Brian Gleeson
Director, Center for Energy; Harry S. Tack Chair in Materials Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh


Brian Gleeson is the Director of the Center for Energy and holds the Harry S. Tack Chair in Materials Science in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he served as Director of the Materials and Engineering Physics Program at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.

Brian received his Ph.D. from UCLA and was a postdoctoral fellow and faculty member at the University of New South Wales, Australia. His research interests include the high-temperature degradation behavior of metallic alloys and coatings, phase equilibria and transformations, deposition and characterization of metallic coatings, and diffusion and thermodynamic treatments of both gas/solid and solid/solid interactions.

Brian is associate editor of the international journal Oxidation of Metals and chaired the 2005 Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Corrosion. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the journals Advanced Engineering Materials and Materials and Corrosion.