August 6, 2007

On July 27, 2007, the Vibration Institute – Gulf Region Chapter, donated $20,000 to support tribology research at the LSU Center for Rotating Machinery (CeRoM).  Directed by Dr. Michael Khonsari, Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, CeRoM conducts interdisciplinary research and development in close collaboration with the industry. "The Gulf Region Chapter of the Vibration Institute is pleased to make a financial contribution to LSU's CeRoM to further the research and development on machinery performance and predictive maintenance technologies,” said Nelson Watson, Treasurer of the Gulf Region Chapter. “The work of Dr. Khonsari and the CeRoM is closely aligned with the purposes of the Vibration Institute and we are pleased to participate in the advancement of these goals."

Dr. Khonsari expressed his appreciation by stating, “The Center for Rotating Machinery (CeRoM) is grateful for the generous contribution by the Vibration Institute. CeRoM is committed to improve productivity and enhance global competitiveness of its partners in the industry. This grant will go a long way toward purchasing the necessary tools and equipment for enhancing CeRoM’s laboratory facilities.” 

The Vibration Institute is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the exchange of practical vibration information on machines and structures. Established in 1972, the Vibration Institute has more than 3,000 members, 37 chapters, and a technology division. 


Article by Lisa Geddes, LSU Foundation, 225-578-7943, 

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