Dr. Richard C. Bradt

  • Alton N. Scott Professor of Engineering Emeritus

Contact Information

  • Phone: (205) 348-0663
  • Fax: (205) 348-2164


  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960
  • M.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1965
  • Ph.D., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1967


Dr. Richard Bradt joined the faculty at The University of Alabama College of Engineering in 1994 as head of the department of metallurgical and materials engineering. In 2004, he was named the Alton N. Scott Professor of Engineering. He retired in 2009, but he has remained an active researcher, speaker and educator.

His research remains focused on the properties of refractories, glass and ceramics. His specialty is structure/property relations where he emphasizes mechanical properties, especially the application of fracture mechanics to brittle materials.

With students and colleagues, he has published more than 400 articles and edited more than 20 proceedings of international meetings. He has advised more than 100 graduate students and directed 50 doctoral dissertations. In 2013, he received the W.D. Kingery Award of the American Ceramic Society, its highest technical honor.