8th World Congress

On behalf of the IJBRC Executive Committee, we thank the Keynote and Invited Speakers, Presenters of research papers, Exhibitors and Attendees for a very successful 8th World Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.Plans are beginning for the 9th World Congress, location and dates to be determined.Watch the ijbrc.org website for regular updates.


IJBRC Directors

The following individuals, representing both academia and business, are the current Directors of the
International Joints and Bearings Research Council organization.

Executive Directors




Advisory Board Directors


Ron Watson
R.J. Watson Inc.
Buffalo, NY, USA


J. Lesley Braun
Kitchener, ON, Canada

Ralph Dornsife
WSDOT, Bridge Engineer Specialist
Turnwater, WA, USA

David Stafford
Buffalo, NY, USA

J. Carl Thompson
Professor Emeritus, Civil Eng.
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON, Canada

Mark Kaczinski
The D.S. Brown Company
Baltimore, OH, USA

Stephen Pabst
Watson Bowman Acme
Amherst, NY, USA
Barrie Atkinson
Parksville, BC, Canada

Donatella Chiarotto
FIP Industriale Spa
Selvazzano, Italy