Bryan Webler is an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005, and his Master’s (2007) and Ph.D. (2008) in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. His work at Carnegie Mellon was with the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research, studying high temperature oxidation of low carbon steels. From 2008 to 2013, he was a senior engineer in the Materials Technology Department of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, studying corrosion resistance and mechanical behavior of stainless steels and nickel-base alloys.

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2008 Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2007 MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

2005 BS, Engineering Physics, University of Pittsburgh

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Webler quoted on razor blade materials

MSE's Bryan Webler was quoted in Wired on razor blade materials.

CMU Engineering

Taking a closer look at steel using computer vision

CMU engineers are applying computer vision and machine learning to improve the study of inclusions, microscopic particle within steel that can have a big impact on metal properties.

Scott Institute

Scott Institute announces seed grants

Funding from the Scott Institute will stimulate new research initiatives ranging from developing a tool that can help people assess the climate risks of hydroelectric projects globally to finding a way to produce semiconductors economically for use in ultra-high efficiency power electronic devices.

CMU Engineering

Engineering strength

Carnegie Mellon University engineers are answering the need for heat-tolerant materials by developing a new way to strengthen metals using oxide particles.

Industrial Heating

Webler develops new method to strengthen metals

Is it possible to create stronger metals? According to MSE’s Bryan Webler in an article for Industrial Heating, it is. In fact, he recently created a new, two-step method to strengthen metals using oxide particles.

MSE researchers featured for new rapid screening method for developing metal alloys

MSE’s Bryan Webler was featured in 3ders for his new rapid screening method for quickly developing new 3D printing metal alloys.

Webler’s research featured on

MSE’s Bryan Webler was featured in for his research on 3-D printing.