Gregory Corman is a Principal Scientist in the Ceramics Laboratory at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, NY. Dr. Corman received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Ceramic Science from the Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and 1984, respectively. From 1984 to 1986 he was a staff scientist at the Westinghouse Electric Corporation R&D Center in Pittsburgh, PA. While there Dr. Corman conducted research on the sintering and microstructural control of oxide-based nuclear fuels and on the processing and electrical properties of zinc oxide varistors.
Since joining GE Global Research he has worked on various aspects of ceramic matrix composite material and process development. For the past 24 years his focus has been on the development of melt infiltrated CMCs for gas turbine engine applications. He is a co-inventor of the GE prepreg melt infiltrated composite system about to be introduced in the CFM LEAP engine. His efforts have included the development of the prepreg MI CMC process, CMC material characterization and testing, and the design, fabrication and field engine testing of gas turbine hardware made from this material. For this work he was awarded the Whitney Technical Achievement Award and Dushman Award at GE Global Research. He has also conducted research on the development and testing of high temperature fibers for CMC reinforcements.
Dr. Corman is the author of over 20 publications and over 45 technical society presentations, and holds 20 patents related to ceramic composite processing and turbine component fabrication. He is a member of The American Ceramic Society Engineering Ceramics Division and Keramos.