Face to Face Around Materion with Brendan Liddle
Meet our Senior Development Chemist Brendan Liddle whose focus is on new product development for the inorganic chemicals business. His responsibilities include working closely with customers to create specific materials that allow their process or products to succeed. Brendan also supports Materion’s existing products and lends his expertise to troubleshooting processes.
Based out of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin facility, Brendan joined Materion’s technical team in February 2011 and reports to Katie Gardinie, AMG Director of Technology. As part of his job, he travels occasionally to visit with customers or to attend a trade show or conference.
When asked ‘what part of your job do you find most satisfying,’ Brendan remarked: “I really enjoy the variety at Materion. I especially like working with the diverse range of products we produce for such a broad spectrum of advanced technologies.”
Brendan has an impressive educational background with a B.S. Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from Marquette University. Prior to coming to Materion, Brendan completed a research fellowship at the University of Michigan studying lithium ion battery cathode materials and worked as an analytical chemist for three years. At Materion, he recently completed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification project that was focused on improving the process for manufacturing Ytterbirum Fluoride (YbF3) for infrared optical coatings. Brendan is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, Brendan has stuck pretty close to home other than his college years. He is married with two children, a seven year old daughter and a four year old son. Brendan is a cycling enthusiast who rides his bike to work almost daily except during the worst winter weather. For relaxation, he enjoys the great outdoors and camping with his family.