Professor of Ceramic Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
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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.