Supply Chain Profile: Alfred University
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Dr. Matthew Hall, Ph.D.
ProfileALFRED UNIVERSITY/CACT The faculty in the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University has substantial experience with modeling, processing, and characterizing glass and ceramic materials, including ionic-conducting membranes, electrodes, and glass sealants. The School maintains excellent state-of-the-art facilities, including high-temperature materials testing (x-ray diffraction, electrical measurement, mechanical testing, thermal analysis, and electron microscopy), a pilot-scale facility for making thick-film devices (tape-casting and screen printing operation), extensive ceramic processing facilities.
Program Description: Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology is a NYSTAR-designated Center for Advanced Technology to work with industry on production and product development challenges related to advanced ceramics. The center focuses on advanced ceramics and processing for electronics, high-temperature structures, photonic applications, bioceramics, whitewares, and advanced manufacturing processes including nanostructured and electromagnetic processing. The Center is working on energy storage devices for Li battery technology and ceramic super multilayer capacitors.
Electrical Testing/Conductivity Measurements: DC and AC conductivity; conductivity measurements under controlled atmosphere and temperature conditions
Environmental/Mechanical Testing/Thermo/Mechanical Testing: for battery materials: thermal testing measuring electrical properties, mechanical properties, and chemical stability at high temperatures; High Temperature Materials Testing Facility will have capability to assess battery materials and components at temperatures from a few hundred to 2,000 C; for capacitors: thermal testing, both high and low temperatures
Materials Characterization/Characterization Suite: Complete suite of equipment for characterizing the microstructure (Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Environmental SEM, Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)) and phase composition of materials (X-ray diffraction, high-temperature X-ray diffraction); equipment for characterizing thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties of materials