Executive Committee Annual Meeting Invite

STLE 2020-2021 Executive Committee would like to invite you to participate in the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition. There are many interesting talks scheduled for the Virtual Annual Meeting. Here are some talks the Executive Committee is excited to see.

Paul Hetherington, STLE President
HollyFrontier Lubricants & Specialties

Monday, May 17, 2021
Keynote Presentation 8:30 – 10 am EDT
“How Tribology Benefits Technology and Society” DR. SAID JAHANMIR, Assistant Director of Federal Partnerships, The National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) Office of Advanced Manufacturing

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY FLUIDS 10:30 – 11 am EDT
Global Fluid Trends, Edward Jones, Hangsterfer’s Labs. Inc., Mantua, NJ

ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN SESSION ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES I - 5:30 – 6 pm EDT
Ultra-Low Viscosity Synthetic Fluids to Enhance Performance and Durability for Electric Vehicles (EVs) Babak Lotfi, ExxonMobil, Houston, TX

Tuesday May 18, 2021
CONDITION MONITORING I - Noon – 12:30 pm
Product Quality Maintenance & Reliability in the Lubricant Supply Chain Michael Roe, MJR Lubricant Distribution Consulting & Auditing, Cypress, TX

Wednesday May 19, 2021
ENGINE AND DRIVETRAIN II - 2 – 2:30 pm
The Effect of Engine Oil and Lubrication System Design on Engine Friction as Demonstrated in a Motored Engine William Anderson, Kongsheng Yang, Zhang Yun, ShaYang, Afton Chemical Corp., Richmond, VA; Yuelei Ding, Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co. Ltd., Pudong, Shanghai, China

Thursday May 20, 2021
LUBRICATION FUNDAMENTALS V: VISCOSITY - 2:30 – 3 pm
Viscosity-Temperature Equations for Petroleum-Based Lubricating Oils Jack Zakarian, JAZTech Consulting, LLC, Orinda, CA; Ashlie Martini, Shaun Flannigan, Julian Gonzalez, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA


Ken Hope, STLE Vice President
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Lubrication Fundamentals
Fuel Economy Improvement Using Ultralow Viscosity Lubricants, Stephen Hsu, Govindaiah Patakamuri

Viscosity-Temperature Equations for Petroleum-Based Lubricating Oils, Jack Zakarian

Engine & Drivetrain on Electric Vehicles
Fluid Cooling Performance Understanding for Electric Drivetrain Applications, Yungwan Kwak, Kun Liu 

Lubricant & Greases Solutions for the Whole Electrical Vehicle Drivetrain Including the Thermal Management of Batteries, Torsten Murr

Prediction of Power Losses in Electric Vehicle Transmissions, A. Kadiric

Synthetic Lubricants & Hydraulics
Novel Base Oil Technologies for Industrial Gear Oils,  J. Langston

Critical Shear Rate of Polymer-Enhanced Hydraulic Fluids, P. Panwar

Commercial Marketing Forum program

Ryan Evans, STLE Secretary
The Timken Company

Monday, May 17, 2021

Power Generation/Wind Turbine Tribology (1G) all morning, Engine & Drivetrain (2A) all afternoon, and watch Power Generation/Wind Turbine Tribology (2G) later.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Rolling Element Bearings all day long!  (3G, 4G)   

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Wear all day long (5E, 6E), then go back and watch Rolling Element Bearings (5G, 6G) later.

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Contact Mechanics, which is a fairly new Technical Committee for STLE, all day (7B, 8B), then watch Rolling Element Bearings (7G, 8G) and Surface Engineering (7H, 8H) later.

Hong Liang, STLE Treasure
Texas A&M University

Engine and Drivetrain
Piston Ring Coating Development – From Bench to Vehicle, P. Lee

Nonferrous Metals

Metal Corrosion: Looking Farther Than the Eye Can See, C. Cooper

Additive Manufacturing
Wear and Friction of Additively Manufactured Stainless steels, R. Jackson

Nanotribology
Tribological Experiments in the Age of Big Data, N. Garabedia

Lube Fundamentals
Analytical Approaches to Chemical Structure and Physical Property Measurements of Lubricant Oils, E. Riches
Jack McKenna, Incoming STLE Treasure 2021 - 2022
Sea-Land Chemical Company

Monday May 17, 2021
MWF 1 Cross Functional MWF additives in Virtual Meeting Room 5 by Dr Staples of Kao and Angus Chemical

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Commercial Market Forum events, including Peter Pedergast of my company on Tuesday at 3:30 in Virtual Meeting Room 5.

Virtual Exhibitor Trade Show

We encourage you to review the technical program and find something that interest you.

We will see you online at the 2021 STLE Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition.