The STLE Annual Meeting showcases more than 350 technical papers, application-based case studies and best practice reports, and discussion panels on technical or market trends. Education courses support professional development needs and prepare people for one of STLE's three certification programs.
Exhibits and commercial presentations spotlight the latest products and services of interest to lubrication professionals. Business networking is another invaluable part of the STLE meeting experience.
Do you fit at STLE’s show?
The answer is YES if your organization markets any of the following products and services:
Condition Monitoring/Testing Analysis
Equipment Material Supplies and Services
Metalworking Fluid Additives
Environmental Protection Re-refining.
STLE is the premier technical society serving the needs of more than 10,000 individuals and 150 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are technical experts who research, develop and market the methods and products that make industry more successful and that enhance the well-being of people worldwide. Our members are employed by the world's leading corporations and academic institutions and by governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished men and women with a variety of professional education and certification programs.
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO)
U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Robert W. Ivester, Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, is the keynote speaker at the 2018 STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition, May 20-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA).
Ivester's presentation is titled "Innovations in Manufacturing and Energy." As part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) supports R&D projects, R&D consortia, and early-stage technical partnerships with national laboratories, companies, non-profits, state and local governments, and universities to bring innovative manufacturing technologies and materials to full-scale industrial use. Built upon a foundation of strong public-private partnerships, AMO is helping transition scientific innovations into energy and manufacturing dominance for the security and well-being of the U.S. and the world. By working to increase the nation's energy productivity, AMO is also helping drive private sector competitiveness in development of the next generation of manufactured goods for the U.S. economy. Areas of direct technology investment include additive manufacturing, materials for harsh service conditions, advanced materials manufacturing, and roll-to-roll processing, among others.
Prior to his current position, Ivester served as the AMO Deputy Director for five years. During that time, AMO launched five Manufacturing USA Institutes, the Critical Materials Hub, and hundreds of smaller R&D and technical assistance projects across the nation. He also worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for over 16 years, leading and performing research in advanced manufacturing.
Since 2001, Ivester has been an instructor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals Program for graduate-level studies in manufacturing engineering. He is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and received his doctorate in engineering, master of science in manufacturing engineering and bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.