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 Expert  107987

Expert in Sol-Gel Processing

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New Jersey (NJ)
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The overall focus of Expert's activities is the synthesis and processing of ceramics and glasses using the sol-gel process. In 1988, she edited the first volume on the applications of this process, thus establishing the technological basis for further developments. She also serves as co-editor for the new Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology.


glass forming




sol-gel glass


sol-gel processing

Expert notes that fast ion conductors containing mobile ions is one area where sol-gel processed materials have a number of likely applications. These materials in thin film form have sufficiently high ionic conductivity at room temperature to function as the solid electrolyte in batteries. The electrolyte, along with other battery materials, are an area of current interest.

sol-gel-produced solid electrolyte

Expert is skilled in using the sol-gel process to generate a microporous ceramic through the hydrolysis and polymerization of metal alkoxides and the removal of the solvent phase from interconnected porosity. This microstructure is difficult, if not impossible, to obtain by conventional ceramic processing. The porosity in sol-gel materials can be tailored to design microstructures which are useful in separations of gases, particulates, and liquids. Materials of interest are silicas, aluminas, and zirconias, both supported membranes and unsupported membranes.

sol-gel-produced ceramic membrane

Thin films of various ferroelectrics are being investigated by Expert for nonvolatile memory applications. The sol-gel process has the possibility for uniform distribution of dopants in the precursor solution which, in turn, gives uniform distribution in the polycrystalline film. Solution concentration, film thickness, and heat treatment are related to resulting film quality and orientation.

sol-gel-produced ferroelectric thin film

Fundamental studies on the conditions for forming crack-free monolithic gels has led to the preparation of lightweight composites using monolithic gels and polymer impregnants. Expert has just completed a chapter on the subject of organic/inorganic composites for light-weight windows for a book she is editing on Sol-Gel Optics (Kluwer Publishing, 1994).

organic/inorganic sol-gel nanocomposite material

Using an autoclave, Expert has converted silica sols to aerogels under hypercritical drying conditions. Materials less than 10 percent dense have been prepared.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   PhD   Ceramics   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  
1973   BS   Metallurgy   Massachusetts Institute of Technology  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1987 to


(Undisclosed University)


Professor of Ceramics


1981 to 1987


(Undisclosed University)


Associate Professor of Ceramics


1977 to 1981


(Undisclosed University)


Assistant Professor of Ceramics


Career Accomplishments:

In 1998, she received the Achievement Award, the highest award of the Society of Women Engineers.


Expert is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society and received the ACS Schwartzwalder-PACE Award of NICE in 1987. She was named 1986 Engineer of the Year by the Central Jersey Engineering Council and received the Society of Women Engineers' Distinguished New Engineer Award in 1984. She has received four Merit Awards from Rutgers.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of over 150 technical publications.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Park Ridge, NJ: Noyes Publications  
 - The Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society  
 - Catalysis Today  
 - Applications of Analytical Techniques to the Characterization of Materials  
 - Thin Film Processes II  

Consulting Services:
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Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of hollow ceramic spheres.

She has access to datasheets for assistance in vendor location.


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