Lall Named IEEE Fellow


Pradeep Lall

Pradeep Lall, Thomas Walter Professor in Auburn University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of Auburn’s NSF-CAVE3 Electronic Research Center, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to reliability prediction for electronic packaging. Lall’s research includes failure mechanism models and prognostication health management techniques. His work has had a profound impact on electronics operation in harsh environments, which often requires high-reliability for extended periods of time. Lall has identified leading indicators of failure for electronic equipment, which have enabled safe repair and replacement of damaged modules.

Lall is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a recipient of the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering’s senior faculty research award. He has received 19 best paper awards, five Motorola Engineering awards and three Motorola Outstanding Innovation Awards. He holds three U.S. patents, is an associate editor for IEEE’s Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, is a member of the National Academies Committee on Electronic Vehicle Controls and Unintended Acceleration, and is a member of IEEE’s Reliability Society Advisory Committee. Lall is the founding faculty adviser for Auburn’s student chapter of the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and a member of the editorial advisory board for the SMTA Journal. He has written two books, 13 book chapters and more than 270 journal and conference papers on electronic packaging, as well as design, modeling and predictive techniques. 

IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 385,000 members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas, including aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications, as well as biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. IEEE fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor. The fellow is conferred by the IEEE board of directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest and the total number of fellows selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership.