• Research

    Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
    Design for Manufacturing
    Design Methodology
    Engineering Design Education
    Design for Additive Manufacturing
    Process-Property-Structure Relationships for Additive Manufacturing Materials (polymers, ceramics, and metals)
    Jetting-based Additive Manufacturing Processes
    Informal Learning Environments

  • Publications


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  • Professional History


    2014–Present, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2017-Present, J.R. Jones III Faculty Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2015-Present, Electro Mechanical Corporation Senior Faculty Fellow, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2014-2016, W.S. Pete White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2012-Present, Affiliate faculty appointment, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Virginia Tech
    2014-Present, Affiliate faculty appointment, Dept. of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
    2008-2014, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Dept. of Engineering Education (Joint appointment), Virginia Tech
  • Awards & Honors


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    2017-1st Place, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Digital Manufacturing Challenge, Faculty Advisor
    2017-2nd Place ASME Student Manufacturing Design Competition, Faculty Advisor
    2017-Best Paper Award, International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
    2016-1st Place, America Makes Innovation Sprint: Smart Structures
    2016-SXSW Best Use of User Generated Content: VT DreamVendor, Juice Pharma Worldwide
    2015-Best Poster Award, International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
    2015-Faculty Fellow, Virginia Tech College of Engineering
    2014-Outstanding Paper Award, Emerald Publishing Rapid Prototyping Journal
    2014-Best Paper Award, ASME IDETC 19th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference
    2014-Best Poster Award, International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
    2013-Reviewers’ Favorite Award, International Conference on Engineering Design
    2013-John A. Curtis Lecture Award (Best Paper), ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Computers in Education Division
    2013-National Science Foundation CAREER Award
    2012-International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Fabrication Award (FAME Jr. Award)
    2012-Best Paper Award, ASME IDETC Design Education Conference
    2011-Charles and Joan Nunnally Outstanding Engineering Education Faculty Member Award, Dept. of Engineering Education, Virginia Tech
    2010-Emerald Engineering Oustanding Doctoral Research Award, Additive Manufacturing Division
    2010-Best Paper Award Finalist, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition – Design in Engineering Education Division
    2009-Best Poster Presentation Award, International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium
    2008-Best Paper Award, ASME IDETC Design for the Life Cycle and Management Conference

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2007
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2003
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2000

(540) 231-3422
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635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
cbwilliams@vt.edu

Christopher Bryant Williams

Associate Professor

John R. Jones III Faculty Fellow