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Herbert Giesche PDF Print E-mail

Assoc. Professor
Ceramic Engineering

Educational Background:
B.S. Chemistry, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 1983
Ph.D. Chemistry, Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 1987

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Phone: (607) 871-2677
Location: McMahon Building, Room 336

Research Overview
I am interested in ceramic processing with a special emphasis on powder and surface characterization and modification. Most of my research is funded directly by industry. Special research areas include coated powders, microemulsion synthesis techniques, controlled porosity, and microwave sintering.

Current and Recent Projects

  • Synthesis of Coated Powders for Structural and High-temperature Applications, DuPont - CACT
  • Adsorption of Polymers in Mixed Oxide Suspensions and Prediction of Suspension Stability, Cooper Power Ind.
  • Microwave Sintering of Alumina and Zirconia, NYSERDA
  • Characterization of Magnetic Properties in Granular Materials, Xerox
  • Rapid Prototyping, Using a Gelation Process, Matrix

Select Publications and Patents

H. Giesche and E. Matijevic; Preparation, characterization, and sinterability of well defined silica/yttria powders; J. Mater. Sci., 9 [2] 436-50 (1994)

H. Giesche; Synthesis of monodispersed silica powders. I. particle properties and reaction kinetics&  II. controlled growth reaction and continuous production process;  J. Europ. Ceram. Soc., 14, 189-204 &  205-214 (1994)

Herbert Giesche; Preparation and Applications of Coated Powders in Ceramics and Related Fields ; J. Dispersion Science and Technology, 19 [2&3], 249-65 (1998)

Doruk O. Yener and Herbert Giesche; Synthesis  of Pure and Manganese-, Nickel-, and Zink-Doped Ferrite Particles in Water-in-Oil Microemulsions; J. Amer. Ceramic Soc., 84 [9], 1987-95, (2001)

Herbert Giesche; Mercury Porosimetry; Chapter 2.7 pp. 309-51 in Handbook of Porous Materials eds. F. Schüth and K.S.W. Sing, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim (2002)

S. Manickavasagam, C. Saltiel, Herbert Giesche; Characterization of colloidal hematite particle shape and dispersion behavior; J. Colloid & Interface Science, 280, 417-30 (2004)


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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