FAQ
Roadmap to the Profession
What is tribology?
What does a lubrication engineer do?
Staff Assistance
Who should I contact at headquarters when I need assistance?
Who manages the STLE Annual Meeting and Fall Research Conference?
Who do I contact about advertising and exhibit sales?
How do I contact STLE?
Publish or Present
How do I submit a manuscript to Tribology Transactions journal?
How do I submit an offer of presentation for an STLE conference?
Roadmap to the Profession
Q: What is tribology?
A:

Tribology (try-BAHL-oh-gee) is the science and technology concerned with interacting surfaces in relative motion, including friction, lubrication, wear and erosion. (ASTM Committee G-2 on Wear and Erosion). Tribology encompasses aspects of physics, chemistry, applied mathematics, metallurgy, material science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and applied mechanics.

Studies estimate that as much as one-third of all usable, device-produced energy is lost to friction and wear. Reactive maintenance costs three times that of planned maintenance, costing industry and consumers billions each year. In addition to energy waste, friction and wear greatly affect product reliability, maintainability, safety, service, life and environmental factors.

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Q: What does a lubrication engineer do?
A: A lubrication engineer is a person who, by professional training or equivalent experience, is qualified to apply the knowledge of engineering to the field of lubrication or lubricating science. He or she may be active in research, development, application, service and maintenance, consulting, technical sales, writing or teaching. In these activities, his or her responsibilities may involve direct or indirect participation in mechanical design, lubrication economics, lubricant formulation or application recommendations of all forms of lubricant in all types of equipment, machines, tools, or products with the objectives of obtaining optimum conditions with regard to wear, friction, power, corrosion, leakage, vibration or other operating characteristics influenced by the lubricant. He or she is familiar with and many plan, participation in or supervise lubrication tests, practices, procedures, schedules, standards, requirements and/or other work involving lubricant storage, dispensing and reclaiming equipment. (United States Dictionary of Occupational Titles).

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Staff Assistance
Q: Who should I contact at headquarters when I need assistance?
A:

Executive Director
Edward Salek x. 210

Accounting/Finance
Emmett Murphy x. 212
Myrna Scott x. 201

Book Orders/Conference Registration
Judy Enblom x. 200

Calendar/Newsletter/Digital Marketing
Bruce Murgueitio x211 

Certification Programs
Alicia Shearer x.205

Membership and Subscriptions
Judy Enblom x. 200
Myrna Scott x. 201

Online Education and Webinairs
Kara Lemar x213

Technical Information and Training
Dr. Robert Gresham x. 200

TLT Magazine
Thomas Astrene x. 202
Karl Phipps x. 203

Website and Information Systems
Myrna Scott x 201

The STLE office phone number is +1-847-825-5536

All STLE e-mail contacts follow the same format:
first initial and last name@stle.org (esalek@stle.org)

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Q: Who manages the STLE Annual Meeting and Fall Research Conference?
A:

Conference presenters and exhibitors should contact:

Bacon-Hedland Management
630-323-6880
Merle or Gen Hedland
mhedland@bacon-hedland.com

Education course instructors should contact:

Dr. Robert Gresham
STLE Professional Development Director
rgresham@stle.org
317-513-7095

 

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Q: Who do I contact about advertising and exhibit sales?
A: Tracy Nicholas Van Ee
Advertising & Exhibit Sales
630-922-3459
Fax: 630-904-4563
tnicholas@stle.org

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Q: How do I contact STLE?
A:

By Mail:
Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

840 Busse Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068-2302
USA

Or:

Phone: 847-825-5536
Fax:      847-825-1456
Email to:  Information@stle.org

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Publish or Present
Q: How do I submit a manuscript to Tribology Transactions journal?
A:

All manuscript submission and review is now handled online through STLE's partnership with Taylor and Francis.  To submit a manuscript, or to track status of an existing manuscript, simply go to:

http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tribtrans

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Q: How do I submit an offer of presentation for an STLE conference?
A:

STLE sponsors two major international conferences each year.

The STLE Annual Meeting is held in May.  Offers of presentation are due by October 1 of the prior year.  All submissions are made online through the STLE website. 

The Fall Research Conference is held in October.  Offers of presentation are due by late January of the year in which the conference will be held.  All submissions are made online through the STLE website.

 

 

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