The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) – the premier technical society serving the needs of the tribology and lubrication engineering field – is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Report on Emerging Issues and Trends in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering.
The key conclusion from the 56-page report is that the application of existing and novel tribology approaches has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and, as a consequence, play a prominent role in helping organizations implement sustainability practices and achieve climate change mitigation goals.
This report represents the fourth installment of an interdisciplinary research effort that began with the initial report in 2014 to update STLE membership and the tribology field every three years. Report topics and highlights are classified into the following six key categories.
The 2023 Emerging Issues and Trends in Tribology and Lubrication Engineering report was prepared by Dr. Neil Canter, FSTLE, CMFS Chemical Solutions, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania in collaboration with the STLE Advance Innovation Team and with input from more than 20 industry experts. Canter says, “The findings from this report indicate that individuals who are tribologists or are considering a career in tribology will have major opportunities to use their skills to make a difference in meeting challenges that will promote the growth of sustainable practices.”