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Second Annual Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference Takes Place in San Antonio

STLE’s technical conference, to be held November 30-December 2, examines the challenges and opportunities impacting EV technologies.

Posted: November 20, 2022

Second Annual Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference Nov 30 - Dec 2.

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) — the technical society for individuals in the field of tribology and lubrication engineering — is hosting its Second Annual Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference, to be held November 30-December 2, 2022, at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas (USA).

The three-day technical conference, organized by STLE’s Engine and Drivetrain Technical Committee, will offer industry professionals educational sessions, group and panel discussions, and networking with industry experts on the latest advancements and future outlook for the electric vehicles (EVs) market.

“We’re pleased to announce the return of our annual e-mobility conference,” said Ed Salek, CAE, STLE’s executive director. “The rapidly changing EV landscape demands that tribology and lubrication professionals stay ahead of what’s next, and STLE has the resources, experts and know-how that today’s businesses need to stay informed.”

The conference will feature more than 30 speakers from leading companies and organizations with an interest in e-mobility, with discussions focusing on state-of-the-art developments in EV technology and lubrication. Confirmed participants include speakers from Afton Chemical, BASF, Volkswagen, Cargill, Clariant, ExxonMobil, Lubrizol, Valvoline, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Texas A&M University and Auburn University, among others.

Technical sessions will be presented from Wednesday (November 30) through Friday (December 2). The conference will feature a keynote session on Wednesday, November 30 — The Need of Novel Lubricating Oils for Electrical Driveline Applications – Technical Demands and New Test Methods,” presented by Ing Jörg Fahl, Ph.D., technical director, Lubricants & Tribology, Volkswagen AG — and a networking event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CT. An optional tour of the SwRI facility will be offered once the conference concludes. Click here to learn more and view the full conference technical program and schedule.

The Tribology and Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference offers a hybrid format to provide in-person and virtual attendees with the best learning experience possible. Please note in-person registration at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is now sold out! Attendees are encouraged to sign up for virtual registration to participate in the conference. STLE is offering a complimentary collection of digital proceedings of the technical presentations to registered in-person and virtual attendees to access presentation slides and recordings after the event.

Click here to register for the Second Annual Tribology & Lubrication for E-Mobility Conference. To download a free white paper with findings from STLE’s 2021 inaugural EV conference, click here.

About the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)

The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) is the premier technical society serving the needs of over 13,000 individuals and 250 companies and organizations that comprise the tribology and lubrication engineering business sector. STLE members are employed by the world’s leading corporations, academic institutions and governmental agencies dealing with science and technology. STLE supports these distinguished technical experts with a variety of professional education and certification programs. STLE is a professional technical society providing a selection of robust resources in technical research, education, and professional development delivered through programming, courses, events and periodicals on topics most important to you: safety, energy usage, maintenance, natural resources, wear and productivity.

Membership is available to those interested in staying current with the latest technologies, advancing their careers and making new professional connections worldwide. STLE membership is a low-cost investment with high professional rewards. To listen to STLE’s new podcast series, visit or follow “Perfecting Motion: Tribology and the Quest for Sustainability” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts and others to be notified when new episodes are released.

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