Assistant Professor; ChBE, MSE
RBI Co-Lead: Interface of polymer science and wood-based materials
Blair Brettmann received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She received her Master’s in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT in 2009 following internships at GlaxoSmithKline (Upper Merion, PA) and Mawana Sugar Works (Mawana, India). Blair received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2012 working with the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing under Prof. Bernhardt Trout. Her research focused on solid-state characterization and application of pharmaceutical formulations prepared by electrospinning. Following her Ph.D., Blair worked as a research engineer for Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics for two years. While at Saint-Gobain she worked on polymer-based wet coatings and dispersions for various applications, including window films, glass fiber mats and architectural fabrics. Later, Blair served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago with Prof. Matthew Tirrell. Currently, Blair is an assistant professor with joint appointments in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Georgia Institute of Technology
Pharmaceuticals, Polymer & Fiber; Printing Technologies; Polymers; Nanocellulose Applications; New Materials; Wet-end Chemistry; Manufacturing, Biotechnology; Cellulosic Nanomaterials; Chemistry, Biomaterials, Aerogels & Hydrogels; Coating; Coatings & Barriers; Films & Coatings