On April 17, 2014, Professor Uday Pal, Professor of the Division of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the 2014 R. E. Tressler Distinguished Award and presented the 2014 R. E. Tressler Distinguished Lecture in Materials at Penn State University: “Manufacturing Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Improved Electrochemical Performance through Polarization Measurements, Modeling and Analysis”. This honor was bestowed on Professor Pal because of his excellent and exciting work on materials based solutions to critical environmental and energy issues.
Professor Richard (Dick) E. Tressler had a huge impact on Materials Science and Engineering at Penn State and in the profession. He was instrumental in transforming the Department of Materials Science and Engineering into a modern materials department through reorganization and key faculty hires. To commemorate his legacy, Professor Tressler’s friends, alumni and faculty endowed the R. E. Tressler Distinguished Lecture and Award in Materials.
Congratulations to Professor Pal!