prof.dr.ir. P.M. Lugt (Pieter)

Full Professor

About Me

Piet Lugt studied mechanical engineering and tribology at the University of Twente in The Netherlands (MSc. 1988, PhD. 1992).

He worked at the Technical University of Delft until 1995 when he joined SKF Research where he has fulfilled several positions in Tribology and Lubrication, presently as a Senior Scientist, primarily working on the development of models for lubricating grease life and grease selection. 

He has been a part-time Professor at Luleå Technical University, Sweden, from 2005-2008 and is (part-time) full professor at the University of Twente since 2011.

He has written the book “Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings”.  



Hoogovens Research Award, SKF Value Leadership Award, IMechE Best Paper Award, Edmond E. Bisson Award (STLE, 2x) , Best Paper Award ELGI (2x), SKF Excellence Award (2x), Wilbur Deutsch Memorial Award (STLE, 2x), Captain Alfred E. Hunt Award (STLE, 2x), Clarence E. Earle Memorial Award (NLGI).   


Engineering & Materials Science
Film Thickness
Lubricating Greases
Roller Bearings
Physics & Astronomy
Ball Bearings
Lubricating Grease

Ancillary Activities

  • SKF Research & Technology Development
    Senior Scientist




Lugt, P. M., & Berens, F. (2022). The Grease Life Factor concept for ball bearings. Tribology international, 169, Article 107460. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.triboint.2022.107460
Lugt, P. M. , van Zoelen, M. T., Vieillard, C., Berens, F., Gruell, R., Preisinger, G., & Meaney, P. (2022). Grease Performance in Ball and Roller Bearings for All-Steel and Hybrid Bearings. Tribology transactions, 65(1), 1-13. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10402004.2021.1889731
Lugt, P. M. (2021). The importance of the work of Duncan Dowson for modeling grease lubrication in rolling bearings. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part J: Journal of engineering tribology, 235(12), 2614-2615. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/13506501211047736

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Courses Academic Year  2023/2024

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N105
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N105
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands