My research focuses on the formation and mechanical behavior of advanced ceramic materials, particularly thin films and coatings. We are primarily interested in understanding fundamental mechanisms, however these materials are used in a wide range of applications. Currently, we are devoting significant efforts to electrode materials for Li ion batteries. Our ongoing work is also directly related to materials for MEMS, nanocomposite protective coatings, and oxides for sensors and fuel cells.
Professor Sheldon completed his Sc.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at M.I.T. in 1988. Before joining Brown, he held research staff positions at Amoco Oil and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Materials Science. Other recent activities include chairing the Gordon Research Conference on High Temperature Materials (2006), and serving as Invited Visiting Professor at the Insitut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (Toulouse, France).
BRIAN W. SHELDON, S.B. (Chemical Engin), Sc.D. (Materials Science)
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