John Blendell

John Blendell

Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2317
Phone: +1 765 49-40149
FAX: +1 765 49-41204
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

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Areas of Research Interests

Design of Microstructure for Optimal Properties, Grain Growth in Anisotropic Systems, Reliability of Electronic Interconnects, Stress Relaxation in Thin Films, Ferroelectric Thin Films and Bulk Materials


  • 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 for Metallforschung, PML, Stuttgart, BRD, Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

Selected Publications


    Graduate Students