Bryan M Conry

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dr. Bryan Conry joined the Particle Fuel Forms (PFF) group in September 2023 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. His primary research focus is on the development and optimization of ceramic fuel particle coatings via fluidized bed chemical vapor deposition (FB-CVD). Dr. Conry has extensive experience in microstructure characterization of ceramic materials via electron microscopy and surface-based techniques, as well as associated data analysis methods. In his graduate work, he investigated how the properties, structure, and connectivity of grain boundaries can influence mesoscopic material behavior in highly anisotropic materials. Dr. Conry earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in July 2023. Prior to that, he received his B.Eng. in Chemical and Molecular Engineering from Stony Brook University in 2019.



Conry, Bryan M. (2023). Anisotropic Grain Boundary Networks and Their Role in Abnormal Grain Growth. [Doctoral dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.

Conry, B., Kole, M., Burnett, W. R., Harley, J. B., Tonks, M. R., Kesler, M. S., & Krause, A. R. (2023). The evolution of grain boundary energy in textured and untextured Ca‚Äźdoped alumina during grain growth. Journal of the American Ceramic Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/jace.19367

Khurjekar, I. D., Conry, B., Kesler, M. S., Tonks, M. R., Krause, A. R., & Harley, J. B. (2023). Automated, high-accuracy classification of textured microstructures using a convolutional neural network. Frontiers in Materials10, 1086000. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmats.2023.1086000

Muralikrishnan, V., Liu, H., Yang, L., Conry, B., Marvel, C. J., Harmer, M. P., ... & Krause, A. R. (2023). Observations of unexpected grain boundary migration in SrTiO3. Scripta Materialia222, 115055. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2022.115055

Conry, B., Harley, J. B., Tonks, M. R., Kesler, M. S., & Krause, A. R. (2022). Engineering grain boundary anisotropy to elucidate grain growth behavior in alumina. Journal of the European Ceramic Society42(13), 5864-5873. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2022.06.059

Cubaud, T., Conry, B., Hu, X., & Dinh, T. (2021). Diffusive and capillary instabilities of viscous fluid threads in microchannels. Physical Review Fluids6(9), 094202. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.6.094202