Materials Science and Engineering Location: Wilsdorf Hall Room 101
Add to Calendar 2018-03-12T16:00:00 2018-03-12T17:00:00 America/New_York MSE Seminar - Kristen Brosnan, GE Global Research High Temperature Materials Technologies at GE Wilsdorf Hall Room 101

High Temperature Materials Technologies at GE

In this seminar, I will give an overview of GE Global Research’s history of innovation, technical breadth, and organization. I will cover our role in innovation and transition to a GE product with specific technology transition examples from materials organizations, including Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs)  for GE Aviation’s LEAP and GE9X gas turbines – the first implementation of ceramic components in the hot gas path of commercial aircraft engines. Other technologies covered will be coldspray, additive fuel nozzle, and our use of models to understand damage and crack initiation in gas turbine disks.

Refreshments will be available at 3.30 


As the technical operations leader for the Metals Discipline at GE Global Research, Kristen is currently responsible for operations in the ceramics, casting, and coatings programs at GRC’s Niskayuna campus.

Prior to her current position, Kristen served as manager of Global Research’s Ceramics Laboratory, leading a team of materials scientists, including those working on ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), a breakthrough materials technology for jet engines. Kristen joined GE Global Research in 2007 as a materials scientist, working in areas such as thermal barrier coatings, solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and harsh environment NOx sensors.

Involved in her community, Kristen co-led of the NY Capital District hub of the GE Women’s Network from 2015-2017, with over 1100 members.  She helped lead organizing an annual GE wide Women in Science & Engineering Symposium since 2015 on the Niskayuna campus. Kristen is currently co-chair for MRS Fall 2018 Meeting and mentor to the PCSA for the American Ceramic Society. Kristen is the recipient of the 2014 American Ceramic Society Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award and the 2014 Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award.  Kristen is past-president of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers (NICE), a past-president of the Ceramic Educational Council (CEC), has served on the Editorial Advisory Board Member for the ACerS Bulletin, and helped launch the Young Professionals Network for the American Ceramic Society in 2010.

Kristen holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Refreshments will be available at 3.30