Mechanical engineering graduate students receive tribology scholarships

The Houston section of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) hasPhoto of Carlos Sanchez, Sukbae Joo and Luke Perkinsawarded  scholarships to three mechanical engineering graduate students.

Ph.D. students Carlos Sanchez and Sukbae Joo and master's student Luke Perkins received their awards at a recent section luncheon in Houston.

Sanchez has been studying lubricating properties of environmentally friendly grease. Joo is investigating mechanisms of planarization during fabrication of integrated circuits. Perkins is designing new artificial joints and implants that would have longer lifespan.

The award is to encourage students to study tribology, an important area that is related to all engineering and science disciplines.