Kristen H. Brosnan
Manager, Ceramics Laboratory, General Electric Global Research

Executive II Panelist
Kristen H. Brosnan is the manager of the ceramics laboratory at General Electric (GE) Global Research. She received her B.S. in materials science and engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and her M.S. and Ph.D., also in materials science and engineering, at The Pennsylvania State University. Brosnan has been with GE for nine years, starting as a materials scientist at GRC studying microstructure-properties-performance relationships in ceramic thermal spray coatings. At General Electric, Brosnan is also the co-leader of the GE Women’s Network-NY Capital District Hub, with over 1,100 members. She has organized the Women in Science & Engineering Symposium (WISE), which brings together more than 150 technical female leaders from across all GE businesses to GE Global Research for the past two years. She has received numerous individual awards from GE for outstanding teamwork, technical excellence, expertise, volunteerism, external focus, and organizational citizenship. In 2006, Brosnan was a recipient of the Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Diamond Award given by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS). She is the recipient of the 2014 American Ceramic Society Du-Co Ceramics Young Professional Award and the 2014 Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award. Brosnan is past president of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers, a past president of the Ceramic Educational Council, has served on the Editorial Advisory Board Member for the ACerS Bulletin and helped launch the Young Professionals Network for ACerS in 2010.