Department of Automotive Engineering

Srikanth Pilla

Dr. Srikanth Pilla Assistant Professor
Ph: (864) 283-7216
Fax: (864) 283-72254
4 Research Drive
Greenville, SC 29607

Srikanth Pilla joined CU-ICAR in August 2013 as an Assistant Professor of Automotive Engineering. Prior to coming to CU-ICAR, Dr. Pilla was Assistant Scientist at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Pilla also has industrial experiences at SC Johnson and Son Inc. and SuGanit Biorenewables Inc.

Dr. Pilla received his B.S. degree from JNT University India, MS from University of Toledo and PhD from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, all in Mechanical Engineering. He then obtained a postdoctoral training from the department of Civil and Envirnomental Engineering at Stanford University.

Dr. Pilla's research interests are in biobased and biodegradable materials, fiber-reinforced composites, multifunctional polymer nanocomposites, polymer processing and characterization, microcellular plastics, plastics recycling, biodegradation, life-cycle assessment, uncertainty quantification, probabilistic design, and modeling and simulation.

Dr. Pilla is the Associate Editor of SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Series Editor of Polymer Science and Plastics Engineering at Wiley-Scrivener and also serves on the editorial board of Journal of Renewable Materials. In addition, Dr. Pilla serves on the board of Injection Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

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