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James Brackett

Additive Manufacturing, Energy Materials


Faculty Advisors: Dr. Chad Duty and Dr. Vlastimil Kunc

James Brackett graduated from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2017 and began pursuit of a Ph.D. in Energy Science and Engineering that same year through the Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education. He has been involved in materials-focused research since 2014, covering densification of ceramics, formulation of solid polymer electrolytes, and development of polymer composite processes. These experiences led to his current work in Large-Format Additive Manufacturing (LFAM) of thermoplastic composites. His dissertation addresses the development and characterization of multi-material processing capabilities in LFAM using novel equipment. Further interests include functionally graded and multi-material processing and characterization, both within and outside of additive manufacturing.


Additive Manufacturing
Functionally Graded Materials
Large-Format AM
Polymer Composites


B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Tennessee - Knoxville, 2017.

Professional Service

Regular outings with Habitat for Humanity and Medic Donations.


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