Dr. Ready is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Materials Science & Engineering at Georgia Tech and a Principal Research Engineer on the research faculty of Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). His research team consists of eight people that include full time researchers, undergraduate research assistants and graduate students. Prior to joining GTRI, he worked for a major military contractor (General Dynamics) as well as in small business (MicroCoating Technologies). He has served as PI for grants awarded by the Department of Defense, NASA, industry, charitable foundations and the States of Georgia and Florida. He has also participated in research conducted under grants from industry and various other federal agencies (e.g., National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, etc.). Since 2002, Dr. Ready has been awarded in excess of $2.75M in research grants. His current research focuses on nanomaterial applications and electronics reliability.
Dr. Ready holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science with a minor in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Ready has published numerous refereed publications on electronic and nanoscale materials and his research developments have been presented at over two dozen international conferences with recent invited talks in Berlin and Tokyo. He has served as an expert witness in criminal and civil cases and he has provided testimony to the Georgia State House Science & Technology Committee. He has a patents awarded in the United States (#6,846,370 & 6,994,757) and several others pending in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Ready also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and a Master of Science in Metallurgical Engineering also from Georgia Tech.
The Electronic, Magnetic and Photonic Materials Division (EMPMD) of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) named Dr. Ready as a 2002 “Young Leader.” He currently serves as the TMS Nanotechnology Chairman and Past Chair of the TMS Education Committee. In 2002 he was appointed to the TMS Strategic Planning Advisory Committee. In 2003, he was named a “Georgia Tech Teaching Fellow.” He was elected to the TMS Board of Directors in 2005. The Japan Institute of Metals (JIM) named Dr. Ready as an “International Young Scholar” in 2006.
Dr. Ready continues to be a session organizer for numerous symposia/conferences and also serves on the TMS Electronic Packaging and Interconnect Materials Committee and the TMS Public and Government Affairs Committee. He has also been involved in a variety of peer review activities for archival journals, scholarships and federal agencies. Dr. Ready is also a member of IEEE, and the Materials Research Society (MRS).