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David W. Lipke PDF Print E-mail

Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Educational Background:

B.S., Engineering, Harvey Mudd College, 2005
Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011

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Phone: 607-871-2729

Location: Binns-Merrill Hall 115

Research Overview

High temperature materials development is critically important for many sectors of economic importance, including aerospace, chemical, defense and energy industries. My research sees to improve material thermo-mechanical behavior and physicochemical properties via advanced compositional and micro-structural design. I have laboratory experience with the following:

  • Ultra-high temperature oxidation,
  • Refractory replicas from carbon templates,
  • Net-shape meta-ceramic composites,
  • Internal reduction of non-oxide solid solutions,
  • High temperature oxidation,
  • Reaction processing of high temperature composites, and
  • A refluxing solar fuel reactor.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

D.W. Lipke and K.H. Sandhage. Intragranular Nanocomposites via Internal Reduction of Carbide Solid Solutions. In Press: ECS Transactions 2013.

D.W. Lipke, Y. Zhang, Y. Cai, and K.H. Sandhage. Intragranular Tungsten/Zirconium Carbide Nanocomposites via a Selective Liquid/Solid Displacement Reaction. J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 2012; 95: 2769-2772.

D.W. Lipke, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, B.C. Church, and K.H. Sandhage. Near Net-Shape/Net-Dimension ZrC/W-based Composites with Complex Geometries via Rapid Prototyping and Displacive Compensation of Porosity. J. Euro. Ceram. Soc. 2010; 30: 2265-2277.

Y. Liu, D.W. Lipke, Y. Zhang, and K.H. Sandhage. The Kinetics of Incongruent Reduction of Tungsten Carbide via Reaction with a Hafnium-Copper Melt. Acta Mater. 2009; 57: 3924-3931.




Industry Advisors

As a complement, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) is building a "Team" of Industry Advisors from a broad spectrum of industries experienced in a wide range of industries such as Energy, Healthcare, and Environment.

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The Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology is sponsored by the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation.

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Short Courses

For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, Short Courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update knowledge of the field in a short period of time.  Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.

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