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2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference
(Co-sponsored by ASME Tribology Division)
The Drake Hotel Chicago
October 20-23 , 2019
Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Abstract submission deadline extended to April 15, 2019
Join tribology researchers from more than 30 countries in North and South America, Asia, and Europe for the 2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference (TFC) to be held October 20-23, 2019 at the historic Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago. The Conference is sponsored by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) and co-sponsored by the Tribology Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
We invite authors to submit abstracts for consideration as podium presentations or for the poster competition in one of the following eight tracks: (1) surfaces and interfaces, (2) biotribology, (3) fluid lubrication, (4) lubricants, (5) machine elements and systems, (6) energy/environment/manufacturing, (7) tribochemistry, and (8) materials tribology.
Poster presenters may submit a traditional 150 word abstract. We are asking the Oral presenters to submit the 150 word abstract as a summary and then upload a one-page extended abstract in Word format based on the conference template to be archived by on the STLE website.
The extended deadline for submitting oral presentations is April 15, 2019
Three keynote speakers - Each presenting an outlook on a topic at the forefront of tribology research
8-10 more comprehensive longer "Spotlights" talks and posters by noted principle investigators
Technical sessions featuring contributed 20-minute presentations from leading tribology researchers and institutions from around the world
Poster competition - Graduate, Undergraduate, and Early Career Researchers
Special Symposium "Beyond the Cutting Edge" organized by the editors of Tribology Letters