Kenneth Sandhage

Kenneth Sandhage

Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering

Contact Information

Office: ARMS 2319
Phone: +1 765-496-8109
FAX: +1 765-446-1102
School of Materials Engineering
Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering
701 West Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

1500 Kepner Drive
Lafayette, IN 47905


  • Ph.D., Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986
  • B.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Purdue University, 1981

Employment History

  • Reilly Professor (2015 - present), School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University
  • B. Mifflin Hood Professor (2005 - 2015), Professor (2003 - 2005), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Professor (2000 - 2003), Associate Professor (1995 - 2000), Assistant Professor (1991 - 1995), School of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
  • Visiting Scholar and Humboldt Fellow (1999, 2000), Advanced Ceramics Group of Prof. Nils Claussen, Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
  • Senior Scientist (1988 - 1991), American Superconductor Corporation
  • Senior Scientist (1986 - 1988), Corning Glass Works

Research Interests

Dr. Ken H. Sandhage is the Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering. He received a B.S. (1981) in Metallurgical Engineering with highest distinction from Purdue University and a Ph.D. (1986) in Ceramics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After working for 5 years in industry (as a Senior Scientist at both Corning, Inc. and American Superconductor Corp.), he joined the Materials Science & Engineering Dept. at Ohio State University. In 2003, he moved to the School of Materials Science & Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he was the B. Mifflin Hood Professor. In the fall of 2015, Dr. Sandhage joined the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue.

The Sandhage group has pioneered the development of novel shape-preserving, reaction-based processes for generating materials with tailored chemistries and macro-to-nanoscale structures for energy, environmental, transportation, defense, and medical applications. Major research activities of the Sandhage group include:

Kenneth Sandhage Research Interests

Selected Publications

Kenneth Sandhage