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STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition goes online

March 29, 2021 | By Maryam Farag

Photo: STLE.

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) will host a virtual event for lubrication and reliability professionals on May 17 to 20.

The four-day event will provide attendees with daily keynote and plenary talks, live Q&A opportunities with academic and industry leaders, nearly 300 technical presentations, posters, virtual exhibits and a plethora of networking time with lubricant industry professionals.

“STLE’s Virtual Meeting & Exhibition offers participants a valuable and cost-effective online experience that fits today’s economic and health concerns,” said Edward P. Salek, Executive Director, CAE, STLE. “The event will also allow us to resume celebratory activities surrounding STLE‘s 75th anniversary, which were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Monday, May 17 – Keynote Session 

  • “How Tribology Benefits Technology and Society” — presented by Said Jahanmir, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Federal Partnerships, The National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing
  • “Inflection Point: A New Paradigm for Tribology Education” — presented by Mike Lovell, Ph.D., President, Marquette University.
  • “Advancing Tribology – How Will We Tackle the Next 75 Years?” — presented by Kathy Wahl, Ph.D., Head of the Molecular Interfaces and Tribology Section, Naval Research Laboratory.

Tuesday, May 18 – Keynote Session 

  • “Recent Additive Manufacturing Advancements at Boeing” — presented by Melissa Orme, Ph.D., Vice-President, Boeing Additive Manufacturing. 

Wednesday, May 19  

  • “Implant Materials in Arthroplasty” — presented by Amit Parikh, Ph.D., Research Manager, Smith & Nephew, Inc. (morning keynote session). 
  • “Hit the Right Notes with your Technical Presentation” — presented by Jack Zakarian, Ph.D., Consultant, JAZTech Consulting LLC (afternoon plenary session).

Thursday, May 20  

  • “Tribology, Surface Science and Additive Manufacturing: Opportunities for a Symbiotic Relationship” — presented by Christopher B. Williams, Ph.D., Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech (morning keynote session).
  • “Engine Icing Certification: Past, Present and Future” — presented by Jim MacLeod, Ph.D., Group Leader, National Research Council Canada (afternoon plenary session).

Click here to learn more about the STLE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition.



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