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Associate dean named fellow of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Pranesh Aswath, associate dean for Graduate Studies and professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.

Pranesh Aswath

Pranesh Aswath

He will receive the award on May 19 at the organization’s annual meeting in Dallas.

According to the Society, fellows are persons of outstanding personal achievement in the field of tribology or lubrication engineering who have 20 years of active practice in the science and/or engineering professions and have been an STLE member for 10 years. They are nominated by the Fellows Committee and approved by the board of directors.

“This is a great honor to be recognized by the pre-eminent society of tribology and lubricants,” Aswath said. “It is a reflection of the great group of students who have worked with me over the years.”

College of Engineering Dean Khosrow Behbehani said Dr. Aswath’s award is a testament to his years of work in the tribology and lubrication areas.

“Dr. Aswath’s work could produce a new class of lubricant additives for engines that also is environmentally friendly,” Behbehani said.

That product also could work on high load-bearing lubrication applications.

Aswath also has worked with various automotive manufacturers, oil and grease additive companies, and national labs such as Argonne National Labs , AC2T (Wiener-Neusdtadt in Austria)  and LTDS (Ecole Centrale de Lyon).

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector.

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