Best Paper Awards

Hall Of Fame

2024 Johan Leckner – Axel Chrisiternsson “Can Calcium Limit Lithium reLiance“
Link to 2024 BPA PDF
2024 Kazumi Sakai – Eneos “Neutron imaging technique for understanding of urea type grease fluidity inside bearings“
Link to 2024 ELGI Academic Award PDF
2023 Professor Piet M. Lugt – SKF Netherlands
Co-Author: Mr. Frank Berens (SKF) “The Grease Life Factor (GLF) concept for ball bearings“ Link to 2023 BPA PDF
2022 Jie Zhang – Imperial College
Co-Author: Alan Wheatley, Sarah Matthews, Edward Worthington (Shell)
Philippa Cann, Rihard Pasaribu (Imperial College) “The Influence of Lubricants on Fretting Wear, Particularly at Low Temperature“ Link to 2022 BPA PDF
2019 Andreas Dodos
Co-Author: Mehdi Fathi-Najafi – Nynas AB & John Kay – Stratco Eldon’s SA “Grease Production, CO2 emission… a New Relationship!“ Link to 2019 BPA PDF
2017 Johan Leckner
Co-Author: René Westbroek Axel Christiernsson International AB “Polypropylene – a Novel Thickener Technology with many Surprises“ Link to 2017 BPA PDF
2016 George Dodos Eldon’s Greece “Valorization of Used Cooking Oil for the Production of Sustainable Lubricating Greases“ Link to 2016 BPA PDF
2015 Gareth Fish Lubrizol – Wickliffe, Ohio USA “The development of energy efficient greases” Link to 2015 BPA PDF
2014 Siegfried Lucazeau Nyco – Paris France “Combination of Novel Antioxidant System and Thermally Stable Esters for High Temperature Greases” Link to 2014 BPA PDF
2014 George Dodos Eldon’s Greece “A New Approach for Measuring Oxidation Stability of Lubricating Greases “ Link to 2014 BPA PDF
2013 Piet Lugt SKF Engineering & Research Centre Nieuwegein The Netherlands “The lubrication mechanisms in grease lubricated rolling bearings” Link to 2013 BPA PDF
2012 Jaime Spagnoli ExxonMobil Products Research & Technology – USA “False brinelling test (Riffel) for wind turbine grease” Link to 2012 BPA PDF
2011 David DeVore Co-Author: Shanshan Wang Functional Products Inc., USA “A Study of polymer additives in mineral oil and vegetable oil-based greases” Link to 2011 BPA PDF
2010 Bernhard Koch Co-Authors: Thomas Litters, Nael Zaki Fuchs Europe Schmierstoffe GmbH Germany “Investigation on the visco-elastic properties of lubricating greases in dependency of base oil polarity and thickener type” Link to 2010 BPA PDF
2009 Chuck Coe ExxonMobil — United States “Should grease upper operating temperature claims have a technical basis?” Link to 2009 BPA PDF
2008 Steve Nolan Lubrizol – United Kingdom “Evaluation of low temperature rheological properties of lubricating greases for centralised systems”. Link to 2008 BPA PDF
2007 Valentina Serra-Holm Nynas Napthenics – Sweden “Super heavy naphthenics: additive or base oil”. Link to 2007 BPA PDF
2006 Alun Williams Airbus SAS – France “Aircraft Greases – Expectations – Requirements – Areas of Effect“. Link to 2006 BPA PDF
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