Bruce Gnade

Clinical Professor, Affiliated Faculty


Department of Mechanical Engineering





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 is a Fellow of APS, IEEE, and National Academy of Inventors, and is Chair of the Board of Directors of Oak Ridge Associated Universities.  He was awarded the 2021 IEEE J.J. Ebers award.  He has authored/co-authored approximately 200 refereed journal papers, 77 U.S. patents, and 54 foreign patents.

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. 


B.A. in chemistry from St. Louis University; Ph.D. in nuclear chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology
A headshot of Bruce Gnade, a member of the Lyle School of Engineering Faculty.