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WKU Engineering Faculty and Staff - Chris Byrne

Chris Byrne, PhD, PE

Chris Byrne, PhD, PE

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Program Coordinator

Office:  EBS 2120
Phone:  270-745-6286


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Scholarly Interest

Engineering education in an environment where student development is achieved through coursework and meaningful projects.  Scholarship in: innovative materials processing, sustainable synthesis of composites and ceramics, chemical and fuel products from biomass pyrolysis, carbon science, friction and wear, nondestructive testing, failure analysi


27 years within higher education working fundamental research projects, industry challenges, and student development. 

Professional Membership & Credentials

  • ASME, ASEE, American Carbon Society
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Kentucky

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 Last Modified 9/25/14