Research Assistant Professor, Clean Manufacturing
Philip Barnett holds a joint appointment with Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Composites Innovation Group National Laboratory. His current interests are in hybrid/multi-scale reinforced composites, impact protection/crashworthiness, and low energy production of high-performance composites. Barnett received his PhD from the University of Tennessee, where he developed a novel manufacturing process for high-performance recycled carbon fiber composites. He then served as a National Research Council postdoctoral fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he studied agile manufacturing of aerospace structural composites. In 2023, Barnett returned to the University of Tennessee/ORNL as one of the inaugural hires in the University of Tennessee-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute.