Bruce A Pint

Group Leader

Research Interest:

Research, development and characterization of corrosion-resistant, high-temperature materials for power generation applications.

Education:

  • Ph.D., Ceramics Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
  • S.B., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988

Experience:

  • April 2007 - present - Group Leader, Corrosion Science & Technology Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • January 1997- present - Research Staff, Corrosion Science & Technology Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • February 1994 - January 1997 - Department of Energy Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  • June 1992 - January 1994 - Post-doctoral research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • September 1989 - December 1990 - Teaching assistant for undergraduate materials laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Summer 1986 and 1987, January 1988 - The Timken Company Canton, OH.

Professional Societies:

  • ASM International
  • TMS International
  • NACE International
  • American Ceramic Society

Professional Service 

  • 2015:  Appointed Faculty member of the University of Tennessee Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education (CIRE) 
  • 2015:  Appointed Associate Editor of the journal Oxidation of Metals
  • 2012-2020:  Named U.S. Chair of the 8th International Symposium on High-Temperature Corrosion and Protection of Materials (role continuing for 9th Symposium in 2016 and 10th in 2020)
  • 2009-2014:  Elected Chair of the NACE International Technical Exchange Group on Combustion and Conversion of Fossil and Alternative Fuels
  • 2005-2007:  Elected Chair of the Joint ASM-TMS Committee on Environmental Effects & Corrosion
  • 2004:  Appointed to the International Advisory Board for the journal Oxidation of Metals

 

Awards

NACE International Technical Achievement Award (2017).
ORNL Distinguished Researcher (2016) (1 of 2 awards for ~4800 person staff)
Best paper award, 5th International Symposium on Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles (2016)
Best paper award 2013-2014, Journal of Nuclear Materials (1 of 2) (2015)
Best paper award ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo, Manufacturing, Materials and Metallurgy Committee (2015)
Best paper award ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo, Microturbine and Small Turbomachinery Committee (2015)
Fellow of ASM International (2014)
Fellow of NACE International (2014)
ORNL Significant Event Award, Research Leadership in Accident Tolerant Cladding Materials, Team member (2012)
ORNL Director’s Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment and Excellence in Technology Transfer Award “Deployment of Alumina-Forming Austenitic (AFA) Stainless Steel” (2011)
R&D 100 Award: AFA: Alumina-Forming Austenitic Steels, Team Member (2009)
Outstanding Mentor award from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (2005)
Best paper award ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo, Microturbine and Small Turbomachinery Committee (2004)
Named Department of Energy Distinguished Postdoctoral Award (1 of 10 selected nationally) (1994)
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society (1988)