David Brown

Event Information

Title: “A Moment of Clarity: Pivoting from Industry to Academia”
Speaker:  David Brown, ME 2012, Ph.D. ME 2019
Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual and livestreamed in MRDC 4211

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The shortest distance between two points is not always a straight line. Find out how a change of scenery led to a nonlinear career path in pursuit of knowledge and innovation. Join us on Thursday, February 29, 2024, to hear Woodruff School graduate David Brown deliver a talk as part of the ME Shaping the World Speaker Series.


David B. Brown completed his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia  Institute of Technology. During his Ph.D., he used ultrafast lasers to measure the thermal properties of two-dimensional materials and thin films motivated by the thermal management  of electronic devices and other energy systems. David received multiple fellowships, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. After graduation, he joined Raytheon Intelligence and Space in El Segundo, CA, where he performed thermal analysis and design of spacecraft hardware. Following a brief stint in industry, he completed a postdoc in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. His research focuses on high-temperature thermal properties and cooling hypersonic leading edges.

Contact Information

For questions, contact Courtney Sykes at courtney.sykes@me.gatech.edu.