STLE in Action

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Philadelphia STLE


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


Philadelphia STLE Awarded "Outstanding Section 2015"


Congratulations Philadelphia Section STLE - you did it!

Thanks to the hardworking/dedicated Board members, Corporate Sponsors, Speakers, Scholarship Donors & Winners, The University of Pennsylvania, Sandy Run Golf Club and each and every one who attended our meetings.  This Award is the culmination of many years of dedicated work by exceptional individuals who, like you, unselfishly work for the betterment of our industry and society as a whole.  You worked without expectation of any financial reward, yet worked hard for the personal satisfaction of helping others succeed.  This Section is truly a family who cares for each other and does their best to ensure each member has the potential to achieve their personal best.  Our success is built on past contributions of members like Ed Haney and George Arbocus for whom, this year in memorial; we respectfully attach their names to our Golf Outing and Scholarship Program.  Our success is built on the future too, by encouraging study in science and engineering through participation in the Delaware Valley Science Fair and our generous Scholarship Program.

Our success is not because of any one individual or program, it’s the whole package!  As outgoing Chairman of this Section, I offer a big thank you to each and every one of you (past, present and future participants) who participated in any small way to help us achieve this prestigious award.  I am truly humbled, honored and appreciative to be a part of this special family we call Philadelphia Section – STLE!  I can’t wait to see what our Section’s future brings.

With Sincere Appreciation,

John Irwin

2014-15 Board Chairman

Philadelphia Section - STLE
Employment Opportunities

NEW JOBS POSTED 1/30/2015! 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 1st, 2015, the Philadelphia section of the STLE awarded 4 very talented students for their bold efforts in the categories of Chemistry and Environmental Science at the 2015 DVSF. STLE would like to thank the STLE Phila. section volunteers Nick Ariano and Tom O'Brien 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 2015 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
2015-2016 Roles:

Chair: Tom O'Brien
Vice-Chair: Mandi McElwain
Secretary: T.B.D
Treasurer: Mary Moon
Programs: Neil Canter
Scholarships: Jillian Beyer and Bill Tuszynski
Website: Stephanie Johnston
Membership: John Irwin
Arrangements: Ed Cass
Golf: Christy Henley and Doug Placek
Science Fair: Nick Ariano

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

The Philadelphia STLE Golf Outing will be Monday June 15, 2015. For more information on the golf outing and to download the registration form, click HERE
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.