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STLE Toronto Section Dinner Meeting 
and Past Chair Night

Monday April 11, 2016

Join us for a dinner featuring a talk on

"Future Trends in Tribology and Lubrication
Engineering" and an "Update on Your STLE"

Martin Webster, PhD 
Program Leader
ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory
Clinton, New Jersey

Location: The Old Mill, 21 The Old Mill, Toronto ON

5:30 - 6:00pm - Hospitality
6:00 - 7:15pm - Dinner
7:15pm - Technical Presentation

In 2013 the STLE undertook a multi-phase effort to evaluate current trends and future developments impacting our field. The research encompassed the global opinions and experiences of nearly 1000 tribologists and lubrication engineers who participated in the research as advisors, interview and focus group participants and survey respondents. The work was completed and the final report presents results for nine major  areas; the outlook on the field, energy, manufacturing, transportation, atomistic processes, other tribology topics, government regulation, safety and the environment and basic human needs. 

Several universal findings emerged from the study. These included the impact of government regulation and continuing efforts to reduce energy consumption and emissions. The presentation will focus on a high level summary of the report's findings and selected highlights from some of the  individual topic areas, including transportation, atomistic processes and government regulation. Also, ExxonMobil's "The Outlook for Energy: A view to 2040" will be referenced to illustrate the key factors driving some of the trends

Martin holds BSc and MSc degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and a PhD in Tribology all from Imperial College London. In 1986 he received the Tribology Bronze medal from the I. Mech E. for his work on rough surface contact mechanics. Following spells as a Post Doctoral intern at Shell Research and an engineering position at Taylor Woodrow's Wind Energy
Group he moved to the USA to join Mobil's Central Research Laboratory. 

He is currently a program leader at ExxonMobil's Corporate Strategic Research Laboratory based in Clinton, New Jersey, USA. Martin has published papers and book chapters on contact mechanics, EHL, traction, gear and bearing fatigue, micropitting, gear oil development, lubrication of DLC coatings, mixed lubrication and hydrodynamics.

Martin is a co-author of the 3rd edition of ExxonMobil's Lubrication  Fundamentals textbook due to be published in 2016. He also holds patents on new lubricant components, novel lubrication mechanisms and test methods. Martin's industry activities has included serving on the ASME Bearings committee and the AGMA gear rating committee among others. Over the last 26 years he has also been highly active within the Society of  Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE). He has served as chairman of the Gears and Gear Lubrication Technical committee and the Editorial and Publications committee. In 2006 he was elected to join the STLE Board of Directors and in May 2015 he started a one year term serving as the President.

Note: It is on MONDAY!

Fees: STLE Members - $45.00
Non Members - $55.00 Students - $20.00
Retirees and members between jobs $25.00.
Price includes meal, refreshments and talk. Subject to change without notice. 

Add $5.00 if not pre-registered.

Please send RSVPs to:
Ed Milanczak -

Upcoming Events

May 10, Tour to SKF Scarborough. 
More details and registration to be sent out later.

New Members

We welcome the following student members of the 
STLE Toronto Section.

From Ryerson University
  • Heather Aitken
  • Kirill Chernishov
  • Paul Chiu
  • Arvin Gurrucharran
  • Nathan Hummel
  • William Law
  • Johann Sam
  • Yi Dong Shi
  • Jasjeet Singh
  • Vivian Truong
  • Somayaji Ayalasomakajola
  • Aaron Lee

From UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
  • Moamenbellah Abdelmwgoud
  • Jerome Arrieta
  • Thomas Lato
  • Matthew Levins
  • Arnold Odrigo
  • Hassan Iftekhar


From Seneca College

  • Kent Giang
  • Victoria Khabinskaia
  • Monica Serrano

STLE Annual Meeting

Save $95 on Your Annual Meeting Registration now through April 14 th

Registration has opened for the 2016 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada. This five-day conference showcases technical papers, application-based case studies, best practice reports, and discussion panels on industry trends. In addition the exhibit portion of the meeting highlights the latest products and services available for the lubrication professional. Finally the conference will host 12 education courses to support the professional development needs and prepare individuals for one of STLE's 4 certifications. 

For conference details and to register, visit

Choose from 12 Technical Education Courses at the 2016 Annual Meeting.  12 education courses will be hosted at the 2016 STLE Annual Meeting. Education course are offered on 2 days to provide attendees more flexibility when planning conference activities.

STLE Education Course Pricing

$305 with a full meeting registration 
(except for NLGI course which is $615)
$495 for STLE Members without a meeting registration
$710 for a Non-member with no meeting registration