Professor of Materials Engineering
Ken H. Sandhage received a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering with Highest Distinction from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Ceramics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
After working as a Senior Scientist on the processing of optical fibers at Corning, and oxide superconductors at American Superconductor Corp., Dr. Sandhage joined the Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering at Ohio State University (1991). In 1999-2000, Sandhage was a Humboldt Fellow in the Advanced Ceramics Group at the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg. In 2003, he joined the School of MSE at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was named the the B. Mifflin Hood Professor.
Dr. Sandhage’s current research is focused on the gas/solid and liquid/solid reaction processing, and conformal coating (via wet (bio)chemical strategies), of bio-genic and synthetic structures to yield functional 3-D materials for chemical, energy, environ-mental, optical, medical, and aerospace applications. This research has yielded several patented methods for fabricating complex-shaped, chemically-tailored materials, including the Displacive Compensation of Porosity (DCP) and Biological Assembly and Shape-preserving Inorganic Conversion (BASIC) processes. Dr. Sandhage is a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society.