This book is comprised of papers from the Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 22–27, 2006, Cocoa Beach, Florida. Organized and sponsored by The American Ceramic Society and The American Ceramic Society′s Engineering Ceramics Division in conjunction with the Nuclear and Environmental Technology Division.
Nanoparticle Colloidal Suspension Optimization and Freeze–Cast Forming (Kathy Lu and Chris S. Kessler).
Synthesis, Characterization and Measurements of Electrical Properties of Alumina–Titania Nano–Composites (Vikas Somani and Samar J. Kalita).
Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Barium Strontium Titanate Ceramics (Vikas Somani and Samar J. Kalita).
Nanoparticle Hydroxyapatite Crystallization Control by using Polyelectrolytes (Mualla dner and dzlem Dogan).
Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes and Silicon Carbide Nanofibers as Composite Reinforcing Materials (Hao Li, Abhishek Kothari, and Brian W. Sheldon).
3–D Microparticles of BaTiO, and Zn,SiO, via the Chemical (Sol–Gel, Acetate, or Hydrothermal) Conversion of Biological (Diatom) Templates (Ye Cai, Michael R. Weatherspoon, Eric Ernst, Michael S. Haluska, Robert L. Snyder, and Kenneth H. Sandhage)
Polymer Fiber Assisted Processing of Ceramic Oxide Nano and Submicron Fibers (Satyajit Shukla, Erik Brinley, Hyoung J. Cho, and Sudipta Seal).
Phase Development in the Catalytic System V205/Ti02 under Oxidizing Conditions (D. Habel, E. Feike, C. Schroder, H. Schubert, A. Hosch, J.,Stelzer, J. Caro, C. Hess, and A. Knop–Gericke).
Synthesis and Characterization of Cubic Silicon Carbide (O–Sic) and Trigonal Silicon Nitride (a–Si,N,) Nanowires (K. Saulig–Wenger, M. Bechelany, D. Cornu, S. Bernard, F. Chassagneux, P. Miele, and T. Epicier).
High Energy Milling Behavior of Alpha Silicon Carbide (M. Aparecida Pinheiro dos Santos and C. Albano da.Costa Neto).
Synthesis of Boron Nitride Nanotubes for Engineering Applications (J. Hurst, D. Hull, and D. Gorican).
Comparison of Electromagnetic Shielding in GFR–Nano Composites (W.–K. Jung, S.–H. Ahn, and M.–S. Won).
Densification Behavior of Zirconia Ceramics Sintered Using High–Frequency Microwaves (M. Wolff, G. Falk, R. Clasen, G. Link, S. Takayama, and M. Thumm).
Manufacturing of Doped Glasses Using Reactive Electrophoretic Deposition (REPD) (D. Jung, J. Tabellion, and R. Clasen).
Shaping of Bulk Glasses and Ceramics with Nanosized Particles (J. Tabellion and R. Clasen).
Additionally, ceramic strength and fatigue testing, ceramic fractographical and flaw population analyses, Weibull analysis strength–size–scaling, and probabilistic life prediction and design of structural ceramic components constitutive another primary research objective. In support of all these efforts, both conventional and microstructural–level finite element stress analyses and microstructure characterization are performed. He is the author or co–author of over 100 technical publications and has given over 80 presentations, and is the co–developer ofµ–FEA software.
Mechanical Properties and Mechanics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Since 1999 he has been serving as leader of the Mechanical Characterization and Analysis User Center in ORNL s High Temperature Materials Laboratory.
Lara–Curzio received a B.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics from the Metropolitan University in Mexico City in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, in 1992.
His research work has been focused on studying the mechanical behavior, durability and reliability of structural and functional materials, on understanding the relationships among their processing, microstructure and properties, studying the effect of service environment on their properties and on developing models to describe their behavior and to predict their service life.
Dr. Lara–Curzio has co–edited 6 books and has authored 4 book chapters and more than 140 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.