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Doreen D. Edwards PDF Print E-mail

Dean, School of Engineering
Professor of Materials Science and Eng.


Educational Background:
B.S. Chemistry, SD School of Mines and Technology, 1985
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 1997

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Phone: (607) 871-2422
Location: Binns Merrill Hall, Room 115
Website: http://cact.alfred.edu


Research Overview
Edwards' research group is interested in oxides for electronic, optical, energy, and environmental applications.  Projects range from basic research to process development. Basic science projects focus on designing and discovering new oxides and investigating how crystal structure and defect chemistry affect their electrical, optical, and catalytic properties.  Applied projects involve developing thick-film and solution-based thin-film processes for making devices.

Current and Recent Projects

  • Electrical characterization of oxide materials for high-temperature thermoelectrics, DOE & NSF SBIR programs (2010-2012)
  • Electrical characterization of SOFC cathode materials, industrial sponsor (2010-2012)
  • Transport phenomena in trivalent-ion tungstates, NSF-DMR, Materials World Network program (2006-10)
  • Tunneled Titanate Photocatalysts,  Center for Energy and Environmental Research (2006-2008)
  • Ion Transport in Beta-gallia Rutile Intergrowths, National Science Foundation (2002-2006)
  • Robust, spectrally selective ceramic coatings for recycled solar power tubes (2005-6)

Select Publications and Patents
J-I. Jung, S. T. Misture, and D. D. Edwards, "Oxygen stoichiometry, electrical conductivity and thermopower measurements of BSCF (Ba0.5Sr0.5CoxFe1-xO3-d, 0<x<0.8) in air," Solid State Ionics 181 1287-1293 (2010)

E. Asenath-Smith, I. N. Lokuhewa, S. T. Misture, and D. D. Edwards, "P-type thermoelectric properties of the oxygen-deficient perovskite Ca2Fe2O5 in the brownmillerite structure," J. Solid State Chem. 183 (7), 1670-1677 (2010)

H.J. Brown-Shaklee, W. Carty, and D. D. Edwards, "Spectral selectivity of composite enamel coatings on 321 stainless steel," Solar Energy Materials and  J Solar Cells, 93 (8) 1404-1410 (2009)

N. H. Empie and D. D. Edwards, “Phase Stability and Structure of Alkali Doped Beta-gallia Rutile  Intergrowths,” Solid State Ionics 177 [1-2] 77-87 (2006)  

N. H. Empie and D. D. Edwards, “Interaction of DNA with nano-structured beta-gallia-rutile surface,” Ceramic Transactions 172 213-220 (2006)

L. Jaromin and D. D. Edwards, “Subsolidus Phase Relations in the Ga2O3-Al2O3-TiO2 System,” J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 88 [9] 2573-2577 (2005)

 

Industry Advisors


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NYSTAR


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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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