Program-at-a-Glance

2020 STLE Tribology Frontiers Virtual Conference
Preliminary Program-at-a-Glance

As of Aug. 31, 2020 - Program is subject to change

Monday, November 9, 2020

Networking - 8:30 - 9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions - 9:00 - 9:15 am

Keynote Session - 9:15 - 9:55 am

Keynote Presentation: 
Frontiers of Catalyst-drive Tribochemistry:
Implication for friction and Wear

Ali Erdimir, Texas A&M University


Technical Sessions - 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • 1A - Energy, Environment and Manufacturing I
  • 1B - Fluid Lubrication I
  • 1C - Surfaces & Interfaces I

  • Meet the Expert - 11:00 - 11:30 am

    Technical Sessions - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 1A - Energy, Environment and Manufacturing I
  • 1B - Fluid Lubrication I
  • 1C - Surfaces & Interfaces I

  • STLE Connect (Exhibits & Posters) - 12:30 - 1:00 pm

    Keynote Session - 1:00 - 1:55 pm


    Keynote Presentation: 
    Challenges at the Interface in Soft, Stretchable Electronics
    Carmel Majidi, Carnegie Mellon University


    Technical Sessions - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 2A - Energy, Environment and Manufacturing II
  • 2B - Fluid Lubrication II
  • 2C - Surfaces & Interfaces II

  • Meet the Experts 3:20 - 4:00 pm

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    Networking - 8:30 - 9:00 am

    Keynote Session - 9:00 - 9:55 am

    Keynote Presentation:
    Modulating Slip, Adhesion and Friction of Graphene
    via Substrate-induced Doping

    Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, University of Illinois at
    Urbana-Champaign


    Technical Sessions - 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • 3A - Tribochemistry I
  • 3B - Surfaces & Interfaces III
  • 3C - Lubricants I

  • Meet the Experts - 11:00 - 11:30 am

    Technical Sessions - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 3A - Tribochemistry I
  • 3B - Surfaces & Interfaces III
  • 3C - Lubricants I

  • STLE Connect (Exhibits & Posters) - 12:30 - 1:00 pm

    Keynote Session - 1:00 - 1:55 pm

    Keynote Presentation:

    Cartilage Tribology and the Biomechanics of Joint Health
    David Burris, PhD, University of Delaware

    Technical Sessions - 2:00 - 3:20 pm
  • 4A - Tribochemistry II
  • 4B - Surfaces & Interfaces IV
  • 4C - Lubricants II

  • Meet the Experts - 3:20 - 4:00 pm

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Networking - 8:30 - 9:00 am

    ASME Workshop - 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    (Separate Registration Required)

    Technical Sessions - 8:00 - 10:00 am
  • 5A - Materials Tribology I
  • 5B - Surfaces & Interfaces V
  • 5C - Tribochemistry III

  • Break - 10:00 - 10:20 am

    Technical Sessions - 10:20 am - 12:00 pm
  • 5A - Materials Tribology I
  • 5B - Surfaces & Interfaces V

  • STLE Connect (Exhibits & Posters) 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    6A Special Plenary Symposium - 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    Beyond the Cutting Edge:
    Highlights from Tribology Letters
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Networking - 8:30 - 9:00 am

    Keynote Session - 9:00 - 9:55 am

    Keynote Presentation 
    Protic Ionic Liquids: Economical and Low-Toxicity 
    Lubricants and Additives

    Patricia Iglesias Victoria, Rochester Institute of
    Technology, New York


    Technical Sessions - 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • 7A - Materials Tribology II
  • 7B - Lubricants III
  • 7C - Machine Elements & Systems I

  • Meet the Expert - 11:00 - 11:30 am

    Technical Sessions - 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 7A - Materials Tribology II
  • 7B - Lubricants III
  • 7C - Machine Elements & Systems I

  • STLE Connect (Exhibits & Posters) - 12:30 - 1:00 pm

    Keynote Session - 1:00 - 1:55 pm

    Keynote Presentation:
    Revisiting Archard's Wear Model: A Dialog Between Scales
    Jean-Francois Molinari, EPFL, Switzerland

    Technical Sessions - 2:00 - 3:20 pm
  • 8A - Materials Tribology III
  • 8B - Lubricants IV
  • 8C - Machine Elements & Systems II

  • Meet the Experts 3:20 - 4:00 pm

    Friday, November 13, 2020

    Networking - 8:30 - 9:00 am


    Keynote Session - 9:00 - 9:55 am

    Keynote Presentation:
    Microstructural and Chemical Evolution of 
    Frictional Contacts

    Izabela Szlufarska, PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Technical sessions 10:00 - 11:00 am
  • 9A - Biotribology I
  • 9B - Lubricants V

  • Meet the Experts - 11:00 - 11:30 am

    Technical sessions 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • 9A - Biotribology I
  • 9B - Lubricants V

  • STLE Connect (Exhibit & Posters) - 12:30 - 12:45 pm

    Closing Comments: 12:45 - 1:00 pm

    Keynote Session - 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Keynote Presentation:
    Electronic and Microfluids Systems that Softly Interface to the Skin
    John A. Rogers, Northwestern University

    Closing Celebration