Author of the seminal texts Surface Mechanics (1973) and Fundamentals of Surface Mechanics with Applications (2002, with W. M. Lai and D. A. Lucca), Dr. Ling wrote or edited more than 100 scientific publications and numerous books. He lectured widely on friction, lubrication, and wear in manufacturing and materials systems, and led research teams on projects for Government Agencies such as the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA, and the National Science Foundation and for such companies as Ford Motor Company, General Electric, and IBM. He established research collaborations with tribologists in many universities, government laboratories and companies, both in the United States and around the world. Among his numerous honors and awards, Dr. Ling won the coveted Senior Postdoctoral Fellow Award of the National Science Foundation in 1970, the ASME Mayo D. Hersey Award in 1984, and was elected to the National Academy...

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