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Clyde Leonard Briant, American Metallurgist, educator. Recipient Alfred Noble prize, 1980; named one of 100 Most OutstandingYoung Scientists in United States of America, Science Digest, 1984; overseas fellow Churchill College, Cambridge, England, 1987-1988. Fellow American Society Metals; member American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers (Robert Lansing Hardy gold medal Metallurgical Society 1977, Rossiter W. Raymond 1979).

Background

Briant, Clyde Leonard was born on May 31, 1948 in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States. Son of Clyde Leonard and Bonnie Barbara (Green) Briant.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas, 1971;Bachelor of Science, Columbia University, 1971;Master of Science, Columbia University, 1973;England Doctor of Science, Columbia University, 1974.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1974-1976. Staff metallurgist General Electric Company, Schenectady, New York, 1976—1994. Professor engineering Brown University, Providence, 1994—2000, Otis Randall professor, since 2000, dean engineering, 2003—2006, vice president research, since 2006.

Visiting scientist Research Institute for Technology Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1991.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Embrittlement of Engineering Alloys, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Religion

Since righteousness is demanded of God, one needs to know how to receive it. It is received through faith. It is having faith in God.

Politics

The use of force should be supported only in extreme situations and through approve of appropriate international organizations.

Views

All Christians can seek to create a way of life deliberately designed to overcome evil with good and to promote justice for all.

Membership

Fellow American Society Metals. Member American Institute of Mining (Robert Lansing Hardy gold medal, 1977, Rossiter W. Raymond award, 1979), American Society Metals International. Member National Academy Engineering, 2010, Materials Research Society, Tau Beta Pi.

Connections

Married Jacqueline Louise Duffy, July 16, 1977. Children– Paul, Judith, Bonnie.

father:
Clyde Leonard Briant

mother:
Bonnie Barbara (Green) Briant

spouse:
Jacqueline Louise Duffy

children:
Paul Briant

Judith Briant

Bonnie Briant