STLE Poster Competition

On February 7th, UNT MTSE and professors Dr. Berman and Dr. Scharf hosted an event combing Anton Paar and STLE North Texas. In the morning, Anton Paar hosted a tribology and mechanical surface analysis workshop for any interested students. Participants received a certificate upon completion of the workshop.Later that afternoon, UNT MTSE hosted the STLE North Texas Student Symposium in combination with UTA Engineering. Three awards were granted to the top three poster winners. Congratulations to the Top 3 Poster Awardees from the STLE Student Symposium:

  • First Place: Vinay Sharma (Left Photo); Advisor: Prof. Pranesh Aswath (UTA) “Mechanism of Tribofilm Formation Under Boundary Lubrication in Oils with Nanoparticles"
  • Second Place: Aditya Ayyagari (Middle Photo); Advisor: Prof. Sundeep Mukherjee (UNT) “Reciprocating Sliding Wear Behavior of High Entropy Alloys in Dry and Marine Environments”
  • Third Place: Amaal Al Shenawa (Right Photo); Advisors: Profs. Nandika D’Souza and Seifollah Nasrazadani (UNT) “CO2 Effect on Wear Resistances and Mechanical Properties of Bismaliemide Coatings Filled with Organophilic Montmorillonite Clay”

In addition, undergraduate Tyler Torgerson was awarded the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 2017 E. Richard Booser Scholarship Award. The award is worth $4,000 and the department hosting the research receives $500. Torgerson is also invited as a student guest to the STLE Annual Meeting May 2017. 

Congratulations to all participants in this fantastic event. For photos of the event, please visit our Facebook page here.


Tyler Torgerson recieving the E. Richard Booser Scholarship Award from STLE President Dr. Ali Erdemir at the 72nd STLE annual conference.