John Bierlein

Title: Tribologist, Materials Engineer, Metrologist, Educator
Company: Eaton Engineering R&D Center
Location: Huntley, Illinois, United States

John Bierlein, Senior Principal Engineer at Eaton Engineering R&D Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of engineering.

With over 50 years in the field of engineering, Dr. Bierlein has held various esteemed positions such as a senior research engineer for General Motors Research and an instructor for the University of Wisconsin, among others. He has contributed to numerous aspects of engineering such as performance tribosystems, lubrication systems and thermal management, holding over 12 patents and publications used for testing new processes that have been invaluable to other engineers. Of all his accomplishments, Dr. Bierlein’s fondly recalls his article “The Journal Bearing” appearing as the cover feature for a 1975 issue of Scientific American as well as receiving the Gold Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit in 2004.

Just as his father and grandfather before him, Dr. Bierlein has immersed himself in the field of engineering, taking joy in learning from others and continuing his family’s legacy. He has been a member of numerous organizations, including the Society for Automotive Engineers, the American Institute of Mining and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, among others. He has been lauded with multiple awards such as the Gold Award from the Engineering Society of Detroit and a first place award in the Outstanding Technical Paper category from the Society of Automotive Engineers as well as numerous other accolades. In recognition of his success, Dr. Bierlein has been presented with The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in Who’s Who in the Midwest.

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