STLE Launches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

STLE has recently launched its first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee. The committee will recommend policies, programs or activities intended to guide STLE’s commitment to DEI. 

STLE’s DEI Committee plans to achieve these goals by identifying DEI best practices, making them a part of the society’s culture, and sharing them with its members and the broader tribology and lubrication engineering industry.

Elaine Hepley, CLS, OMA, Solana Consulting Services’ chief executive officer, is the chair of the DEI Committee, which is comprised of six other distinct STLE members who are employed by world-leading corporations, academic institutions and government agencies – Nicolas Argibay (Ames National Laboratory – U.S. Department of Energy); Steffen Bots, CLS, OMA, (LUBESERV), Aaron Greco (Argonne National Laboratory); Peter Lee (Southwest Research Institute); Khalid Malik, CLS (Ontario Power Generation); and Angela Pitenis (University of California, Santa Barbara).

To send questions, issues, comments, suggestions or feedback to the committee, email

To learn more about the DEI Committee please refer to the Press Release.