Ceramic Processing and Analysis Lab



Research activities of the Ceramic Processing and Analysis Lab focus on the synthesis and characterization of ceramic materials with various length-scale, including nano-rod/belts, nano-phase reinforced composites, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and bulk materials, for high temperature and harsh environment applications. Research activities are integrated with educational activities. Of particular interest is the synthesis of materials with novel structures and composites through controlling processing conditions. Collaborators on projects include other universities such as Florida State University and Tsinghua University (China), national laboratories such as Oakridge National Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and several companies including Siemens-Westinghouse and Sporian Microsystem.


Equipment/Techniques available include:

  • Hot isostatic pressing furnace
  • High temperature furnace with environmental control
  • Middle temperature furnace with environmental control
  • High energy ball-milling machine
  • Fisher Scientific Isotemp Muffle Furnace
  • Microstereolithography set-up with inverse building capability
  • Various ovens (including vacuum oven)

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