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William M. Carty PDF Print E-mail

John F. McMahon Professor & Chair of Ceramic Engineering

Educational Background:
B.S. & M.S. Ceramic Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1985 & 87
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 1992

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Phone: (607) 871-2451
Location: McMahon Building, Room 314


Research Overview
My research focuses on traditional and advanced ceramic processing of colloidal and nanoscale powders, the connection of processing to phase evolution and microstructure, grain boundary tailoring, and physical properties of sintered ceramics.  Our work in ceramic processing has resulted in significant improvements in the understanding of ceramic forming operations and defect elimination, microstructure control, and dramatic efficiencies in commercial glass melting.  In recent years we have extended our research to address non-aqueous ceramic processing and developed rules that describe metastable grain boundary chemistry

Current and Recent Projects

  • Colloidal Processing in Non-Aqueous Media, Ph.D. thesis, internally funded (2008-2011).
  • Application of the Glass Formation Boundary Concept for Predicting Grain Boundary Chemistry in Sintered Systems, Ph.D. thesis, internally funded (2007-2010).
  • Dispersion of Diamond for Sintering Applications, Industrial Funding, 2009.
  • Effect of Selective Batching on Fining Operations in Float Glass, CEER-EPA (2007-8).
  • Emissions Reduction of Commercial Glassmaking Using Selective Batching, CEER-EPA, (2006-7).
  • Robust, spectrally selective ceramic coatings for recycled solar power tubes, CEER-EPA, (2005-6).

Selected Publications and Patents

K. DeCarlo, T. Lam, and W. Carty, “Dissolution of Alumina in Silicate Glasses and the Glass Formation Boundary,” Advances in Ceramics, Sintering 2008 Proceedings, Amer. Ceramic Soc., accepted for publication. 

W. Carty, H. Lee, E. Reeves, P. Ormond, R. Mauzy, “The Development of an Improved Shell for Investment Casting Applications,” Trans. Amer. Foundry Soc., 113th Annual Metalcasting Congress, American Foundry Society.  (ISBN Print = 978-0-87433-340-4; ISBN CD = 978-0-87433-341-1; 2009)

H. Brown-Shaklee, D. Edwards, and W. Carty, “Spectral Selectivity of Composite Enamel Coatings on 321 Stainless Steel,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, SOLMAT4759 Elsevier, 2009.

W. Carty, U. Kim, and C. Sinton, “Selective Batching for Improved Commercial Glass Melting,” Glass Researcher, Amer. Ceramic Soc. Bull., 83 [10], 28-32 (2004). 

W. Carty, “Selective Glass Batching Methods for Improving Melt Efficiency and Reducing Gross Segregation of Glass Batch Components,” U.S. Patent 7,260,960, (Aug. 28, 2007).

W. Carty, “Method for Determining the Thermal Expansion Coefficient of Ceramic Bodies and Glazes,” U.S. Patent 7,722,246 B1 (May 25, 2010). 

W. Carty, “Controlled Distribution of Nano-Scale Sintering Dopants,” Patent Application: U.S. 2008/0193318 (Aug. 14, 2008).


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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