Thank you for attending the 2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference
(Co-sponsored by the ASME Tribology Division)

Thank you to all attendees of the 2019 Tribology Frontiers Conference. Please mark your calendars for the 2020 TFC, which will take place at November 8 -11, 2020. More information about Call for Presentations for the 2020 TFC will be forthcoming soon.  

Congratulations to this year's TFC poster winners
Early Career Research Poster Category
First Place
Zhe Chen, Penn State
"Comprehensive Understanding of the Frictions of Graphene Surfaces"

Graduate Poster Category
First Place
Tooba Shoaib, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Understanding the Tribological Behavior of Cartilage’s Superficial Region"

Second Place
Zixuan Li, The University of Texas at Austin
"In Situ Study of the Lubrication Mechanism of Phosphonium Phosphate Ionic Liquid in Nanoscale Single-Asperity Sliding Contacts"

Third Place
Thomas Greenwood, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Hydrodynamic Slip at the Graphene-Liquid Interface"

Undergraduate Poster Category
First Place
Lars Ripley, St. Olaf College
"Microscale Measurements of Friction, Contact Area and Shear Strength on Single-Crystal MoS2 in the High Speed Regime Using an Indenter Probe and Quartz Microbalance"

Second Place
Kenya Sanchez-Robledo, Universidad De Monterrey
"Effect of Cu-Zn Alloy Nanoparticle Additives on the Tribological Performance of Lubricants for Forging Processes"

A special thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors 

Trailblazer Sponsors
Bruker
Daubert Chemical Company Inc.
Koehler Instrument Company Inc.


Pioneer Sponsors
Bruker (Badge Lanyards)
Falex Corporation
Rtec-Instruments


Innovator Sponsor
Munzing

Exhibitors
Bruker
Falex Corporation
Koehler Instrument Company Inc.
Rtec-Instruments
Tribology Letters (A Springer Journal)


We extend our sincere appreciation to this year's sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference.

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TFC Attendee Survey
We thank you for your attendance at the 2019 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference in Chicago, Illinois. Please take a moment to answer a quick survey about your experience at the conference. Your feedback is important to us and will help STLE make improvements to future meetings.
Click here to take the 2019 TFC Attendee Survey.