Blair Brettmann received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. She received her Master’s in Chemical Engineering Practice in 2010 and her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2012 working with the Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing.
Following her Ph.D., Blair worked as a research engineer for Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics for two years. While at Saint-Gobain, she worked on polymer-based wet coatings and dispersions for various applications, including window films, glass fiber mats, and architectural fabrics. Later, Blair served as a postdoctoral researcher in the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
She is now an Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech and researches ways to use chemical interactions to make more functional materials. Outside of work, she plays and coaches water polo with a local team in Atlanta.