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About Darryl P. Butt

Dr. Darryl P. Butt joined the faculty of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Boise State University in 2005. He also serves as an associate director of the Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) in Idaho Falls, ID. He has a Ph.D. in Ceramic Science and a B.S. in Ceramic Science and Engineering with a minor in Technical Writing, from the Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Butt was at Los Alamos National Laboratory between 1991 and 1999, where he was a Director’s Post Doctoral Fellow, Technical Staff Member, Team Leader, and Lead Project Leader. His research at LANL included modeling and developing materials for extreme environments, environmental effects on materials, surface analysis, carbon dioxide sequestration, and non-proliferation. From 1998-2000, on leave from LANL, Dr. Butt lead an DOE-Industry program at Ceramatec, Inc., in collaboration with Air Products and Chemicals Co. to develop microchannel gas separation membranes for the production syngas from natural gas. From 2000-2005 he was an Associate Professor at University of Florida in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Dr. Butt's research group in the Advanced Materials Lab is engaged in a variety of research programs focused on materials processing and materials performance in extreme environments. Much of his current research is focused on advanced materials for energy and aerospace applications. His research programs have been and are supported by the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, Idaho National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Batelle Energy Alliance, Pratt and Whitney Aerospace, Emisense, Inc., and Ceramatec, Inc.


2005 - July 2016 BSU Co-Associate Director, Center for Advanced Energy Studies, Boise State University
July 2016 Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University

Research Interests

Materials Processing and Performance in Extreme Environments and Advanced Materials for Energy and Aerospace Applications

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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 - University Foundation Scholar Award for Research and Creative Activity, Boise State University
  • 2012-2013 - Distinguished Professor, Boise State University

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