Prof. William G. Fahrenholtz
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Invited talk
Thermal properties of zirconium diboride ceramics
William G. (Bill) Fahrenholtz is a Curators¡¯ Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.  He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Ceramic Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1987 and 1989, respectively.  He completed his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1992.  From 1993 to 1999, Bill was a research assistant professor in the department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering at UNM.  Since starting at Missouri S&T in 1999, Bill has received several awards including seven campus-wide faculty excellence awards, two teaching awards, and a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.  He was elected a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society in 2007 and has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society since January 2017.  Bill teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on thermodynamics.  His current research focuses on the processing, characterization, and mechanical testing of advanced structural ceramics for use in environments with extreme thermal loads, mechanical forces, and/or chemical reactivities.  He has published over 125 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given over 60 invited presentations on his research.  He has been Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on over 50 grants from sources including industry, the National Science Foundation, and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.



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