Fields of Research

Materials systems

Polymer-derived ceramics

Sketch of various preceramic polymers based on a combination of silicon with oxygen, carbon and nitrogen heteroatoms

Porous ceramics

Electron micrograph of porous ceramic structures

Non-oxide ceramics

Electron micrograph of a ceramic fracture surface

Applications

Chemical conversion processes

Photo of porous ceramic catalyst carrier structures

Separation processes

Sketch of an asymmetric gas separation membrane

Mechanical and thermal applications

Photo of complex-shaped aluminum nitride specimens