2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference 
(Co-sponsored by ASME Tribology Division)
The Drake Hotel Chicago
October 20-23 , 2019
Chicago, Illinois (USA)

Submission deadline has passed but the site will continue to accept papers for the wait list


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. https://2019stlefrontiers.abstractcentral.com/

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. Abstract submission deadline has passed but the site will remain open to accept papers for the wait list.


Conference Highlights

  • 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