Rodney Trice

Rodney Trice

Professor Of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: +1 765 49-46405
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Rm. 2227
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Research Summary

Thermal Barrier Coatings, High Temperature Properties of Ceramics, Ceramic Processing

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Education

  • Ph.D. (1995-1997) Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
  • M.S. (1988-1989) Materials Science, University of Texas at Arlington
  • B.S. (1983-1987) Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Employment History

  • Professor (2013-Present), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
  • Associate Professor (2006-2013), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
  • Sabbatical Appointment (Jan. - June 2009), Sandia National Laboratories
  • Assistant Professor (2000-2006), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
  • Post Doctoral Research Associate (1998-2000) Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
  • Senior Materials Engineer (1991-1995) Northrop Grumman
  • Engineer (1989-1991) Lockheed Martin Aerospace

Research Interests

Injection molding of ceramics (zirconium diboride, boron carbide, silicon nitride, alumina), 3D printing of ceramics, pressureless sintering of ceramic matrix composites, high emissivity coatings for hypersonic aircraft, thermal barrier coatings, suspension plasma spray, electrophoretic deposition for the production of solid oxide fuel cells, development of wear microstructures in steel, and sodium sulfate hot corrosion, effect of biofuels on gas turbines.

Graduate Students

Research Title: Verification of Grain Boundary Engineered Nickel-Based Superalloys

Former Graduate Students