Innovative Processing and Synthesis of Ceramics, Glasses and Composites VIII: Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting of The American Ceramic Society, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA 2004, Ceramic Transactions, Volume 166

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Narottam P. Bansal, J. P. Singh, Hartmut Schneider
Wiley, May 1, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 223 pages
The latest developments in ceramic, glass, and composites processing and characterization are covered in this volume. Included are papers from industry, academia, and research laboratories on the advances in basic science and technology and how these can be used to address technological issues faced by the industry.

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Contents

Combustion Synthesis of Ceramic Composites and Solid Solutions
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Susceptor Investigation for Microwave Heating Applications
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A Comparison of the Electrical Properties of YttriaStabilized Zirconia
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Dr. Narottam Bansal is a Senior Research Scientist in the Ceramics Branch, Materials and Structures Division, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH. After receiving his Ph. D. in 1973, he held post-doctoral research assignments in Canada and USA. He has carried out research in a number of areas: solid oxide fuel cells, thermal and environmental barrier coatings, fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites for high-temperature structural applications in turbine engines, high-temperature superconductors, sol-gel and combustion processing, refractory glass-ceramics, kinetics of phase transformations, IR-transmitting materials, electroanalytical techniques, ionic diffusion in melts. He has been team leader of a number of technical teams at NASA.

Dr. Bansal is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society. He is recipient of NASAa (TM)s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievements, R & D 100 Award, Turning Goals into reality Award, and Hind Rattan Award. He has also received numerous Innovative Technology Development Awards and Tech Brief Awards from NASA and his biography has been included in more than 30 Whoa (TM)s Who. So far, he has organized 31 International Symposia and edited 23 Conference proceedings. He is author/co-author of 4 books, 6 invited book chapters, 3 review articles, 8 NASA Tech Briefs, and 215 research papers. He has been awarded seven U.S. Patents, so far. Dr. Bansal has been a member of the Technical Committees of International Commission on Glass and International Union of Pure & Applied Chemistry. He has also served on the advisory boards of a number of international conferences.

J. P. Singh is Associate Professor at the graduate program in Communication, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University. His book publications include Leapfrogging Development? The Political Economy of Telecommunications Restructuring (1999) and Information Technologies and Global Politics (co-edited with James N. Rosenau, 2002). He has also authored over three-dozen scholarly articles. He has been a visiting scholar at the World Trade Organization in Geneva and at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC. He was Editor of the Wiley-Blackwell journal Review of Policy Research: The Politics and Policy of Science and Technology, from 2006 09.

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