Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering
Craig A. Brice is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He is currently the director of the newly established Advanced Manufacturing Program which will focus on undergraduate and graduate education in additive manufacturing. He is also involved in additive manufacturing research with the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) Lab at Mines and serves as the industry relations director for the ADAPT consortium. Prof. Brice has been working in additive manufacturing for 20 years, beginning with the first commercially available AM system sold by Optomec in 1998. He has spent his entire professional career working in additive manufacturing with time spent at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works), Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center, and NASA Langley Research Center. His work over the years has focused on alloy development, process monitoring and feedback control systems, and qualification/certification. He has served as lead/co-lead on DoD collaborative projects worth over $20M, including an AM qualification program for the F-35 and the recently awarded ONR Quality Made project. He has contributed to over two dozen technical journal publications and has 11 issued patents with one pending. Prof. Brice has a BS in metallurgical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, an MS in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Canterbury.