Brian Paul

Brian K. Paul is the Tom and Carmen West Faculty Scholar and a Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU) where he conducts research in manufacturing process design, materials joining and hybrid additive manufacturing.  Professor Paul has authored more than 100 refereed publications, received twelve U.S. patents (six licensed), and helped 15 companies advance microchannel and nanotechnology toward the marketplace, four formed from work with his graduate students.  In 2013, Professor Paul was invited to serve as the Assistant Director of Technology within President Obama’s Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, to help devise a federal strategy to overcome industry impediments to manufacturing innovation, now known as Manufacturing USA.  Upon his return to OSU, Professor Paul helped establish the Rapid Advancement of Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Manufacturing Institute within Manufacturing USA, where he is responsible for overseeing the Module Manufacturing technology focus area.