Prof. Greg Hilmas
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

Invited talk
Mechanical properties of zirconium diboride ceramics
Greg Hilmas is a Curators¡¯ Distinguished Professor of Ceramic Engineering in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T).He received his BS in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1986, his MS in Ceramic Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1989, and his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1993. Prior to joining Missouri S&T in 1998, he worked as the Composite Materials Manager at Advanced Ceramics Research, Inc., a small ceramic R&D company in Tucson, AZ. At Missouri S&T, he as received twelve campus-wide Outstanding Teaching Awards, three Sustained Excellence in Teaching Awards, and eleven Faculty Excellence Awards for his teaching, research, and service. Greg research expertise lies in the area of processing-microstructure-property relationships in structural ceramics and ceramic matrix composites. He has been awarded >$18M in research contracts from more than 22 different funding agencies and private companies over the past 20 years. He was elected as a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) in 2009 and was a recent recipient of the Arthur L. Friedberg Award from ACerS in 2013. He is the author or co-author of more than 148 journal and proceedings papers, holds eleven U.S. patents, and has three patents pending for the development of novel ceramic and composite architectures. He also received an R&D100 Award in 2002 for the development of diamond/metal co-extruded composites.

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