Srikanth Pilla, engineering professor and director of the Center for Composite Materials, has been named a 2024 Fellow of the Society of Plastic Engineers (SPE). A prolific scholar and pioneer in composites and sustainability with an h-index of 44, Pilla’s research involves engineering advanced, multifunctional polymers, composites and foams embracing sustainability for various applications. In addition to his research publications that have over 7,150 citations, he has also served as the editor-in-chief for the Society of Automotive Engineers Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Environment and Policy, and owns five patents on the various materials he has invented. Pilla holds faculty appointments in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the College of Engineering. SPE is an organization that has been connecting plastics professionals since 1942. With more than 60,000 stakeholders in more than 80 countries worldwide, SPE is committed to creating a forum for experts who can create solutions for the issues facing the plastics industry. SPE Fellows are honored for their outstanding contributions to the field of plastics engineering, science, technology or management. Pilla will receive this recognition during the Society of Plastic Engineers’ 82nd Annual Technical Conference, held in St. Louis, Missouri, from March 3 to March 7.

(featured on ME News, 02/19/2024)

EngineeringSrikanth Pilla named SPE Fellow