2008 STLE International Award
Hooshang Heshmat, Ph.D. ’88, left, was awarded the 2008 STLE International Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of tribology. This is the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers’ highest honor. The award cites his significant contributions to the science and technology of advanced foil bearings and successful application of this knowledge to industry, as well as his contributions to powder lubrication and development of the quasi-hydrodynamic lubrication theory.
Heshmat is co-founder, president, and CEO/technical director of Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. (MiTi) in Albany, N.Y.