Mechanical Engineering’s Pradeep Lall kicks off international conference

Published: Nov 20, 2013 1:30:00 PM
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Pradeep Lall, Thomas Walter professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of the National Science Foundation’s Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics (CAVE3) research center at Auburn, opened the 2013 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in San Diego. Lall, an ASME and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) fellow, serves as the chair of the congress steering committee.

 “I am honored to be one of the individuals selected to commemorate the grand opening of the ASME Congress 2013. This is a special event and brings together thousands of professionals in the mechanical engineering industry. It is a wonderful opportunity to represent Auburn as we discuss new ideas and network with engineering faculty from all over the world,” Lall said.

The ASME Congress included 3,500 attendees with more than 500 technical sessions and over 900 breakout meetings and events.

“Pradeep exemplifies how our faculty goes beyond the classroom to get involved in our industry,” said Dean Christopher B. Roberts. “His active involvement in ASME is outstanding, and the college is proud to have him serve as our representative at this international event. We appreciate his presence there and look forward to the new ideas and concepts he brings back with him,” Roberts said.

Earlier this year Lall was named as a recipient of Auburn University’s Creative Research and Scholarship award.