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Philip R Barnett

Assistant Research Professor of Clean Manufacturing, University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute

Dr. Barnett holds a joint appointment with the Composites Innovation Group at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His current interests are in hybrid/multi-scale reinforced composites, impact protection/crashworthiness, and low energy production of high-performance composites. Dr. Barnett received his PhD from the University of Tennessee, where he developed a novel manufacturing process for high-performance recycled carbon fiber composites. He then served as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he studied agile manufacturing of aerospace structural composites. In 2023, Dr. Barnett returned to the University of Tennessee/ORNL as one of the inaugural hires in the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute.

BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016

PhD Energy Science and Engineering, The Bredesen Center, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2020