Devdas M. Pai, Professor

Dr Pai
Education
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1987
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1984
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India, 1982
Academic Experience at N.C. A&T State University
  • 2008-date             Joint Professor of Bioengineering and Director for Education and Outreach, NSF ERC for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials
  • 2003-date             Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 1993-2003             Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 1988-1993             Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Non-Academic Experience:
  • Summer 2002        The Gillette Company (Boston)
  • Summer 1996&97 McDonnell Douglas, St. Louis, MO and Long Beach, CA
  • Summer 1994        Alcoa R&D, Alcoa Center, PA
  • Summer 1990        Summer 1990, Ford Scientific Research Labs, Dearborn, MI
Certifications or Professional Registrations
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of North Carolina
Current Membership in Professional Organizations
  • Member, ASEE
  • Member, ASME
  • Member, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi Honor Societies
Honors and Awards:
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, College of Engineering, 2001
  • Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Faculty, 1990, 1994, 1999, 2000
  • SAE Ralph Teetor Award, 1996
Institutional and Professional Service (2007-2013):
  • Member, University Reappointment, Tenure, and Promotion Committee, 2011-date
  • Member, University Institutional Review Board (IRB), 2006 - date
  • Member, Various Departmental Committees (UG Curriculum, ABET), 1993 - date
  • Member, NCEES Mechanical Engineering PE Exam Committee, 1995 - date
  • Serve multiple NSF/NASA/DoD Scholarship and Proposal Review Panels, 2007-date
  • Symposium Organizer, Materials Division, ASME IMECE Conferences, 2007 - date
  • Session Chair and Paper Reviewer, ASEE Annual Conference, 2007 - date
  • Officer positions, ASME Materials Division, 2004 – 2008 (Chair in 2007 – 2008)
  • Member, ASME General Awards Committee, 2009-date
  • Officer positions, ASEE Mechanical Engg Division, 2006 – 2009 (Chair in 2008-09)
  • ASME Carolina Section – Liaison to A&T ASME Student Section, 2010 – date
Professional Development Activities (2007-2013):
  • “HBCU-UP Fundamentals of Education Research Workshop,” Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network, Baltimore, MD, September 30 – October 1, 2011
  • “Critical Thinking Institute for Faculty: Metacognition and Critical Thinking,” Dr. Saundra McGuire, NC A&T State Univ., September 8, 2011
  • 8th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, Elon University, Elon, NC, August 18, 2011
  • “NASA ESMD Space Grant Faculty Workshop 2011,” Kennedy Space Center, FL, July 27-28, 2011
  •  “Blackboard – Course Tools,” Dr. T. Lewis, CDL, NC A&T State University, June 11, 2007
Points of Pride