Braham Prakash obtained his M.Tech (Mechanical Engineering) and PhD (Tribology) degrees from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He worked in industry for about five years and then took up a faculty position at Indian Institute of Delhi in India and worked there up to 2002. He is presently a Professor and Head of Tribolab at the Division of Machine Elements of Luleå University of Technology in Sweden since January 2002. He was a Visiting Researcher Tokyo Institute of Technology (1985) and Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) at Chiba Institute of Technology (1998-2000). He has over 37 years of R&D experience both in academia and industry in the field of tribology. His research & teaching activities pertain to high temperature tribology; tribology of materials & lubricants; solid lubricants/self-lubricating coatings; boundary lubrication; tribology of machine components (bearings, gears and seals); analysis of wear problems; and tribotesting.