Release time : 2015-06-12 11:03:04
Professor Stathis Ioannides, SKF Group Director for Product Engineering has been awarded the Tribology Trust's Gold Medal; internationally recognized as the highest honour in tribology research and application.
The award, administered by the United Kingdom Institution of Mechanical Engineers recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of tribology; an area of science focusing on the study of friction, wear and lubrication.
Tom Johnstone; President and CEO of the SKF Group says "Excellence in tribology is a fundamental cornerstone to excellence in the design, development and application of bearing related products and solutions for many industries. With this award, Stathis is continuing the great tradition of knowledge experts that has made SKF the company it is today. We are immensely pleased that he has been recognised in this way, and extremely proud to have him as part of our product development these last 15 years"
Professor Ioannides is a world acknowledged expert in tribology and was main developer of the ISO standard for calculations of bearing life, used today by all bearing companies in the world. The ISO standard, based on the SKF Life Theory that Ioannides worked on from 1985, was formally issued in 2006.
The Gold medal will be presented to Professor Ioannides in early 2009, at a prestigious award ceremony in the United Kingdom.
As well as leading Product Engineering for the SKF Group, Professor Ioannides is a Visiting Professor at Imperial in the United Kingdom, which is one of the prominent and most renowned universities in the world for tribology studies.
For further information, please contact:
PRESS: Ingalill Ouml;stman, SKF Group Communication, tel: +46 31-337 3260, mobile: +46 706-973260, e-mail: [email protected]
TECHNICAL PRESS: Colin Roberts, SKF Group Communication, Technical Press, tel: +31 30 6075608, mobile: +31 653-944111, e-mail: [email protected]
SKF is a leading global supplier in the areas of bearings, seals, mechatronics, services and lubrication systems. The Group's service offer includes technical support, maintenance services, engineering consultancy and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has 15,000 distributor locations worldwide. The Group's annual sales 2007 were SEK 58,559 million. The number of employees was 42,888.