Welcome to the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers


The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is a professional technical society providing a selection of robust resources in technical research, education and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity.

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Tribology and Lubrication Technology (TLT) was created to aid in the technical education and professional development for all working in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering.




Listen to the latest STLE Podcast: "STLE Membership Benefits"

(Posted on April 2, 2024)

STLE Membership Manager Julie O'Rourke sits down with members of STLE's Executive Committee. The group discusses what it means to be an STLE member, how their membership has advanced their careers, and reflects on the mentors they have met along the way that could have only been facilitated by being a part of the STLE community.


TLT Magazine receiving the 2024 Bronze TRENDY Award

(Posted on February 28, 2024)

Congratulations to TLT Magazine for receiving the 2024 Bronze TRENDY Award in the Monthly Professional Society Magazine category, presented by Association TRENDS. STLE is proud of this achievement and thanks everyone involved in delivering this high-quality content to our members each month!

Submit your #STLE2024 abstracts for the waitlist today!

(Posted on December 12, 2023)

Come share your technical expertise and submit abstracts for oral, student and early career poster presentations for STLE’s 78th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 19-23, 2024, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).


#STLE2024 Exhibit Booth Applications Now Open

(Posted on December 2, 2023)

Raise your company’s profile to hundreds of key industry stakeholders in the tribology and lubricants community by reserving your exhibit booth space today! Reserve your booth early to secure the best location possible to enhance your visibility in Minneapolis next May.

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