Face to Face with Dr. Brendan Liddle
Meet Technical Manager with Materion Advanced Materials, Dr. Brendan Liddle. Focused on new product development for the inorganic chemicals business, Dr. Liddle works closely with customers to develop new materials that allow their process or products to succeed. He also supports Materion’s existing products and lends his expertise to troubleshooting processes.
Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Brendan joined Materion’s technical team in February 2011; he reports to Katie Gardinier, Director of Technology for Advanced Materials. In addition to being an integral part of helping our customers find targeted solutions for their applications, he occasionally travels to visit with customers or to attend a trade show/conference.
Dr. Liddle is currently focused on development projects of materials for emerging battery technologies, including work with sulfides, oxides and chlorides. He also oversees the development of application specific Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) materials that Materion produces for the marketplace.
An impressive educational background, Dr. Liddle has a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Marquette University. Before joining Materion, Brendan completed a research fellowship at the University of Michigan studying lithium ion battery cathode materials and was an analytical chemist for three years. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society.
When asked ‘what part of your job do you find most satisfying,’ Brendan said: “I really enjoy the variety of things we do at Materion and the impact we make. I especially like working with a diverse range of products we produce for a broad spectrum of advanced technologies.”
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Brendan has stayed close to home (except for his college years). He is married and has a daughter and a son. Brendan is a cycling enthusiast who rides his bike to work almost daily, except during the worst winter weather. He also enjoys the great outdoors and camping with his family.