Bernard Bewlay is the Chief Scientist for Materials Systems and Services Technologies. The Services Technologies portfolio focuses on the intersection of technical solutions and commercial opportunities for GE Aviation and GE Power. The Services Technologies portfolio is driving top line and bottom line growth for the GE Services businesses which presently have a backlog of ~$300B.
Bernard is currently leading a group of researchers at GE Research on Services Technologies. Bernard is involved in the development of advanced turbine systems with particular emphasis on aircraft engine durability. He has experience with most of the components and materials used in aircraft engines, including disks, blades, combustors, nozzles, shrouds, coatings, gears, etc.
Bernard also recently led a team at GE Research that worked on the introduction of advanced titanium aluminides in the GEnx turbofan engine. The GEnx is used on the Boeing 747-8 and Boeing787 Dreamliner. Titanium aluminide is an important lightweight material for low pressure turbine blades.
Bernard is a world-renowned expert in structure-processing-property relationships in metals, ceramics, and coatings. He is involved in both computational and experimental techniques, in areas such as materials design, process design, heat transfer, and fluid flow.
Bernard has more than 110 patents, and more than 120 external publications. He has given numerous invited presentations and keynote lectures at International conferences throughout the World. Bernard is a great ambassador for GE and GE Research.
Bernard has been exceptionally active in the external technical community. He has served on numerous professional committees. Bernard has co-chaired numerous international conferences; he was the 2016 Materials Research Society Fall meeting chair. He has received several prestigious awards for his contributions.
He is the recipient of the 2018 Coolidge Award. He is also a Fellow of ASM International. He is a member of the Materials Research Society, TMS, and the Institute of Materials.