Richard K. Brow
Curators’ Professor of Ceramic Engineering and Chair, Department of
Materials Science & Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
|Institution and Location||Degree||Date
|Field of Study|
|Alfred University, Alfred, NY||B.S.||1980||Ceramic Engineering,|
|Alfred University, Alfred, NY||M.S.||1982||Glass Science|
|Thesis: Fluorine Treatments of Glass Surfaces (Advisor: William C. LaCourse)|
|Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA||Ph.D.||1985||Ceramic Science|
|Thesis: The formation and characterization of SiOxNy Films (Advisor: Carlo G. Pantano)|
Research and Professional Experience
1. R. K. Brow, R. J. Kirkpatrick, and G. L. Turner, "The Short
Range Structure of Sodium Phosphate Glasses. I. MAS NMR Studies," J.
Non-Cryst. Solids, 116, 39-45 (1990); 130 citations.
Recent invitations to discuss phosphate glass research include international meetings in Slovakia (2004), Germany (2003), Scotland (2002), Hawaii (2001) and a number of national meetings sponsored by the American Ceramic Society; organized the 15th University Conference on Glass Science at UMR, June 20-23, 1999, attended by 85 researchers from nine different countries; edited the special volume of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids on Structure, Properties and Applications of Phosphate and Phosphate-Containing Glasses, Vol. 263&264 (2000).
Organized or participated in university proposals that resulted in upgrades to campus analytical capabilities, including the installation of a new x-ray photoelectron spectrometer (AFOSR, UM-RB), emission spectrofluorometer (LLNL), solid state nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer (NSF), high performance liquid chromatography system, and dynamic mechanical analyzer.
• Advisor for two PhD and seven Masters Theses (completed);
three PhD’s, two MS’s (pending)
Have received student evaluation scores that have exceeded the University
and Departmental averages for every course taught thus far (1998-2004).
Named the 98/99 ‘Faculty Member of the Year’ by the students
in the UMR Ceramic Engineering Department, received 2001/02 and 2003/04
Outstanding Teaching Awards from UMR and 2002/03 ‘Sustained Excellence
in Teaching Award’ from the UMR School of Mines & Metallurgy.
Completed the Leadership Development Program from the President’s Academic Leadership Institute of the University of Missouri, 2001-2002.
|Professional Member of the Technical Staff in the Ceramics Development Division, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM. Responsible for research on the molecular-level structures, relaxation behavior, and properties of multicomponent glasses; performed highly cited studies on the structures of phosphate glasses; led a variety of technology transfer activities, including the commercialization of Sandia sealing technologies for Li-batteries and aluminum hermetics; awarded nine US patents and received numerous internal awards, including DOE Award of Excellence for contributions to the Nuclear Weapons Program (1996, 2001) and a Sandia Corporate Excellence Award (1995). In my spare time, I played center field for the Metallurgy Clergy and wide receiver for the Synergy.|
|1990-1996:||Adjunct Professor, Chemical & Nuclear Engineering, University of New Mexico; taught graduate course on Glass Science, contributed lectures to several other materials science courses.|
|1994:||Karl Schwartzwalder Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering Award from the American Ceramic Society, awarded annually to ‘the nation’s outstanding young ceramic engineer’.|
|1996:||First American recipient of the Gottardi Prize from the International Commission on Glass, for 'outstanding contributions to the field of glass science'.|
|1996:||R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine for the development of hermetic sealing glasses for aluminum components, one of the ‘100 most technologically significant new products of the year’.|
|1997:||Fellow of the American Ceramic Society|
|1999:||UMR Faculty Excellence Award, for excellence in teaching, research, and service.|
|2002:||UMR Outstanding Teaching Award.|
|2003:||UMR/SOMM Sustained Excellence in Teaching Award|
|2004:||George W. Morey Award for ‘new and original work in the field of glass science and technology’; from the Glass & Optical Materials Division of the American Ceramic Society.|
|2004:||UMR Outstanding Teaching Award.|
|2004:||Named ‘Curators’ Professor of Ceramic Engineering; this is the highest professorial rank in the University of Missouri system.|
|1996-2004:||Executive committee of the Glass & Optical Materials Division (GOMD) of the American Ceramic Society (ACerS); division chair in 2002/03.|
|2004:||American Ceramic Society Strategic Plan Focus Group|
