2020 Scholarship Winner Feature – Meghan Kupratis

University of Delaware Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Receives $1,500 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Meghan Kupratis is a second year PhD student working with Professor Christopher Price at the University of Delaware. Her doctoral research focuses on understanding how modulating cartilage’s hydration influences its tribological and biological performance. Recently, her team discovered that sliding drives interstitial fluid Read More …

2020 Scholarship Winner Feature – Rishabh Chaudhary

University of Maryland Masters Student Receives $1,000 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Rishabh is a graduate student pursuing his Master’s in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He works with Prof. Michael G. Pecht and Dr. Michael H. Azarian in comprehending the performance of electrical contacts present in connectors and switches, primarily when they Read More …

2020 Scholarship Winner Feature – Harnoor Sachar

University of Maryland Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Receives $1,500 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Harnoor is a PhD student under Dr. Siddhartha Das in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. His work involves modelling the thermodynamics of polyelectrolyte brush grafted interfaces as well as flows in polyelectrolyte brush grafted nanochannels. Polyelectrolyte Read More …

2020 Scholarship Winner Feature – Yoliem S. Miranda Alarcón

Rutgers University Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Candidate Receives $1,000 Philadelphia STLE Scholarship Yoliem received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Fordham University-Rose Hill Campus, New York. With a particular interest in teaching science, she joined the American Chemistry Society (ACS), where she did significant outreach work in high schools to make science a more approachable field Read More …

COVID-19 Update

March 16, 2020 Dear Philadelphia Section Members, Due to the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19), the STLE Board of Directors has voted today to cease (postpone) all section activities in which groups of individuals are in contact with each other (meetings, social events, education programs, etc.) until the STLE Board has deemed it safe to resume these Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Christopher Kondratowicz

Drexel University Doctoral Student Receives Philadelphia STLE Scholarship The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a $500 scholarship to Christopher Kondratowicz of the Stevens Institute of Technology. Kondratowicz is pursuing a joint BE and ME in Chemical Engineering. Kondratowicz has an excellent academic record, with a near 4.0 in his major courses, Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Arnab Bhattacharjee

STLE Section Awards Scholarship to University of Delaware Doctoral Student The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a scholarship to Arnab Bhattacharjee, a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. Studying asperity scale wear within multi-asperity contact and investigating onset of macroscale debris generation are the main goals of Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Jamie Benson

STLE Section Awards Scholarship to University of Delaware Doctoral Student The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a scholarship to Jamie Benson, a doctoral student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. Jamie’s doctoral research aims to understand cartilage tribology, in particular, how cartilage responds mechanically, tribologically, and biologically to contact Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Steve Voinier

STLE Section Awards Scholarship to University of Delaware Doctoral Student The Philadelphia Section of the STLE is pleased to award a scholarship to Steven Voinier, a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. Steven’s research is directed towards understanding the link between physical activity and the many aspects of personal health it Read More …

2019 Scholarship Winner Feature – Kasey Campbell

Lehigh University Student Receives Philadelphia STLE Scholarship The Philadelphia STLE is pleased to award a $1,000 scholarship to Lehigh University graduate student Kasey Campbell. Working under the direction of Prof. Brandon Krick, Campbell is investigating the fundamental tribological questions regarding the chemistry, physics, and mechanics of surface contacts. Trained as a polymer scientist, Campbell is Read More …