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Scott T. Misture PDF Print E-mail

Inamori Professor
Materials Science and Engineering
MSE Undergraduate Program Chair

Educational Background:

B.S.  Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, 1990
Ph.D.  Ceramic Science Alfred University, 1994

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Phone: (607) 871-2438
Location: Binns Merrill, Room 115

Research Overview
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).


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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