STLE welcomes return of in-person annual meeting May 15-19

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The 76th STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition will be held May 15-19, 2022, in Orlando, Florida, and include daily keynote talks, Q&A opportunities, presentations, discussions, and more.

The meeting is the lubricant industry’s most respected event for technical information, professional development, and international networking opportunities. The five-day event will be held in person, complete with daily keynote and plenary talks, live Q&As with academic and industry leaders, 400 technical presentations, application-based case studies, 12 industry-specific education courses, best practice reports, discussion panels on technical and market trends, networking and social events, and commercial exhibits and student posters.

“We’re excited to bring back our in-person presentation of STLE’s Annual Meeting & Exhibition in 2022, and we can’t think of a better place to do it than the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort,” said Edward P. Salek, CAE, STLE executive director. “This year’s event will provide members and non-members with the long-awaited opportunity to connect, network and collaborate with other lubricant professionals face-to-face.”

Throughout the event, world-class visionaries will address key areas at the forefront of tribological science. Program features will include:

  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Track.
  • Biotribology at the Nanoscale Joint Session. 
  • Tribology of Biomaterials Special Session. 
  • Tribochemistry Joint Session. 
  • 2D Materials + Superlubricity Joint Session.
  • Special session on Artificial Intelligence in Tribology. 

Darryl Stolarczyk, director of vehicle planning, body systems engineering and materials engineering for Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) will open the meeting with a keynote address that focuses on how tribology is supporting Nissan Ambition 2030, the company’s vision for creating a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive society through initiatives that aim for zero emissions, zero fatalities, and zero inequality.

During the presentation, “Nissan — Powertrain Evolution Toward Carbon Neutrality,” Stolarczyk will discuss the role tribology and lubrication technologies have played in the development of more efficient internal combustion engine (ICE) powertrains and how they are helping Nissan to achieve its carbon neutrality goals — through the creation of lower-cost electric vehicle (EV) models designed to extend range and reduce charging times.

Commercial exhibits and student posters will be open to visitors from May 16-18. The exhibition will feature more than 100 booths showcasing the latest products and services of interest to lubrication professionals worldwide, representing a full range of the industry’s most prestigious corporate, government, and academic institutions.

STLE members and non-members who are unable to attend the meeting in person can purchase a collection of digital proceedings of the technical presentations after the event for a reduced fee.

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