Engineered materials are key components of any technology used to generate, store, distribute, or use energy. The evolution of energy technologies is often accompanied by the invention of new or improved materials.
With state, federal, and industrial financial support, Alfred University researchers are developing new materials for the next generation of energy technologies.
Topics in the energy research cluster include:
Solid oxide fuel cells (anode, cathode, electrolyte, and vitreous sealants)
Hydrogen storage materials
Photocatalytic materials for hydrogen production
Optically engineered coatings for solar thermal devices
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.
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.