Dr. Lokendra Pal is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA. He has over 14 years of professional experience in managing and collaborating with industrial partners worldwide. Before joining NC State, he spent 9 years working with Hewlett-Packard Company leading new product research and development programs. Dr. Pal has filed 38 patent applications and been granted 23 patents.
He obtained his Ph.D. in Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt. Dr. Pal research group is focused on developing sustainable and functional bioproducts, delivering top-class hygiene, smart packaging, and flexible electronics/3D printable materials and products that benefit society as well as the environment.
Area(s) of Expertise
Sustainable and Functional Bioproducts, Nanomaterials, Barrier Coatings and Composites, Digital Printing, 3D Printing, Printed Electronics, and Smart Manufacturing/Lean Six Sigma