John Blendell

John Blendell

Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: +1 765 49-40149
FAX: +1 765 494 1204
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045


  • B.S., Alfred University, Ceramic Science, 1974
  • B.A., Alfred University, Mathematics, 1974
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ceramics, 1976
  • Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ceramics, 1979

Employment History

  • 2005-Present, Purdue University, School of Materials Engineering, Professor
  • 1983-2005, NIST, Ceramics Division, Materials Research Engineer
  • 1980-83, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • 1979-80, Max Plank Institut f?r Metallforschung, PML, Stuttgart, BRD, Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

Design of Microstructure for Optimal Properties, Grain Growth in Partially Faceted Systems, Processing of Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic (LTCC) substrates, Ferroelectric Thin Films

John Blendell Research


  • MSE 335 Materials Characterization Laboratory
  • ENGR 103 - Materials that Impact our Lives: Nanotechnology and Biotechnology

Graduate Students

Research Title: Thin Film Characterization and Stress Analysis on the Formation of Whisker in Pb-Free Sn-alloy Solder and Electroplated Films