Research in the STT group in focusses on three research areas and includes several research projects in the field of tribology of surfaces and interfaces in an engineering context, as well as degradation mechanisms taking place at these surfaces and interfaces. Our research looks into both experimental characterisation and numerical modelling of tribological systems in different applications ranging from ropes, steel, geological faults, wind turbines, seals, lithography etc. We believe "Tribology is everywhere. You just need to look at the interface!".