Kenneth C. Ludema Honorary Symposium Speaker

Vern Wedeven, Wedeven Associates, USA

Vern Wedeven

Vern Wedeven is president of Wedeven Associates, Inc., Edgmont, PA, a small business devoted to tribology research and development. Since 1987 he and his associates have developed specialized tribology test machines and test methods that link fundamental principles of tribology to service applications. Wedeven Associates Machine (WAM) technology is providing tribology research capability for major bearing companies, military laboratories and research institutes. He is involved in major research projects and consulting that serve aerospace and other industries. Vern Wedeven is a graduate of Calvin College (BS), University of Michigan (BSME) and Imperial College, London, Ph.D. Previous employment includes NASA Glenn Res Ctr., NASA Hdqts and SKF-America. He is the author of over sixty technical papers in the area of tribology. He has authored chapters in three books and he holds three patents. He is the recipient of several awards: Walter D. Hodson Award (1975) for best published paper in STLE by an author under age of 35 years, Captain Alfred E. Hunt Award (1979) for best paper published in STLE, Arch T. Colwell Cooperative Engineering Metal for contributions of SAE Propulsion Lubricants Committee and the STLE International Award (2008) for outstanding contributions in tribology.

Presentation Title: Friction & Wear to Tribology – the Journey with K.C. Ludema

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