FOUNDING DIRECTOR, Dr. Srikanth Pilla is the Robert Patrick Jenkins Endowed Professor of Automotive Engineering and dean’s faculty fellow at Clemson University. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received postdoctoral training from Stanford University.
In addition to private industry experience at SC Johnson and SuGanit Bio-Renewables, Srikanth Pilla serves as a materials and manufacturing consultant to several industries, including OEMs such as BMW, Honda and Firestone, among others.
Pilla’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture and NASA, in addition to industry partners such as automotive OEMs and suppliers. His research has created $13.78M of funding.