BiographyI was born and grew up in Aurora IL and received a BS from Notre Dame and an ScD from MIT in what is now materials science and engineering. I spent two years in the army in Washington DC, was a group leader at Argonne National Laboratory, a group leader in the Raytheon Co., Research Division, and a materials science program manager in what is now the Department of Energy. I then became professor and chairman of Ceramic Engineering at Ohio State and, after holding the H. F. Coors endowed chair at the Colorado School of Mines for several years, became a University Emeritus Professor at Mines. I have spent the last several years as an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Effect of atmosphere on the processing and corrosion of compounds/ceramics; aqueous corrosion of compounds/ceramics; nuclear waste materials; electrical, magnetic, dielectric, and optical properties of compounds/ceramics-electronic materials; metal-ceramic composites; compound/ceramic powder production.
Reading, family genealogy, astronomy, model building, photography.
Published: Oct 06, 2008 by Advanced Functional Materials 18  3169-3178 (2008)
Authors: M. P. Taylor, D. W. Readey, M. F. Van Hest, C. W. Teplin, J. L. Alleman, M. S. Dabney, L. M. Gedvilas, D. S. Ginley
Subjects: Energy & Clean Technology, Materials Science
Amorphous thin films of In-Zn-O having excellent electrical conductivity and optical transparency suitable for solar applications retain their excellent properties and do not crystallize at high temperatures where such materials would normally crystallize and lose their desired properties.