Why you should listen
Jennifer Vail is a tribologist, combining mechanical engineering and materials science to understand interacting surfaces in relative motion. She has worked on a wide range of projects, from aerospace materials to syringes to dog food. She is passionate about using tribology to reduce energy consumption and produce longer-lasting materials.
At DuPont, Vail partners with chemists and engineers to apply her background to solve challenges with wear and friction of materials. She believes there are endless possibilities for tribological innovation, and it starts with seeing friction in your everyday life.