Dr. J. Brian Jordon
Kenneth and Celia Carlile Chair in Materials Science
Dr. Jordon is the inaugural Kenneth and Celia Carlile Endowed Chair in Materials Science at Baylor University School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
PhD, Mississippi State University (2008)
MS, Mississippi State University (2006)
BS, Mississippi State University (2003)
Dr. J. Brian Jordon is the inaugural Kenneth and Celia Carlile Endowed Chair in Materials Science at Baylor University School of Engineering and Computer Science. He is also a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Jordon comes to Baylor after 12 years as a faculty member in the Materials Science Program and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama. Dr. Jordon’s research group focuses on using advanced manufacturing processes to develop new materials with enhanced mechanical properties and tailored microstructures. In particular, he and his students have sought to understand the fundamental links between microstructure and bulk material response using state-of-the-art characterization tools and process simulations. He has co-authored over 90 journal articles, 35 conference proceedings, and edited three books. Additionally, he has co-authored a book, “Fatigue in Friction Stir Welding,” which is the first comprehensive reference on this topic. His publications have been cited over 3000 times, with an H-index of 31. To support his research, Dr. Jordon has secured over $17M in externally funded grants and contracts. His sponsors include the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, National Labs, and various private industries. Professionally, Dr. Jordon has organized numerous symposia and chaired many different committees at international conferences such as the annual ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) and The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS) meetings. He currently serves on the editorial boards of both the Materials and Manufacturing Processes journal and the Materials journal. Dr. Jordon was the 2014 recipient of the TMS Young Professional Development award, a 2017 finalist for The University of Alabama President’s Faculty Research Award, and 2021 recipient of the College of Engineering Faculty Excellence in Graduate Education Award at University of Alabama. Recently he awarded the grade of Fellow in American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2021.