Advanced Manufacturing Research Center and Youngstown State University (YSU)
BRETT CONNER is the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Research Center and an associate professor of manufacturing engineering at Youngstown State University (YSU). Prior to joining the faculty at YSU, he was a U.S. Air Force officer, a defense contractor, and a research and development metallurgist at Alcoa. He is also the Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of Freshmade 3D, a company providing design services and advanced additive manufacturing materials solutions. Dr. Conner holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Missouri and master’s and doctorate degrees in materials science and engineering from MIT.