Materials Science and Engineering
MSE Undergraduate Program Chair
B.S. Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, 1990
Ph.D. Ceramic Science Alfred University, 1994
Phone: (607) 871-2438
Location: Binns Merrill, Room 115
Misture’s group studies the dynamic behavior of oxide ceramics and glasses related to energy conversion devices. Projects generally rely on detailed in-situ characterization using X-rays and neutrons to understand the relationships between structure and properties. Our recent work has focused on the effects of oxygen partial pressure and humidity on structure, phase stability, and conductivity. Naturally, some projects involve the engineering challenges of multiphase materials.
Current and Recent Projects
- National Science Foundation: “Next Generation SOFC Composite Anodes”
- National Science Foundation: “Experimental and computational study of local cation environments in oxide photocatalysts”
- Center for Environmental and Energy Research: “Nanoscale layered photocatalysts”
- U.S. Department of Energy: “Glass sealants for use in energy-efficient fuel cells and lamps”
- National Science Foundation: “CAREER: Oxygen ion conduction in layered ceramics”
Select Publications and Patents
M.E. Miller and S.T Misture, “Idealizing γ -Al2O3: In-situ determination of non-stoichiometric spinel defect structure” J. Physical Chem. C, 114(30), 13039-13046 (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, 1670–1677 (2010).
J. Ovenstone, J.S. White, and S.T. Mis-ture, “Phase Transitions and Phase De-composition of La1-xSrxCoO3-x in Low Oxygen Partial Pressures,” J. Power Sources 181, 56-61 (2008).
J. Ovenstone, J-I. Jung, J.S. White, D.D. Edwards, and S.T. Misture, “Phase sta-bility of Ba0.5Sr0.5Fe1-xCoxO3-x (BSCF) in low oxygen partial pressures,” Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 181, 576–586 (2008).
S.T. Misture, “In-situ x-ray diffraction studies of electroceramics,” J. Elec-troceramics, 16, 167 (2006).
M.S. Haluska, R.L. Snyder, K.H. Sandhage, and S.T. Misture, “A closed, heated reaction chamber design for dy-namic high-temperature x-ray diffraction analyses of gas/solid displacement reac-tions,” Rev. Sci. Inst., 76, 126101 (2005).
S.T. Misture, “Large-volume atmos-phere-controlled diffraction furnace,” Meas. Sci. Tech. 14, 1091-1098 (2003).