Carnegie Mellon University

Bryan Webler

Bryan Webler (E 2007, 2008)

Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Courtesy Appointment, Mechanical Engineering

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Dr. Webler received a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005 and an MS (2007) and PhD (2008) in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. His PhD work at CMU was with the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research (CISR), studying high temperature oxidation of low carbon steels. From 2008 to 2013, he was a Senior Engineer in the Materials Technology Department of the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, studying corrosion resistance and mechanical behavior of stainless steels and nickel-base alloys. Dr. Webler joined CMU as an assistant professor in 2013 and is a faculty member in CISR.


  • 2008: Ph.D., Materials Science & Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2007: MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
  • 2005: BS, Engineering Physics, University of Pittsburgh


Webler's research studies chemical reactions between metals and their environment. These reactions are sometimes beneficial, e.g. refining of liquid steel to remove impurities, and sometimes detrimental, e.g. high temperature oxidation of nickel alloys in gas turbines. In all cases the fundamental thermodynamics and kinetics of the reactions must be understood for the efficient production and usage of metallic materials.