Virginia Polytechnic Institute, B.S. Materials Engineering University of Virginia, Ph.D. Materials Science & Engineering 1992Registered Professional Engineer in VAFormer Chief Executive with GE and Arconic

"I want our graduates to be exceptionally prepared business leaders, grounded in technology and able to make recommendations and decisions within an economic framework."


  • National Academy of Engineering Elected 2016
  • Distinguished Alumni Award University of Virginia 2016
  • Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence 2014

Research Interests

  • Structure Property Relationships in Structural Alloys
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Teaching Interests: Curriculum Development for the SEAS Business Minor

Selected Publications

  • Mechanical Behavior of Double Aged AA8090 C.P. Blankenship, Jr. and E.A. Starke, Jr.,Metall.Trans. 24A (1993) 833
  • Structure Property Relationships in Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Ag-Zr Alloy X2095 C.P. Blankenship, Jr. and E.A. Starke, Jr., Acta Metall., Vol 42, No. 3, pp. 845-855, September 1992
  • Deformation and Fracture of NiAl Single Crystals Tested in Torsion C.P. Blankenship, Jr., M. Larsen, J.A. Sutliff, Acta Metall., Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 1549-1558, November 1993
  • Recrystallization and Grain Growth in Strain Gradient Samples C.P. Blankenship, Jr, W.C. Carter, Jr., A.E. Murut, M.F. Henry, Scripta Metall., Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 647-652, March 1994
  • Elevated Temperature Fatigue Crack Propagation in an Al-Li-Cu-Mg-Ag-Zr Alloy C.P. Blankenship, Jr. and L.R. Kaisand, Scripta Metall., Vol. 34, No. 9, pp.1455-1460
  • 7 patents in Forging and heat treating of Ni-Base Superalloys for turbine disk applications