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 the STLE. It is given in recognition of the recipient's outstanding contributions in tribology, lubrication engineering or allied fields. The award shall be a certificate or plaque symbolizing honorary membership in the Society and shall be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society. Proper biography and documentation must be presented to the Board at the time of nomination and before the candidate is approved. The nomination committee for the International Award shall consist of the current Executive Committee, the Awards Committee Chairman and the Director-Sponsor for the Awards Committee.

STLE’s highest technical honor for outstanding contributions in tribology, lubrication engineering or allied fields
Candidate does not need to be a member 
Maximum two per year (can choose not to present award in a given year if there is no qualified recipient)
Must be supported with proper biography and documentation

Includes honorary membership To make a nomination, contact STLE's Executive Director, Edward Salek
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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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