Dr. Michael A. Bryner holds degrees in Chemical Engineering (Clarkson University, B.S. 1966, M.S. 1970, Ph.D. 1973). He retired in 2005 from DuPont after nearly 32 years of process and product research. As a Research Fellow at TheLab, he contributes his experience in synthetic fiber formation via melt spinning, melt blowing, flash spinning, and electrosprinning as well as his expertise in the design of spinning hardware, the structure, permeability, and filtration properties of fibrous nonwovens, fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, and process modeling. As an inventor/co-inventor he has been awarded 15 US/European patents.