Prof William G. Fahrenholtz

Professor of Ceramic Engineering

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology
United States
PH: +1 (573) 3416343
Fax: +1 (573) 3416934
Email: [email protected]


Bill Fahrenholtz is Professor of Ceramic Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Ceramic Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. He has been on the faculty at Missouri S&T since 1999. Fahrenholtz is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, a member of the National Institute of Ceramic Engineers and a member and past president of the Ceramic Educational Council.

The research expertise of Dr. Fahrenholtz lies in the area of the processing and characterization of ceramic materials. His current research is focused on ultra-high temperature ceramics for aerospace applications and rare-earth based coatings for corrosion protection of high strength aluminum alloys. He has published over 70 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals. His most highly cited works have been in collaboration with Professor Greg Hilmas and are related to the processing, densification, properties, and oxidation of zirconium diboride based ceramics.

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