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The Detroit Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Welcome to STLE Detroit

The Detroit Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers


Welcome to STLE Detroit! 

Chairman’s Greeting

Greetings, STLE Detroit Section!

Welcome to the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers – Detroit Section.

Our ancestors used wheels and animal derived oils to overcome friction thousands of years ago. However, the term “tribology” derived from Greek words “tribo” and “logy”, appeared quite recently (1966). Tribology in essence includes studying friction, wear and lubrication and the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion.

Tribology gradually turned into an independent nd highly interdisciplinary discipline with many important and inspiring subtopics. Friction in moderation is necessary to provide traction to move from a point to point, and excessive friction causes material and energy loss. Tribology discipline contributes to developing durable and energy efficient systems.

Today, Detroit – the motor city of America, at the fore front of creating a connected, autonomous, shared, and sustainable electric future. Emerging technologies not only challenges status quo but also brings immense opportunities to all of us. Tribology plays one of the most important roles to create a sustainable and electrifying future and its future is built on vision and effect from all of us.

As the board of STLE Detroit section, we are here to help our members to build strong connections, share knowledge, and broaden our horizons.  We will work our best to help all of us to stay connected and tuned in and out of our society.

As a member of STLE Detroit, please allow me to ask you to be an ambassador of tribology and STLE Detroit to those around us when there is an opportunity. We may bring in new members to our society and inspire next generation tribologists.

I look forward to serving you this year as Chair of the Detroit Section of STLE. Section Board will continue working as a team on online and in-person programs to bring you the latest developments in tribology.

Please join us! I thank the outgoing board, for their contribution and the strong foundation they have built for STLE Detroit section.

Let’s help the world perfect its motion!

Respectfully yours,

Kalyan C Mutyala

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