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Dr. Stuart Brown is currently managing partner of Veryst Engineering, an engineering consulting firm located in the Boston area. Veryst provides services in product design, manufacturing processes, and failure analysis. Dr. Brown's technical background includes mechanical engineering and materials science. Specific topics of expertise include strength of materials with subspecialties in plasticity, fracture, fatigue, elasticity, viscoelasticity, creep, fatigue, wear, and viscoplasticity. He has experience with a wide variety of materials encompassing metals, polymers, composites, and ceramics, including glass. He has consulted in manufacturing processes including metal forming, semi-solid materials, powder metallurgy, drawing, forging, welding, cold and hot rolling, electrical contacts, and extrusions. He has also extensive research and development experience in thin films and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
Dr. Brown consults regularly within the medical device and consumer products industries. His medical device work has involved catheters, guidewires, stents, electromechanical devices, and other cardiovascular and orthopedic devices.
Prior to founding Veryst Engineering, Dr. Brown was director of the Boston Office of Exponent, Inc. Before Exponent, Dr. Brown was on the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has performed research in metal forming operations and other industrial processes, thin films, and MEMS.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987 M.B.A., Business Administration, Stanford Graduate School of Business, 1979 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1980 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Washington University, 1977 A.B., English Literature, Washington University, 1977 Tau Beta Pi; Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Tau Sigma; Omicron Delta Kappa; Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Teaching Award; NASA Certificate of Excellence