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Dayton OH 45469-0161



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Multi-Scale Composites and Polymers Division

Nanocomposites and Composites Group 

Distinguished Research Engineer
Multi-Scale Composites and Polymers


Mr. Rice's core research focus is to push the technology envelope in order to develop revolutionary new multifunctional polymer-based materials using a variety of commercially available nanoparticles. Brian joined the Research Institute in 1986 as a research engineer in composites, working on-site at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, OH. He later served as the group leader for the composites group, managing over $20 million in related research before forming a new group to commercialize polymer nanocomposites.



  • M.S., Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, 1990
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1986

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