Published: Sep 16, 2013 5:00:00 PM
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Pradeep Lall, Thomas Walter professor in Auburn University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of Auburn’s NSF-CAVE3 Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics, is one of two recipients of the university’s Creative Research and Scholarship Award. He will be honored at the Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence ceremony on Sept. 17. The award, presented by Timothy Boosinger, provost and vice president for academic affairs, honors the research achievements and contributions of faculty who have distinguished themselves through research, scholarly works and creative contributions to their fields.
“I am honored and humbled to receive the Creative Research and Scholarship Award. This award is recognition for the relevance of my research to the development of next generation products and technologies, as well as acknowledgment for Auburn’s NSF-CAVE3 Research Center and Auburn University as an institution, which fosters research and innovative thinking,” says Lall.
Lall has been a member of the Auburn faculty since 2002. His research interests include electronic packaging, thermo-mechanics of electronics in harsh environments, constitutive behavior of electronic materials and multi-scale modeling of nanostructures. Lall is the recipient of the 2012-2013 SEC’s Auburn University Faculty Achievement Award, as well as a College of Engineering Senior Faculty Research Award. He has received three Motorola Outstanding Innovation Awards, five Motorola Engineering Awards and 20 Best Paper Awards at national and international conferences.
Lall is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), holds three U.S. patents and serves as associate editor for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, as well as the ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging. He has written two books, 13 book chapters and more than 350 journal and conference papers. Lall is the founding faculty adviser for the Surface Mounts Technology Association (SMTA) student chapter at Auburn and member of the editorial advisory board for the SMTA journal. He earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Maryland and a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.