Mark Bryden

Division Director, Simulation Modeling & Decision Science at Ames Laboratory

Mark Bryden is the founding director of the Simulation, Modeling and Decision Science program at the Laboratory and is a professor of mechanical engineering at Iowa State University. Bryden’s research is focused on the federation of information from disparate sources (e.g., models, data, and other information elements) to create detailed models of engineered, human, and natural systems that enable engineering decision making for these complex systems.

Bryden has published more than 180 peer-reviewed articles and co-authored the textbook Combustion Engineering. He has founded two successful startups based on his research work, and he has founded the nonprofit ETHOS, a community of 150+ researchers focused on meeting the needs for clean village energy in the developing world. He has received three patents, three R&D 100 awards, two Regional Excellence in Technology Transfer awards, and a National Excellence in Technology Transfer award. In 2013 he and his coauthors received the ASME Melville Medal.

Bryden received his BS, General Engineering, Idaho State University, and his MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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