Qualifications for Fellow

The Fellows Committee shall evaluate each Proposal to determine whether the proposed candidate: 

(1) has met the practice and membership requirements set forth in the STLE Constitution and Bylaws.
(2) has had five (5) sponsorship letters submitted on his or her behalf. 
(3) has made outstanding and recognized contributions to the field of tribology and lubrication engineering. 

The candidate’s accomplishments must be beyond those normally expected of the average scientist or engineer in tribology and lubrication engineering. The candidate should be recognized as an outstanding authority, as shown by his/her patents, books or articles published, or papers presented, or because he/she has been responsible for nationally known improvements in the field. Service to STLE shall not constitute an “outstanding personal achievement.” 

The deadline for Fellow nominations is Sept. 30 of each year. Selection announced approximately February 1 of the following year.
<Fellows Nomination Form>

Please email the completed application and all supporting documentation to Karl Phipps at STLE Headquarters. You may also fax to (847) 825-1456 or mail the completed form to STLE, 840 Busse Highway, Park Ridge, IL 60068.