Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University

A graduate of Capital University, Bexley, Ohio in Chemistry, Steve pursued his interest in the sciences further by obtaining his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He is currently a Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and the major professor of the Glass and Optical Materials Group.

Education
Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, Purdue University, 1986
B.A. Chemistry, Capital University, Bexley, OH, 1980

Interest Areas
Glass formation, structure, properties and dynamics in oxide and non-oxide glasses
Ionic transport and dependence on glass microstructure and chemistry
Glassy solid electrolytes for solid state lithium battery applications
High capacity reversible anodes for lithium battery applications
Ceramic proton conducting membranes for proton membrane fuel cells
Relaxations in glass, electrical, magnetic, mechanical and thermal stresses probed by imepdance and NMR spectroscopies, Brillouin light scattering and scanning calorimetry
The liquid to glass transition
Scintillaton and fluorescence in glass

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University