research focus is on electroceramics materials as components for passive devices and various microelectronics sensing applications. Included are ferroelectric thin-film systems and also core-shell/barrier-layer structures, developed in donor doped BaTiO3ceramics, with superior dielectric and strain properties, of interest for supercapacitor and sensor applications. Dr. Buchanan’s research interests include NiZrO2 and Ni/NiO composite film structures for fuel cell and capacitive electrode systems and thermistor use. Conductive polymer/carbon composite structures for electromagnetic shielding and thermistor and toxic gas detection, as well as low-temperature glasses for thick-film use, are also areas of his ongoing research. Dr. Buchanan is a fellow of the Graduate College, University of Cincinnati; a fellow of the American Ceramic Society; a fellow of the American Society of Metals (International); and a member of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers. He has served as trustee of the American Ceramic Society and chair of its Programs and Meetings Committee. He is a member of the Ferroelectrics Program Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and currently serves on several international review committees: the International Panel on Evaluation of Portuguese Materials Science Research, the International Advisory Committee of Electroceramics European Conferences V-VIX, the International Conference on Electroceramics, 2003 through 2009, and the U.S.-Japan conference committee on dielectrics. He has served also on several national review committees, including as chair of the Energy Technology Review Committee, University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory, and on the Ohio Science and Technology Council. Dr. Buchanan has authored more than 150 technical and review articles (e.g., in the Journal of Materials Research, Applied Physics Letters, the Journal of the American Ceramics Society, Sensors and Actuators, and others). He has given more than 120 invited talks and more than 100 technical presentations (with his students) and has co-authored or authored six books. His book Ceramic Materials for Electronics: Process, Properties, and Applications (Marcel Dekker, 1991; 3rd ed., 2004) is widely used in the field, as is his book Materials Crystal Chemistry (Dekker, 1997). He teaches courses in materials science, ceramic processing, materials crystal chemistry, functional ceramic devices, electrical ceramics, and glass and glass properties.

Bhanumathi Chelluri is a senior research scientist and program manager at IAP Research, Inc. Dr. Chelluri received her M.S. in physics (1974) and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering (1980) from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. After completing her Ph.D., she worked at the Max-Planck Institute in Germany for 2 years. On returning to the United States, Dr. Chelluri joined AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey in the molecular beam epitaxy and research and development group. In 1989, she joined IAP as program manager of the advanced materials group. She has initiated and worked on a broad range of materials research areas, including metals, ceramics, composites, magnetic materials, thin films, nanomaterials, and semiconductors, with an emphasis on production and production capacity. Her recent focus has been on dynamic processing and production of powder materials using submillisecond-duration dynamic pressures. The process has also been successfully applied to armor-grade materials. Dr. Chelluri is the inventor of the dynamic magnetic powder compaction process. She holds six patents and has four patents pending related to the processing of advanced powder materials. She led numerous development projects as principal investigator, including Applied Technology Programs and Department of Defense and Department of Energy research programs. Dr. Chelluri has authored over 60 publications, of which several are invited feature articles. She has presented numerous invited talks at national and international conferences. Dr. Chelluri is the IAP corporate representative for the Metal Powder Industries Federation and the Edison Welding Institute. She holds professional membership in the following: Metal Powder Industries Federation; the Advanced Particulate Materials Association; the American Society for Metals; the Metals, Minerals and Materials Society; the American Ceramic Society; and the European Powder Metallurgy Association.

Richard A. Haber is a professor of material science and engineering at Rutgers University. Professor Haber is also the director of the Center for Ceramic Research, the oldest active National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center in the United States. Professor Haber also is the manager of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Material Center of Excellence for Ceramics in Lightweight Vehicular Armor at Rutgers. He has been on the faculty of Rutgers since 1984. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University. He is a fellow and past vice president of the American Ceramic Society and past president of the Ceramic Manufacturers Council. Professor Haber has written more than 90 papers and presented more than 250 lectures worldwide, on a range of topics including the following: ceramic processing, minerals processing, characterization of ceramic materials, strategic mineral and material utilization, nondestructive analysis, and structure-property relations in armor ceramics.

John Woodside Hutchinson (NAS/NAE) is the Lawrence Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Professor Hutchinson and his collaborators work on problems in solid mechanics concerned with engineering materials and structures. Buckling and structural stability, elasticity, plasticity, fracture, and micromechanics are all relevant research topics. Research activities include efforts to develop a mechanics framework for assessing the durability of thermal barrier coatings (TBCs) and the development of a fracture approach for structures subject to intense dynamic loads. Industrial efforts are under way to exploit these ceramic coatings, which are

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