STLE in Action

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Philadelphia STLE

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Welcome to the website for the Philadelphia Section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers!


Letter from the Chairman

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It is with great enthusiasm, excitement, pride and humility that I begin my term as the Chair of the Philadelphia Section-STLE.  I’m enthusiastic about the coming year knowing we have a blockbuster lineup of powerful speakers, experts in their field, for our monthly meetings and Educational Program (check the website for details).  I’m excited to have a knowledgeable, experienced, active and dedicated Board of Directors to plan and execute each component of the various activities we have planned.  I’m proud of our many past accomplishments (STLE Large Section Award Winner, Scholarship Program, globally distinguished/prominent speakers, fun-filled golf outing, employment recruiting/searching opportunities and  strong support from corporate sponsors, members and non-members alike).  And, lastly, I’m humbled to work with the many distinguished/recognized leaders in the various technologies that comprise the entirety of the Lubrication and Tribological fields.

Employment Opportunities

New jobs available in the Philadelphia area!!! Last updated 9/16/2014. Check out our Job Postings page for more information. Don't see what you're looking for? Check back soon as we update the site to include more employment opportunities



On April 2nd, 2014, the Philadelphia section of the STLE awarded 5 very talented students for their bold efforts in the categories of Chemistry and Environmental Science at the 2014 DVSF. STLE would like to thank the STLE Phila. section volunteers Nick Ariano, Christy Henley, Bill Tuszynski and Tom Mallon for their time and participation in this year's event! It is an excellent event for the section to support and is exciting year after year to se so many students interested in science and engaging the scientific method of experimentation. The 2014 student winners were presented with $100 awards and are listed below. Congratulations!

For more information on the students and their projects, click HERE

STLE Philadelphia Section Board
2014 Roles:

Chair: John Irwin
Vice: Chair: Tom O’Brien
Secretary: Christie McInnis
Treasurer: Mary Moon
Programs: Neil Canter
Scholarships: Jillian Beyer
Web: Stephanie Johnston/Ed Cass
Membership: Mandi McElwain
Arrangements: Bill Wambach
Golf: Christy Henley/Tom O’Brien/Mark Petraroia
Old Goat: Bill Tuszynski

The local chapter would like to thank everyone for their continued effort and support!


The Philadelphia STLE is hosting a Technical Session on Thursday, September 18, 2014. For more information including speakers, registration and directions, click HERE or visit our events page under News and Events.
Scholarship News

The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship. Applications were solicited from 14 colleges and universities within our geographical area. After very carful consideration and review, we are pleased to award 5 very deserving students with scholarships.

We are delighted to announce our 2014 winners!

Ala' Al-Azizi, PhD student, Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Sol Torrel, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University

Frank Streller, PhD student, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Daniel Durham, B.S. Undergraduate, Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Thomas Boran Jr, B.S. Undergraduate, Chemical Engineering, Drexel University

To read more about the 2014 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship winners, click HERE