Richard
D.
Sisson
George F. Fuller Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Education
BS Virginia Tech 1969
MS Purdue University 1971
PhD Purdue University 1975
Expert Bio

Professor Sisson's main research interest is the application of the fundamentals of diffusion kinetics, modeling and thermodynamics to the solution of materials problems. He is currently working on the heat treatment of steels and aluminum alloys as well as additive manufacturing of ceramics and metals. He has also worked on the effects of deposition process parameters on the microstructure and cyclic thermal stability of partially stabilized zirconia thermal barrier coating and the green processing ceramics. His research work has resulted in more than 300 publications and 300-plus technical presentations.

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