DETROIT, MICHIGAN (April 24, 2019) – Dr. Vladimir Klotchikhine, Senior Test Engineer at Greening Testing Laboratories, has been appointed as a 2020 technical editor for TLT Magazine, the publication for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
Dr. Klotchikhine is a well-known specialist in the automotive clutch and brake industry. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, as well as an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering. At Greening, he is responsible for managing wet friction systems, testing services, and works with product development efforts. He is skilled in utilizing various dynamometers and tribological test machines in order to test brakes, clutches, bearings, lubricants, and anti-friction materials.
“This is no small honor. Many highly qualified individuals applied for the position.” stated Tom Astrene, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of TLT. “The review process was rigorous, and making the final choices was an extremely difficult task.”
Dr. Klotchikhine has over 40 published articles, technical reports and presentations at professional conferences and symposiums. He holds 7 patents in mechanical engineering including 5 on tribology and is a long-time member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
Founded in 1964, Greening specializes in testing and analysis of brake and transmission systems and components. From its home base in Detroit, it provides SAE-standard and custom test equipment and ISO-certified testing services to clients worldwide.