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Thomas Scharf, professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, was elected as a Fellow to the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) for his outstanding contributions in the field of tribology.
Fellow membership recognizes long-term members who have made a significant impact on the field of tribology and lubrication engineering.
Scharf’s focus was in materials tribology, and particularly, solid lubricants.
“It is an honor to be recognized by my peers in becoming a Fellow of STLE,” he said. “I have been privileged to work with so many great tribologists at government labs, in industry, and with faculty and students at UNT.”
The award was presented in May at the 73rd STLE Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Minneapolis, Minn.