TMI Seminar Series: Pankaj Sarin, Ph.D.

Dr. Sarin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at Oklahoma State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Dr. Sarin has experience in a wide spectrum of materials science research: interdisciplinary as well as core materials research; applied and fundamental; instrumentation and software design/development; biomimetic synthesis; aqueous corrosion; aerospace materials; and even archeological materials from ancient past (6th century B.C.). He has developed novel instrumentation and methods to conduct in-situ investigations of materials at high temperatures (up to 2000°C) in air using synchrotron radiation. His research interests are in fundamental understanding of atomic structure, ordering, crystal chemistry, microstructure and their relationship with material properties in functional ceramic materials. He is particularly interested in developing ceramic materials for applications such as (a) energy conversion (e.g. SOFCs, nuclear fusion/fission reactors, turbines), (b) energy storage (thermoelectrics, batteries, and thermal storage) (c) aerospace (e.g. UHTCs, EBCs, etc.), (d) biomedical (porous ceramic scaffolds for tissue engineering), and (e) water treatment (e.g. multifunctional ultrafiltration membranes). He is a member of the American Ceramic Society, Materials Research Society, and author or co-author of several research articles.

To read more about Dr. Sarin’s research, visit his research page here.