Schunk Receives 2018 Tallmadge Award

September 10, 2018

Randy Schunk
P. Randall (Randy) Schunk, a NSF/ERC NASCENT Faculty member and UNM Sandia National Laboratory Professor,  received the 2018 John A. Tallmadge award which recognizes an individual’s significant contributions to the understanding and improvement of coating science and technology. The award is presented biennially, in even numbered years and is sponsored by the International Society of Coating Science and Technology (ISCST), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Randy is the 14th recipient of this award which dates back to 1992. He is recognized for his career-long contributions in pioneering and applying modeling and simulation strategies to challenging problems in liquid-film coating and precision metering of films in processes of the sort used for the manufacturing of everything from adhesive tape to precision electronics. Randy is a distinguished member of technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, where his technical work includes computational mechanics with applications to microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), fluid wetting and spreading and research in numerical methods for solving problems in fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer. His current work includes applications in nanoparticle suspensions and nano-manufacturing.