Keith A. Brown
Keith A. Brown is an associate professor of mechanical engineering, materials science & engineering, and physics at Boston University. He earned an SB degree in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later a degree in applied physics at Harvard University under the guidance of Robert M. Westervelt.
Following his doctoral work, he was an International Institute for Nanotechnology postdoctoral fellow with Chad A. Mirkin at Northwestern University. Brown started at Boston University in 2015 and currently leads the interdisciplinary KABLab, which studies polymers and smart fluids to determine how useful properties emerge from the interplay between composition, processing and hierarchical structure. To do this, the team develops approaches that increase the pace of experimental materials research using autonomous experimentation, miniaturization, parallelization and machine learning.
Brown has co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications, six issued patents, and his work has been recognized through awards including the Frontiers of Materials Award from The Minerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS), being recognized as a “Future Star of the AVS,” the Omar Farha Award for Research Leadership from Northwestern University, and the AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division Postdoctoral Award. Brown served on the Nano Letters Early Career Advisory Board and currently leads the MRS Artificial Intelligence in Materials Development Staging Task Force.