Craig Brice

Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Advanced Manufacturing Program

Craig A. Brice is a Professor of Practice in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines. He is currently the director of the Advanced Manufacturing Program, which focuses on undergraduate and graduate education in additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques. He is also involved in additive manufacturing research with the Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT) at Mines and serves as the director for the ADAPT consortium. Dr. Brice has been working in additive manufacturing for over 20 years, beginning with the first commercially available AM system sold by Optomec in 1998. He has spent his entire professional career working in additive manufacturing with time spent at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works), Lockheed Martin Space Advanced Technology Center, and NASA Langley Research Center. His work over the years has focused on alloy development, process monitoring and feedback control systems, and qualification/certification. He has served as lead/co-lead on DoD collaborative projects worth over $20M, including an AM qualification program for the F-35.

He has contributed to over two dozen technical journal publications and has 13 issued patents. Dr. Brice has a BS in metallurgical engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology, an MS in materials science and engineering from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Canterbury.

Research Focus

  • Additive manufacturing in a range of materials from metals to ceramics to polymers
  • Process feedback control of AM systems
  • Alloy design and property development
  • Qualification and certification of AM processes and part
  • AM education and workforce development

Recent Courses

  • AMFG 401/501 Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • AMFG 531 Materials for Additive Manufacturing 


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  • Johnson, N. S., Vullimiri, P. S., To, A. C., Zhang, X., Brice, C. A., Kappes, B. B., Stebner, A. P. “Invited Review: Machine Learning for Materials Developments in Metals Additive Manufacturing.” Additive Manufacturing 36:101641 (2020).


  • Newman, J. A., Tayon, W. A., Ruggles, T. J., Yeratapally, S. R., Brice, C. A., Hochhalter, J. D., Baughman, J. M., Claytor, H. D. “Characterization of Titanium Alloys Produced by Electron Beam Directed Energy Deposition.” NASA Technical Report 20180008441 (2018).
  • Brice, C. A., Tayon, W. A., Newman, J. A., Kral, M. V., Bishop, C., Sokolova, A.”Effect of Compositional Changes on Microstructure in Additively Manufactured Aluminum Alloy 2139.” Materials Characterization 143:50–58 (2018).
  • Yu, P., Yan, M. Tomus, D., Brice, C. A., Bettles, C. J., Muddle, B., Qian, M. “Microstructural Development of Electron Beam Processed Al-3Ti-1Sc Alloy Under Different Electron Beam Scanning Speeds.” Materials Characterization 143:43–49 (2018).


  • Butler, T. M., Brice, C. A., Tayon, W. A., Semiatin, S. L., Pilchak, A. L. “Evolution of Texture from a Single Crystal Ti-6Al-4V Substrate During Electron Beam Directed Energy Deposition.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 48(10):4441–4446 (2017).


  • Li, X., Tang, W., Reynolds, A. P., Tayon, W. A., Brice, C. A. “Strain and Texture in Friction Extrusion of Aluminum Wire.” Journal of Materials Processing Technology 229:191–198 (2016).


  • Brice, C., Shenoy, R., Kral, M., Buchannan, K. “Precipitation Behavior of Aluminum Alloy 2139 Fabricated Using Additive Manufacturing.” Materials Science and Engineering A 648:9–14 (2015).
  • Brice, C. A., Dennis, N. “Cooling Rate Determination in Additively Manufactured Aluminum Alloy 2219.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 46(5):2304–2308 (2015).

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