Billyde Brown is currently Research Faculty at Georgia Institute of Technology and Research Associate II at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), an interdisciplinary research institute that specializes in applied research at TRLs of 3 – 7. Dr. Brown’s role as Research Associate is to establish strong partnerships and sponsored programs among industry, government, and academia in the area of manufacturing research, development, and deployment. His key focus is on facilitating the transition of R&D particularly in the fields of nanotechnology, advanced composites, and additive manufacturing to manufactured products for small businesses, new startups, and industry partners. Dr. Brown earned a B.S. with honors in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 2004 and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Duke University in 2010. He has researched carbon nanomaterials and their various applications for over the past 15 years. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Brown was Senior Research Scientist at Luna Inc. from 2011 – 2013. At Luna, Dr. Brown was an active manager for two Phase I and one Phase II SBIR/STTR programs for development of nanomaterial—empowered energy storage and conversion technologies with combined budgets over $ 1 million. He has strong expertise in the synthesis of noble and transition metal, metal-oxide, carbon (particularly carbon nanotubes and graphene), and composite nanomaterials; as well as materials, chemical, and electrochemical characterization of nanomaterials. Dr. Brown has several peer reviewed publications and is frequent peer reviewer of high impact journals such as Carbon, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, and Materials Express.