Kenneth Holmberg

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Kenneth Gösta Holmberg (born May 26, 1949, Helsinki) is a Finnish engineering researcher and professor. He defended his doctorate in technology in 1984 and has worked as a researcher at the Helsinki University of Technology and a research professor at VTT. He has provided several non-fiction books and is an internationally recognized tribology expert.[1]


  • Svenska Tekniska Vetenskapsakademien i Finland (STV) Gold Medal
  • Tribology Trust Gold Medal 2017[2][3]


  • Holmberg, Kenneth. Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Theory and Its Applications on Machine Elements. Espoo: Teknillinen korkeakoulu. ISBN 951-752-100-6.
  • Holmberg, Kenneth; Matthews, Allan (1994). Coatings Tribology: Properties, Mechanisms, Techniques and Applications in Surface Engineering. Amsterdam: Elsevier. ISBN 0-444-52750-8.


  1. ^ Ellonen, Leena (toim.) (2008). Suomen professorit 1640–2007. Helsinki: Professoriliitto. p. 186. ISBN 978-952-99281-1-8.
  2. ^ Buchert, Peter (14 Jan 2018). "Ny tekklimatsmartanik gör ytor hala och maskiner". Hufvudstadsbladet: 10.
  3. ^ "Professor Kenneth Holmberg of VTT Finland awarded Tribology Gold Medal for 2017". Retrieved 2019-04-05.