STLE Award Recipients

Each year, STLE honors individuals for outstanding achievements in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering that support our mission: "To advance the science of tribology and the practice of lubrication engineering in order to foster innovation, improve the performance of equipment and products, conserve resources and protect the environment." Listed here are the descriptions for each of STLE's awards and past recipients.

STLE International Award

The STLE International Award (Established as the ASLE National Award in 1948) is the Society's highest technical honor and bestows lifetime honorary membership on the recipient, who need not have been a member of STLE. It is given in recognition of the recipient's outstanding contributions in tribology, lubrication engineering or allied fields. The award shall be presented at the STLE Annual Meeting. 

Nomination Process:

  • The nomination package should include three letters of support emphasizing the candidate's technical achievements in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering, submitted from individuals familiar with the candidate's accomplishments. <Nomination Form>
  • Biographical information, which include a detailed Curriculum Vitae, a summary of research accomplishments, degrees held and their granting institutions, positions held during the candidate's professional career, should also be submitted.
  • Candidate documentation must be submitted by November 30, 2017. Selection announced approximately February 1 of the following year.
  • Nomination packages should be sent to Karl Phipps at STLE Headquarters, 840 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068, or email at kphipps@stle.org.
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Dr. James A. GreenwoodCambridge University2017STLE International Award
Dr. Christopher DellaCorteNASA2016STLE International Award
Dr. Selda GunselShell Global Solutions (US) Inc.2015STLE International Award
Dr. Qian WangNorthwestern University2015STLE International Award
Dr. Bharat BhushanThe Ohio State University2014STLE International Award
Jianbin LuoTsinghua University2013STLE International Award

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