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Lall and Deshpande

Shantanu Deshpande, doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering, won the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ 2017 Electronic and Photonic Packaging Division student member of the year award. The award recognizes a current student who has excelled in research and has shown promise to be a strong contributor in the field of electronic and photonic packaging. Only one student is selected every year for this national award.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Pune University, Deshpande came to Auburn for his doctoral studies in 2012. He is working on reliability of electronic packaging in the Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics under the direction of Pradeep Lall, the John and Anne MacFarlane Professor of mechanical engineering.

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