ASME Honors Alum, Nanoelectronics Expert

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Pradeep Sharma (Ph.D. '00, mechanical engineering)

Pradeep Sharma, a Clark School mechanical engineering graduate (Ph.D. '00), has been has been selected as the recipient of the 2009 Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Sharma is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Houston.

The annual award was created by the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME in 1998, and recognizes special achievements in applied mechanics for researchers under the age of 40.

The award will be presented to Sharma at the Applied Mechanics Division banquet, a part of the ASME Congress, in November.

Sharma was advised by Professor Abhijit Dasgupta. His thesis was titled, "Micro-Structural Modeling of Cyclic Creep Damage in Tin-Lead Eutectic Solder." His areas of focus are nanoelectronics and nanostructures, quantum dots, self-assembly, composites, and multifunctional materials.

Sharma's honors and awards include the Young Investigators Award from Office of Naval Research and the Texas Space Grants Consortium New Investigators Program Award. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience.

To visit Sharma's hompage, please click here.

Published February 4, 2009