Bruce Gnade

Clinical Professor, Affiliated Faculty

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Phone: 214-768-1717
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Educational Background

B.A. in chemistry from St. Louis University; Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology


Flexible electronics with applications ranging from radiation sensors to microelectronic arrays for cellular recording.

Dr. Gnade previously held leadership positions in industry and public service, including Texas Instruments, PixTech, Inc., and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), where he served as a program manager overseeing influential technology research projects for the Department of Defense. 

Gnade has authored or co-authored more than 195 refereed journal articles and holds 77 U.S. patents and 55 foreign patents.  He is a member of the Materials Research Society, the American Physical Society, the Society for Information Displays, and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

His academic career includes faculty appointments at the University of Maryland, the University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD).  As the Distinguished Chair in Microelectronics and Vice President of Research at UTD, Gnade helped grow university research expenditures from $45M to $100M over a nine year period.