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STLE Newsletter February 20, 2015

Table of Content
Warning for STLE Annual Meeting Attendees – Concerning Hotels
STLE Annual Meeting Hotel – Alternate Housing Added
Are you registered for the STLE 2015 Annual Meeting?
Choose from 11 Industry Specific Courses
STLE Releases Expanded Program Guide for Annual Meeting in Dallas
Calling all Students – Details released for Student Poster Competition
Share your Annual Meeting Presentation with STLE
2015 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Call for Abstracts
We’re accepting registrations for the MWF Management Certificate Course
The NASA Academy Experience
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
Upcoming Webinars
Local Section Meeting Schedules
5th International Conference on Metal Removal Fluids
CRC Book Promo – Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4

A meeting so BIG only TEXAS could host it! Click here for details & to register

Warning for STLE Annual Meeting Attendees
STLE has been made aware that a service provider known as Exhibitor Housing Management has contacted a number of companies who are participating in the May 2015 Annual Meeting to offer hotel reservation assistance and discounts. Please be aware that this organization does not represent STLE, nor has STLE authorized them to contact meeting attendees.

If you are contacted by Exhibitor Housing Services by phone or emails using STLE's name and offering hotel reservation services, we urge exhibitors and attendees to proceed with extreme caution before signing anything sent by Exhibitor Housing Services, entering into any conversation with a representative or replying to any emails sent.

Authorized information on housing for the 2015 STLE Annual Meeting appears on the STLE website. Please call the STLE Headquarters Office at (847)825-5536 with any questions or for further assistance.

Annual Meeting Hotel – Alternate Housing Added
STLE Annual Meeting Conference Hotel, Omni Hotel, is filling up and rooms on certain days are limited. Please call the Omni Hotel to determine availability. (800)843-6664

Arrangements have been made at other hotel properties. Please contact hotels below to make reservations

Adolphus Hotel
1321 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75202
Distance .5 miles from the conference hotel
Click here for online reservationsor call (214)742-8200
Make sure to ask for the STLE room rate of $185 per night

Magnolia Hotel
1401 Commerce St. Dallas, TX 75201
Distance .6 miles from the conference hotel
Click here for online reservations or Call (214)915-6500
Make sure to ask for the STLE room rate $175 per night

NYLO Hotel
1325 South Lamar St. Dallas, TX 75215
Call (214)421-1080 to make reservations.
Ask for the STLE room rate $135 King or $165 Double Queen per night
Distance .8 miles from the conference hotel

If you have any problems please contact the STLE conference office at (639)428-2133

Are you registered for the STLE 2015 Annual Meeting?
Join your peers & the tribology community for STLE’s 70th Annual Meeting & Exhibition on May 17-21, 2015 in beautiful Dallas, Texas. Find all conference details here.

Register before April 14th and received the early bird discount
The best way to register is online, click here to get started

Click here to see who is exhibiting

Choose from 11 Industry Specific Courses
Courses are held on Sunday May 17th and Wednesday May 20th giving you more flexibility when planning your conference activities. If you have questions regarding courses please contact Tom Heidrich at theidrich@stle.org.

Sunday – May 17, 2015
Metalworking Fluids 115: Metal Removal
Synthetic Lubricant 203: Non Petroleum Fluids & Their Uses
Basic Lubrication 103: Basic Lubrication Overview
Biofuels & Biolubricants
Condition Monitoring 101: Intro to Condition Monitoring
Hydraulic 201: Hydraulic Fluid Technology

Wednesday – May 21, 2015
Synthetic Lubricants 204: Fluid Formulation & Applications
Metalworking Fluids 210: Metalworking Fluid Hot Topics
Advanced Lubrication 301
Automotive Lubrication Diesel
Condition Monitoring 201: Advanced Condition Monitoring

STLE Releases Expanded Program Guide for Annual Meeting in Dallas
STLE has just published expanded program guide for the 70th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Find details for more than 400 technical presentations, the 90 exhibitor trade show and 11 one-day education courses are among the highlights.

Program guide includes:
1. Intro
2. Daily Schedule
3. Sunday/Monday Schedule
4. Tuesday Technical Sessions
5. Wednesday Technical Sessions
6. Thursday Technical Sessions
7. Author’s Index
8. Committees
9. Education Courses
10. Tradeshow Sponsorship

The program guide is available as a digital edition and as a downloadable PDF

Calling all Students – Details Released for Student Poster Competition
STLE would like to invite students from all areas of tribology research to participate in the student poster competition at the 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition May 17-21 in Dallas, Texas. Click here for details.

