, 8 (6). e63. ISSN 2075-4442

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It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Professor Duncan Dowson on 6th January 2020. Duncan was an esteemed member of the Editorial Board of this journal. He will be remembered as one of the founding fathers of tribology and as a true gentleman. He was the last living member of the Jost Committee, set up by the UK Government (1964–1966) to investigate the state of lubrication education and research, and to establish the requirements of industry in this regard [1]. This committee coined the term “tribology”.Duncan contributed to many areas of tribological research and established many of them, including elastohydrodynamic theory and biotribology.

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