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About Charles E. Browning

RESEARCH AND WORK:
• Principal Investigator, University of Dayton programs on increasing minority student enrollment in engineering, includes interfacing at the secondary school level, Dayton Early College Academy (DECA), on-going.
• UD Lead, Ohio Research Scholar Program for Technology Emergent Materials, on-going.
• NMAB panel, materials for propulsion, in progress.
• NRC panel, decadal survey of civil aeronautics, structures and materials panel, 2005.
• Advisory Board, Clemson University, School of Materials Science and Engineering, 2005 to present.
• Conference chair and organizer, SAMPE's International Symposium and Technical Conference, 2003.
• Industrial Advisory Board, FSU-FAMU, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, 2004 to present.
• Committee member, Future of Materials in the Miami Valley (Dayton), 2006.
• Sponsored two symposiums on nanomaterials for defense applications, 2003 and 2004.
• Collaborated with Nobel Laureate, Professor Smalley (deceased), on numerous nanomaterials activities.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
• Torley Endowed Chair and Professor in Composite Materials, University of Dayton, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, 2005-
• Director, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 1998-2005
• Associate Director, Manufacturing Technology and Affordability, Air Force Research Laboratory, 1997-1998
• Director, Manufacturing Technology Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 1997-1998
• Chief, Nonmetallic Materials Division, Materials Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, 1992-1997
• Adjunct Professor, University of Dayton, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, 1978-2005

Positions

1976 Present Professor, University of Dayton Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Present Torley Chair in Composite Materials, University of Dayton
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Present Chairperson, University of Dayton Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
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Honors and Awards

  • Dayton Intergovernmental EEO Council Manager of the Year, 2004
  • Air Force Material Command EEO Management Action Award, 2004
  • Presidential Meritorious Rank Award, 2002
  • Appointed Chair of SAMPE Fellow Selection Committee, 1997
  • Fellow, Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, 1996
  • Materials Directorate Management Excellence Award, 1993
  • Materials Laboratory Schwartz Award for Engineering Excellence, 1983
  • Federal Professional Employee of the Year, Dayton Metropolitan Area, 1980
  • Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award, Affiliates Society Council of Dayton, 1977
  • Materials Laboratory Cleary Award for Scientific Achievement, 1977

Education

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1976 PhD, University of Dayton
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1970 MS, Wright State University
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1966 BS, West Virginia University
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Contact Information

Location: Kettering Laboratories Room 524
Phone: 937-229-2627

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