The criteria for poster submission are as follows:
• The poster must present original work by the student during the 2014-2015 year
• The student may submit only one poster as the lead author
• As the lead author, the student should have performed the major portion of the work
• Lead authors must be fulltime graduate or undergraduate students registered during the 2014 – 2015 academic year
• Posters can be no longer than 48 in X 48 in
• The author must be present at the poster display during the judging sessions and during scheduled conference breaks
Abstract submission deadline is March 15, 2015

Submit your poster abstracts through http://stle2015.abstractcentral.com  

Three awards will be given in each of the following categories
Platinum – Superior scientific and presentation quality
Gold – Good technical quality
Silver – Overall quality worthy to be encouraged

For additional questions please contact the Student Poster Coordinator Uma Ramasamy at uramasamy@ucmerced.edu  

Share your Annual Meeting Presentation with STLE
Each year, STLE’s annual meeting is known for its exceptional technical content. With over 400 technical-paper presentations to choose from, a major concern for attendees is scheduling conflicts, as they sometimes miss presentations that they would like to hear or cannot share the contents with their colleagues who are unable to attend the meeting.

In an effort to provide attendees with the opportunity of not missing a presentation, we encourage speakers to submit an optional 2-3 page Extended Abstract or provide digital copies of their presentation slides. Extended Abstracts or presentation slides must be converted as PDFs before submission to STLE.

To participate, we request the following materials:

1. Click here to complete the Extended Abstract Submission Form (Note: Make sure to include your exact presentation title, technical track or category and keywords from your original abstract).

2. Create a brief 2-3 page summary of your presentation (Click here for sample template). Digital copies of presentation slides may also be included with the Extended Abstract.

3. Convert your Extended Abstract and/or presentation slides (if available) as a PDF attachment and email to: presentations@stle.org.  

We suggest that speakers submit their Extended Abstracts or presentation slides before Thursday, April 30 to ensure materials are available to attendees before the meeting. We realize speakers might still be working on their presentations before they arrive, so Extended Abstracts or presentation slides may also be submitted any time after April 30, as well as during and immediately following the meeting to allow attendees to benefit from your presentation. This year, STLE 2015 presentations will be accessible to download online at www.stle.org for all annual meeting attendees.

If you have questions or need assistance with submitting your presentation, please email kphipps@stle.org.

2015 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference Call for Abstracts
Join the international tribology research community for the 2nd Annual Tribology Frontiers Conference. The Frontiers Conference combines STLE’s tradition of conference excellence with a dynamic format that highlights the role tribology research can play in solving future scientific and societal changes.

Submission of papers is encouraged for all research related to rubbing surfaces and interfaces, friction, wear and lubrication. Click here for technical topics.

Click on this link to create an account and submit an abstract:

2015 MWF Management Certificate Course
Locations: The Engineering Society of Detroit, Southfield, Michigan
Date/Time: March 10-12, 2015 (2 ½ day course)
Overview: This course provides a comprehensive overview of metalworking fluids, and is led by industry renowned experts. This course is tailored to provide you with a comprehensive look at the latest techniques and practices that are sure to improve your metalwokring fluid operations. The course gives you the opportunity to review the various operations that use metalworking fluids, explore the fundamentals of fluid and additive chemistry, analyze factors that affect the quality if metalworking fluids and the work environement, learn about the unique aspects of metalworking fluid microbiology and toxicology, and review a broad range of condition monitoring tests, learn how to use condition monitoring to manage metalworking fluids in individual sumps and large central systems.

Intended audience: This course is designed for those involved in developing additives for, formulating and using or maintaning metalworking fluids including: end users, formulators, additive suppliers & distributors.

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The NASA Academy Experience
The NASA Academy is an intense summer project for highly motivated and successful undergraduates and graduate students. The academy’s purpose is to bring together the likely future leaders in space activity so that they learn at an early stage how NASA functions and become acquainted with each other personally and professionally. Each year, the academy selects high achieving students in a variety of academic disciplines from US universities across the country.

The NASA Academy is not a 9-5 summer research internship program. It is a rigorous, immersive experience that will challenge the participants and push them outside their comfort zones. It offers interns an intense learning experience that is either space- or aeronautics-based. All academy students will be immersed in a NASA environment where they will experience the agency from both inside and outside perspectives. Added interaction with NASA collaborators in industry and academia will provide exciting and unforgettable summer experiences to engage and capture students within the NASA family.

For more information please visit NASA Academy

Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation was established in the USA back in 2000 in order to support tribology Research/Development and to contribute cultivation of tribology.

Scope of activities
1. Support for tribology-related research and development
2. Provide grants for symposium and research meetings and presentations on tribology sponsored by scientific societies, universities, & public research agencies
3. Honor outstanding work on tribology
4. Assist in funding tribology-related research activities. Collecting and disseminating technical information through books, dissertations and publications.

Join the researcher’s directory and begin the communication with other tribology researchers from around the world. [Click here to join the research directory]

For details visit http://www.ttrf.org  

Upcoming Webinars
Using Failure for Spend Analysis & Specification
Date/Time: Wednesday, February 25, 2015; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CST),
Instructor: Michael Holloway, ALS Tribology
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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[Click here] to register (deadline is February 23rd)

Metalworking Fluid Biocides
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 3, 2015; 12-1pm Central Daylight Time (CST),
Instructor: Christine McInnis, Dow Microbial Control
Cost: $39 for members; $59 for non-members
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[Click here] to register (deadline is March 2nd)

Upcoming Webinar Events
Please note upcoming deadlines – get ahead of the rest and register today!
• Mar. 18 – Food Grade Lubricants & their Regulations | Register by 3/16
• Apr. 15 – Corrosion Inhibitors for MWF | Register by 4/13

For more details on upcoming event please check out the STLE Calendar.

