|University||North Carolina State University|
|Position||Editorial board member|
Dr. Lokendra Pal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University. Dr. Pal has over 14 years of industrial experience in the research and production of paper-based materials and professional experience in managing and collaborating with industrial partners worldwide. Dr. Pal has filed over 30 patent applications and been granted 20 patents. Before joining NC State, Dr. Pal spent 9 years working with Hewlett-Packard Company leading new product development and cost reduction programs. He obtained his Ph.D. in Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering from Western Michigan University. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt and Quality System Assessment (QSA) Auditor. His current research efforts focus on developing sustainable functional and barrier coatings, printed electronics/sensors, and 3D printing.