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 and a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, he is an Associate Director for the Point-of-Need Innovations (PONI) Center at Baylor University. Dr. Jordon’s research group focuses on advanced manufacturing processes in order 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 100 journal articles, 35 conference proceedings, and edited three books. Additionally, he has co-authored the book, “Fatigue in Friction Stir Welding,” which is the first comprehensive reference on this topic. To support his research, Dr. Jordon has secured over $22 million in externally funded grants and contracts. His sponsors include the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Labs, and various private industries. Professionally, Dr. Jordon has organized numerous symposia and chaired 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 the Materials and Manufacturing Processes journal, the Materials journal, and is an Associate Editor for ASME’s Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology. 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. In 2021, he was awarded the grade of Fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Prior to joining Baylor University, Dr. Jordon was a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and a faculty member of the Materials Science Program at the University of Alabama.