Meet STLE’s new Fellows

Only 184 individuals currently hold the membership grade of Fellow, which recognizes STLE members who have made a significant impact in the field of tribology and/or lubrication engineering.

The newest members of this distinguished group, who were approved by the STLE Board of Directors in May, are:

Bakolas – Principal Expert Bearings R&D, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG, Herzogenaurach, Germany

Seong Kim – Dean’s Fellow Professor of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Ashlie Martini – Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Merced, Merced, CA

Fellows candidate 
must meet a standard for outstanding personal achievements through significant contributions in management, education, research or technological areas. These individuals are recognized as an outstanding authority, as shown by patents, books, articles published, or papers presented, or because they have been responsible for significant and widely known improvements in the field. Accomplishments must be beyond those typically expected of a scientist or engineer in the field of tribology and/or lubrication engineering. 


Nominations are now being sought for the 2021 Fellows program.  Complete information and nomination forms are on STLE website.