Local Section Meeting Schedules
Feb. 25, 2015
Northern California Section
Hard Disk Drive Tribology: Enabling Reliability and Magnetic Performance
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Feb. 25, 2015
Oklahoma Section
Establishing ISO Cleanliness Codes for Mobile Hydraulic Systems
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Feb. 27, 2015
Portland Section
ISO Standards for Lubricants
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Mar. 04, 2015
Central Illinois Section
Fracturing in the Illinois Basin
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Mar. 17, 2015
Hamilton Section
Lubricant Piping & turbine Systems
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Mar. 19, 2015
Philadelphia Section
Commercial Marketing Forum with Six Suppliers
(Croda, Dow Chemical, Ivanhoe, Inolex, Meadwestvaco, and Vanderbilt
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Houston Section Lube School
March 4, 2015
Join the Houston Section on March 4th at the Hilton Houston North for this year’s Lube School. For details please visit the Houston section website.

Chicago Section Education Program – Total Plant Lubrication
March 18-19, 2015
The Chicago Section is offering a seminar designed for maintenance professionals who have responsibility for lubricant selection, evaluation, safety, and rotating equipment reliability. Participants will be given the tools to select lubricants based upon performance, assess equipment condition and apply root cause solutions to common lubrication issues. Click here for further details and to register.

2015 Auburn Tribology Symposium and Exposition
April 9, 2015

Join Auburn University on April 9th to learn more about the University’s tribology and lubrication science minor – the first minor of its kind. Join Auburn for a day of student presentations, laboratory tours and collaborative discussion between Auburn Tribology and industry. A job fair will wrap up activities with an opportunity to interview students for internship and jobs. For a detailed agenda visit http://eng.auburn.edu/tribology.  

Rob Jackson by March 9

A golf tournament at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National is schedule for
April 10, 2015 at 8:00am
To sign up, please contact Ralph Beard at rbeard@functionalproducts.com

Chicago Section Scholarship – Deadline April 15th
Students from all areas of tribology research are invited to participate. This includes the fields of manufacturing, biology, tribotesting, high tech and nanotribology. Specific subjects may include aerospace, ceramics, condition monitoring, engine and drivetrain, environmentally friendly fluids, fluid film bearings, gears, health and safety, hydraulics, metalworking, non-ferrous metals, power generation, rolling elements, seals, solid lubricants, surface engineering, synthetic lubricants, wear and other relevant topics. Click here for details and to apply for the scholarship.

Michigan Metrology Surface Finish, Friction and Wear Short Course
April 29-30, 2015

Michigan Metrology is hosting a 2 day short course on surface finish, friction and wear. The course will be taught by Don Cohen, one of the foremost experts in the surface roughness and its effects. The short course is designed for scientists, engineers and technicians working in the fields of automotive, aerospace, materials, polymers, and others. More information is available at www.michmet.com/classes.htm  

STLE Latin America Congress & Exhibition 2015
May 28-29, 2015

This is an excellent platform to meet and/or display the latest improvements and success stories of companies that are at the forefront of the industry Reliability & Maintenance of Assets in Central and Latin America. For more details visit the STLE Calendar or contact conference organizer Omar Linares at Omar.linares@maincorp.org  

5th International Conference on Metal Removal Fluids
September 27-30, 2015
The Westin O’Hare
Rosemont, IL

2nd Call for Papers
Join the industry experts, network and hear how the latest trends in metal removal fluids will impact your company.

Submission Deadline is June 1, 2015
For more information or to submit an application please visit.

CRC Book Promo – Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4
Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4
Girma Biresaw, USDA & K.L. Mittal, Hopewell Junction
Listed Price: $179.95
Discounted Price: $143.96 (Savings of $35.99)
Cat. #:K18985 ISBN: 9781466583375
Publication Date: February Pages: 533

Surface science and tribology play very critical roles in many industries. Manufacture and use of almost all consumer and industrial products rely on the application of advanced surface and tribological knowledge. The fourth in a series, Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4 provides an update on research and development activities connecting surfactants and tribological phenomena.

Written by renowned subject matter experts, the book demonstrates how improved design of surfactants can be harnessed to control tribological phenomena. Profusely illustrated and copiously referenced, the chapters also discuss novel approaches to control tribological phenomena using surfactants including green surfactants. It also discusses the underlying tribological and surface science issues relevant to many situations in diverse industries.

The information in this volume provides a cutting-edge reference connecting the fields of surfactants and tribology as a way forward to novel, enhanced methods of controlling lubrication, friction, and wear. It reflects the latest developments, highlighting the relevance of surfactants in tribological phenomena in a broad range of industries. As we learn more about the connection between surfactants and tribology, new and improved ways to control lubrication, friction, and wear utilizing surfactants will emerge. This book takes us farther on the path towards this goal.

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