STLE Outing to the Simeone Foundation

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum hosts one of the world’s greatest collections of vintage racing sports cars. The collection was assembled by Dr. Frederick Simeone over the past 50 years and includes more than 65 sports racing cars dating back more than 100 years. Each car in the collection has a unique story; from race winners Read More …

Letter from the Chairman

Dear Philadelphia Section STLE Members, On behalf of the STLE Philadelphia Section executive committee officers, I want to welcome you to the 2017–2018 Program Year. One thing I’ve definitely learned over the past four years on the board is the importance of education to our section, more importantly, educating the STLE youth of tomorrow.  This Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature- Mark Sidebottom

The Philadelphia Section of the STLE has awarded a $2,000 scholarship to Lehigh University graduate student Mark Sidebottom. Sidebottom is a fourth-year PhD student working under the direction of Prof. Brandon Krick. Sidebottom’s dissertation project is to study the wear and friction properties of perfluoroalkoxy (PFA) polymer-alumina composites in collaboration with DuPont researchers. He has Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature- Qiuyun Wang

Villanova Graduate Student Receives Section Award Villanova Mechanical Engineering graduate student Qiuyun Wang was presented with a $1,500 scholarship award from the Philadelphia Section of the STLE. Working under the direction of Prof. Qianhong Wu, Wang’s research is focused on the pressure generation and relaxation in soft porous media. Her work is applicable to many Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature-Renai Chen

Penn Chemistry Graduate Student Wins STLE Scholarship Renai Chen, a second-year chemistry graduate student working with Penn Chemistry Professor Abraham Nitzan, is applying quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics methodologies to study the theoretical mechanisms in electronic and thermal energy transport in molecular junctions and at molecular-metal interfaces. This is an interdisciplinary project combining chemistry and Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature- Kathryn Hasz

University of Pennsylvania Student Awarded Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Kathryn Hasz, a third-year graduate student in material science and engineering, received a $2,000 Philadelphia STLE scholarship award. Working in Professor Rob Carpick’s lab, Hasz uses atomic force microscopy to study the effect of the environment on the nano scale stick-slip friction of 2D materials. Hasz has Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature- Margot Farnham

STLE Philadelphia Section Award Scholarship to U. Delaware Student Margot Farnham, a first-year graduate student in Biomedical Engineering was named as one of the winners of the 2017 STLE Philadelphia Section’s Scholarship awards. Farnham is studying under the direction of Professor Christopher Price. Her research is focused on understanding “tribological rehydration”, the fluid mechanics of Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature- Shayandev Sinha

  University of Maryland Grad Student Wins STLE Philadelphia Scholarship Shayandev Sinha, a mechanical engineering graduate student at the University of Maryland was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Philadelphia Section of the STLE. Working under the supervision of Professor Siddhartha Das, Sinha is studying the adhesion and lubrication of polyelectrolyte brushes and membranes. Through Read More …

2017 Scholarship Winner Feature- Luke Nowlan

Philadelphia STLE Recognizes Villanova Student with $1500 Scholarship The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a $1,500 scholarship to Luke Nowlan, a Chemical Engineering major at Villanova University. Nowlan, who recently completed his sophomore year, has an outstanding academic record, including successfully completing a graduate level advanced organic chemistry class as a Read More …