2020 STLE Tribology Frontiers Virtual Conference
(Co-sponsored by ASME Tribology Division)
November 9-13, 2020

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Tribology Frontiers Virtual Week
The world’s tribology research community is coming together November 9-13 for a week of keynote presentations, technical sessions, networking opportunities and much more! The virtual event offers participants a valuable, cost-effective and safe experience that fits the world economic and health situation. The Tribology Frontiers Virtual Conference provides participants multiple options on when and how to consume on-demand content. Sessions will be presented daily from 8:30 am to 4 pm (US Central Time), beginning Monday, November 9 through Friday, November 13. Please note: The Virtual TFC Week schedule is making provisions to accommodate participants from various time zones around the world.

There will be 8-10 hours of networking time available during the TFC week and Q&A opportunities with speakers and presenters. In addition to the group networking time, there is functionality for one-to-one meetings by appointment/invitation for people who want to connect that way. 

Come spend a week exploring the role tribology will play in solving tomorrow’s most critical technical, environmental and societal challenges. 

Conference Highlights

  • Eight keynote speakers, each presenting their informed outlook on a topic at the forefront of tribology research
  • Live Q&A with academic and industry leaders during “meet the experts” sessions
  • Invited “Spotlight” talks by noted principal investigators.
  • Technical sessions featuring contributed 20-minute presentations from leading tribology researchers and institutions from around the world
  • Dedicated time each day for poster sessions and exhibits
  • "Beyond the Cutting Edge" Symposium organized by the editors of Tribology Letters
  • Continuing education course provided by the ASME Tribology Division (Advanced registration is required to attend course)

Abstract Submissions

Poster presenters may submit a traditional 150 word abstract. We are asking the Oral presenters to submit the 150 word abstract as a summary and then upload an optional one-page extended abstract in Word format based on the conference template to be archived by on the STLE website https://2020stlefrontiers.abstractcentral.com/.

Please note: The username and password for access to the STLE Website will not work for the abstract submission site. A separate account will need to be created. Once on the submission home page, click the “Create Account” tab at the top of the page. (
There is a character limit of 1000 characters including spaces (approximately 150 words) for each abstract. This limit does not include Author names and institutions)

  • For oral presentations, you may upload a traditional 150-250-word abstract. The abstract should include details such as (1.) Introduction, (2.) Methods, (3.) Results, (4.) Discussion and (5.) References. Extended abstract deadline for oral presentations has passed. We are still accepting abstracts for the wait list.
  • For Student Posters, you may upload the traditional 150-250-word abstract with title, authors and abstract. Deadline for poster abstracts is September 15, 2020.

Important dates to remember

  • Jan. 10 - Abstracts submissions site opens.
  • April 1 - Abstract deadline for oral presentations.
  • May 1 - Abstract Extension deadline for oral presentation
  • Sept. 15 -  Abstract deadline for poster presentations
  • Oct. 15 - Early bird registration deadline
  • Nov. 9 - Tribology Frontiers Conference begins

Thank you to our sponsors