Forbes has named Chris Tyler, a 2015 Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. graduate of the Lee College of Engineering, to its 2016 30 Under 30 list.
Tyler, 29, is now working for Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) in St. Louis, Missouri, as a materials process engineer. A specialist in hard-to-machine materials, Tyler did his research work in precision engineering at UNC Charlotte. For his doctoral thesis, he created a database of the ideal conditions for milling based on the type of material. He also helped optimize the shape of wings on flapping wing vehicles to produce the greatest amount of thrust.