Message from the 2018 TFC Chair
Dear Industry Professionals,
The 2018 Tribology Frontiers Conference Planning Committee is partnering with TLT magazine, STLE's monthly publication, to feature highlights from the 2016 TFC.
These papers were chosen by a committee comprised of some of our most distinguished and well-respected colleagues in tribology research. We then asked the authors of those papers to create abstracts of their work. These abstracts will be published monthly in TLT until the 2018 TFC.
The TFC differs from other tribology research conferences in that we have a very specific theme. All research is aimed at discovering the role tribology will play in solving tomorrow's most critical technical, environmental and societal problems.
After the TFC debuted in Chicago in 2014, STLE held TFCs in 2015 and 2016. While STLE did not host the TFC in 2017, as we partnered with the Chinese Tribology Institute on the 2017 World Tribology Congress, we will again present the TFC in October 2018. We're returning to the historic Drake Hotel in downtown Chicago.
Registration for the 2018 Tribology Frontiers Conference will begin after the 73rd STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Minneapolis in May.
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to the TFC Highlights Selection Committee for their selection of the best papers.
Enjoy the abstracts - and I'll see you in Chicago in October 2018.
Dr. David L. Burris