Best Paper Award

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Lubricants 2020 Best Paper Award. All papers published between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 in Lubricants were considered for the award. After a thorough evaluation of the originality and significance of the papers, citations, and downloads, the two winning papers, which were nominated by an assessment committee and approved by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. Homer Rahnejat, have been selected.

One review article:
Effective Application of Solid Lubricants in Spacecraft Mechanisms
by Jeffrey R. Lince
Lubricants 2020, 8(7); 74, doi:10.3390/lubricants8070074

One research article:
High-Rate Laser Surface Texturing for Advanced Tribological Functionality
by Jörg Schille, Lutz Schneider, Stefan Mauersberger, Sylvia Szokup, Sören Höhn, Johannes Pötschke, Friedemann Reiß, Erhard Leidich and Udo Löschner
Lubricants 2020, 8(3), 33; doi:10.3390/lubricants8030033

The winners (corresponding authors) will receive CHF 300 and a chance to publish a paper free of charge in Lubricants in 2022.

After very careful evaluation of all articles, only one research article and one review article were selected in this instance. On behalf of the assessment committee, I would like to congratulate the winners on their accomplishments. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the nominated research groups of the above exceptional papers for their contributions to Lubricants and the Award Committee for voting and helping with this award.

Prof. Dr. Homer Rahnejat, Lubricants

Lubricants 2020 Best Paper Award

Eligibility and Requirements

– All papers published in Lubricants will be eligible (Both regular and Special Issue submissions).
Past Winners


18 pages, 2207 KiB  
Modelling of Lubricated Electrical Contacts
by Robert L. Jackson and Santosh Angadi
Lubricants 2022, 10(3), 32; - 22 Feb 2022
32 pages, 7438 KiB  
Graphene-Based Nanomaterials as Lubricant Additives: A Review
by Qiulong Gao, Shuwen Liu, Kaiming Hou, Zhangpeng Li and Jinqing Wang
Lubricants 2022, 10(10), 273; - 21 Oct 2022

Award Committee

Prof. Homer Rahnejat Chairman
University of Central Lancashire


Max Marian and Stephan Tremmel
1 Engineering Design, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Martensstr. 9, 91058 Erlangen, Germany 2 Engineering Design and CAD, University of Bayreuth, Universitätsstr. 30, 95477 Bayreuth, Germany
G. Nicholas, B. P. Clarke and R. S. Dwyer-Joyce
Leonardo Centre for Tribology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD, UK


Jeffrey R. Lince
Space Tribology Consulting
Jörg Schille
University of Applied Sciences Mittweida, Laserinstitut Hochschule Mittweida, Technikumplatz 17, 09648 Mittweida, Germany


Mehmet Z. Baykara
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California Merced, Merced, CA 95343, USA
Christoph Knauder
VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center, Inffeldgasse 21A, 8010 Graz, Austria
Michele Ciavarella
Department of Mechanics, Mathematics and Management, Politecnico di Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy


Susan Perkin
Department of Chemistry, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3QZ, UK
Biplav Acharya; Jacqueline Krim
Department of Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Rosa M. Espinosa-Marzal
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 205 N Matthews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Award Committee

Prof. Homer Rahnejat Chairman
University of Central Lancashire
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