Committee/Keynote Panel Discussion Speakers

Peter J. Blau, Blau Tribology Consulting, NC, USA

Peter J. Blau

Peter J. Blau holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Metallurgy and Materials Science from Lehigh University, and a Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from The Ohio State University. His career includes positions at the U.S. Air Force Materials Laboratory (military service), the U.S. National Bureau of Standards (NIST), and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where he was a Distinguished R&D Staff Member and led the Tribology Research User Center. In 2014, he founded Blau Tribology Consulting in North Carolina, USA. The author and co-author of six books and more than 175 journal articles, Blau is a Fellow of ASM International, ASTM International, and STLE. He retired from ORNL in 2013 and was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of Wear journal, a position he currently holds. His affiliation with the Wear of Materials Conferences began in 1979, and in 2011, the 'Peter J. Blau Best Poster Award' was established to recognize his contributions.

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