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STLE to bring 250 speakers to Las Vegas lubrication conference (December 21, 2004)

Las Vegas, NV -- Join 1,500 tribology and lubrication professionals representing 50 industries from around the worl...


Las Vegas, NV — Join 1,500 tribology and lubrication professionals representing 50 industries from around the world at the next STLE 2005 Annual Meeting and Exhibition, May 15-19, 2005, at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas.

More than 250 technical and practical presentations will be given at the meeting. The event also features a large trade show.

A Georgia Institute of Technology physicist who has used powerful computer simulations to predict how friction and lubrication would affect nanometer-scale mechanical systems will be a keynote speaker at the conference. Dr. Uzi Landman, director of Georgia Tech’s Center for Computational Materials Science, will address the subject, “Small Is Different: Tribology and Control of Friction at The Nanoscale.”

Zhongyi Qin, senior consultant and former vice-president of China Yangtze Three Gorges Project Development Corp., also will be a keynote speaker. He will describe his work on what has been called “one of the greatest civil and hydroelectric projects ever built.”

The Three Gorges Project, which has been proposed and researched for almost 80 years before its construction, integrates the advantages of flood control, power generation, and east-west navigation, as well as the merits of environment and culture protection. The prospects of the Three Gorges Project and its current progress will be introduced. Friction and lubrication issues involved in the project will also be briefly discussed.

For details on the event, visit www.stle.org/am_2005/am_2005.htm.