Dr. Brian Hinderliter

Professional title

Associate Department Head, Associate Professor


Personal Website: http://www.d.umn.edu/~bhinderl

Professional Preparation

Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Nuclear Eng. and Eng. Physics B. S. 1986
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Physics B. S. 1986
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Mathematics B. S. 1986
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Nuclear Eng. and Eng. Physics M. S. 1988
Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison Medical Physics M. S. 1988
University of Virginia Engineering Physics Ph. D. 2000
North Dakota State University Coatings and Polymeric Materials Post-doc. 2002


  • Tenure Track Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Minnesota - Duluth, Duluth (August 2013-Present)
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (August 2010-2013)
  • Research Professor of Coatings and Polymeric Materials, North Dakota State University, Fargo (August 2003-August 2010)
  • Lecturer in Physics, North Dakota State University, Fargo (August 2000-August 2001)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Virginia (August 1995-July 2000)
  • Nuclear Engineer, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory (August 1988-1995)


  • Medina, H. and B. Hinderliter (2012). "Use of poly (methyl methacrylate) in the study of fracture of randomly damaged surfaces: I. Experimental approach." Polymer 53(20): 4525-4532.
  • Hinderliter, B. (2011). "Response of Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy to Evolving Coating Systems". ECS Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Yan, M., V. Gelling, B. Hinderliter, D. Battocchi, D. Tallman, G. Bierwagen. (2010). "SVET method for characterizing anti-corrosion performance of metal-rich coatings." Corrosion Science 52(8): 2636-2642.
  • Sapper, E. and B. Hinderliter (2012). "Computational tools and approaches for design and control of coating and composite color, appearance, and electromagnetic signature." Coatings.

Significant Publications

  • B. Hinderliter, V. Bonitz, G. Bierwagen & S. Croll, (2008), Service Life Prediction for Polymeric Materials: Global Perspectives, Springer Science, Chapter Comparing Transport Properties of Coatings Using High Throughput Methods, pp. 405.
  • Hinderliter, B.; Croll, S.; Tallman, D.; Su, Q. & Bierwagen, G. (2006), 'Interpretation of EIS data from accelerated exposure of coated metals based on modeling of coating physical properties', Electrochim Acta 51(21), 4505--4515.
  • Hinderliter, B. & Johnson, W. (2002), 'Numerical method for the evolution of multi-phase systems with non-equilibrium, stressed planar interfaces', Mater Sci Eng B Solid State Adv Technol 88(1), 1--8.
  • Hinderliter, B. R.; Croll, S. G., Simulation of transient electrochemical impedance spectroscopy due to water uptake or oxide growth. Electrochimica Acta 2009, 54, (23), 9p.
  • Teng, C.-L.; Hinderliter, B. & Bryant, R. (2006), 'Oxygen accessibility to ribonuclease A: Quantitative interpretation of nuclear spin relaxation induced by a freely diffusing paramagnet', J Phys Chem A 110(2), 580--588.

Synergistic Activites

  • Local Health Physics Society President displaying radiation detection (GM counters) to middle and high school student groups, including supporting Virginia State University educational program for local Norfolk, VA students
  • American Nuclear Society-6 Subcommittee, "Radiation Protection and Shielding"
  • 220th Electrochemical Society Meeting, October 9-14, 2011, Co-organizer of Symposium Topic Corrosion on Land, Sea, and Air, D. Shifler, Z.P. Aguilar, B. Hinderliter, and F.J. Martin
  • Directed the SURE (Summer Undergraduate Research Experience) program for 2 years at NDSU, funded by industrial support by the Paint and Coating industry. We support 5 to 10 sophomores and juniors from other institutions during a 10 week research experience.
  • Undergraduate research director or assisted in the research direction Erin Saville, Grant Striemer, and Chavanin Siripirom at NDSU; and three undergraduate research students Viatcheslav Orlov, David Cooke and David Roberts at VCU, the last traveling to IIT-Kharagpur, India as part of an international collaboration.

Collaborations and Other Affiliations

Ph.D Graduate Advisor: William C. Johnson, Chair of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Virginia

Thesis Advisor for: Yan Fang (VCU, 2011, M.S.), Erik Sapper (NDSU, 8/2013, Ph.D.),  Jason (Qiang) Wang (VCU, 2012, M.S.), Hector Medina (VCU, 2012, M.S.), Postdoctoral Scholar (Dr. Sveta)

Present: Hector Medina (VCU, Ph.D.), Rawan Al Nsou r(VCU, Ph.D.)