STLE Hosts Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Long Beach May 21-25, 2023
Lubrication and tribology professionals from around the world gather to connect, learn and achieve more sustainable processes and products
Park Ridge, Illinois (March 28, 2023) ─ The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society for individuals in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering — is hosting its 77th Annual Meeting & Exhibition — the lubricant industry’s most respected event for technical information, professional development and international networking opportunities — from May 21-25, 2023, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
The five-day event will include keynote and plenary talks, live Q&A opportunities with academic and industry leaders, 500 technical presentations, application-based case studies, 11 industry-specific education courses, best practice reports, discussion panels on technical and market trends, and in-person networking and social events.
“This year’s annual meeting brings environmental awareness to the forefront of the tribology and lubrication engineering fields,” said Edward P. Salek, CAE, STLE executive director. “Not only will attendees learn about emerging research from transformational leaders, but our technical sessions will empower them with the information they need to achieve sustainable change.”
STLE’s Commercial Marketing Forum — a series of 30-minute marketing sessions where companies can promote their products and services — and exhibition will be open to visitors from May 22-24. The trade show will feature over 100 booths showcasing the latest products and services of interest to lubrication professionals worldwide, representing a full range of the industry’s most prestigious corporate, government and academic institutions. Additional program features will include:
Cutting-edge technical tracks
- AI & Machine Learning
- Condition Monitoring
- Contact Mechanics
- Discussion Roundtables
- Electric Vehicles/Engine and Drivetrain
- Environmentally Friendly Fluids
- Fluid Film Bearings
- Herbert S. Cheng Memorial Symposium
- Lubrication Fundamentals
- Materials Tribology (including Ceramics & Composites)
- Metalworking Fluids
- Mining Tribology
- Nonferrous Metals
- Rolling Element Bearings
- Surface Engineering
- Sustainable Power Generation
- Synthetic Lubricants and Hydraulics
- Tribology of Biomaterials
- Wind Turbine Tribology
Hydrogen, the energy of the future
Angel Wileman, manager of Thermofluids for Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), will open the meeting with a keynote address on Monday, May 22, from 10:30 a.m.-noon that focuses on why hydrogen holds promise as a viable energy solution for global decarbonization. Her presentation — “Hydrogen is Here: Are You Ready?” — will discuss the challenges facing hydrogen technology developers and provide the latest studies to address these challenges. The talk will also cover the development of cost-effective and efficient hydrogen production technologies, the challenges associated with hydrogen storage, transportation and use, and current U.S. and worldwide regulations around hydrogen. To learn more about this topic, listen to SwRI’s podcast, “Decarbonizing With Hydrogen.”
The next generation of tribologists and lubrication engineers
STLE will host its annual Tribology STEM Camp for area high school students on Monday, May 22. Students can see demonstrations and participate in hands-on experiments led by engineers and scientists to learn about tribology and lubrication engineering and potential career opportunities in these fields. The meeting will also showcase college students and early career posters from all areas of tribology research.
STLE members and non-members can purchase digital proceedings of the technical presentations at the meeting via STLE’s online learning platform. Content will be searchable and organized by technical track and session, and discounted pricing will apply for those who purchase the digital proceedings with event registration. For a complete list of registration options for the STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, click here. To access the preliminary technical program, click here.
About the Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of over 13,000 individuals and 250 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are employed by the world’s leading corporations, academic institutions and governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished technical experts with a variety of professional education and certification programs. STLE is a professional technical society providing a selection of robust resources in technical research, education, and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity.
Tribological advancements can improve productivity, profitability, sustainability and safety across a number of industries, including manufacturing, metalworking, transportation and power energy. Membership is available to those interested in staying current in the latest technologies, advancing their careers and making new professional connections from around the world. STLE membership is a low-cost investment with high professional rewards. For more information or to join today, visit www.stle.org.