Dr. Clyde L. Briant is the Vice President for Research and the Otis E. Randall University Professor at Brown University. Prior to joining Brown in 1994, Briant worked at the GE Research and Development Center for 18 years. His research is in the area of structural materials.
At the start of his career he worked extensively with steel and nickel base alloys, but more recently he has been involved in research on the light-weight alloy systems based on titanium and aluminum. In particular he has examined the corrosion resistance of these materials and helped develop composites based on titanium that could be used for light weight armor.
Dr. Briant has received many honors. He was selected as a Coolidge Fellow at GE the highest honor bestowed on a staff member at the R&D Center at that time. He is a Fellow of ASM International and TMS-AIME. He received the Robert Lansing Hardy Gold Medal of TMS-AIME in 1977. He was an overseas Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge, in 1987-88, a Visiting Scientist at AERE Harwell in 1984, and at the Hungarian Academy of Science Institute for Technical Physics in 1991. He is a senior editor of the Journal of Materials Research and has over 180 technical publications.
Briant received his Eng.Sc.D. in Materials Science from Columbia University in 1994, and was a post-doc researcher at the University of Pennsylvania from 1974-76.
He has been a member of the CEMS Board of Advisors since the 2006.
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