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Faculty and alumni author paper honored by Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

A peer-reviewed paper led by authors from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering received recognition from the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) at its annual meeting on May 20. The group earned the society’s 2018 Wilbur Deutsch Memorial award, for most outstanding technical paper written on the practical aspects of lubrication published by the society in the year preceding the annual meeting.

Michael Anderson, president of STLE, Singh, Li, Xu and Talbot with their trophiesMichael Anderson, president of STLE, Singh, Li, Xu and Talbot with their trophiesThe paper—“Development and Validation of an Automotive Axle Power Loss Model”—was published in the society’s peer-reviewed journal, Tribology Transactions.

Research Assistant Professor David Talbot is lead author, with co-authors Ahmet Kahraman, Wright State University’s Sheng Li, and General Motors’ Avinash Singh and Hai Xu.

The external authors are also all associated with the department’s Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory. Li (PhD ME ’09, MS ME ‘08), Singh (PhD ME ’97, MS ME ‘92) and Xu (PhD ME and MS ME ‘05) each worked as graduate research assistants in the lab during their time at Ohio State.