The honor recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the social, technological, and educational aspects of the manufacturing profession over 20 or more years of service.
“It is great to be recognized for my contributions to the manufacturing engineering community,” Paul said.
Paul teaches manufacturing process design and performs experimental and computational studies in materials joining, thin-film deposition, and hybrid additive manufacturing.
His collaborative publications on the scale-up of nanomaterial synthesis and deposition are on SME’s “Innovations That Could Change the Way You Manufacture” watch list. Paul has authored more than 110 refereed publications, received 12 U.S. patents (six licensed) and helped 15 companies advance micro and nanotechnologies toward the marketplace, four formed from work with his graduate students. Several of his joint patents established the core for a spin-out, which, in 2010 received the largest first-round venture capital funding in the history of Oregon. In 2013, Paul was invited to serve as the assistant director of technology within President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, to help devise a federal strategy to overcome industry impediments to manufacturing innovation, now known as Manufacturing USA. After his return to OSU, Paul helped establish the Rapid Advancement of Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute within Manufacturing USA where he is lead of the Module Manufacturing technology focus area.
In addition to SME, Paul is also a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.