Pradeep Lall
John and Anne MacFarlane Endowed Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Harsh Environment Node of NextFlex
Director,  NSF-CAVE3 Electronics Research Center (CAVE3)
Phone: 334-844-3424
Fax:  334-844-3450
Office: 1438 Wiggins Hall

Pradeep Lall is the John and Anne MacFarlane Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.  He serves on the Technical Council and Governing Council of NextFlex Manufacturing Institute, and is Director of the NSF Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics at Auburn University.  He is author and co-author of 2-books, 14 book chapters, and over 500 journal and conference papers in the field of electronics reliability, safety, energy efficiency, and survivability.  Dr. Lall, a fellow of the ASME and the IEEE, is recipient of the NSF-IUCRC Association’s Alex Schwarzkopf Award, Alabama Academy of Science Wright A, Gardner Award, IEEE Exceptional Technical Achievement Award, ASME-EPPD Applied Mechanics Award, SMTA’s Member of Technical Distinction Award, Auburn University’s Creative Research and Scholarship Award, SEC Faculty Achievement Award, Samuel Ginn College of Engineering Senior Faculty Research Award, Three-Motorola Outstanding Innovation Awards, Five-Motorola Engineering Awards, and Twenty Best-Paper Awards at national and international conferences.  Dr. Lall has served in several distinguished roles at national and international level including serving as member of National Academies Committee on Electronic Vehicle Controls, Member of the IEEE Reliability Society AdCom, IEEE Reliability Society Representative on the IEEE-USA Government Relations Council for R&D Policy, Chair of Congress Steering Committee for the ASME Congress, Member of the technical committee of the European Simulation Conference EuroSIME, Associate Editor for the IEEE Access Journal, and Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies.  Dr. Lall is the founding faculty advisor for the SMTA student chapter at Auburn University and member of the editorial advisory board for SMTA Journal.  He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland and the M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. 

Selected Awards and Honors

  • NSF-IUCRC Alex Schwarzkopf Prize for Technology Innovation (2016)
  • Samuel-Ginn College of Engineering Senior Faculty Research Award (2016)
  • Wright A. Gardner Award, Alabama Academy of Sciences (2016)
  • IEEE-CPMT Exceptional Technical Achievement Award (2014)
  • Fellow of the Alabama Academy of Sciences (2014)
  • ASME Applied Mechanics Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (2013)
  • Recipient of Member of Technical Distinction Award, Surface Mount Technology Association, SMTA (2013).
  • Creative Research and Scholarship Award, Auburn University (2013)
  • SEC Faculty Achievement Award (2013)
  • Fellow of IEEE (2012)
  • Member, National Academies Committee, Electronic Vehicle Controls and Unintended Acceleration (2010)
  • Fellow of the ASME, (2008).


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