|1997-2002:||Associate Editor, Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|2000-present:||Editorial board of the GlassResearcher (Center for Glass Research)|
|1999:||Organized the 15th University Conference on Glass Science at UMR June 20-23, 1999, attended by 85 researchers from nine different countries; edited the special volume of the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids on Structure, Properties and Applications of Phosphate and Phosphate-Containing Glasses, Vol. 263&264 (2000).|
|1998:||Program Committee for the 18th International Congress on Glass, San Francisco, CA.|
|1998-2000:||Program Chair for the 1998 Fall GOMD meeting in Wheeling, WV; 2000 annual ACerS meeting, St. Louis.|
|1988-1997:||Officer (including Chair and Counselor) in the New Mexico Section of the American Ceramic Society. Organized the first three ‘Rio Grande Conferences on Materials’ for the NM Section- attended by 100+ researchers from around the Southwest.|
|1990-1997:||Science Advisor, Alamosa Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM. Spent up to a day a week working with teachers to develop science curricula, advised an after-school ‘science club’, organized science-related activities, etc.|
|1992:||Guest lecturer, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt|
|Ongoing:||Technical reviewer for numerous journals, including Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Chemistry of Materials, Surface and Interface Analysis, Physics and Chemistry of Glass, Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Journal of Applied Physics, Science, etc. Technical reviewer for a variety of funding agencies, including Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Petroleum Research Fund, and the University of Missouri Research Board.|
|• Phelps County Community Partnership-
• Girl’s recreational softball coach
• ‘Science club’ organizer- St. Pat’s School
Publications (as of 12/04)
• Lead or co-author of >85 published refereed journal articles, 36 published peer-reviewed proceedings articles, 3 book chapters. At least 21 of the refereed articles have been cited over 25 times (through December 2004), according to the ISI Web of Science database (Institute for Scientific Information, Philadelphia, PA).
• Named as inventor on nine United States Patents.
• Delivered over twenty invited lectures for local, national and international meetings; UMR students have delivered over 50 lectures and posters for national and international research meetings. Students who have received recognition for their research activities include:
| Brad Tischendorf (PhD expected, May
2005) received the 2004 Norbert J. Kreidl award from the ACerS GOMD for
Nathan Lower (PhD, December 2004) won the student poster competition at the CGR semi-annual meeting five times in three years.
Laxmikanth Peddi (1st place, 2004 GOMD student poster competition), Justin Wieduwilt (1st place, 2004 ACerS undergraduate student poster competition), Nathan Lower and Brad Tischendorf (2nd and 3rd places, respectively, 2003 GOMD student poster competition), Adam Lang and Brad Tischendorf (2nd and 3rd places, respectively, 2002 GOMD student poster competition), Laura Johnsen, (1st place, 1999 GOMD student poster competition).
Examples of Current/Recent Research Programs (PI Total since 1/98: $2.5M)
|• DOE/Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance
Core Technology Program, “Thermochemically stable sealing
materials for solid oxide fuel cells,” $278,527, 10/1/04-3/31/06
(PI; PhD pending)
• National Science Foundation, “Collaborative Research: Structure-Property Relationships of Novel Rare Earth-Ultraphosphate Glasses,” $265,987, 7/03-6/06 (PI; PhD pending)
• National Institutes of Health, “Bioactive Borate Glass for Implants,” $150,000, 7/03-6/05 (co-PI w/ R. Brown; MS; pending),
• Lawrence Livermore National Lab, “The Effects of Composition and Structure on the Incorporation of Platinum in Phosphate Laser Glasses,” and “The Effects of Composition and Structure on the Weathering Characteristics of Phosphate Laser Glasses,” $392,006, 9/99-3/05 (PI; one MS granted, one PhD granted, second PhD pending)
• NSF/Industry/University Center for Glass Research, “Strength and Durability of Alkaline Earth Aluminoborosilicate Glass Fibers,” $113,300, 1/01-6/04 (PI; one PhD degree)
• Petroleum Research Fund/American Chemical Society, “Coordination Effects in Trivalent Oxide Ultraphosphate Glasses,” $60,000, 1/00-8/02 (PI; one MS degree)
• National Science Foundation, “Acquisition of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer for Materials Research and Education,” $235,000, 7/03-7/04 (co-PI, 30%, w/ F.D. Blum)
• AFOSR/DURIP, “Acquisition of Surface/Interface/Thin Film Analysis Systems for Advanced Materials Research,” $183,000, 4/00-3/01 (co-PI w/ Waddill, O’Keefe, Stoffer)