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Tribology Division

Tribology Division (TRIB) is established to serve the members and associate members of the ASME who have designated their interest in the science & technology of Tribology.



Educational Course on the Fundamentals and Applications of Tribology Sponsored by ASME Tribology Division

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
9 AM - 12 noon (Central Time - US)

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Instructors: Dr. Said Jahanmir, President, Boston Tribology Associates Dr. Lavern Wedeven, President, Wedeven Associates This course will provide participants with a better understanding of how the fundamentals of tribology can be applied to solve the engineering and technology challenges of today. The instructors are distinguished members of the engineering and tribology professional community. A virtual format will combine online instruction with the opportunity for interactive Q&A throughout the course. Course content is only available during the week and to advance registrants. It will not be available after the conference concludes. Course participants earn credit toward recertification for the STLE CLS, OMA and CMFS certifications. After your course sample the Wednesday afternoon technical sessions running until 5:00PM

STLE’s Virtual 2020 Tribology Frontiers Conference (TFC), co-sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Tribology Division, will host researchers from more than 30 countries. 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.

2020 STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference

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

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)


To view other events that may be of interest, please visit the ASME Calendar of Events.

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