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About P. Darrell Ownby (Emeritus)

Dr. Ownby's research interests include the following: Nucleation, adsorption and desorption, work functions, interfacial energy; Crystal growth, crystallographic dependence of surface phenomena and epitaxy; High density poly-crystalline and amorphous solids; Atmosphere control; Boron and boron compounds; Simulation of crystal surfaces; High purity non-clay slip casting; Sessile drop interface studies; Physical property enhancement of ceramic matrix composites; Diamonds, Diamond Polytypes and graphite; Vitreous silica and silicon optical properties; Reaction and amorphization milling; Beta alumina electrolyes; Fabrication techniques; Infrared Transmission of Silicon and Germanium; Boron Isotope Separation Techniques

Positions

Present Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology Materials Science and Engineering
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Honors and Awards

  • Keramos Outstanding Teacher Award 1985
  • Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology, 2nd edition
  • Who's Who in the Midwest, 1976 - 1985
  • American Men and Women of Science, 1969 - 2008

Courses

  • Thermal Process in Ceramics
  • Ceramic Materials (Lab IV - Thermal)
  • Phase Equilibria
  • Ceramic Thermodynamics
  • Principles of Engr Materials
  • Interfacial Phenomena
  • Atomic Structure of Glass
  • Final StageSintering to Theoretical Density
  • Senior Design I
  • Senior Design II

Education

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1967 Ph.D. in Ceramic Engineering, The Ohio State University
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1962 M.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
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1961 B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, University of Utah
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Contact Information

Phone: (573) 364-4572
Cell: (573) 465-2322
Fax: (573) 341-6934

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