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PROFESSOR UDAY B. PAL

Division of Materials Science and Engineering, Boston University
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University
110 Cummington Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
E-mail: upal@bu.edu; Phone: 16173537708

 

Education and Training
B. Tech, Metallurgy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India (1980)
Ph.D, Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, USA (1984)

Research and Professional Experience
Six years of industrial and twenty four years of academic research experience in high temperature chemical and electrochemical processes, including fuel cells, sensors, membrane separation, batteries, and metals extraction and refining. Authored and co-authored over 200 publications includong 23 issued patents

Teaching
Thermodynamics, kinetics, physical chemistry, electrochemistry, solid-state chemistry, transport phenomena, materials processing, environmental engineering and green manufacturing

Employment
Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

September 2011 to Present, Professor, Division of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering
July 2008 to August 2011, Division Head of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
September 2005 to June 2008, Interim Chairman and Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering
September 2000 to May 2008, Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering
January 1998 to August 2000, Associate Professor, Department of Manufacturing Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
July 1995 to December 1997,John Chipman Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
April 1990 to June 1995,John Chipman Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Westinghouse Science and Technology Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
December 1986 to March 1990, Senior Scientist
Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation, Research Center, Brackenridge, PA, USA
February 1984 to November 1986, Senior Engineer

Honors
TMS Extraction and Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer Award (2015)
Richard E. Tressler Lecture and Award in Materials, Pennsylvania State University (2014)
Acad. Master for China's 111 Project at University of Science and Technology, Beijing, (2014)
2012 Distinguished Foreign Scientist Award, CSIR, India (2012)
Mann Red Mayne Medal from the Inst. of Metals, Minerals and Mining (2009)
TMS Materials Processing and Manufacturing Resource Education Award (2008)
TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award (2003)
TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award (2000)
John Chipman Chair at MIT (1990-1997)
ALCOA Foundation Science Support Award (1995)
Frank B. Lounsberry Award, presented by Allegheny Ludlum Corporation (1985)
Xerox Research Award, Penn State University, (1983)

Student Awards
Stephen Britten (2000 TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award for most notable research contribution)
Prashant Soral (2003 TMS Extraction and Processing Technology Award for most notable research contribution)
Kyung Joong Yoon (3rd prize, 2009 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Awards for Fuel Cell Research)
Wenhua Huang (1st prize, 2009 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Awards for Fuel Cell Research)
Lincoln Miara (2nd prize, 2010 Dr. Bernard S. Baker Student Awards for Fuel Cell Research; 2012 MSE Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award)
Marko Suput (2009 Mann Redmayne co-author award for best paper (IOM3))
Soobhankar Pati (2009 Mann Redmayne co-author award for best paper (IOM3))
Eric Gratz (2012 Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship presented by the TMS and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers; 2012 Best thesis award for commercial potential for success)
Jarrod Milshtein (TMS 2013 Best Student Paper in Energy Related Research)
Xiaofei Guan (2013 Best MSE PhD Thesis award from Boston University).

Major Services and Memberships
Editorial Board, Advances in Manufacturing, Springer
Editorial Board for 'Annals of Materials Science And engineering', Austin Publishing Group
Key Reader for 'Metallurgical and Materials Transactions', Springer
Electrochemical Society, TMS, and Materials Research Society
Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
Alpha Sigma Mu (National Materials Science and Engineering Honor Society)
Associate, Editor (Past), J. of Materials Chemistry and Physics, Elsevier
Principal Editor (Past), Journal of Materials Research
Advisor (past), Journal of Metals