Dr. Vern Wedeven is the founder and President of Wedeven Associates, Inc. He received his BS degree from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, and holds BS and MSME degrees from the University of Michigan. He received a PhD from Imperial College, London. Wedeven continued his research activities in tribology at the NASA Lewis (Glenn) Research Center for 14 years with a focus on gas turbine lubricant evaluation and performance mechanisms. His career at NASA includes one year of aeropropulsion program planning and advocacy at NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC. Wedeven holds two patents on vapor lubrication and a tribology test machine and process patent. Wedeven is an active member of ASME, ASM, and SAE. He is a Fellow of STLE and recipient of the STLE International Award and Walter D. Hodson Award. Wedeven has written three book chapters on tribology. He is author of over 90 technical publications and teaches tribology classes for ABMA.