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Automotive Tribology Center



The Automotive Tribology Center (ATC) is an academic research unit within the Mechanical Engineering department at Oakland University. It is the only university research center in the United States that is dedicated to automotive tribology research and is uniquely positioned to advance the reliability, mobility and efficiency of automotive components.


The ATC is dedicated to performing fundamental and applied research that lowers frictional energy losses and enhances reliability and durability of automotive components. A particular emphasis is placed on engine and transmission tribology. The new technology produced by the center will be transferred to the military, as well as to governmental and industrial sectors of the United States economy.


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