Dr. Michel Fillon received his Ph.D degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Poitiers, France, in 1985. He is a CNRS Director of Research at the Pprime Institute. From 2002 to 2010, he has been Manager of the “Lubricated Contact Mechanics” Research Group. His current research interests are both experimental and theoretical investigations of hydrodynamic journal and thrust bearings. He is a Fellow of ASME and of STLE. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Chair of Research Committee of ASME Tribology Division. He is currently co-Editor-in-Chief of Tribology International and has been an Associate Editor of "ASME Journal of Tribology" (from 2003 to 2009).
Dr. Michel Fillon is a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee of STLE and he is organizing the EDF/Pprime Workshop on Journal and Thrust Bearings since 2002