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Cleveland hosts conference on tribology, lubrication for EVs

Oct. 5, 2023
Offering the best of both worlds, experts in tribology and lubrication are gathering to present the latest developments in e-mobility

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers is hosting an event in Cleveland, Ohio on Nov. 12-15 giving attendees two opportunities see the latest tribology and lubrication engineering science.

The 2023 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference (TFC) and Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference will include presentations on biotribology, fluid lubrication, tribochemistry, electrification, EV hardware, grease, and thermal management

“Our co-branded event offers attendees the best of both worlds,” said Rebecca Lintow, CAE, STLE executive director. “By combining these two popular events, members of the tribology and lubrication engineering field can now enjoy expanded content and more networking opportunities.”    

STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference  

The STLE's Tribology Frontiers Conference (TFC) will enable attendees to engage with world-renowned industry, academic and government researchers to learn more about the technical, environmental and social issues impacting tribology research in the 21st Century.

With daily keynote presentations, invited “Spotlight” talks by notable principal investigators, a graduate, undergraduate and early career research poster competition, and the popular “Beyond the Cutting Edge” special symposium (organized by the editors of Tribology Letters), the event will feature the following keynote speakers:

  • Juliette Cayer-Barrioz, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) research director, STMS/LTDS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon: Monday, Nov. 13.  She'll speak on how reducing friction can benefit global processes and welfare in a presentation, “Surfaces in Lubrication: A Multiscale Analysis.” She will also touch on the tribological behavior of adsorbed polymer layers on surfaces over all the lubrication regimes.   
  • Dr. Neil Canter, president of Chemical Solutions: Monday, Nov. 13. He'll give insight on STLE’s 2023 Report on Emerging Issues and Trends in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering, discussing key trends and opportunities that are and will be impacting the tribology and lubrication field, including supply chain, sustainability, electrification, manufacturing, medical/health and government regulations.  
  • Dr. Michael Kotzalas,  director of global customer engineering of The Timken Company: Tuesday Nov. 14.  He'll discuss the role of energy efficiency in the rolling bearing industry in his presentation titled “Development of Power Dense and Energy Efficient Bearings to Address the Needs of Modern Machinery.” He'll also offer examples of how these technologies are being used in the field. 

STLE Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference  

The STLE Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference will provide visitors a chance to explore the latest technical challenges and opportunities impacting the future of electric vehicle technologies in the tribology and lubrication field. From leading companies and organizations interested in e-mobility, panel discussions on state-of-the-art electric vehicle technologies and lubrication developments, the event will feature the following:

  • Troy Muransky, lead materials engineer of American Axle & Manufacturing: Tuesday, Nov. 14. He'll give a keynote titled “Challenges of Selecting the Correct Electric Vehicle Driveline Fluid," discussing driveline requirements, selection and hardware design trends for fluids.  
  • Networking opportunites

To access the preliminary technical program, click here.    

For more information on STLE’s co-branded eventclick here. To access additional information on keynote speakers, click here.  

Register here for the four-day joint event held at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower.

About the Author

Cris Beaulieu

Cris Beaulieu is an Associate Editor for Fleet Maintenance magazine. She joined the team after working in local news media. She earned a bachelor’s in journalism at Cleveland State University along with a TV and Radio Broadcast degree at Ohio Media School. 

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