- Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2015
- M.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), 2015
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of North Florida, 2010
- Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #38815
- Professional Engineer Metallurgical, California, #1993
- Professional Engineer, Georgia, #PE045615
- Professional Engineer, Michigan, #6201070141
Dr. Brooke specializes in failure analysis, materials science, engineering mechanics, thin film coatings, system design, and the creation of testing apparatus. His degrees in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering give him a broad experience base. He has worked in multidisciplinary teams for projects ranging from thin film coatings, high temperature reactions, batteries, MEMS, and optical structures, to fuel cell testing stations, building construction, and thermal regulation.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Brooke was a graduate research assistant at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he studied the deposition of functional thin film oxides on to complex 3D structures (including butterflies, inverse opals, and pollen) to create multifunctional assemblies for applications including active-passive displays and anti-counterfeiting. To facilitate this research, Dr. Brooke created multiple automated coating systems to deposit thin film coatings and also developed a novel high temperature (1000℃) reaction process to remove sulphur contamination from barium titanate samples. Dr. Brooke also conducted research on the use of thin film coatings in lithium ion battery cathodes as well as mechanical testing for structural materials used on the James Webb Space Telescope.