Georgia MBDA Centers Welcome Dr. Billyde Brown!


The Georgia MBDA Advanced Manufacturing  Center at Georgia Tech is pleased to announce that Dr. Billyde Brown, Research Faculty and Director of Manufacturing Education Programs at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), has also joined the Georgia MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center as a Manufacturing Program Advisor. In this role, Dr. Brown will help set the programming direction for the Center ensuring access to critical manufacturing education and trends for the Center’s clients. 

“This is a major opportunity for our Manufacturing Center,” says Project Director Donna M. Ennis, C.P.F.  “In addition to continuing his role at GTMI and as Georgia Tech faculty, Dr. Brown has committed to bringing his technical knowledge and experience to help elevate our educational programs.”

Dr. Brown has built his career as a prominent researcher after earning his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 2010. Today, his role at GTMI is to create strong partnerships among industry, government, and academia in the area of manufacturing research, development, and deployment, while acquiring and managing sponsored research programs. A unique focus of his position includes facilitating the transition of R&D to commercialized products, particularly for new startups and small businesses.

Dr. Brown also has several education and workforce development (EWD) duties including managing a Manufacturing Certificate Program for graduate students, coordinating an annual 3-week summer manufacturing immersion program for international students, directing a 10-week REU summer program that targets undergraduate veterans and other underrepresented minority groups, hosting an annual 20-week (10 weeks/semester) Lunch and Learn Lecture Series with high profile industry and academic speakers to share advanced manufacturing knowledge within a global community, and teaching a GT Manufacturing Seminar course in the College of Engineering. Dr. Brown has strong expertise in several emerging technical areas including nanotechnology, thin-film materials, electrochemical energy storage and conversion, electrochemical biosensors, advanced composites, additive manufacturing, printed electronics, etc. 

We welcome Dr. Brown to our team and look forward to him leveraging his R&D, EWD, and industry liaison experience to help promote the Georgia MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center’s mission.