Walter Bryzik


DeVlieg Chairman and Professor

Research Role: Senior Researcher

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Bryzik serves as the Chief Scientist of the US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) since 1991. He is one of two individuals who hold the Army’s highest Scientific/Technical Rank (ST-5) in recognition of his pioneering technical achievements as a world class leader in advanced ground vehicle technology. Currently he is the National Chair of the Army Senior Level Scientists organization and has served as Co-chair of the Defense Senior Level Scientists organization. Bryzik served at TARDEC in various capacities since 1968, and previously as a research engineer at the Ford Motor Company Research Center.

He founded the SEA National Army ST Chapter, which won a Chapter of the Year Award in 1993. He has served continuously as Chapter President and prime advocate within SEA for Senior Level Scientific/Technical Professionals, working on issues such as pay equity, and presidential rank award recognition for senior professionals.

Graduating with a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Engineering from the University of Detroit, Bryzik continued his education with an M.S. and Doctorate in Engineering from the University of Detroit; M.A. in Business Management, Central Michigan University.

Bryzik received a Distinguished Presidential Rank award and has also been elected as a Fellow Grade member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Other awards include the Socius Collegii Award (Wayne State University), SAE Arch T. Colwell Award , Army Science Conference Gold Medallion Award, Federal Scientist of the Year Award, and Japanese Government National Award for Cooperative Science.

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